On a Southwest flight back to Chicago, I happily took the first row window seat, put my headphones in, and started a playlist for that evening’s yoga class. A glowing woman took the aisle seat and then a very tall gentleman sat in the middle. The woman kindly switched seats with the man to accommodate his long legs. This small gesture was no accident.
With my headphones still on, I sensed the glow. I was now sitting next to Beverly, author and motivational speaker, more importantly, an earthly goddess. I proceeded to connect with the Beverly until we parted ways. Our light created fireworks–we felt inspired and everyone around us felt it. (The gentleman said the seat change was a crucial event, not only to accommodate his legs.)
Alone, your light exposes a lot of darkness. Brought together with ignited beings, magic happens.
what is this “glow”?
When you glow it is more than just a make-up for the outer appearance. It’s an internal vibration that radiates out. When you glow you don’t have to smile to communicate joy. Your energy communicates radiance. You’re alive. Your vitality is almost palpable.
When you glow you have a feeling of detachment, feeling so connected to yourself that nothing can penetrate that energy. Detachment is not apathy, carelessness, or passivity–quite the opposite actually. Detachment is breathing with the flow, not being married to outcomes, feeling invested in life without expectations.
When you’re truly plugged-in, toxic thoughts, people, and past experiences can’t stay alive in the glow. The light is powerful enough to illuminate all that comes into its periphery.
Ask not “What do I do to get the glow?,” ask “What do I be?”
Beverly and I attracted each other, not by doing anything, but profoundly being.
When Beverly and I discussed life coaching and teaching yoga, I explained what I do: the sequencing, language, questions, etc. She stopped me–”Sweetheart, it’s not about what you do, it’s about what you be.”
In other words, people aren’t attracted to me and my work for the things I do. People are attracted because of the gestalt–the whole–the energy.
why must you glow?
Simply, because your life and the lives around you depend on it. The world, the market, your cat need you to be remarkable. You have a unique light that that we need.
Let’s get glowing!