In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry gets into a bit of trouble. Doesn’t he always? Hogwarts hasn’t even started and we find Harry, on the floor of a train car, paralyzed by a spell, bleeding out of his nose, under his invisibility cloak, alone, while the train is preparing to go back to London. Apart from the bleeding nose, that was me. As a baby, I was taught that I was both invisible and inaudible, and that left me paralyzed for the first 40 years of my life. And I didn’t even know I was wearing an invisibility cloak, I just experienced not being seen or heard.
Now, it seems to me that, at core, we all believe we are invisible to some extent, and as a result we attract into our lives all sorts of situations that reinforce our sense of invisibility, making it part of our being. Imagine that no one can see or hear you, what use would it be to put yourself out there, what purpose would it serve when no one would notice? There is only one thing worse than being invisible and that is getting the confirmation that you are indeed unnoticed. This fear is paralyzing. It prevents us from doing what we really want to do, from being all that we are.
For as long as I can remember, it has been my desire to shine my light for all the world to see. We all want that. It is human to want to be seen and heard for who we truly are, to be acknowledged. Yet in order to be just that, we need to consciously put down our invisibility cloak. We need to let go of the fear of invisibility that is cloaking our light. The secret to being visible, heard and acknowledged is knowing that you are. I am in the process of putting down my cloak. I am training myself to not only see the proof of my visibility, but to feel it, to internalize it, to make it my own. There is no doubt in my mind that the more we see ourselves for all that we are, the more we allow our light to shine. We ARE God expressing itself physically. We ARE the Universe in miniature. Not even Harry Potter’s invisibility cloak can obscure that.
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Wow: I worked on this for years, you see when I was a child and on up to adulthood, I could walk into a room and no-one ever new I was there: This is a very hard place to be, I finily got it: I put myself there to escape the abuse and that was the only way I (thought) I could survive: Now I can see me as a very bright light that everyone can see and I can now see clearly what I truly want to bring into my like: I love that we all go through these things and yet very few ever get to BE Seen Thank You”””” I See You:
Thank YOU, Martha! Thanks for sharing. For me it wasn’t a survival tactic, but simple conditioning. But however it manifests, it is such a powerful untruth, so difficult to spot (pun intended)! You say that very few ever get to be seen, so true, because how can we see someone else’s light, when we are hiding from our own?
Namasté, I SEE YOU
I love this Hermien, nice breakthrough!!:
“There is no doubt in my mind that the more we see ourselves for all that we are, the more we allow our light to shine. We ARE God expressing itself physically. We ARE the Universe in miniature. Not even Harry Potter’s invisibility cloak can obscure that.”
Thanks, Debbie. Love having you here!
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