Monday, January 24, 2011

Original Medicine

Refining and expanding seems to be a full time endeavor as I begin 2011. It's fantastic, exciting and has kept me away from these pages too long. I miss my blog peeps! I really do. AND - oh my, there's lots going on in Camp Lucy.

One of the foremost ideas on my mind these days is something called "original medicine." Gail Larsen shares this in her book, Transformational Speaking:

"...we are all "original medicine," born to this earth with gifts and talents that are ours and ours alone. If we do not bring those gifts and talents forward, they are lost to the world for all time."

Powerful stuff, huh? Within days of hearing about original medicine, I found myself working with this quote from Martha Graham:

"...because there is only one of you in all time, (your) expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it."

These messages speak loudly to me and remind me that I have something to offer the world - even when my inner critic says, "Who do you think YOU are?" No one is me nor thinks exactly like I or has experienced what I have in the same ways. My goal/role is to find what wants to be birthed into the world - by me. If I keep my expression close to my heart, no one else has the chance see it, feel it or experience it. It's not my job to make others believe anything. It is my desire to share as authentically as I can, warts and all. This is integral to the process of refining and expanding.

If I live in a way that is transparent, authentic and open (TAO), others may begin to see that they, too, have permission to do the same. I lived for most of my life believing that everyone else had "it" figured out better than I. But, no one can figure out me better than I. No one else knows what makes my heart soar or my pulse quicken. Only I know what is best for me.

I'm not sure how much original medicine exists in this post, but my hope and prayer is that something sparks within you (as I ramble on reminding myself of my own spark.) And, if you need permission to share your original medicine... I, lucy of the light, take great pleasure and honor in granting it to you. Now, quick, go be you!!! Namaste.

© lucy & bella - sinai, 2010

15 comments:

kate i said...

Dear Lucy of the Light, I can always use a reminder of the blessed spark that I am, as I suspect most us do. Thank you for the tap on the shoulder and feel free to tap as often as you feel drawn to!

Blessing to you.

Kel said...

yes, we do indeed all need a reminder to "go be you"
living the TAO life has its ups and downs, days of exhilaration, days of sheer despair and discouragement...

tinkerbell the bipolar faerie said...

I have spent the past few days contemplating writing ~ sharing the stories that only I can tell the world ~ and then, fighting with that committe of a##holes in my head that tells me I am not worthy, that I have nothing to offer the world.

And then I read this ... could it be, that I am original medicine, that the stories which reside in my heart, waiting to be told, are unique to me? What ammunition you've given me, thru this blog post.

Thx for this.

Jennifer said...

I felt this post quite medicinal Lucy and I am so glad to have read it this morning.

lucy said...

oh, kate - so lovely to see your beautiful face (& words) here!!
happy new year!!! xo

lucy said...

kel - oh yes, the ups and downs of TAO!! may this year be filled with an abundance of ups ;)

btw - i wanted to let you know that an "australia travel fund" has officially made it onto our budget for the year. dreaming and scheming here!!

lucy said...

tinkerbell - you go girl!! and those guys in your head? when they pop up, try considering them as a perfect reminder that writing your story is EXACTLY what you're supposed to be doing. methinks the louder those guys scream, the more important your message may be. play with the idea of them being encouragers rather than discouragers. whaddya think?

lucy said...

jennifer - i'm so glad you stopped by - for both of us :) xo

claire said...

Strange, lucy, I hope you won't mind this but what to suggest, the beautiful you you have to offer the world, is also called in other circles finding your talent(s) to help build the kindom...

It is very important to find and it is so hard early in life when one is so busy with so many things.

It is a quest I have not finished yet.

Good luck. You're giving so much already :-)

Kel said...

an aussie travel fund hey?
you must be watching too much Oprah
:p

lucy said...

claire - thank you so much for your lovely offering. i'm delighted to "hear" what you see as part of my OM :) i don't mind at all receiving it!

lucy said...

kel - no oprah for me... australia has been on my heart's list of YEARS!!! my son and i used to talk about going to see the kangaroos. it's also on my husband's list especially since he read "in a sunburned country" by bill bryson. do you know it?

so, since everyone in the family seems to want to come - the fund is going to need to be pretty significant!!

SUNRISE SISTER said...

Oh, Australia - sounds interesting - I had penned in a follow up to your Egyptian adventure but Mr. Mubarak has encouraged me to scratch that city off of my list for now:(

xo

SUNRISE SISTER said...

And BTW, I just posted a comment and then came over here to see what Lucy was up to.....oh my, even some of the same language - are we weird or normal? Perhaps that could be a new mantra for us - it's sort of catchy, don't you think?

I LOVE the words from Larsen's book and from Martha Graham - powerful!!!

xoxox

lucy said...

SS - in case you need a confirmation - yes, we're weird... ain't it grand?!?!?? xoxxo