When I was a little girl, my father would play this game with me. He would form a fist and with his thumb protruding between his index and middle finger (the thumb representing the stolen nose), he would approach me and pretend to have removed my nose right off my face.
As a young child, I thought this was real. I truly believed that he had stolen my nose, because after all, well, he was my father! In my child’s eyes, my father genuinely had my nose and I would chase after him and plead with him to “give me back my nose!” Finally after what seemed like forever, he would place his hand close to my face and say, “there ya go, you’ve got your nose back now.”
Ah, I was sooooo happy! I believed my nose was returned, and all would be well until he decided to come by unexpectedly and play the game again.
It wasn’t really a joyful game for me; if anything, it left me panicked. Seriously, who wants to believe that their nose has been stolen? It never dawned on me to look in the mirror and check (I guess I was over the top in the naivety department – ha!).
We are in the process of being guided to look into our personal inner mirror, to see with our own eyes, and feel with our own hearts, that what we believe has been taken from us, truly is residing within us. Love is the purpose of life, and we are here to learn and love the best we can. We need to re-member this, to see it, to feel it and to look into our intimate inner mirror.
As events begin to shift towards a tipping point on a personal level as well as a global level, we must evoke the conscious awareness within us, that we are limitless, earth is our temporary home, and, we are an expression of infinite intelligence, wisdom, compassion and Love.
The next time you find yourself caught up in the game of “I’ve got your nose”, detach your logical mind from the experience, and go deep within yourself (check your intimate inner mirror) and you will find that no one has taken anything from you, it is not possible.
The stages of searching outside of yourself, begging to have something returned to you, which was never truly removed in the first place, are nothing but distant memories. If you don’t create the life you want to live, you will simply live the life that is created for you.
Leaving you with peace, love, understanding, awareness and wisdom (and of course, big hugs and butterfly kisses).
“Nothing external to you has any power over you.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“If you don’t control your mind, someone else will.” – John Allston
“Each one has to find his peace from within. And peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances.” – Mahatma Gandhi
“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” – Rumi