There’s a little magic in the air again. Do you feel it? It’s not hard to feel if you give in to the mechanics of it!
If you remember a while ago I posted an article titled “It’s more than a bumper sticker people” where Kelly Morris lectures at the Wanderlust Festival about opening your heart. I still absolutely love Kelley’s words part way through that video. If you don’t remember, they went like this:
“… Open your heart, Oh God … Talk about a hallmark sentiment. Right yeah. It’s more than a bumper sticker people. You have to actually do it. You have to actually do it.”
She was comically sincere when she stated that you actually do it.
But saying it and doing it – to some people – doesn’t always come together. Why? Well, it’s because people don’t experience how it’s done very often. And, well, that’s why I like pointing it out when I come across examples.
Here’s a young lady who’s exploring what it’s like to be human. I found her YouTube channel a while ago and have enjoyed her adventures. Her name is Veronica (Youtube channel here) and, well, today, a realization that she picked up in a sleep state has split over into her conscious awareness, but I’m not exactly sure she’s noticed yet.
I’ve included the video here for you to enjoy. It’s short – just the way I like them. While viewing it, take note of what you feel. Let’s reflect on that afterwards.
You notice anything? If not, you probably didn’t participate. Pay attention and view it again.
Before cutting to the locations in the video for review, I have to point out that one of the things that attract me to this young lady is that she and I are a lot alike with regards to meticulously analyzing our experiences. Her work is toughly thought out to the ‘T’. Technically, you might say that everything needs to add up correctly and it has to be presentable before she speaks about it.
Well, this video is a great example that even someone that’s always in their head can step out and connect emotionally. She doesn’t ‘think’ about it when it happens. And, if you watch closely, after making that connection she ‘talks’ herself out of it. But that’s ok, for the energy that’s shared in those few brief moments is enough to prove the point – even the most rational logical over analyzer can learn to make truly deep personal connections – when they get their own thoughts out of the way!
Did you catch the locations in the video where this happened?
Scroll into the video to a point just before 2:10. It’s at this point where she finally gives you the intention from the dream – Celebrate yourself. Notice though, the point where she sighs. That is a moment where you get to feel what she felt in the dream. It’s really short, but the feeling is there. Shortly thereafter, it gets suppressed with words.
Now, scroll head to about the 3:30 point. Here is where she finally gives in to what I feel is the substance of the video. It starts with “I celebrate you, I celebrate you. This is reaching you?”… Then she pauses with a sigh. This is where she no longer suppresses the feeling that she received in her dream. If you listen to the words a couple times, they genuinely flow from her spirit. During these few seconds, you’ll be able to feel what she’s saying rather than intellectualize what she’s saying.
Also notice that the feelings change just after the 4 minute mark. Why? Well, … Hmmm… Maybe opening your heart makes you feel a little – vulnerable? It’s at that point where the thinking mind gently covers over the vulnerabilities and we go back to everyday life.
Well, it’s moments like these – between the everyday life – that make my day!
Veronica, thank you for sharing your vulnerabilities! You’re willingness to ‘open your heart’ – even if ever so briefly – will bring joy to many! If Kelley Morris where around to see you here, I’m sure she would jump all over this. This is how you open your heart. This is what it feels like to be human. This is… wonderful!
Thank you for sharing.