In observing Labor Day recently I thought about how blessed I am to love the work associated with my communications career. While writing a book about reinvention I am evaluating my previously published articles and reviewing favorite books to create another draft of my manuscript titled “Risking It All For Reinvention.”
Currently I am re-reading two books “Brilliance, Unleash the Power of Your Authentic Core,” written by Amber Grady, and “Release Your Brilliance: The 4 Steps to Transforming Your Life and Revealing Your Genius to the World” by Simon T. Bailey. Grady calls herself a spiritual teacher and healer, and Bailey is well known as a motivational business speaker.
Both authors agree that the key to happiness is drawing upon our unique ability…discovering our innate brilliance and incorporating it in every aspect of our personal and professional lives. These experts have helped thousands of individuals get in touch with their core brilliance and in turn excel in their careers and enhance their lives.
Grady’s book attracted my attention because the back cover states: “Discover a new and empowered way of living. Create the brilliant life you’ve always wanted, a life that flows with an ease and serenity you never thought possible. The secret? Unlock the infinite power of your authentic core. You hold the key – now learn to use it.”
Before the book’s preface there is a penetrating poem by Sharon Serkin:
I once was held prisoner
and I was the guard.
I kept myself locked
in my own back yard.
Never did I know it,
but now I see
Always in my pocket
I held the key.
Grady says if you want to experience a brilliant life “you need to know something: you are not broken. You do not need to be ‘fixed.’ To live a happier, richer, more fulfilling life you simply need to rediscover, or uncover, the real you – your authentic core.”
Bailey’s book “Release Your Brilliance” and his programs show people how to transform their hidden genius into passion, purpose, and productivity. His goal is to help readers and audiences discover how to be brilliant in the New Normal, which involves constant reassessment and reinvention due to business uncertainty and economic turmoil.
Bailey says, “Just as a raw uncut diamond carries its brilliance below the surface; we all carry a spark of brilliance within us to create the destiny we want. All it takes to sparkle is knowing how to shine in the midst of change.”
I think Bailey’s most powerful quote is “Brilliance is released when you delete negative spam from your heart drive.” Anyone who uses e-mail knows how troublesome spam is, and I love the idea of eliminating unconstructive energy from our operating system. In fact, our minds and bodies can be compared to a computer in the sense that we allow energetic messages into our lives. We are the gatekeepers in terms of choosing whether we respond to energetic input either by computer, phone calls, personal visits, professional meetings, etc. and how we handle incoming information.
Each of us possess a unique talent that is the radiance at the heart of an exquisite jewel. Grady says this “incandescent light seems to emanate with brilliance from its every stunning feature. Each of us – without exception – has within us an equal center of brilliance, an authentic core.”
Somehow, even when we are totally surrounded by issues related to survival, we must take time each day to mine our gems, to do something we love to do regularly, even if not for pay, and discover our soul’s purpose. As we feed a burning desire to express our brilliance we unleash the power of our own inner glow that will eventually help us soar to greater heights.
Copyright © 2012, AlexSandra Lett