I have grown up with the understanding that responsibility is a burden. However, responsibility is to be open to shining my amazingness, love and beauty in the world every moment. So how can connecting to my inner beauty and embracing life in full be a burden?
I would say it is not. It would be like having a brightly shining diamond inside us and ignoring it, dismissing it or hiding it.
If we look at our diamond inside, it has lots of facets that we can bring into many areas of our lives. For example, every relationship we have is a facet of our diamond, be it with ourselves, our mother, father, sisters and brothers, colleagues, friends, people on the street we meet, people working in shops where we buy our food and other things we need, the relationship we have with objects in our house and car etc., and the relationship we have with our work, leisure and life in general. These are all aspects or facets of our diamond living quietly within us, waiting until we allow their sparkle to touch everything we are a part of.
All facets are lived in a certain way with more or less awareness of ideals and beliefs, behaviours and patterns. No matter how we live, the diamond does not lose its power to shine. Perhaps some facets are layered with dirt but nevertheless the diamond continues to shine. In fact, nothing can stop it from doing so.
Imagine we have the possibility, a responsibility even, to clean each facet as we incorporate it into this life. It is a joy to then feel the brightness we come from, allowing it to shine through us when the dirt has gone.
This responsibility can be a source of great pleasure. Think of your house or apartment: if you clean or clear an object, an area or a corner of a room, or the windows, removing built up layers of clutter, dirt or dust, isn’t it lovely to see the gleaming end result?
Do we want to let our diamond be seen?
Are we afraid of it being stolen or dulled with dirt?
If we are committed to clean and polish our diamond, to let go of layers of protection, safety, ideals and beliefs, patterns and behaviours, the rest is done by the diamond. It shines, reflecting its power and light, inspiring others to awaken to the potential of their own hidden diamond.
There is another aspect to this.
We think that because the diamond is in us, we possess it and we have the right to do anything with it, no matter what can cover it with layers of dirt and dust, pollute it and ignore it… but the diamond does not lose its potential to shine; nothing can reduce its power.
The proof that this is a false assumption is that we die. We cannot hold onto anything in that moment and it is a fact.
So if we behave like the diamond belongs to us and as a consequence abuse it, we do not give a clear reflection to others of the brightness of our diamond. When we adore it, and have no possessive thoughts about it but accept it as our guiding light, it will bring our life into a loving flow.
Our diamond, our natural inner essence or light, is made to be seen by others in order to reflect back to them how beautiful they are, even if they have not yet cleared every facet of their diamond or essence. It is there to guide us back to love.
Are we aware that we are trading our joy for ideals and beliefs by ignoring our natural essence? That we may introduce depression, sadness and desperation if we are not willing to surrender to this essence, caring for it as the preciousness it is and letting others be part of our process back to shine?
Are we aware that we may be inviting illness and disease into our bodies if we do not take care of our preciousness – this diamond – within?
Our commitment to letting our essence shine its light and love into the world is medicine that can heal the wound caused by allowing the layers to build up and preventing its shine being seen by others. If we take care of this precious gift within us, we will be filled with joy and love and our lives will be amazing.
Inspired by Universal Medicine and the many workshops I have attended there.
By Kerstin Salzer, Physiotherapist and Housewife, Stuttgart, Germany
Shining Like a Diamond
In our Essence we are One
From choosing to be invisible to letting myself be seen
617 thoughts on “Our Diamond Within”
Thank you Kerstin as much can be explored when we understand the energetic responsibility that is there for the taking when we align to our inner most, as much of what we are taught does dull us down and not only the light from our inner but also even the fact that the inner-most exists.
“No matter how we live, the diamond does not lose its power to shine.” The light of essence shines equally in the inner-most of everyone.
Just as it feels great to clear a space in the home so too does it feel amazing to clear a relationship of a reaction or an emotion.
I feel that we have lived for eons not showing the true light of who we are because if we allowed ourselves to let the full glory of us be open to the world it would be rejected as it has been rejected in the past. History is littered with people who have stood for truth only to be persecuted by the masses who do not want to be reminded of where they come from and who they are. Currently there are very few people who are prepared to stand out and shine in the full glory of the reflection of heaven on earth.
I feel we are deeply ingrained with ideals and beliefs that we have taken on for many lifetimes and it is these same ideals and beliefs that keep us stuck in patterns that it is then difficult to let go of as we think they are who we are.
When we understand that we are already everything, have been given everything, have access to everything simply through listening to the innate wisdom we possess through connecting to our bodies and essence, we learn that responsibility doesn’t have to be onerous but is in fact a natural joy – no investments, no pictures, no ideals and beliefs, just whatever is before you in the moment to respond to with everything that you are.
Appreciating our essences or the Soul-full-ness within our selves and others in the most intimate ways with everyone, and this will always deepen and be part of our evolution.
I don’t know ‘my’ essence, it’s not something I have a right over to abuse or ignore. It’s not an object that I can do whatever I want with it. Having a relationship with my essence has made a bit more sense today.
“It shines, reflecting its power and light, inspiring others to awaken to the potential of their own hidden diamond.” The sparkle of each diamond inspiring another to equally shine lights up the world.
When I read your blog today I was able to tap into a part of me, which I felt came from my childhood, that feels very anxious to let my essence shine because I feel it can be hurt. It was such a blessing to realise this and see the belief as false, and feel reassured again that I can be the full me in the world and handle what comes my way. Thank you as it is a very beautiful read.
Melinda I can relate to what you have written, I felt when I was a child that there was part of me that was under a constant attack. I didn’t realise as a young child the attack was to get me to relinquish my knowing of God that he is my true father. So, I hid this knowing and it wasn’t until I was in my fifties that I started to consider my own essence and my relationship with God and what it means. In my Sixties I have built a trust with myself so that it doesn’t matter if the world is not ready to feel my essence which to me is the same essence as God, I’m ready to claim it back as the integral part of me and that it’s okay if people feel uncomfortable with my relationship with God as I know it stirs up within themselves their relationship or lack of relationship with God too.
“Our diamond, our natural inner essence or light, is made to be seen by others in order to reflect back to them how beautiful they are, even if they have not yet cleared every facet of their diamond or essence. It is there to guide us back to love.”
There have been many forces since the start of time that have tried to darken the light within, yet no matter what is put before it in an attempt to cover it the diamond within always remains.
I was watching someone the other day as they explained life, I was fascinated to actually watch energy at play. There was an energy coming through them that was full of light and playfulness, they were allowing the energy to come through and the mastery was knowing that the energy didn’t belong to them but they were a part of it. It was actually a very humbling experience because how often do we try to control what is happening in our lives and to be given a reflection of just allowing the universe to come through, then anything can happen as it is pure magic just being in the moment, so everyone gets to see and feel the magic. This is the potential we all have when we polish and cherish the Diamond within as you call it Kerstin.
Yes and if we allow it to, it will also guide us when we don’t know which way to go.
There are reflections everywhere around us that we need to fit in, that standing out is dangerous, therefore the reflection we offer our children is that life is not same to be yourself because you are likely to get hurt. That is why it is so important that as we come to the understanding from our body that it is actually the not being yourself and trying to fit in that is dangerous and can harm us both emotionally and physically, that we reflect a way of living that is at ease with who we are, constantly learning and returning to that bright diamond within.
Lets live in a way that lets the true diamond within sparkle and shine.
I firmly believe we have masked our essence with a layer of superficial intelligence which has a certain arrogance to it. We use this intelligence as a form of protection against life rather than allow ourselves the sensitivity to be open and vulnerable which would allow our essence to shine.
What immediately came to me when reading this ‘I have grown up with the understanding that responsibility is a burden.’ is that how, when I was younger I would pair responsibility with not looking after my owns needs and putting others first or in other words not having or allowing myself to have self-love, self-worth, self-care and valuing myself but instead thinking or seeing things I ‘had to do’. Gosh and when we see it like this it is a burden as how can I care or be responsible for anything if I am not caring for and being responsible for myself first! I love the analogy, or should I say truth, of the diamond you have brought here.
But this is exactly what we do we ignore or worse still we don’t even know that there is a diamond within us all, shinning bright as it has been covered over with ideals, beliefs and pictures of how life should be. I have met many people now who will go to their grave not knowing who they truly are and this is one of my pet hates, that we are denied the truth of who we are. And when someone comes along to give us an opportunity to change this perception they are ridiculed and trashed by people who want to remain ignorant of who and what they are. This is another hate of mine because if they don’t want to know that’s fine but they should not impose on the people that do want to know and make those changes. Because of this we have wasted thousands of years just going round in circles, going nowhere.
I agree Mary this is a pet hate of mine as well in that if one person does not like how another lives then fine walk away and live how they want to, do not constantly judge, criticise and try to intimidate them.
Yes, I agree, if you don’t want to know or investigate or even consider, please walk away and leave space for those who do to do so without ridicule. Time to grow up.
There is much that is wrong with the world and one of those wrongs is that we are not taught that we have an essence within our bodies that we can connect to that is the core of who we truly are; it is our birth right. If we were taught from young how it feels to be connected to the warmth and the perpetual joy that is our essence, then maybe the ills of the world that we are all suffering from would not be?
A diamond has many facets to reflect the light of the Soul – our responsibility is to ensure these facets are uncovered and clean so that none of the light of the Soul is diluted in its reflection.
There is a responsibility in living who we are, in allowing the diamond within to be seen. And this is so that we can all be reminded of the diamond within, the one that is within every single one of us whether we choose to acknowledge this and live by it or not. The other day I saw a friend who is going through some big challenges and the way that they handled these challenges was deeply inspiring. As I encountered a similar challenge not too long afterwards, I was reminded of my friend and how they had handled things and to me this was my very rock that allowed me to get through my challenge and realise that it was an opportunity for deeper understanding and hence acceptance and growth – an opportunity to evolve. Without the reflection from my friend it would have been far more difficult for me to embrace this growth with such ease. And so it is that our reflections are there all the time for others, and hence the responsibility of living with love and truth and to keep offering this at all times.
Henrietta what you have shared makes sense, when there is a role model to hand that can inspire another then to me that’s how we grow and support each other. We are not here on this plane of life to ‘do it’ alone. We have the capacity to love and inspire each other so that we can all experience a different way to live. In the joy and expansiveness that we are one with God.
As a kid it was effortless to shine. Over time I started putting effort into covering up my diamond. It then required focus and work to remove the layers. Now it’s letting go of the belief that shining needs to be hard and swallowing the pride that was fooled into such a belief. It’s not hard work it’s being responsible.
I have been pondering on responsibility lately – how it feels constricting, almost suffocating to hold back my own responsibility, and equally how I find it very difficult to see another skiving their responsibility and actually feel disgusted by that. It’s like part of me wants to see it as a kind of power game and manipulation between individuals where we go ‘You do it’, ‘No, you do it’ kind of tussle, but really, holding back is like creating a dent in a sphere that we all are part of and there’s much more implication than we care to understand.
I have been finding that as well that to not be amazing, bright, sensitive etc. is to make life harder.
Fumiyo, to me understanding responsibility has many layers, I have felt that I am very responsible, but there is more to being responsible than just the surface of daily life. I have been one of those people skiving my responsibility for many years to the responsibility you are I feel talking about. Which is the responsibility to hold steady with what I know to be the true, to live this truth even if it ruffles peoples feathers as they come to their own understanding of what it is to be truly responsible.
Fumiyo I have been pondering responsibility too as something occurred and it came to me that to think that we do not have a part to play in life is a lie that is fed to us. If we entertain this lie then it keeps us in the comfort of not taking responsibility for our actions and how we are to respond to life. As you say there is much more going on in life than we care to understand and sitting in comfort is no excuse, because we are all responsible for everything we do, say and think, and those thoughts can be very destructive because they are fed to us, they are not of us. This has to be one of the biggest lies we are fed that we think that we think.
The diamond / light is not made to be hidden and it is not made to justify itself or defend its shape, shine or quality. It simply is, as we simply are.
Pearls you have written Lucy – a beauty far beyond a few words because of the truth they carry.
“Our commitment to letting our essence shine its light and love into the world is medicine that can heal the wound caused by allowing the layers to build up and preventing its shine being seen by others” so many of us hold back our light not wanting to shine because we worry what others will think, its a great predicament of our time, we are already everything yet many of us are not prepared to show this.
SE I agree with what you are saying absolutely, we live in a world that actually doesn’t want the reflection of the light we come from and have built a society that at times actively condemns it. This battle, as it does feel like a battle to me, has been raging ever since we descended from the expansion of the all we come from into a narrow funnel of what we now call life on earth.
Confirming the diamond within is one way to blow away those layers we have taken on which are not true.
I always love to look at glitter. It reflects me where we are from And equally carry within us.
It’s great to talk about our beliefs that the diamond inside is ours- there for us to feel shiny and for us to feel great and bright. But it’s not, it’s not actually for us.
It’s not what others do to us that hurts the most but what we do to our own light that creates the deepest wounds. Staying upset about such a choice or holding a grudge against ourselves further engrains that hurt. Part of our light is a light of understanding and when I choose to understand myself the self-bashing drops and I start to come around quicker to turning my light back up.
The self bashing is so destructive but if we see ourselves as diamonds we actually never harm our essence itself, it is simply the masks and coverings we have put over the diamond that we know should not be there that gets attacked.
We put layers over our essence to not be in our essence. We then attack those layers as another avoidance layer from our essence…*facepalm*
Leigh thank you for your comment, it has supported me to see that bashing myself for my poor choices has been nothing more than a delaying tactic, a game that is being played so that I deny myself the power and authority that is naturally mine by birth right. The power and authority of knowing that I am a son of God and to reclaim this knowing then opens up the self imposed restrictions I have place on myself which allows the light to shine through so that everyone can feel that heaven walks on Earth this is my responsibility.
Leigh your comment is so masterful because what you have said is true
‘It’s not what others do to us that hurts the most but what we do to our own light that creates the deepest wounds.’
We walked away from God, God never abandons us, Religion would have us believe it’s God’s fault and we blame God for our hurts and woes, to unpick this lie is to then walk in freedom with God again.
Diamonds reflect light in all directions despite the landscape they may find themselves in. So too do we when we allow ourselves to peel pack the layers of mud that have cloaked such inner brightness.
I think all of us know there is a diamond inside each of us but yes some do need a darn good polishing and haven’t shone for a very long time and that is why we do need the reflections of those that do shine to remind us of where we come from.
Shows how worthwhile to get going on polishing our own diamond and get shining. Never know who may be needing exactly that particular reflection from that specific facet of diamond that we reflect to get them going.
These last few days Kevin I have allowed myself to feel what I felt as a child the absolute knowing that we come from the universe, this plane of life is not our so called home, our home is the Universe our very particles are made up of the atoms of the universe which is vast. So I wonder why we try to contain ourselves to one very small planet when we have the vastness of the universe to interact with?
kevmchardy I would add thank God that we do have people who can reflect the power, grace and love of God to the world so that we can all get a sense of a different way to live. We are being shown the rot in our society where people and institutions are exposing themselves in the rot that is plain to see and they flaunt it in our faces. George Orwell wrote a book called Animal Farm and exposed the rottenness of life we all live in and contribute to.
When you are told you’re a fish continually you start to believe that you are, what is dominating our perception if we are not being confirmed for the precious sparkly light diamond that we are – then what is it that is telling us we are something else?
Yes and if we take our self-worth and our identity from what the outside world tells us we are, we are in trouble because we will not be confirmed in our sparkle. This connection comes from the inside out.