A Star Amongst the Pricklies [Sharun]
How beloved you are. Can you feel it? Do you see it?
We are gathered around you now. The angels wrapping our wings around you, do you feel us flutter?
Glorious star, shining through all the clouds of life. Marvelous gemstone, gleaming and sprinkling the world with little drops of joy. Everywhere you go...
Did you think these things were holding you back from some special calling? Did you think that you should be doing something more, something bigger, something extra?
I cannot imagine it, but I think you believe that there is something better than being you! You tarry, you wander, you walk alone. You look around you, and there are so many places you want to be, so many people you wish you were.
But my dear one. My beloved. They do not have the drops of joy to sprinkle in the world. Their hands are empty of the pearls that only you possess. No flowers bloom at their feet. No crystalline beauty shines from their hearts. Not like yours.
Do not let covetousness divert or confuse you. You do not need to be as others are. Because you are who YOU are, and not who they are!
I have not made a mistake. I have made you perfectly suited to sprinkly joy upon the thorns. To sparkle like a star. To shine in all the dark nights. Every one of them.