Have you ever heard the term “spirit radio“?…you know when a song pops into your head and it just seems like the Universe is speaking to you?
This morning when I woke up I had these lyrics (from Moby) in my head:
“No one can stop us now, ’cause we are all made of stars.”
Those lyrics have a pretty strong message. It is an awesome thing to remember that we are made of star stuff, to recognize that the Universe itself exists within us.
(One thing led to another and now I can’t stop listening to this 3 minute mash-up by Symphony of Science featuring Neil deGrasse Tyson.)
Something that this triggered in my brain is the whole idea of competition. The energy of competition is not exactly the highest level of connection, actually it may be closer to disconnection. A higher, more anabolic level of energy would be cooperation, with the most anabolic level being collaboration.
I’m sure most of us can identify those areas in our own life and in our relationships, or at least in the world around us. We see competition everywhere, cooperation is easy to see too (especially if we are looking for it) and less often but still pretty likely, collaboration.
Everyday, people and things compete for our time, our money, our loyalty, our attention.
But here is the thing that Moby’s song lyrics brought to mind for me this morning – There is NO competition in the realm of Spirit.
The idea of competition has a certain connection with scarcity mentality – “there isn’t enough for everyone” kind of thinking. On occasion it is true, for instance there is only one “First Place Winner” in a race. But in most areas it isn’t a useful frame of thinking. Especially when your goal is to create abundance, wealth, well-being, health, strong relationships, and anything else associated with anabolic energy.
Competition < Cooperation < Collaboration
Recently I had a conversation with a friend and she mentioned feeling really awful because someone had stolen her material. (Ouch! Not fun – and I do absolutely believe that we should protect our copyrighted material and take measures to safeguard any intellectual property that belongs to us – stealing other people’s ideas and work is not okay!!)
I also believe that our chosen beliefs can add to or take away from the emotional charge that we have in response to situations like this.
I related to her how when I started using the words “Magic” and “Magical” in my branding I also started noticing those words pop up in a lot of other people’s branding as well. At first that felt uncomfortable. OH NO!! My ego seemed to fear “competition.” I quickly remembered a few key things:
1. I don’t own “Magic”.
2. My magic is never diminished by anyone else’s actions.
3. There is no competition in the realm of spirit. We are all made of stars. The more magic in the world the better.
The energy of competition is necessary at times, but so often we apply it when it is anything but useful.
Your potential is not limited by anyone else. You hold the keys to your own brilliance, your own magic, your own success.
When we step out of the energy of competition, and begin to move towards the energy of cooperation and collaboration we open up realms that cannot exist in a scarcity mentality. These realms that open are places are full of magic and possibility.
The sky’s the limit for us when we choose love instead of fear, when we choose cooperation and collaboration over competition. When we realize the Universe itself exists within us.
No one can stop us now, ’cause we are all made of stars.
Love & Magic,
P.S. Speaking of making magic and stepping into incredible energy…Be sure to listen to The Magical Summer audio class (for free!!) – this will also put you on the list so I can let you know when you can hop on board for
round 2 (A Season of Magic coming this September). Round 3 coming Spring 2015.