My Expression Counts – A Divine Job  

A few weeks ago, a person I only ever see a few times a year told me about how seeing me expressing a song on stage a few years ago had such a strong impact on her life and lifestyle choices. I was totally surprised by her sharing and asked her what it was that had such an effect, and what kind of effect it was.

She explained how she was very impressed by the way I got on the stage with such ease and joy, without any fear or fuss. She went on to say how great it was for her to witness someone up on the stage so powerfully and freely expressing; someone with such innocent joy and at the same time a contagious, sassy sparkle.

This situation changed her way of seeing ‘going on stage’ and expressing for all to see, as well as her anxiety about being seen. It “rocked her world,” she said, because it was clear now that this could be done in a different way, a simple way that’s free of the usual hype, excitement and serious organisation. But her greatest realisation was that going on stage can be done in a way that does not change your way of being  – that if you don’t force it, you can be the same either on or off the stage.

She said she then went back into ‘her life,’ freed from her former beliefs and expectations, and started to hold some presentations in her community during which she was somehow magically able to share freely and naturally with others in public (which is a pure gift, as she is holding so much wisdom!).

Why do I share this story with you? Not to say “I am so great” (even though I am), but to show that we, our expression in general, and every moment really counts.

I had nearly forgotten about this performance as it was years ago, the first of many to follow, and I had thought I offered great entertainment for the audience and that was that. In retrospect, I remember I had been through a ‘huuuge’ process beforehand. To make a long story short, I had to claim the worth of my performance against all odds – which was a lot, believe me! But it was worth it, and I was worth it, and when I finally stepped on to the stage it was all done, dusted and behind me so I simply enjoyed the gig and moved on.

Now through this encounter, I came to realise what an enormous impact I’d had on another – one person out of hundreds – or maybe I’d affected a few others as well, or perhaps the whole audience?

OMG. I was a bit shocked about how much impact my expression can have and the responsibility this reveals…

And another great realisation was dawning…

Pondering on that topic, I remembered a time when a friend put a large portion of a special herb mix I had just deeply appreciated into a big ‘take away box’ for us to take home. I told her that she didn’t have to give it to us, we can buy it as well, and she said, “Why not give it to you? You are always so bounteous!” indicating her appreciation of the generosity she had previously experienced with me. I was, however, surprised at the time because I was not so aware of being very ‘bounteous’ – it was so natural for me, no questions asked.

What I got from all this by and by, is that I am seen by people and that how I am and how I express is not just noticed, but also has an influence on them.

To follow this revelation, I then started to discover that everything I do and say and how I live is an inspiration for others – to join in or not. I realised this impact does not just apply to all the great performances I do, but must also apply to all the not so great actions in my life. Say if I become jealous or angry or judgmental – this is on the table for all to choose as well, is it not?! If I express judgmentally, another could be influenced by this and feel justified in judging as well.

The magnitude of my social responsibility and how much we all carry a responsibility for all others dawned on me.

Now I do not know how it is for you, but for me the word ‘responsibility’ insinuated a certain ‘heaviness’. To ‘take responsibility’ meant I was stuck with a burden – a burden I would have to take on and carry. It represented something I normally would like to avoid – a bit, or more. “That’s life…”

But the examples I spoke of above did not make me feel heavy or burdened; in fact, I felt lighter by what people told me. When I did something they loved, it felt totally natural for me to have done so as well: no burden!

Hmmm...

I engaged a bit more with this topic and found an article that lifted the lid on an even greater depth of accountability:

“Energetic Integrity is a commitment to living connected to your Soul, a way of living that comes from loving yourself and relating to others in that same loving way. This gentle way of living offers the world a harmlessness.” (Gabrielle Caplice & Natalie Benhayon, Energetic Integrity and Energetic Responsibility)

The authors present that there are just two kinds of energy, a healing one or a harming one, and that the one you connect to guarantees the quality of your expressions and transmissions. So you’re either acting in love, or against it.

Healing energy is the one that is connected to our soul, and therefore connected to us all – because we all have a soul and are equal in this state of being, which is love. As I understand it, a healing expression would be one that confirms our interconnectedness and Oneness and expands it.

I can relate this to my former examples. When I expressed my natural love, it inspired others to expand their life and expression. I can say that there have been many, many times in my life when others have inspired me to take stock, to come back to the ‘healing way of life’ and expand my expression.

And so I have come to understand that we learn and expand together! That this is what we are made for!

Becoming aware of the fact that I have an impact on everyone and that every one of my choices counts, means I am already taking responsibility, as I am no longer neglecting to see how powerful I am.

My power lies in my connection to soul, the connection I have to all others and in the fact that I can express in a healing way for all – or not.

I count. You count. Our way of living and expression counts. We matter!

It is our job, our purpose, and it is our responsibility to express the love that we are. In fact, I have the job of shining the divine light that I am coming from – WHAT A JOB!

By Sandra Schneider

Related Reading:
True Responsibility – My Understanding
Taking Responsibility and Making a Re-Commitment to Life
Responsibility and the Bigger Picture

839 thoughts on “My Expression Counts – A Divine Job  

  1. So great to remember the responsibility that we are always reflecting to others, whatever condition we are in. There is no ‘time off’!

  2. I am just starting to get a sense of the depth of responsibility we have towards ourselves and each other. I was driving in my car recently on the way to the supermarket when I had a feeling being frustrated. When I parked the car I sat with myself to get a sense of where this feeling was coming from. I needed to do this because there was no way I was going anywhere until I had an understanding as I felt the responsibility of knowing there is enough frustration in people’s lives without adding to the mix. For many of us we are so focused on just getting through life that we are not aware of the emotions we are emanating if we were to stop and think about it how many of us know that we are transmitters of energy and that we can all feel this energy all of the time.

    1. Wow Mary, this is a level of lived responsibility that is so inspiring! It helps to see the bigger picture (enough people are already frustrated) to be very motivated to get rid of it instead of filling up the pool even more. To connect to the bigger picture helps me to not make it about me me me and alone this is a big step towards more inner harmony again.

  3. Every word is like a drop in the ocean, it matters a lot. What we say, contributes to the world we live in today, what we write does too. Are we speaking from our hearts, or are we saying something to sound smart, look good or hurt another – all of this creates the society we live in. Because if more of us spoke from a place of love, when somebody does not come from that place it will be very obvious and that will be easier to address. But because we have all agreed to degrade ourselves and to speak from our minds and through the protection, anger and sadness we cary and have not resolved, words have become “just words” or worse, a weapon.

  4. This article made me ponder on the pattern I have of not thinking that I have an impact on others when they are not around. I know and have felt this is not true, as I can feel people on the other side of the world. It is convenient for my on-off switch on being responsible in life to not consider the impact we have on others.

  5. If we do something for ourselves don’t we then end up being more concerned with what others will think and how we will be judged, whereas if we can take a step sideways and do the same thing to serve everyone, we will no longer be concerned about the judgment or what others will think .Bringing a true purpose rather than needing recognition changes everything.

  6. I so love that what others so appreciated about you are something so natural and normal to you, and when others express their appreciation, you get a chance to appreciate yourself even more and to express more. That’s very beautiful. I know sometimes I get a thought that says it’s very hard (if not impossible) to be expressing myself with love at all time, but this idea totally contradicts the truth of who we are – that we are love and us being ourselves is already love, and that is our most natural way.

  7. “I then started to discover that everything I do and say and how I live is an inspiration for others – to join in or not”. Now this is what I call a life-changing revelation; it definitely was for me. It places the responsibility for every choice we make firmly in our hands, but it is a joyful responsibility not the burden many consider it to be.

  8. Sandra I recon one of the things we don’t value enough is the power of our expression and the clear difference in life we make.

  9. We all have a welcome responsibility to inspire others to be all that they are and also it is important to appreciate each other for the inspiration and confidence that is offered.

  10. Every voice matters – literally! We either reflect a quality of vibration that pulls another up or we reflect a quality of vibration that pulls them down. Our every expression either heals or harms depending on which source of energy we are aligned to – love or not-love.

  11. We never know who is watching us and what effect we have on others without even realising. With this comes a massive responsibility where we can either be inspiring people to be more of themsleves, more of the love that they are or we can be confirming their lack of love, neediness, raciness etc.. and we are either confirming one or the others at all times.

    1. It sure does Eduardo and we never know quite how far reaching and life changing our words can be for that person. We may never meet them again but knowing we have expressed and given our all in each and every moment is the only way to guarantee the ripples will be of love.

  12. So true Sandra, every expression counts, every one of us counts, and the more we live and embrace this, the more we all inspire each other to expand and express more.

    1. When we offer another a true connection in listen and supporting them in their expression we are offered the joy we can truly feel in living and being in brotherhood with one another.

  13. I agree that it is possible to live life from one moment to the next, treating every moment with the same care and responsibility and expressing what is needed in every moment whether we are in front of one friend or a thousand strangers.

  14. How far from the truth have we swayed that we see some people more important than others and do not know anymore that every single one of us matters and equally so.

  15. You share how you live in what you choose to do and to stand on stage as you are in a crowded street and be you, regardless of people watching or not and shining how you are is very inspiring!

  16. Everyone’s expression counts… This is one of the keys, the vital keys to the ongoing expansion of the universe… As with the macro so is the micro.

  17. This has been such an eyeopener for me:
    ‘you can be the same either on or off the stage.’ Serge Benhayon presented in his presentation workshops that all of us present all the time. So it doesn’t matter whether you are on stage or meet someone on the train – we present constantly. And what I have experienced mostly is that the way I have been and the way I moved influences what comes out of my mouth.

  18. We think we are isolated with our problems and can live in our bubbles, but as you bring to light, we inevitably reflect our living ways to each other, and thus why not grasp this awesome fact and live and inspire each other with a way of living that we all so deeply yearn for and deserve, a way of love and brotherhood.

  19. We cannot learn and expand on our own, we are meant to live and work together. Brotherhood is the only way forward. Like someone I stood next to on a ‘market’ to promote our services said: there is no such thing as competition there is only collaborating and working together.

    1. Yes, humanity summed up in one word. We are here together and only together we will return to the love that we deep down know and so very much deserve.

  20. I love your job description: ‘I have the job of shining the divine light that I am coming from – WHAT A JOB!’
    I have the same job: I am here to reflect the future can be lived now in the grandness we come from. All of us have the same boss: God and boy he is the best boss ever with his forever lasting love and support.

  21. I am beginning to realise this too. There are many invitations to bring forth the love and joy in us and by saying yes without letting fear of our ‘performance’, or any other excuse to not share, get in the way, we can be great instruments of inspiration.

  22. I love what you express here Sandra, as it is a great revelation, that we count in our every move and that this every move is not only felt by those around us but by the entire universe. This is something hard for us to grasp because we are so used to living in our bubbles and in the belief that our behaviour / way of life only has a certain radius of influence. We underestimate the power we have and avoid the responsibility this holds.

    1. Oh yes! When the responsibility I have comes to my full realisation – I could stop moving and breathing to make sure to not doing something ‘wrong’…haha. And it is true – the responsibility we carry is ‘to much’ for me, just me. Thats why I am connecting to my essence and the divine source I am coming from. In connection this all can be done. In fact, in connection it is a joy to do so.

  23. I agree we are here to express love, we can meet people and see what is an issue, we can look in the mirror and see fault, all of this maybe a reality but are we prepared to see the light of love in our own eyes in in others faces, regardless of the lines, emotions and exhaustion that may be clocking them? We can live a loving way, we all know what it feels like, even if we can not put a name to it, even those who say they have never loved have a sense of it deep within.

    1. It is the denying of our own power that lets us run around as if we do not know, but as you say we all know deep inside what love is and yearn deeply for it.

  24. Our expression in each moment counts. Whether we choose to express to support others or not is the choice to live the fullness that is on offer for ALL.

  25. Our expression has the power to harm or heal – the choice is up to us to either align to Soul and to reflect to others a true way of being or stay stuck in the mud and express from this place. I know which one I would rather choose.

  26. The effect of just a few words spoken is huge when It comes from the experience from the body. IT is felt by the other directly

  27. I’m learning to see the person behind the person, and in that I mean when someone is not happy, or maybe frustrated, or even upset, I can see who they are behind all that, and in that I can express and communicate with them in a way that honours who they really are.

    1. I am learning this too and Serge Benhayon is my greatest example in this. He sees everyone in their essence and holds us higher than we do ourselves.

  28. We can never underestimate the effect we have on others. This sharing is an example of what happens when we just be us in full. It is very powerful.

  29. “The magnitude of my social responsibility and how much we all carry a responsibility for all others dawned on me.” The responsibility to know and to be who we are is to live the love that we are.

    1. and really when who we are is so awesome you have to wonder why we would want to deny that and not live it?!

  30. Just a reminder that we have no idea whose lives we can touch just by living life from who we are. The more we are willing to live the love that we are, it returns to shows us in the most of unlikely of ways.

  31. Allowing ourselves to be seen and in my case letting go of the need to be perfect, opens doors to going deeper in our relationships. Allowing others to see me and the changes that are occurring in my life, I am beginning to feel, is ok. From living transparency, we offer inspiration.

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