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Friday Inspiration - 3 April 2009
By Melissa Bult

Walking Your Path

Hello everyone,

This week I have been reading the new autobiography by NZ medium Kelvin Cruickshank called ‘Walking in Light’.  There were many reasons I wanted to read it but in particular I knew I would find it helpful in understanding my own spiritual journey.  Reading through the book I felt an empathetic rapport which bought up aspects of my own healing journey.  We are all sensitive and share many experiences even if our paths unfold in different ways.  So today I want to talk about the importance of recognising and walking your own personal path.   

We all have a path to walk on our life’s journey and each person’s experience will be different.  There is an old saying to never judge a person until you have walked in their shoes and really this is quite true.  What’s really important is that you acknowledge your journey because it is personal to you and no one can tell you what that is supposed to look like or how you are supposed to be.   

As children we actually understand quite well, we are just being ourselves and then we go out into the big wide world and we are told by ‘society’ that we have to act and think a certain way, a way that is acceptable and if we do not fit that mould then we better adjust.  If you happen to be seeing spirit or you think differently to others or you have a stand out talent then you might be cast out because that is not ‘normal’.   

There are lots of people on the planet right now that are here to help and heal and teach in a way that we have only seen a glimpse of in the past.  Things out there are changing, people are asking big questions and looking for big answers, they want more information and insight.  And if you are on the planet at this time you are meant to be here at this very special time.

Regardless of the journey you are on, your journey is individual to you and you have your own special reason for being here.  Although we are all connected and essentially one, we all have individual personalities and we also need to accept ourselves in this way.  Never let anyone tell you that who you are is not right or not good enough.  Your soul has chosen your personality for a reason and although we are always working to perfect the personality we also need to accept who we are right now.

We all have a story and our story helps us to learn and create what we are being now.  But never use your story as an excuse for bad behaviour and do not let it hold you back.  Once we experience something we need to learn from it, work on healing and then let it go.  But I also think it is necessary to acknowledge your story, where you have come from, where you are now and where you are going.  It has always been my belief that things happen for a reason and perhaps parts of your story will help you to help others in the future, they certainly do serve a purpose.   

It used to always be said in spiritual circles that the only way we learn is through trauma.  I personally think trauma is a strong and sometimes very useful way to grow and learn but I also think things are now changing.  There is a great prayer that say’s ‘God may I learn through joy and not through pain’ I really like that because I believe we are growing in our wisdom and we can choose better paths for learning. It is said that a smart person learns from their mistakes but a wise person learns from the mistakes of others.  Some souls will choose a ‘harder’ road than others according to how they want to learn, neither is right or wrong, better or worse.  

The main point I am hoping to express is that your path is right for you.  Be who you are and accept that it might be different.  You have your own special talents, ideas, wisdom and inspiration to share and that is perfect.  Let the world experience what you have to offer and trust me we all have something important to offer otherwise we would not be here.  Let your heart be your guide and trust yourself.  And as Dr Wayne Dyer would say – ‘Don’t die with your music still in you’.   

To end this week’s inspiration I have included some lyrics from a song by Cyndi Lauper which is a favourite of mine because it reminds me to let my true colours shine and see the true colours in others as well.   

True Colours by Cyndi Lauper 

But I see your true colours
shining through
I see your true colours
and that's why I love you
so don't be afraid to let them show
your true colours
true colours are beautiful
like a rainbow


Kelvin Cruickshank’s book ‘Walking in Light’ is now available from all major book retailers. 

Have a wonderful day.

Blessings and love

Melissa x


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