I imagine my reader must be somewhat confused. What do I mean to say with the pearl and oyster? Well, I need to tell him that it`s all right if he is confused. I will add further details to this statement that will help him see what I mean. For start, let`s embark on a journey, shall we?:) Let us use our imagination to go someplace else, a place that is different from where you are right now, my friend:)
Let`s imagine you`re on a beach. Oh God, a real paradise! The weather is warm, the sun is caressing your skin, you look around and you see the palm trees, and as you`re walking on the beach, you can feel how the sand is tickling your feet and the sea… the sea – this splendid blue queen – sends you its salty smell and enchants your sight with its blue, turquoise color… Everything is just beautiful..!
You then close your eyes, take a deep breath in and you feel how in that moment there`s just you and the sea, nothing else! You and the sea, together as one… This idea makes your lips curve into a smile and you open your eyes, and continue your walk on the sea`s shore. You enjoy watching how the sea is sending its waves to the shore, watering the sand. You keep walking and keep walking, and, to some point, you see an oyster half covered in the wet sand. You`re happy that you have found this natural jewel and you pick it up and you`re holding it in your palm. Gorgeous thing… having a mix of white and cream colors. You`re intrigued by it and you want to know what`s inside. You want to see the pearl that the oyster is carrying within.
But for that to happen, you’ll have to open the oyster – first.
Now imagine you are the oyster, and you`re carrying a pearl within.
This pearl, my friend, is a drop from a bigger ocean; it is a divine piece given to you by the creator of this world, and He wanted you to have it.
This pearl is your essence as a human being, and this pearl, my friend, is your soul.
There are many, many pearls in this world, billions of them and they shine in different ways, in their own and unique way.
But this counts so little and you know why? Because the very value of a pearl lies in the fact that it is a pearl and not in how strong or dim it shines. Of course, the brighter it shines the better, but the fact that it already is a pearl – this alone is enough.
But you see, now you know that you have a pearl inside you got curious by it, you want to see it, you want to find out what it`s all about. You can do this, my friend; actually, there`s nothing easier and it`s the very purpose why God gave you this pearl. He wants you to become aware of what you carry inside, He wants you to explore and expressed it into the world. He wants for every pearl to shine its light.
Therefore, how are you able to see this pearl? How are you going to feel it, express it, share it with the world?
You can do this by following your bliss, my friend. You can see the pearl if you open up the oyster, just as you can see who you truly are by doing what you love most. This is when the oyster ( your mind and your human construction) opens and allow the pearl to shine ( your soul with your God given and unique talents). Can anyone see a pearl through a closed oyster? They can`t, right? So is with our soul.
If we don’t open ourselves, our souls with all its beautiful colors can`t shine through. I was saying earlier that there are billions of oysters and pearls in this world. It`s all very true. But it`s also true that some of these oysters are open while some are not and the differences lie in the way how most of these oysters (people) live their lives. One can quickly tell if an oyster (a person) is open by the way their eyes shine.
Such people are vivid, passionate, excited ever ready for the next level! They see life as a celebration, and on good reason too because their pearl (soul) is shining through like a burning mid-day sun!! Nothing can stop them!!:)
If, on the contrary, the oyster is closed, then the person we`re talking about has no light at all on their face, nothing excites them, nothing moves them, and the look in their eyes is so lost that you have the feeling they look through you not at you. It`s all because they are not open, and since they are not open, how can their soul shine? How can they be an inspiration for anybody?
A pearl can`t shine while in darkness but put the same pearl under the sun and it will astonish you with its light. It`s all there in these pearls, my friend. We just need to open ourselves to let them shine. The more shining pearls in the world, the better this world will be.
So, open yourself, my friend:) Let your unique pearl shine:)