Some time ago, I stumbled upon a picture with a woman holding an amphora in her hands. She was in a garden, on her knees, and she was watering the flowers. They were gorgeous! They looked so healthy and strong, and the colors were so vivid! The soil was so dark, bees and butterflies here and there, the sun shone upon it all… Everything in that image transmitted harmony, well-being and inspiration! And the woman seemed to be so at peace, very joyful and serene, as if she enjoyed very much what she was doing, as if she was placed in that garden to do just that!
“Nice”, I said to myself. “This woman sheds the amphora with water in it to her flowers, and everything around her just blossoms… Isn`t it interesting?”
And then this idea crossed my mind that every one of us has his own amphora; that every soul in this world comes into it holding an invisible amphora in its hands. The amphora contains all the gifts and talents of that soul.
It`s something private, of course, known only by God and the soul concerned, pretty much like a sacred agreement. I often imagine a soul, prior to coming on planet Earth, he would meet God (Universal Force, Spirit, Creator, Source… call it how you want:), and they would talk about the soul`s goals, intentions, dreams or missions he would want to accomplish while being a human being.
And the soul replies he`d like to be a great humanitarian, chemist, or musician, or philosopher, painter, writer, doctor, architect, teacher, healer and so on.
Since this is what the soul wants, God will genuinely and generously fills his amphora with all the talents and skills so that the soul may accomplish his dreams and intentions. Having all that he needs, the soul may now come into the physical realm, ready to explore the variety of life.
But having that amphora filled is not enough, my friend:)
Or, better yet, keeping it so is not enough.
One must shed their amphora… and this is where the key is:) It`s also the place where the magic begins:)
The moment a soul starts shedding his God given amphora, pouring it completely, everything around him blossoms and the world looks totally different.
How come?, you may ask, and it`s a completely logical question:)
Well, it`s because every amphora is different and every amphora matters. The more we have, the more diversity we`ll experience and also, the more colors will this world have:)
But for that, my friend, you need to be brave and courageous enough to shed (and share) your amphora with the world. Shed it, and let us see the marvelous gifts you have in it:)
They weren’t given to you for no reason, nor are they a happy coincidence or just a lucky arrangement or alignment of the stars or planets. No, none of that.
They were given to you by the Creator of the Universe himself, and if He trusted you enough to give these talents to you(as He knew you are perfectly capable to handle and multiply them) can you please stop doubting yourself and start opening your heart and share these gifts with the world?:)
We would very much appreciate and be happy to see what it that you’ve been hiding in your amphora 🙂
It`s something only you have, my friend:)
Be grateful and proud of it, as you have every reason to:)
Take the woman in the picture, for instance. If she wouldn`t shed her amphora (containing the precious and life giving water), do you think the soil would still be so fertile and dark? You think the flowers would still be beautiful, would still have their vivid colors?
It wouldn`t, right?
The image would be ugly, talking about arid, dusty soil, pallid colors, seared flowers, and dried grass and so on… You get the picture, right?:)
So too, our world (in this case, the garden) would benefit of your gifts, as they would bring a light that is different, a light and color that the world hasn`t seen till that moment:)
Hence, my friend, do you see how important it is to shed your amphora? How difference can it make when you choose to do so?
I am not referring now to the kind of amphora filled with water (although water can be a metaphor for your gifts;-)), the woman holds in her hands. No. I am talking about “your invisible amphora”, the one that God gave you; the one that is full of talents waiting eagerly to be shown and shared. That`s the one I`m talking about:)
I am absolutely sure it is filled, my friend. I am absolutely sure it contains magnificent qualities that would make our world a better place and a more beautiful one, too. I am sure that your soul is yearning for you to share these qualities with everybody else here:)
Have no doubt; I am sure of it all. And do you know why I am sure?:)
I am sure because I know you didn`t come here to keep that amphora only to yourself, my friend. I know you have come here, on planet Earth, because there was something you wanted to share, there was something you wanted to contribute to; there was something you wanted to leave your mark on.
The question is not what lies in your amphora, my friend. The question is when will you start shedding it?:)
Hope this article will inspire you to do soon:)
Here`s to your richly blessed amphora, my dear fellow human being!:)