Memories rushed in when I returned to my high school alma mater this week to honor graduating seniors. My mind raced around remembering teachers, classes, tests, friends, homeroom. And, graduation, which, of course, symbolized the acme of 12 years of chalkboards and the leap to creating my future. And, now the Class of 2013 prepares to do the same.
Around the time I left high school, “Fame” was playing in theaters. Taking place at a performing arts academy, the movie’s roof-raising finale, “I Sing The Body Electric,” echoed the energy present at my former high school’s honors night (more than $5 million in scholarships were awarded). A celebration of academia for sure, the evening was also a springboard to greater endeavors. And, every time I hear that song (be sure to click on the link and listen), it reinforces my belief in dreams, aspirations and learning (and it’s great to listen to while running as well).
The song and this week’s honors assembly also reminded me that whether you’re 17 or 77, growth opportunities are omnipresent. Our job is to recognize them and take the appropriate action to activate their potential. I share that input regularly with my psychic intuitive consultation clients. Meaning, I can receive insights about possible new life experiences for clients, but it’s their responsibility to do the work.
I’m a prime example, as I made a major career shift when my last corporate gig ended just over four years ago. First, I had to believe I could do it. And, then I had to pursue it – even when learning curves appeared. After all, even they were designed to move me forward or why would they be called learning curves, right?
Whether you’re donning a cap and gown for commencement or turning the corner into your life’s next classroom, don’t forget to Sing The Body Electric. It’ll keep you charged up.
Love and light,