a kaleidoscope life collage by lawhimsy
Musings and Mutterings

A Kaleidoscope Life

a kaleidoscope life collage by lawhimsyAll the colors
Of the rainbow
Hidden ‘neath my skin

Hearts have colors
Don’t we all know?
Red runs through our veins

Feel the fire burning up
Inspire me with blood
Of blue and green

I have hope
Inside is not a heart
But a kaleidoscope

The word kaleidoscope has been entering my life more and more since I decided upon it as one of my guide words a few years back. I know it’s no coincidence, not only because I’m naturally more aware of it, but also because I know my subconscious is seeking it out.
A kaleidoscope is an ever changing, multifaceted set of complex patterns, colors, ideas and reflections and what better way to describe one’s very mind and soul? We are but reflections of our reactions to the constantly shifting world around us and even though that can sound scary and even a bit bleak, we have to remember that the one thing we have real and true control over is our reactions.
We create ourselves, we form our thoughts, we choose our actions and thus we form our reflections, or our own soul’s kaleidoscope. Naturally, there will always be outside influences and forces and we all have our own inner demons and fragile damages, but ultimately we are in-control of our souls as they have this oh, so human experience. So shift, change, reflect and own yourself and know that it can be as great as you want it to be.
Since choosing it, I have actively been working on my soul’s kaleidoscope and on the way it shifts and reflects my actions and reactions. The past few years have had their share of bumps and rough spots, yet I feel that because of my newly focused self-awareness, in many ways it’s been an amazing journey filled with multifaceted perspectives I’ve never quite noticed before.
In seeking out calmness and re-centering my oh, so anxious and highly active mind, I’ve noticed parts of my inner self that have been neglected and parts that I think deserve to shine and reflect a lot brighter.
It’s a uniquely powerful feeling to know that I can seek these things out in myself and that I can choose how best to influence them and share them. It’s like those lovely lyrics say – inside is not a heart, but a kaleidoscope!
Live your kaleidoscope life by lawhimsy
What do you think? Do you feel you can shift your soul’s kaleidoscope and in doing so, find the best of yourself?
Namaste ~ Ella

4 thoughts on “A Kaleidoscope Life”

  1. I swear once you pick a word out for yourself you start to see/find it everywhere. I truly love your word for 2014, mine was Simplify and it seems I have definitely become more aware of the word/action!

    1. The mind is so amazing in that way – focus on something and it’ll start to pop up everywhere, even in places you’ve seen a million times!

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