Guessing you have experienced moments, rare though they may be, that capture your personal, unique definition of quintessential bliss. That perfect peak moment. The golden reality, for instance, of a the dream you have been carefully, tenderly cultivating, that finally lands….exploding magnificently before you and within you! A goosebump-yummy instant where you feel entirely embodied IN THE GLOW. That pinch-me moment. You feel born anew. Transformed.
In the exquisiteness of this instance, you find yourself effortlessly reveling in the magic of the experience. You feel -if only for a second or two- in complete harmony with something mystical. You feel vibrantly alive. It’s visceral -the energy you experience soaring through your body.
Dear Ones, picture it like this. All of our days, and each moment that fills them, are composed of multiple FACETS. Tiny moments that often don’t perhaps register as even significant at the time. Yet, these instances, when they come together in just the right energetic frequency, like sacred geometry, result in brilliantly intense experiences. Like facets of the diamond that direct light to the crown, the facets of your experience, preparation, and hard work coalesce into a sparkling peak moment. A CROWN moment. One that feels utterly transcendent. Where joy and elation dance together.
These magical instances stand out. Typically the memory of such is deep & lasting. We feel changed. Such landmark moments liken, for some, to a spiritual experience.
And as an added perk, when you recall the moment days, even months later, it comes back to you in similar form -filling your heart with glee. The remembering of a heightened experience can feel as intensely wonderful as it was at the time it occurred. The emotional memory has been safely, securely stored within your cells -like a cherished treasure one can bring forth every now and again for sweet pleasure. Reflecting on the moment in hIndsight can even intensify the bliss, as one appreciates the diamond-faceted experience from a new angle or vantage point.
I’m fascinated with these peak moments, especially because recently, I’ve been blessed by several euphoric ones of my own. They came with an almost overwhelming sense of an altered state of consciousness as core elements of a long pursued desire came into form.
In one example, my husband and I had deliberately crafted together, facet-upon-facet, pieces of our life so to be able to have an extended stay in Italy! Miraculously we were able to arrange our lives in such a way that we could work remotely there, while, at the same time, savoring all the pleasures possible from this beautiful and tranquil ancestral land ( -AKA my favorite place on the planet!).
That first morning of our month-long stay, sipping a perfectly-made cappuccino in a quaint neighborhood cafe, I felt, deep in my bones and spirit, all the elements of this fantasy crystalize into reality. It was such a powerfully moving experience realizing we were now living our dream. Sweet, warm tears of joy and gratitude flowed.
All the prior months of careful planning, saving, and orchestrating, as well as my ironclad belief in visioning and possibility (the light gathering facets), had merged into this moment (the sparkling crown). I felt myself radiantly expand, then freshly land. I was bringing to life -and living out- exactly what I coach my clients into creating for themselves. Specifically, I was living from the heart of what really mattered to me! I felt deeply fulfilled. I was joyously experiencing a rich, dynamic, personal growth spurt. I had evolved into a new version of myself.
Then of course, we must consider the “no pressure, no diamonds” truth. As you, dear reader, may well know, diamonds are formed by carbon being set under extreme pressure in the earth. Made up of billions of carbon atoms, most diamonds were formed between one and three billion years ago. Nature has given us quite the metaphor.
The process of building toward our dreams often mirrors the steps of diamond creation. Sometimes dreams and desires don’t crystalize without one first experiencing extraordinary pressure or emotional “heat”! There is typically a lot going on beneath the surface, and often for an extended period of time, prior to our precious dreams becoming reality. If one can remember this, and practice perseverance and patience, the unique facets of one’s desires will inevitably, eventually come together and assume that beautiful diamond shape.
The pressure can come anywhere, anytime. Even when in the full bliss of one crown moment, pressure can erupt to start the next transformation! My personal example of this process came halfway through our adventure in Italy, during what I thought was a time for me to exclusively sparkle. In an instant I found myself under what felt like a mountain of heat and pressure. I slipped and fell on a slick, wet sidewalk, breaking my wrist. My right wrist, at that, notes this right-handed author. Ouch.
Yet in spite of the pain, sadness, and frustration I felt navigating this unexpected trauma -from the ambulance ride to the hospital, to the excruciating pain of setting of the bone without drugs, something magical evolved. It was then that a very important facet -my beloved husband- channeled his light and polish in an entirely new way. This incredible human supported me every step of the journey…and then some. I got to see him shine in ways I had never witnessed previously.
I also got to experience us synergistically sparkling together as we navigated new terrain with my compromised body part. We each felt individual emotional stressors that came with this unexpected bone break. Yet together, we got to see ourselves craft unique facets of love, compassion, care, and support for each other as we traversed our way through this surprise event in the midst of our Italian dream holiday.
Something magnificently new surfaces and comes alive within during pressure moments. Something brilliantly real evolves, leaving you transformed. One often feels freshly, powerfully appreciative. And elevated. Regardless of whether the experience was brought about by simple activities or complex, intense ones, deeply moving feelings are felt either way. Your normal threshold for joy is surpassed and expanded. The instant is generative. Your fullest potential is expressed in the crown moment. Your divine design manifested.
So, dear reader, consider the different dimensions of your life like facets of a diamond coming together to form heightened moments of bliss. As we navigate the multi-faceted aspects of our lives, we don’t often know where we’ll be led or land. Yet I believe most of us strive for the best -being the best we can, doing the best we can, loving the best we can. If we infuse the dimensions we travel in and between with intentionality and earnest good will, we can’t but help find ourselves landing treasured crown moments now and again. Moments when we feel ecstatically like it’s all been worth it! So go get you dazzle on. Time to feel into your greatest, radiant aliveness!