By Brandon Alter:
I just want to remind you all that you are a cosmic being.
You are a spirit in time.
You have more agency and more help than you could ever realize.
And you came to this planet at this particular time, this intensely painful and beautiful transitional time, so that you could bring your unique gifts into the world.
A world that is literally starving for them.
And I believe that each and every one of us can realize each and every one of our gifts before we die; we can do this, and we must.
If only we could remember who we truly are.
The thing about being human is that it’s only temporary. We’ve come from somewhere else, and we are going somewhere else. Life is a glorious bridge and nothing more. And yet what makes this bridge so much more challenging than enlightening is that we have forgotten who we really are. That’s not entirely our fault. The powers that be, capitalism, the patriarchy, small people sitting at the top of the food chain, all are quite invested in keeping us from realizing the true nature of who we really are. But maybe you’ve had the experience, in meditation, after yoga, or maybe while engaging in some sort of creative process, where you feel how expensive you truly are.
You feel bigger than your body. And that’s the truth.
The truth is you are enormous and ferocious. You have so much power.
You are a gateway to all that has been and all that will be. Through your heart and hands and throat you can create anything. You can call forth any vision from the Dreamtime and make it real; so real that we can all touch it and feel it and marvel at it.
May today be the day when you begin to remember
who you are, what you came here to do, and
how tremendously important you are.
BRANDON ALTER is a Shamanic healer, Tarot reader, teacher, mystic and writer living in Los Angeles. He is passionate about sharing spiritual tools that have helped him reconnect to the wisdom of his heart. Brandon is a thoroughly trained healer, astrologer and yoga teacher who co-hosts The Spiritual Gayz with his husband, a twice-monthly podcast dedicated to exploring the wide reaches of spirituality, without pretending that it all makes sense. Brandon’s mom took him to his very first psychic when he was seven and gave him his first Tarot deck when he was eleven. Since then he has devoted himself to the study of Tarot, Yoga, Pilates, Reiki, Astrology and Shamanic Skills.