I remember being about 5 years old, and entering my first school sports running race. It was a June afternoon and there were lots of parents watching.
After the call of ‘Ready Steady Go!’, I remember running as fast as possible. Every cell, nerve ending, muscle, sinew and so on was fully committed to running. I was even winning. Then from over my left shoulder, Clive Ingle appeared.
He seemed jet-propelled as he flew past. I tried to catch him, but simply couldn’t run any faster. He arrived at the line ahead of me.
Shortly after, Clive received a silver cup adorned in a royal blue ribbons. I received nothing. This made no sense. Yes Clive had run like lightning. But I had run as fast as I possibly could. Surely this should be rewarded too?
The Shadow Psychologies
In moments like this, it’s easy to see how certain shadow psychologies can grow. Psychologies such as, ‘I’m not good enough’; ‘I’m not as good as him’; ‘What’s the point?’
And these psychologies can create a dis-harmony between ourselves and the inner worlds that are working at their fullest to help us succeed. And thus prevent the Glisten.
For these inner worlds are not coded by the divine with shadow, ‘not good enough’ psychologies. Only we can do that if we so choose.
For to Glisten is to offer the inner worlds encouragement, support, love, warmth, trust, thankfulness.
Which they feel, as they are living intelligences. And when they feel our encouragement, they glisten like morning dew in response.
In the same way the cat purrs, when stroked with love and affection.
And these inner worlds being spoken of are companions to our lives…the heart; soul; spirit; brains; instinct; nerves; cells; organs and so on. All designed to support us in our life’s journey.
So to glisten is to be in quiet harmony with these lives within. And for them to be in quiet harmony with us.
And glisten is the balm and antidote to the thought that we are somehow not good enough. For we are, and always have been!