Express yourself in a way that your absence is felt.  Makes you think doesn’t it?
This post was originally posted May 30, 2016,
it is just as important to me today as it was when I wrote it then. 
I felt a need to share it once again.  
It amazes me how simple this saying is.   The timing almost perfect.
Work for a cause, not applause.
Live life to express, not impress.
Don’t strive to make your presence noticed,
just make your absence felt.
I have a situation that I need to make a decision about.   Staring at this simple quote, I know what I need to do.  Jus step away, no need for a big declaration.
I recently wrote Stay or Go which my struggle with this topic.   It wasn’t the first time I had pondered out loud.   I highly doubt it will be the last time I do so either.  As much as I publicly write about my own struggles, I have volumes that are not public.   I think this time in my life I am steadfast at being more genuine and authentic.  I crave that around me, and most people are afraid of that kind of honesty.
A year ago if you told me that certain people in my life would become complete strangers and others so important I wouldn’t believe you.  Today, I understand that there will be many changes in my life in the coming years.   I see it in how I react, especially with my Mediumship.   I am also painfully aware of those that allow their egos to get in the way of serving Spirit.

Why express myself now?

What makes me different than others?   Why me and why now?   In searching for the answers, I see that fear, ego and judgment are my largest enemies.   That keeping them in check is half the battle.  The other half is having compassion for others and patience as they learn what I already know.
That I must be fearless in my beliefs and learn to not judge people on a different path.  Persistent in in my path, and focused on the good I do.  Be a cheerleader for those that are  striving to improve.   A channel for Spirit to work through to improve this world, one person at a time.  Surround myself with more like minded people.
It really isn’t about me, it is about the collective us.   When you win, we all win.
Rev. Colleen Irwin
Reverend Colleen Irwin is a Spiritual being having a human experience as a Blogger, Wife, Mother, Mentor, Healer and Public Speaker living in Rochester New York. Colleen, a Natural Born Medium, teaches, lectures and serves Spirit when called upon. She remembers speaking with Spirit as a child and learning how to share this knowledge with others has been an adventure that she captured in her book “Discovering Your Stream”. Colleen has been mentored by Reverend Jack Rudy, and ordained as a Priest in the Order of Melchizedek by the Reverend Dan Chesboro through the Sanctuary of the Beloved. When she is not doing her Spiritual work she is a volunteer docent sharing Susan B. Anthony's history to visitors of the Susan B. Anthony House in Rochester. Her trust in Spirit gave her a new title – PREVIVOR. She now uses her platform to educate others about the BRCA genetic mutation and how one can take control of their health and well-being.
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