“I know what it’s like to have to carve my own path and learn lessons from bits and pieces of wisdom along the way. Since I was a young girl, I have always looked for others who might be willing to talk beside me, offer encouragement, and be someone I could learn from.”
“A long time ago, I was really a mermaid girl. I spent all my time with my invisible friend. Together we danced under the stars. There was only play, only laughing, only happiness, until life happened. Eventually, I found friends. Friends are your dolphin pod. You find a way to survive together.”
Whenever something happens in our lives that we don’t want, we instinctively push it away. The more we resist, the more stuck we become. What we refuse to feel never goes away. It takes courage, practice, and a willingness to be open. Ocean star is the author’s name for starfish. She was told a story by her father that stars that fall from the sky, fall into the ocean and become ocean stars. If they live, they make it back into the sky and shine forever. The sections of the starfish are used to represent the different parts of our lives:
If there are pieces missing, the ocean star is not whole and cannot return to the sky. However, if the ocean star is allowed back to the ocean (back home), it can grow the missing piece and become whole again.
God says, “Make a wish – what do you want?”
Then God says “Surrender your wish – it is okay, I’m your right hand, you won’t be shaken. Do not be afraid. With awareness comes change. With change comes creation. Fix your eyes on me. It’s okay. You don’t have to run anymore.”
Principles for living:
- Shine (be who you are)
- Dream (what you want)
- Believe (you can achieve your dreams)
- Look up (fix your eyes on God)
- Ride Your Wave (ride the waves you’ve been given)
- Go the Distance (don’t quit, keep going)
Cite: DiMari, C. (2006) Ocean Star: You’re Designed to Shine. Carol Stream, Illinois: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.