Euphoria, elevation, elation
I dreamt the following words:
I don’t know why and I don’t know if they go together or what they mean to me yet.
When I listen to music I have a sensation through my head and body.
When I listen to music that moves me the sensation is heightened. I would usually call the tingles.
I’m going to guess that those words have something to do with being at or in your highest state. When you are vibrating at a higher level.
According to Wikipedia, Euphoria is the experience (or affect) of pleasure or excitement and intense feelings of well-being and happiness.
Certain natural rewards and social activities, such as aerobic exercise, laughter, listening to or making music, and dancing, can induce a state of euphoria.
According to Wikipedia, Elevation (in the sense of feeling or sensation) Elevation is an emotion elicited by witnessing virtuous acts of remarkable moral goodness. It is experienced as a distinct feeling of warmth and expansion that is accompanied by appreciation and affection for the individual whose exceptional conduct is being observed.
Elation means great happiness and exhilaration or the outcome of being happy might be that you are elated, filled with happiness and joy.
So this all leads back to my possibilities and the creation of who I am is the possibility of gratitude, happiness, kindness, love and joy.
I believe in picking up the crumbs and clues that get left behind.
I dreamt these words so clearly in my mind I heard myself say them in my dream over and over obviously trying to help my waking self to remember them.
When I first googled euphoric elevations it was a book title, I’ll have to check it out because it’s poetry and sensuality all rolled in to one. I don’t know if this is the crumb or clue until I read it.
Then, I used the authors name to try and find out more and came to an article on another someone by the same name of the author. She started a pay it forward style buy a book for a disadvantaged child project. I was intrigued so I read on.
She described herself much like me. When she has an idea she rolls with it in the moment, even if it means she misses out on sleep.
She collaborated with her community and the communities of authors native to her country and book shops. Each family or child would receive a brand new book for their age upon arriving to a refuge home. These are children who may be the result of domestic violence for example and they come to these homes with nothing.
She reminded me of myself in saying that as a child reading a book will take you places. It would only be natural for someone who loves the way a book can take you places to then become an author.
She is on to something here.
My dad took me to the library every Saturday and anytime I needed something for a school project.
Going to the library at first was daunting but soon you learnt how to find things.
Little did I know as a child, that the library only held a certain number of titles depending on where you lived.
Little did I know as a child, I could reserve titles.
The titles you chose were influenced by what your mum or dad read or what people read at school.
If your parents didn’t say hey how about reading this. you might never have known how to search for a title that would take you places.
Fast forward to high school and our final years curriculum actually provided a book list. The same for university. You were given a book list and you were to read these titles.
Imagine being a child with a book list to read through. One which would open up your mind, your imagination, your creativity? Who would you be? Who would you become?
So I don’t just want to give books away. I want to know from other people what book or books did you read that a child or an adult just has to read once?
For me, the Harry Potter series is a pure example of an author who from nothing created anything and everything. This inspires me to let others know that they can be, do and have what they want in their life just by declaring it and saying so. No circumstance can be in your way if you are determined, resolute and persevere.
I was also lucky as a child, that my mum and dad got involved in many personal growth journeys and so I was exposed to book titles on the same topic. I remember reading them back then but who knew that subliminally they would enter the filing cabinet of my mind and not be unleashed until now?
As an adult now, we all do have a plethora of resources around us but what can be overwhelming is where to begin. Having a community of likeminded individuals traversing this journey means on any given day individuals who are both mentors and coaches of their own niche are having conversations that mesh exactly with you and your thinking.
What do I mean by that?
I wrote this blog yesterday and today someone from another part of the world within this learning platform community asked to mastermind on a book title around personal growth and another person reached out to ask about 10-15 book titles she can get started with on the same topic.
These are the people I get to rub virtual shoulders with. They are accessible, authentic and highly committed to helping one another achieve collective growth.
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Hi my name is Angela. I have loved writing since I was able to hold a pencil in my hand. I soon learnt I had a gift of connecting with my ancestors through writing before my 30th birthday.