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ABC's of Self-Realization: Quiet Quintessence

Updated on September 6, 2013

The definition of quintessence is: The pure, highly concentrated essence of a thing.

In ancient and medieval philosophy, the fifth and highest essence after the four elements of earth, air, fire, and water, thought to be the substance of the heavenly bodies and latent in all things.

The definition of quintessence totally captures my attention and brings me much comfort. The essence of Who We Truly Are is right up there within the very elements of nature: earth, air, fire, and water. To know that our core being is a part of the same substance as the heavenly bodies is quite literally magnificent! All living things, in fact, everything created on this earth and quite possibly, within the entire universe, all have the same core, the same DNA, the same substance as we do! Whoa! Consider the impact of that statement. Consider the ramifications, the truth, the EMPOWERMENT granted to all human beings, based on that statement. And again, whoa!

The saying, “Listen to the small, quiet voice within” – well, that quiet voice is the part of us that exemplifies True Essence. It is our soul, our spirit, our very being speaking to us from a place of wisdom, insight and intuition. It’s Everything We Were Meant to Be. It’s our Real, True, Authentic Self, quietly speaking to us, whispering in love, to remind us to keep our intuition working and our hearts open. It reminds us to wake up, to live from a place of awareness, consciousness, truth, and acceptance.

In our quiet quintessence, we are able to see the world as it was meant to be. We are able to breathe in the beauty and truth of who we are and what our purpose is. We are able to see the positive, the good, and the reflections of beauty and truth within the very essence of others. That is Life’s Intention

When we seek to calm our minds, to center our thoughts, to open our hearts, and to let life be as it is, our acceptance is what allows us the ability to touch the world and create a ripple effect that spreads to others. That ripple is a gentle nudge, a soft touch of awareness that makes a difference in the world. It causes a positive change, a higher vibration of GOOD that envelops all of humanity. With one ripple at a time, in quietness and acceptance and peace, we shall we make a positive change in the world. So shall it be.


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      Lene' Lynn St. John 

      7 years ago from Glendale, AZ

      Denise, thank you! I think it's awesome that we are kindred souls - that wouldn't surprise me in the least! :) Thanks so much for the compliments...:) You are awesome! :)

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      Denise Handlon 

      7 years ago from North Carolina

      Lena-this is an absolutely beautiful hub that resonated with me. I think we are kindred souls. I voted it up and across (minus the funny). Great work.

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      Lene Lynn 

      7 years ago

      SpiffyD, thank you! I totally agree! :) I wrote this one on Saturday, July 30, which was my 52nd birthday because I believe it's so extremly important to appeal to our higher sense of self and it's taken me almost these entire 52 years to finally realize it. :) Better late than never, they say! :)

      Thanks for reading and commenting! :) By the way, I love your nickname because when I was young, my Dad used to say the word "spiffy" about a LOT of things! :) hehehe! It's great!

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      7 years ago from The Caribbean

      I liked this hub Lene. Appealing to our higher sense of self is more important than we think. Voted up, useful and interesting.


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