Well, my friends, it seems pretty simple and laid out in plain fun, silly English in the above Dr. Seuss quote. Have you ever spent time in the mirror, but not getting ready for school, work, or an event? My Aunt Bobbie used to tell us kids to go into the bathroom and turn off all of the lights. It was a small bathroom without any windows. She guided us to stare at ourselves in complete silence and darkness for about ten minutes. She told us kids that this was a way to see the aura, the electrical energy surrounding your body, especially apparent in the head and neck because those body parts weren't covered with clothing. We cousins, aged 4-10 at that time, took turns doing just so. In the pitch black silence we became less afraid of the dark, less afraid of ourselves. We could actually see colors around eachother!
What a gift my late Aunt Bobbie gave us! She was so spiritual, and a thirsty sponge for learning everything about God, religions, philosophy, quantum physics, angels, aliens, ancient texts, and healing with crystals. Her bedroom walls were floor to ceiling hand crafted bookshelves with the most books I had ever seen outside of a library. Some were even banned from the schools! We felt so underground and progressive as we ran our hands up and down the bookshelves, rubbing the books with our fingertips like we were playing instruments. Then we would land our hands upon just one, the right one for the day.
Aunt Bobbie would hold court on her giant, California-king sized canopy bed, surrounded with colorful tapestries. We cousins sat or layed around her in a circle, sometimes 10 children or more. She would tell us to close our eyes and ruffle through the pages and stop on the one page that felt right to us that day. Then, one by one, we would read it aloud to her, that one page. Aunt Bobbie would sermonize and explain lovingly the deep meaning behind the big words and the messages held therin. She was my favorite aunt, for many reasons which I will go into later, as the Dr. Seuss quotes unlock my memories.
Aunt Bobbie used to say that if we are all from God, and God is love, then we are all love. So there are no real conflicts or differences between the religions or the sciences. They are all extensions of love and from God. She always encouraged me to look deeper, deeper, deeper. She also said repeatedly during my childhood and young adulthood that whatever I touched would turn to gold. Here I am years and years later, and just now I am connecting the repeated phrase to my son's name Golden.
So, to close, there is no one alive you-er than you! Rejoice in your uniqueness. Celebrate your Bohemian ways. We are all blessings and so, so special. We are all worthy and a reflection of the best there is!