Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Angela A. Wix, author of Llewellyn’s Little Book of Unicorns.
“You like unicorns a lot,” my niece exclaimed recently, handing me the unicorn bracelet she’d made especially for me. “Like, a lot,” she asserted, just to make sure I got the point. I smiled, taking the colorful hoop from her and pulling it onto my wrist.
“I sure do!”
There’s no denying it now. I’m officially the unicorn lady. I used to resist this label, scoffing away my own interest and convincing myself it didn’t matter. But when you are something, often it oozes out of you anyway. No matter how you try, people notice.
The truth is that once I embraced this part of myself, I really started learning from it. From unicorns I learned more about what it means to be courageous and fierce, while also remaining gentle and compassionate. They’re a symbol for standing out in all your uniqueness and being loved as your authentic self, and soon I took that to heart.
I took a magnifying glass to the energy of unicorns and found them in self-reflection and synchronicity, the use of imagination, things I find beautiful, meaningful dreams, passions, personal quirks, playfulness, and more. They were in sticker books, music concerts, roses in the front yard, tear-streaked laughter with a friend, birds swooping in my path, dances in the living room with my dog, and the slow pace of a rocking chair on my front porch. If you’re in a moment where you find yourself thinking, “This is what makes life worth living,” or, “I need more of this in my life,” then, congratulations, you’ve found a unicorn. They hide among the places where we find our personal power and all the things that make us shine from the inside out.
I took back my sparkle and gained a whole new perspective on life. So I ask you: What are you hiding about yourself that’s asking to come alive and be expressed? Where is the glitter in your life? Where are your unicorns? And most important of all, are you ready to go out and find them?
Our thanks to Angela for her guest post! For more from Angela A. Wix, read her article “How to Find Your Sparkle: Five Unicorn-Inspired Tips.”