Major religions all over the world have a common theme--inspiration for letting your light shine. New Age thought is no different. But all these belief systems can sometimes not peel back the dark veils that cloud the soul and prevent the unique brillance that each person has from shining forth.
Boomerangers are confronting this dilemma in huge numbers. As an overall cohort, we are some 80,000,000 strong. As the leading edge of us approach 60 and the prospect (for some) and the spector (for others) of retirement looms, the prospect of what will I do with myself also looms. My answer is reFirement, not reTirement.
What do I mean by reFirement? re Firement is that wonderful moment when you begin to let your inner light blaze again. I believe that every person comes into this world with her or his own unique brillant flame blazing inside. Many influences damp down that blaze--sometimes parental disapproval crushes the flame.
Such was the case of my former uncle-in-law who wished with all his heart to become an opera singer. His father forbade it and instead he became a lawyer--and a very unhappy one at that. After his first wife died, his children grown, and he remarried, he began singing regularly again. And until his death in his late 80's he gave concerts several times a year. He had the talent to have become an excellent singer, had he had the training as a young man. As it was, he was a good Sunday singer. But most importantly, when he let his inner light stream forth through his singing, he was radiant and he gave joy to many.
That joy was a gift to the postive energy of the world.