The Divine Contract
There is no other in this world
given the right or the power
to define who you are.
No one shall rob you of your value,
nor shall any other determine your worth.
None shall steal your integrity,
decide your character,
or destroy your authenticity.
No other shall discredit your success,
seize your potential or dismantle your honor;
and no one shall discourage your dreams,
erase your spirit, or dissuade you from your truth.
None are given the power
to diminish your love,
shatter your confidence, efface your trust,
or extinguish your passion.
No one shall lead you
where you do not choose to go,
nor shall anyone interrupt your unique relationship
with your Self or your God.
Your free will is your right of empowerment.
You, and only you, have the intrinsic design
and the divine authority
to walk beyond anything or anyone
who does not enhance, encourage,
or inspire your greatness.
No other is permitted
to confiscate your happiness
and replace it with guilt or fear.
You have not traveled this great distance
to be anything less
than your own magnificence,
and you are entitled to extraordinary joy.
is your most powerful virtue.
Be this virtue.
There is no need to buy a ticket
when you are the train.
—Heather K. O’Hara
from AXIS, The Song in the Center of the Soul