Last week, I had 2 students come down from Brazil to take an intensive course with me. I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed their company. We instantly became friends and built such a strong connection. There was definitely a slight language barrier but that didn't stop us from chatting away! Danielle's sister Bella found me and referred me to her sister in Brazil to come take classes with me. By luck, Bella lived 2 blocks away from my studio. How convenient right? But it's as though the universe had made this all happen for us. Although they came to learn makeup from me, I learned so much more from them. After 3 days with them, I felt like I knew them forever and we built such a strong friendship that it was sad to let them go. They were such positive, happy, influential people that touched my heart and effected my life in a way that's hard for me to even explain. How can people you've only spent 3 days have that effect on you? The power of energy. I felt like a different person when they left. They were such a positive influence and furthermore encouraged me to continue my dreams. It was an exciting, fun and emotional three days. Danielle was very overwhelmed and nervous the first day...but after a few hours, she became a different person. She became confident and comfortable by the time our session was over. I can't tell you how good I felt. I felt I gave her what she had given me in return...change. After the class was over, Danielle's sister sent me a very beautiful card that touched me deeply. In the card, she quoted Marianna Williamson and I would like to share it with you...
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, "Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous?" Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We were born to manifest the glory that is within us. And as we let our light shine we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."
Thank you Bella for being such a supportive individual...xoxo!