What do we lose by another’s good fortune?  Let us celebrate with them, or strive to emulate them.  That should be our desire and determination.”  

Sai Baba

Most of us are aware that we’re part of something much greater than ourselves and we celebrate it. ย But how many remember to simply ‘celebrate you’!

We’re all part of the whole and each thing we do for one another, each step we take in our personal growth, each success we have, each kindness we perform contributes to the well being of the whole.

Something that calls each and every one of us to a higher level of consciousness to a greater and grander self evolution.

Today I’m celebrating my love of evolution…I’m celebrating you.

The person you are now versus the one you used to be.

I’m celebrating the evolution of yourself.

We’re all constantly in the process of becoming.  Each little aha guides us along our journey to cosmic consciousness.

Each new awareness will have us taking a tiny step or a giant leap into the unseen wonder that awaits.

Awestruck & inspired

I celebrate myself, and sing myself.  And what I assume you shall assume.  For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.” 

Walt Whitman

You are making a difference in ways you can’t possibly fathom and may never know.  Each generous thought and giving act makes a difference in the evolution of the consciousness of our world.

Celebrate yourself.  

Celebrate every act of kindness, every joyful thought, every loving gesture.  You’re taking our world into ever higher levels of consciousness.

How?  By the vibration of energy you radiate as you’re focused on lovely things.

As our consciousness evolves we’re called upon to continue to uplift ourselves and one another.  We’re all called upon to be encouragers…to share our understanding of the power available to everyone.  

Together we truly can support great change in our world as more and more of us begin to understand and to use consciousness.

 It’s staggering, the level of awareness in the world today compared to twenty years ago, heck compared to ten years ago.

We live in an ever more complex world and yet it’s still the simple, sometimes overlooked, ways of being that empower us and others to improve our life and shape our world.

We don’t have to complicate things.

You might be startled to find that by a simple act of revision…you can change a life.

What’s revision?  Good question.

In its simplest form and what I’m talking about here, is the use of your imagination to see someone, not as they currently are; not in their current circumstances; but as they would wish to be seen.

For instance your friend has lost their job.  You imagine them happily doing what they would love to do, having the financial situation they would love to have.  That’s revision.

Or a relationship has gone sour…it’s broken, as is someone’s heart.

Use your imagination for happiness and joy…you don’t have to know how or why it happened.  

Simply mentally persuade yourself how joyful they are.  And no, I don’t mean they’re back together.  

That’s messing in the middle.  Just envision happy, smiling faces and allow it to unfold in the best possible way for everyone.

We don’t need consent or permission or even someone’s knowledge – all we’re doing is mentally lifting someone out of the state of unhappiness or misery that they currently live in.  

Neville Goddard calls this mediating for God. Isn’t this a wonderful phrase?

We are committing an act of forgiveness as we revise situations.  And yes, we can revise our own experiences in exactly the same way.

Forgiveness, used in this context is forgetting the situation that we or our friends find themselves in.

In our mind’s eye we represent them to ourselves as they wish to be, the truth of who we know they are.  

We don’t allow ourselves to be swayed by outer circumstances for us or others, because we have a deep understanding of the power within.

We no longer believe that circumstances have the power to make or mar a life.  

We no longer agree to be slaves to our environment or to see for others that their situation has mastery over their life.  

We no longer are willing to invest any circumstance with a power that in and of themselves they don’t have.

We are walking the paths of generosity and forgiveness together, generosity of spirit and heart and forgiveness in the form of revision.

Our most favourite exercise of the day would be that of reaching out and lifting up those in need of entering a new state, but who are so caught up in the one they currently occupy, the very one they don’t want, that they can’t see any way out.

We think we’re doing things for others, but in truth it’s for us all.  For we are one.

I know I’ve said it before, but perhaps it can never be said enough…we are all in this together.  And perhaps the most amazing thing of all is that the more we give to others the more we have for ourselves.

And you all know it’s not physical giving I’m talking about.  It’s using our inner spiritual power of creation to reframe the outer physical appearance into the greater, more wonderful spiritual reality of who we all are.

To the degree that we are self persuaded that our friends and loved ones and yes even those we don’t much care for are experiencing a life of joy, we are making a difference.  

A difference to them, to us and to our world.  And that’s worth celebrating…and so are you, for the value you add to life, yours and mine.

We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.  What are you celebrating?  What could you celebrate more?

Encourage one another.

Love Elle


Elle Sommer is the author of 4 books and a workbook. Her latest publications are a series called The Power of Consciousness, and you will find all three books in this trilogy now available on Kindle. She shares quotes, inspiration and positive vibes on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. And her greatest desire is to encourage and inspire others to create not just a good life, but a phenomenal life.


  1. Elle,

    I thoroughly enyoy all your blog posts, Such inspired wisdom! You keep me inspired! You light up my life! Thank you so much!

    Today I will focus on holding a light for everyone I meet or talk to. I will We are all connected and therefore all in this “thing called life” together! Here’s to celebration of all of us!

    • Elle

      And thank you Jeanne – Love reading the comments section and what a great idea holding a light for everyone you meet or talk to. I celebrate you. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Dearest Elle, I am so excited to read this post! Just yesterday, I was explaining the concept of “revision” to my son – only, I didn’t call it “revision” – I was just telling him to visualize the desired state of being, saying how much easier it then becomes to work towards what we want. Seeing it as a pleasant destination (like a holiday we anticipate) rather than a mountain to climb.

    I’ll forward this to him to read ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hugs and happy Sunday. Holding you close in my heart.


    • Elle

      How cool is that Vidya. We’re always on the same page it seems and what great phrases you have…a pleasant destination rather than a mountain to climb. Great stuff as always, no wonder you’re such a brilliant copy writer. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Beautiful. I love the energy of celebration and it delights my heart when we all choose to celebrate together! (I celebrate *you*, too!)

    • Elle

      Thank you Joy for celebrating me too. And you’re so right, just the word celebration evokes a wonderful feeling. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Elle:
    What a beautiful post. My word for 2013 is celebrate so thank you. I felt uplifted and reassured by your words. xo Tanya

    • Elle

      What a wonderful word for this year…we’re all on the same page here and that fills me with jubilations and celebrations. I’m so glad you left the post feeling uplifted. That’s my secret plan…uplift the world…and then I’ll always be connected with beautiful souls such as you. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Beautiful post, Elle! Love this line – “You might be startled to find that by a simple act of revisionโ€ฆyou can change a life.” Always good to be reminded with those little tweaks here and there, life can be different. xo, Cathy

    • Elle

      Thank you Cathy – I always enjoy seeing what ‘pops’ out of posts…as you know, we don’t always know what will resonate. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Thanks for the reminders Elle, that we are all making a difference in our own way and that encouraging each other is so-o-o beneficial. You are so right about us all being in this together. Thanks for all you do and are!

    • Elle

      And isn’t that the truth Kathy. I think too many kind and gentle and loving souls are totally unaware of the HUGE difference they make in a life. And thank you for your oh so kind words. Now I feel encouraged and uplifted by all the wonderful commenters we have. Woo hoo. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Dear Elle – Where to begin with what you’ve written – you offer some excellent ways of valuing yourself others and making a difference in the world. Like most people, I used to think that externally successful people were the ones who were making a difference ~ It has taken me years of work to know deep in my soul that in doesn’t matter what you do externally – it’s how you do everything. Your thoughts can have a huge impact in the world – When I go to the old place of ‘I should do …’, I remind myself of what my wise self believes and am able to re-align myself. A great post – thanks. xxoo-Fran

  8. Thank you for your reminder, that let me remember everyday is a gift from God.

    • Elle

      Welcome Waiwa and thanks for your comment…you are so right…every day is indeed a gift. ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. “You are making a difference in ways you canโ€™t possibly fathom and may never know.”

    What a great line to remember when things become challenging, for ourselves and others!

    • Elle

      I think for us all Sandi, there are things that we’re doing or have done and we have no clue of the ripple effect that we’ve left in our wake. It’s always nice when someone reminds us. We’re all pretty quick to judge where we went wrong…not so much where we went right. ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Elle,

    This is simply beautiful and so true! One of my biggest growth spurts in the last 10 years has been to stop “messing in the middle!”

    I’ve also learned how to celebrate the success of others. My father always felt that if someone else succeeded there was less for him. However, I would of felt the same if I was responsible for 10 children! I do see how long it took me to get over the belief he passed on.

    Count me in on the celebration. Off to do the happy dance.

    • Elle

      Thanks Tess for taking the time out of your busy schedule to leave your comment. And how great is that, letting go of old patterns that really didn’t serve. I love these ‘success’ stories. ๐Ÿ™‚

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