Talking about sparkle feels really natural to me. Sparkle is a very regular part of my vocabulary. But for some, this idea can sound weird or confusing. Sparkle has many definitions. My definition of sparkle doesn’t just include shine, shimmer, twinkle, or glitter. My definition of sparkle includes living life as fully, vibrantly, and playfully as possible. To sparkle means that I feel my best, am filled with joy and vitality, and that every cell in my body is lit up by the glowing facets of this human experience that bring me joy.
When I imagine something that sparkles, I envision constant twinkling movement. This does not mean that when you sparkle you are always moving, or never slow down. It means that your energy is in motion, and you continue the practices that support your sparkle so that your energy does not become stuck, stagnant, or dull.
Our energy is a carrier of our sparkle. If we find ourselves feeling sluggish, this usually means that our energy has hit a speed bump or bottleneck in its natural flow in our systems. I keep my energy moving by continuing my practice to sparkle. This practice includes eating whole, real food (for me, #Whole30MakesMeSparkle); moving my body in loving forms of exercise; practicing sleep hygiene; engaging in daily meditation, and more. This list is what I would consider a standard foundation for sparkle. And yet, sparkle is so much more than simply food, exercise, sleep, and stress relief. I truly enhance my sparkle when I build upon my foundation of wellness basics and embrace the unique facets that are specific to me.
The first steps to untap your sparkle are framed around loving your true self in your body. By setting your sights on sparkling with those basics, and making them habits, you are setting up the foundation to build where the next onion layer of sparkle will peel back. This is where you can explore exactly how to enhance your sparkle for you.
Some of my sparkle practice includes spiritual tools like energy healing, oracle cards, and crystals. These practices have been explored and developed over the last few years as I learn about new ways to sparkle. Other pieces of my sparkle feel more connected to the process of coming home to myself. These practices are the experiences that spark joy in me in ways that remind me of who I have always been. Since I was very young, practices like blowing bubbles, putting my feet in the ocean (any body of water, really), wearing (very sparkly) Minnie ears while riding rollercoasters, and dancing to my favorite bands enhance my sparkle and filled my cells with light.
These tools might not have anything to do with your sparkle. That is absolutely okay. What makes me sparkle is very different from what makes you sparkle. This is the beauty of the practice to untap your sparkle. Sparkle is most beautiful because everyone’s sparkle is different.
In your practice to untap your sparkle, remember that it is more than the basics. Depending on the human, sparkle may include laughing, creating, dancing, riding, singing, doodling, splashing, running, throwing, building, writing, and most of all, playing. Sparkle is for everyone. Regardless of your age, gender, culture, or personal interests, you are worthy of sparkle.