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13 Feb 2012

Whitney Houston wasted?

13 Feb 2012

News broke yesterday of the death of Whitney Houston. Comments on all the social networks flew around the world with people’s reactions. More than 1000 tweets per second on Twitter in the first hour.

A common theme I noticed was “48 years old, what a waste” which seemed curious to me and is something I want to consider for a moment.

Would you say she wasted her life?

According to Wiki she sold over 170 million albums, singles and videos worldwide, had 7 consecutive No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 hits and won 415 career awards including Emmy and Grammy Awards.

Are you saying that was a waste? That she didn’t do enough?

Can you think of others in history who have had as short a life and made a big difference in the world? I can think of plenty and many of them didn’t even last to 48 years old.

It’s not about how much money she made or how many awards she got. I believe for any performer the DEEP TRUTH of why they do what they do is to make a difference in the world.

You see, if you could imagine yourself as Whitney now – and I very much believe her soul is alive and kicking – you could see very clearly the difference you made. (How very sad she couldn’t see it before.)

You would see how many people jumped up and down singing loudly “How Will I know” feeling on top of the world. (Including a teenage Annabelle.)

You would see how many slow waved their arms in the air in bliss, hugged themselves or a loved one during a wedding dance during “Greatest Love of All”.

And you would see how many cried or allowed the emotion to surface when nothing else could help during “I Will Always Love You”.

And metaphysically, each instant a human being is raised to a higher level of vibration – in other words felt better – than they did the moment before, they are moving away from fear, anger, powerlessness, depression and moving towards all the good emotions that draw their desires closer to them. (If this all sounds a bit odd to you I highly recommend reading “Ask and it is Given” as an excellent introduction to what I’m talking about.)

Add all those moments up for all those people and knowing you as a performer made that much of a difference in the world? My God, that is phenomenal.

That is such a massive contribution to improving the world that it is almost inconceivable as to the great difference your performance made.

And even though you’re not Whitney, you ARE a creative being. You may be a performer, an artist, a mother, a brother, a lover. When you put effort and focus into making others feel good and understand how worthy that makes YOU to receive all the good stuff in return, you would never need to turn to drugs, alcohol or any other addiction to make you feel better.

So next time you hear a song, see a painting,
laugh at a line in a good advertisement or notice someone giving to others,
no matter how small or how big the giver appears to be

SPEAK UP

Tell them that what they are doing is making a difference and,
with enough encouragement,
they’ll know their efforts are never wasted.

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  1. Rene Cuartero February 13th, 2012 3:47PM

    I have to agree. It is true that Whitney’s life was not a waste. In fact, her life serves more as an inspiration than a waste. I also concur that given the overflowing amount of people she has touched (and will continue to touch in the future with her music), her life can never be considered a waste.

  2. saumyatravelexperience February 13th, 2012 11:50PM

    Sad to see such a great artist leave us so soon.
    RIP Whitney.
    Attached here is a video wherein she herself is talking about drug overdose.

    http://kitegirlcoach.wordpress.com/2012/02/13/whitney-houston-wasted/#comment-82

  3. saumyatravelexperience February 13th, 2012 11:51PM

    And even though you’re not Whitney, you ARE a creative being. You may be a performer, an artist, a mother, a brother, a lover. When you put effort and focus into making others feel good and understand how worthy that makes YOU to receive all the good stuff in return, you would never need to turn to drugs, alcohol or any other addiction to make you feel better.
    This is just so inspiring and we all need this as our drug dose everyday dear. Thanx for your words.

  4. Petra Kelly February 14th, 2012 8:50AM

    Great perspective Annabelle – thanks for the reminder about what is important- Petra

  5. Brenda February 17th, 2012 1:57PM

    Wasted might be the wrong wrong. It is very sad to me though that often people with the biggest gifts can’t live in this world.

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