Sometimes it might feel like you’re stuck in an emotional cage. Others appear to be living a life of freedom: doing, saying, being whatever they want to be. They can say ‘no’ to people with ease and grace without fear of rejection to feed their people-pleasing ways. And yet, you’re trapped in a reality where you put everyone else first and you always seem to be last in the pecking order.
I get it, I really do. I’ve been a parent for nearly 20 years and so placing everyone else’s needs before my own muted my ability to speak up and make my wants/needs and desires truly heard. It got to the point where I would feel guilty for asking for things for myself, no matter how small. Can you relate?
The path to self-love and empowering self-acceptance is to become aware that it is a life-long project that requires your nurturing and ongoing attention.
To help me be reminded of the importance of freeing myself from the bonds of guilt, shoulds and ridiculous self-imposed expectations, I constructed these three themes to pay close attention to.
Remember: You Are Worthy
There are many paths to waking up, enlightenment and untangling the spiritual nuggets of wisdom that get revealed to us throughout life. One thing is for sure, YOU ARE WORTHY – we all are worthy of all good things. What I want for you, I want for myself. You need to keep reminding yourself all the time that you are worthy enough to manifest your desires.
Self-compassion always goes a long way.
So next time you’re feeling sick, inconvenienced by illness, or perhaps even bothered by something you believe life is screwing up for you, try and remember and hark back to the core essence of your true being.
YOU ARE A SPIRITUAL BEING FIRST AND FOREMOST AND YOU HAVE THE BEAUTIFUL POWER OF DISCERNMENT TO CHECK IN ON YOURSELF TO SEE IF YOU’RE ON THE RIGHT TRACK.
Everything that is happening right now is totally fine and forming a beautiful part of your story. Your job is to remember the flow, go with the flow and use that flow (life force) to pave an inspired future for yourself one moment at a time. Also, don’t be so damn hard on yourself. Take it easy!
Remember: Comparison Sucks
Comparison is the thief of joy. You need to stop and identify the negative self-talk that likes to corrode your thinking by telling you that you’re not good enough. Stop comparing the bodies, results and life circumstances of others to yourself because you never actually know what it’s like beyond the exterior appearances unless you have walked a mile in another’s shoes. You are worthy. You are worthy.