Today I am being reminded by my Angels how important it is for us to recognize and acknowledge our accomplishments and all of the hard work that we have been doing. It is difficult for many of us to as gentle and a compassionate with ourselves as we are with others. We are quick to lend a hand and offer heart felt advice to those in need, yet when it comes to us we seem to be much less generous. Why is that? I myself have realized that the reason for my self-sabotaging and self-defeating patterns lies within ...
the fact that I thought I wasn’t good enough let alone deserving. I simply did not love myself enough and that is why I kept searching for love and acknowledgement in others. I thought if I could somehow give and give I would feel better about myself and giving always came naturally to me because of what I do.
After many years of soul searching and trying to follow the red thread that connected all of my negative patterns I have come to the solution that I need to become that love and peace for myself; that no outside source of any kind was ever going to be able to fill that hole in my heart but me. I decided to become the person who I wanted to be with.
It is one thing to understand something intellectually, I mean we all get that we have to be kinder to ourselves and that we need to love ourselves more, however it is a whole different ball game to actually embody (literally) that knowing, internalizing it and living it. It sometimes can take years to fully integrate this lesson into our physical experience here on earth. But remember, you didn’t get here over night! Stop judging your progress or lack thereof. The Angels reassured me that there are no real mistakes, at least not with our understanding of the negative meaning of the word. The only mistake, if there really is such a thing, would only be to repeat the same one over and over again expecting things to change.
I am starting now to treat myself as if I were my own best friend. I am taking myself out on dates. I check in with my inner child often to see how she is feeling. I buy myself flowers simply because, without feeling guilty for spending money on myself. I treat myself gently, I talk to myself honestly and pat myself on the back whenever I do a good job. I now open my arms to receive gifts, help and gestures of love because I know now I too am deserving. Just think about how good you feel when you give to others freely; how happy it makes you to see them smile. Why would you want to deny someone else that pleasure of giving to you. Open your arms and heart to receive sweet soul.
Do you take time to look at your accomplishments in your life and savour them? Are you being gentle with yourself? What are you afraid of?
Ask yourself honestly: In what area of your life are you not honoring yourself?
Be gentle. Be sweet. Be kind. Be love. Be YOU!