Most of us did not grow up in an environment where we were cheered on all the time, where we were empowered to follow our desires and dreams.
How about you?
Were you taught to praise yourself for things you do well? To feel good about every aspect of who you are and what you do?
Do you find yourself downplaying your gifts, strengths and accomplishments and focusing more on your mistakes, shortcomings or failures?
In today’s video, I want to challenge you to look closely at your beliefs and habits (maybe even some of your new found beliefs and some practices that you are working on turning into habits).
Don’t get me wrong – I am in no way saying that I have all of the answers, or that my connection to the DIVINE provides me with the ability to KNOW everything.
What is the TRUTH?
The TRUTH is, in the moment, whatever you NEED it to be to move you to the next moment.
First, let’s look at what we can do to help ourselves feel good … and in the process allow for us to move towards a more beneficial way of being.
The only thing we really need to do to get into full alignment with the DIVINE and our gifts, is to recognize ALL the things we are doing well and CELEBRATE them!
Not only should we celebrate the things we are doing well – we should celebrate everything … even those things we do that are distasteful and that we want to find a way to STOP doing.
Whatever we resist, PERSISTS!
Instead of beating yourself up … EMBRACE IT!
It will twist your whole understanding when you go from:
Try it … think of something you have been trying to change, an aspect of who you are that you don’t like, that you have been saying you were NOT going to be anymore.
Now take your sentence and turn it to the positive.
Here is an example:
I’m not going to drink for a month!
Ouch, say it out loud. It feels heavy (even if you are not a drinker it just feels hard … like you are depriving yourself of something).
I’m going to go alcohol-free for a month!
Not so difficult … liberating, easy.
See the difference?
Give that a try …
I’d love to hear how this works for you!
Love and Blessings from Maui,
P.S. I know – I said “FIRST” … watch the video for the second way in which I want you to take a step back and look at your beliefs.
Who is really CREATING the things that are happening?
Does this new perspective resonate with you? Are you feeling the chills of TRUTH?
Seriously, I would LOVE to hear from you about this!