It’s been an inspirational year. We started in January 2015, and I declared this would be a year long commitment. My desire was and continues to be that you will grab possibility and make it your reality! I’ll connect with you again. Embrace your new beginning! Be the light…
Today, people in the United States celebrate Thanksgiving. People around the world have learned that giving thanks throughout the everyday increases an abundant flow that is greater than money. It encourages richer relationships, increased sharing, belonging, living fully, peace of mind, wisdom and love of life!
Stare at a perfect rose long enough and you will find an imperfection. People are no different; our imperfections gives us our life lessons to learn. Those imperfections are what makes us human, and dare I say interesting? Welcome to the human race, perfectly imperfect people!
What advice would you give someone to help them accept their imperfections?
Your real beauty and wholeness resides inside of you! If you don’t see it, you may have buried your inner specialness. I recommend that you lift up (admit) and discard (forgive) your old mistakes and hurts. Now you are free to think; what if it’s true that you are beautiful on the inside? Get comfortable with the belief; start by repeating to yourself, “I have inner beauty.”
When you recognize your inner beauty, how can you let it shine?
We want people to be compassionate with us. Here’s the radical part; we have to be compassionate with ourselves and others in order to expect it from others! Compassion is possible when we are authentic, feel worthy, and accept as humans that we are sometimes imperfect.
Are you daring enough to show yourself and others compassion?
We spend so much time thinking about what we don’t want. Let’s imagine what we do want! Begin to cancel every thought you don’t want and actively replace it with statements that support what you do want to see in your life. While you are imagining what you do want, allow yourself to feel the joy associated with what you do want. These feelings reinforce the thought thereby helping to attract/align to what you want!
Does imaging what you do want make you smile?
Doesn’t it feel good to focus on what you want rather than what you don’t want?
We were all born with dignity. As babies, we cried out for what we needed; and more often than not, those needs were met. Somewhere along the life path, we were taught to stop asking for what we wanted as if it were not dignified to have what we want and need.
As adults, let’s reclaim the dignity in seeking what we need. Let’s be brave enough to expect our needs to be met!
What thoughts hold you back from asking for what you need?
What can you do for yourself and what can you ask others to help you with today?
Are you all in, or do you have one foot in and one foot out of your work, project or relationships? Half in and half out is a structure for pretense. The way to know you are all in is you tell the truth, own your feelings, and practice compassion toward yourself and others!
Where are you all in and where are you not all in your life?
As you incorporate who you really are in your everyday interactions, you begin to realize who you are is enough. Your authentic self always feels more alive than your pretend self. Your authentic power is born inside you! It is time to reconnect and let it out!
What three things can you do to show yourself that “you are enough”?
You can release the things you are holding onto from your past and, if you are like me, letting go of it was a pull and tug situation. How do you let go “effortlessly” the things that have hurt you? I read recently that you can affirm to joyously release the past. I had never thought of that as a possibility, but I do now! The benefit is you are also able to affirm “I am at peace”!
Do you want to hold on to your past or be at peace?
Do you wish to be joy filled or dismayed on your life’s journey?