We are "Not Just" who we seem to be on this Earthly plane, but so much more. We are ALL children of a loving God who is calling us home to Love. This blog is dedicated to those of us on that journey together…
Shhhhh, already! Quiet that voice that hates you… you know, the one that goes on (and on, and on…) about how much you suck. The one that rubs into your face your imperfections, and minimizes your value and worth. The one that tells lies just because it can.
Silence that voice… tell it firmly to shut up. When you do, listen to the whispers of your heart. The sweet gentle voice that tells you you are enough, you are worthy… you are not only lovable, but you are always and forever LOVED.
In this moment I send Gratitude into the Universe as I let go of the need for others to accept me, like me and approve of all that I say or do.
The striving for everyone to like me is pointless! Unless I give away or deny parts of myself on a daily basis I can never come close to this futile goal.
So why did I do it? In the past it was out of fear; fear that included me not trusting my own viewpoints or values. It came down to me not believing I mattered just as much as another. I feared being selfish or self-centered by asking to get my needs met or my opinions respected.
My need to be liked came from the fear that I may behave in a way that would be unloving or offensive to those that matter most to me. Ironically, this fear caused me to not speak out, not speak up, and hide my truth from those who I love… shutting them out of any true potential to know me and authentically love me for who I really am. This sabotaged trust and intimacy in the very relationships that matter the most to me.
I believed the lie that perhaps others unrealistic expectations of me were achievable… but today I see clearly they are not.
So today I am Grateful to those vocal few who do not like what I say, unapproved of how I say it, and judge my actions and choices. It is with learning to let go of their influence on my mood, my peace and my behavior that I can embrace the truth… it’s not personal as those critics will always tend to find fault with others, not just me! Some folks will continue to focus on all that is wrong instead of noting all that is right and good.
See, it’s not about me at all! I am grateful to see that now and to be able to practice the true art of letting go of the need to please.
Within each of us is life energy… an energy that we come to this world with and one that continues past our physical death. This energy seems to be a tiny part of a bigger Energetic Whole of the Creative I Am.
This Energy is that which we are borne of. This life energy has always been like a glowing light within us, we only need to shed our earthly egos to let it shine.
Most have felt this energy within themselves as they struggle to live their lives, yet have not recognized it. Few have experienced it’s power in it’s full capacity due to the heavy and dark veils of our egos.
This is the energy of Love in it’s purest form. Unconditional and affirming, patient and gentle, humble and nurturing, perpetual and persistent; it is the elixir of healing and the foundation for wholeness and peace.
This energy within each of us is the essence of our eternal identity and is truly Divine.
Love is ever-present in our lives. Many times we believe we are lost and alone in the darkness of our circumstances yet we never are. We only need to open our eyes and our hearts to see the love that is there. The love that can lead us through our troubled times may not look like the love we expected or wanted but it is what will save us. This love will lead us to the peace we crave and into the light. Never fear, love is always, always near.❤️Ann
We all get fearful and discouraged sometimes. It is natural to pull into ourselves and withdraw a bit as we protect our hearts and heal our wounds. Yet, we must always remember the source of true healing comes from a Source beyond our self-limiting illusions. When things get you down it is indeed best to look up toward hope, towards faith and towards Love. Love on.❤️Ann
Isn’t it the sad truth that we are taught so much more by our enemies and those who irritate us than those who are within our inner circles and those who we easily love? From those we dislike we learn patience, forgiveness, humility, acceptance, and most importantly how to truly Love.
We learn from those that challenge us the kind of love that expects nothing from the other but sees them as God does and recognizes their inherent value and worth. These are the lessons that will define us and our lives. These are the lessons that’s when learned will bring us closer to God… and closer to the peace and love that each one of us craves. Love on.❤️Ann
Sometimes we can find unexpected treasures in unexpected places… these treasures are often overlooked by others yet they hold priceless value! How blessed is the one who stumbles upon it along their path, stops to take notice and tenderly takes this treasure into their hand… or into their heart.❤️Ann
Free yourself to be yourself!
I’m in a place where I am trying to embrace my uniqueness. I’m letting go of the need to be understood or liked.
There is a freedom with this. A freedom that allows me to dance to my own rhythm and find my own special place in this big beautiful world that we call home.
Not everyone will “get” me… nor will I always “get” them, but that doesn’t mean one of us is right and the other is wrong. It just means we shine a different hue. And that’s okay. The most beautiful thing about life is how it is filled with many colors.
Be yourself and you can learn to love yourself. Love yourself and you can better love others. Love on.
My heart aches for the family and loved ones of those lost in this senseless tragedy. May we all send love and prayers their way as they try to come to terms with such an inconceivable act. Fear and hate will not have the last word. Love on.