Hello friends! I hope this Tuesday is easing you right into the work with more smiles than troubles and more laughter than frustration. Mercury will be out of retrograde tomorrow, so for those of you that feel those affects, relief is on its way!
I've been swamped lately with some other things I've been working on, and preparing my book for the launch, so I haven't been able to write as much as I'd like to. Today, I'm making the time, on my lunchto get this post underway. It's been on my heart for a while, and is inspired by YOU guys. I may not have time to respond to all of your questions and thoughts individually, but trust me, I DO read them. So, this post in inspired by a handful of individuals that I see have something in common, perhaps just an inability to see their own beauty.. so here goes....I hope you all enjoy and can take something away from this.
As we dance through life, one day after the next, and look for our purpose in something or someone, we often times find ourselves feeling helpless and powerless. Some situations and people seem out of touch and out of reach for our happiness to be fulfilled in a way that we hope or want. When these situations arise, and they will, practice mindfulness before you allow the emotions to get involved. If we live through our expectations, we are continually setting ourselves up for failure. We even begin to live like savages, with the belief that when the comes everything will be better, or when we meet our expectations, then everything will fall into place.
When we live this way, we are guilty of holding our own happiness hostage, only allowing it to surface in certain conditions. We deprive ourselves of realizing our own divinity, our own greatness. I've even seen others hold their happiness and inner peace subjected to the actions of other people. This is a diseased state of mind, one that naturally carries a feeling of inferiority amid all the rest and continually seeking external validation.
Well, let me tell you my friend, you were not created to be inferior. Those very people, places and things that you seek validation through were created by the SAME created that made you. Because you are alive, that is validation of your being. You need not to seek it through others, for what power do they have over you- NONE. You weren't just created, you were designed to be you, in your very own greatness and strength. Nothing can take that away, except you. You my have chosen to give it away to another, and when the other didn't return it, in accordance to your desires, you were left feeling invalid.
People and situations are out of your control, but the one thing that will always remain intact is your worth. When you look up to the night sky, and ponder the beautiful stars, have you forgotten that the same creator of the stars, also created you. That is pretty powerful. And when you tremble with anticipation of the future, have you forgotten that the same creator of all things, has created you, and therefore already given you triumph over any tribulations you may face.
Do not convince yourselves that you just blend in among others, and that you are inferior in any way. You were created and designed with intent, purpose, love and adoration. Times may come when you don't know what that purpose is, and you feel no inspiration, and no life inside of you. Be still in these times. Let God speak through you. How great it is to know, that the same God that created the stars, the sun and the moon, also created you.
Allow the difficult times to pass, and be present with each and every moment. Don't let your longing or desires overcome you, and steal your joy.
Remember, the same creator that made the stars, the sun, heaven and Earth, also created you. So when you gaze in adoration at any of these, see the beauty in yourself too, knowing the same magnificent creator was intentional with you.
All my love,