I would like to invite you to take a few moments to reflect and look at the beliefs you have about yourself. Perhaps this will require more than just a few moments, since we are talking about ingrained beliefs, but notice what comes up when you answer this question:
Do you feel that you are enough the way you are, or do you feel like you always have to prove something to others in order to feel worthy?
We are conditioned by our environment that we are not good enough the way we are, that we always need to know more, that we need to do more, that we have to perform in a certain way in order to have value.
Isn't it insane to live our lives with this belief?
This feeling of not being enough can spill into our personal relationships and our choice of work/jobs. The pressure that we always need to know what we’re doing next and what we’re doing with our lives can be very limiting to our expression and block us from living in flow.
Sometimes we just have to sit with the unknown. It doesn't mean giving up on our dreams and desires, but simply being open to how it will come about.
We also don't need anyone's approval to feel whole, to feel enough and worthy.
We can choose to see ourselves in our wholeness, and that is a practice. It means that we might need to ignore other people's opinions and perceptions about who we are and what we should be.
This past month I spent many many hours communing with nature - walking on the beach, watching the waves, the birds, smelling the flowers and touching trees. These solo moments in nature allow me to just be, as I observe its perfection and contemplate the sweetness of life. It’s especially helpful when I am going through something challenging and need to feel more balanced and replenished. Nature is medicine.
I encourage you to take a moment for yourself (daily) to affirm and contemplate the idea of being enough and truly give yourself permission to feel it, to remember your essence.
Don't wait for anyone’s validation or understanding of who you are.
The universe adores you but it cannot yield to you differently than how you feel about yourself.
You are enough and you are lovable, just the way you are.
A new poem with a beat ! :-)
May the past be put to rest
I see its gifts, it was not a test
In the present I do my best
I plant (and water) the seeds of what I want to manifest
I can raise my vibration again (and again)
Even and especially when I feel the pain
The contrasts were not in vain
I own how I feel, no one to blame
My inner being knows my path
Sometimes I cry, sometimes I laugh
My emotions are my guiding system
All I have to do is to "listen"
I feel the wind, I feel the grass
I dance and honor my body’s inner compass
I sing with birds, I touch a tree
I'll cast no shadows, we are here to be free
I follow my own rhythm,
Love and joy give me freedom
I shape my reality with my beliefs
Sometimes I attract a storm, sometimes a breeze
It matters the Energy that we vibrate
That's how we create
This world is our playground
We all can make our own sound
I've got nothing to win or to lose
I am here to create my own muse
Happiness and worthiness are my birthright
May we all shine our own inner light.
A flock of birds fly in the sky, in unison they dance to life.
A butterfly flutters by, the present moment is its muse.
You may seek joy in the extraordinary,
But don’t miss it in the ordinary.
Look around and be amused,
Find a reason to feel enthused;
More focus on appreciation
less time given to frustration.
Forgive yourself for your mistakes,
Learn from the experiences for your own sake.
When you feel that life is tasting sour,
Step away and go to happy hour
Or seek delight in a hot shower,
Just don’t give away your inner power.
Once you let go of what was, you can be fully open to what will be. 🦋
Much of our stories and beliefs have clouded our perception from knowing who we truly are, creating an illusion that keeps us from trusting our hearts, because we are conditioned to believe that we are worthy of love if we live up to others expectations, and punished/judged if we don’t.
We only fear love if we are afraid to lose it, but once you realize that you are love then you’ll know you can’t never lose what is always within you. You’ll feel it so vibrantly inside you that you will naturally share it with other beings. And that allows for co-creation and the freedom to be. When you honor your existence, you respect your art, you stop judging yourself, you accept your light and your shadow so they no longer need to battle with each other. You are then able to respect everyone else’s art and expression, knowing that’s an extension of themselves.
We are here on this planet for a short period of time. Everyday we have a choice to renew our vows to ourselves and remain true to our hearts, even (and especially) when life presents us with challenges. We can learn from our experiences and make better choices, and we can unlearn all that has kept us disconnected from our true nature. 🙏🏼🦋🌻
Enjoy the gift of being alive.
Today I drew sand mandalas on the beach to practice being present and releasing stories.
I allow myself to play
and watch the ocean waves
wash the drawings away.
Embracing creativity and flow
I welcome my new skin that wants to glow.
I pray in gratitude
for the beautiful transformation within
as I shed my old skin.
Releasing the past and letting go
what I no longer need I shall forgo.
We are only a couple of weeks away from the New Year, and I want to take this opportunity to thank you for being a part of this community, whether you have been following me for a while or you're landing on my website for the first time.
In this month's post, I’d like to focus on the topic of Abundance.
When you think of Abundance, what comes to mind?
According to Merriam-Webster dictionary, the definition of abundance is: “an ample quantity; affluence; wealth”.
To me, abundance is not only wealth in the sense of material possessions, moreover, it has to do with having plenty of physical and emotional sustenance, and spiritual nourishment. It’s about having what we need in each moment while feeling grateful and content with what we have.
When we get caught up in limiting beliefs such as lack, it's hard to feel and experience that we have enough. Sometimes just a slight shift in perspective can help us realize we have plenty, and the more we realize how much we have, the more we feel abundant.
As part of my daily practice, I pause a few times a day to focus on gratitude, not just when life is flowing with ease, but also when it feels challenging. I close my eyes, take a few deep breaths and I give thanks to the Universe for all that I have and all that I am today. Before eating a meal, I say a prayer for having food on the table, and I send gratitude to every person that contributed in the process of getting that meal to me. The people that harvested the ingredients, the people that packed it, transported it, shelved it and prepared it. It’s my way of building a relationship with that meal and savoring it.
If I catch myself having a moment in which I am focusing on what is lacking, I ask Spirit to show me what do I need to see that I am not seeing, and to help me shift my perspective.
It’s not always easy to perceive abundance when we are so used to getting caught up on the things that are not going so well, however it’s a practice we can choose to cultivate.
Could you feel contentment and gratitude for what you have now, while still working toward your goals and dreams?
I invite you to reflect on this and see what comes up for you.
Think about how you’d like to start the New Year and notice what areas of your life you could take more responsibility for making improvements and creating fulfillment for yourself, with less expectations about what others have to do for you.
I encourage you to take a moment to evaluate your life, the lessons it brought to you in 2017, and the reasons you have to be grateful for, so that you can start the New Year on a positive note, welcoming infinite abundance.
May you receive all that you need (emotional, spiritual, physical and material abundance) and may you always have enough.
Happy Holidays and Happy New Year.