Journey to Self-Worth and Self-Love

Did you know that every person has an equal amount of negative qualities about themselves as they do positive qualities?  These numbers have to be equal.  You can’t have one without the other.  They go hand in hand.  Did you further know that you can take a negative quality and ‘flip it’ into a positive.  WOW!  What an amazing feeling, isn’t it?  Here is an example…. I am OVERLY SENSITIVE.  I hate this about myself.  I take things too personally, I am very hard on myself, and I feel let down quite often.  Now let’s flip it and turn it into a positive.  I LOVE so deeply.  I love BIG!  So you see I can’t love as big as I do without being overly sensitive.  When I look at it this way it makes me embrace the fact that I am overly sensitive.  When I was younger I used to get so mad at myself for caring so much.  I would tell myself to just get some tough skin but as I have grown older I have come to appreciate this quality about me.  Because of this I am able to touch other people in ways many cannot. I have often been told by friends that they wish they could love as big as I do.  I love without condition, I love selflessly, it is pure.  I am currently in the process to write down all the negative qualities I think about myself so then I can ‘flip’ them.  How Empowering?!  I encourage you all to do the same and see what you come up with.  Your energies about your own self-worth will change and allow more self-love to shine through.  It isn’t as easy as it sounds though. It will take effort.  You may get discouraged and want to give up.  If this happens simply just take a break and come back to it.  It doesn’t matter how often you need to come back to it, what matters is that you are doing it.  You can also take it one step further and share it with a loved one.  For me the feeling of connection plays a powerful role in me ‘Doing the Work’.  If I know I am going to share it with someone I am more apt to finish.  Not to mention having the extra support and encouragement is priceless.

I get told very often I am too intense, too emotional, too sensitive, too much for people.  I now LOVE all of these qualities about myself.  They are all my core gifts.  They are what separate me from the crowd.  I chose to no longer try to ‘fit in’ with the crowd but to pave my own path.  My goal in life is to speak to as many people as I possibly can and to touch as many lives and hearts as I possibly can.  These core gifts are where my passions stem from.  I wouldn’t be able to be a passionate motivational speaker, spiritual empowerment coach or psychic without these characteristics.  Realizing this didn’t just happen over night.  It was a day by day process.  This process consisted of falling down quite a few times in order to see the light.

What are your core gifts?  What are your passions?  What excites you?  If you aren’t aware I encourage you all to dig in deep and find out.  When you look deep into your soul and listen quietly to your thoughts without ego that is where you will find them.  Each and everyone of us has core gifts.  We all have a spot in the Universe that has our name on it.  No one else can take that spot.  So get in tune with yourself and get moving towards your spot.  It is there for the taking.

Looking at Life through the Eyes of a Child

As I woke today, the day after Thanksgiving I found myself reflecting on the holiday and all the blessings that came my way.  When I was putting my 9 year old son,Noah, to bed he so anxiously tells me that he had his Ipod touch alarm set for 6:30 am to start his day.  I chuckled a bit and told him that he should let his body tell him when it is time to wake up as we had no place to be that early in the morning.  It didn’t really dawn on me until this morning after Oliver and I had finished our fasted cardio, which I was dreading after indulging in all the Thanksgiving day food and treats, that Noah was so excited to start a fresh day that he wanted to get up so early.  As an adult we tend to think we need valuable reasons to get out bed to start our day earlier than we would like.  We get up for our jobs, for our workouts, for our kids but most often times we rarely just get out of bed to simply enjoy the new day.  Noah had no extra special reason to want to get up that early.  He just wanted to start the day, whatever the day may bring.  I just kept thinking how awesome that my 9 year old son just reminded me that every day is a day full of new adventures and opportunities.  I love how children view not only the world but themselves.  They are not scared to be themselves, they are not scared to ask questions, to inquire more about this fascinating life to them.  They look at a tree and see adventure.  They look at a stick and find a magic wand.  What is it as we grow up that the magic tends to fade?  Why is it we start to let our own fears lead our lives?  I am on a clear journey to find inner peace so on this journey I find myself asking a lot of questions.  We respond to life with only two emotions–Love or Fear.  I have been paying closer attention to my own thoughts, actions and reactions.  Which ones are out of love and which ones are out of fear.  Then I take it a step further for those that are lead by fear and ask, What is it about this situation that is making me fearful?  Knowing why I might be fearful helps me to evaluate and look at the situation through the eyes of love.  When I can calm myself enough to allow love to flow through a weight gets lifted off of my shoulders and I can feel the presence of peace flow through me.  Looking at life through the eyes of a child is tapping into the mystery and miracles life has to offer.  You can be told time and time again that there are limitless possibilities to each day but until you believe it through faith you stop yourself from feeling it and seeing it.  We often try to only look for the big things life has to offer.  It isn’t until we look at life for all the small miracles it has to offer that we can open our hearts and minds to a world of wonder every day.  We don’t need the EXTRAordinary big things in life to feel as if we are living.  We know we are living a purposeful life because we are grateful and loving every day through everything.  So I encourage you all today to make a new start.  To look at all the wonders of the day with love in your heart and a smile on your face.  Remembering that even a sunrise, sunset, a smile of a loved one or even a smile of a stranger can be a miracle in itself.  Once we see life as a series of small gifts can we then appreciate it as God intended us to.  Life is full of limitless possibilities and we have opportunities everyday to see life through the eyes of love and not fear.  Being grateful for everything bring us only more things and even bigger things to be even more grateful for.  Peace and Blessings to you All!

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