I spend a lot of time talking about change and how to be better and living in our light but I realized that this doesn't stand a chance of happening if we continue to live our lives looking at ourselves through rose colored glasses. Yes, it is time for change. Our world does have a lot of improving to do. But we cant change the world until we can bite the bullet and change the truth about ourselves. We need to be able to wipe our mirrors clean and unveil the lace distraction and observe what is staring us in the face. We are all flawed. Each and every one of us. And all for different reasons. And that's ok. We aren't meant to be perfect because if we were we wouldn't be having a human experience. Earth is a classroom. We are meant to "live and learn". But it needs to start from within. It needs to start at home, in the privacy of our subconscious and our most personal thoughts and feelings. We need to embrace our innermost flaws and strive to make them better, in turn, making our world better. And then everything can fall into place. Sometimes we need to go back to square one before we can proceed to square 91. I speak from experience when I say that.
When our physical bodies finally pass on and our spirit moves on to another plane, we all experience a Life Review. We see how every decision we made and every word we ever spoke affected the people around us. We feel every emotion we have ever inflicted upon another human being, the good, the bad, the ugly and indifferent. But... why wait so long? Why not look at who we are today, right now? If we do this, we have the ability to change not only our outcome, but the outcome of all the lives we interface with. Our reach of control only goes so far. We cant control the people around us, although we would like to believe otherwise, especially us women lol, but we CAN control ourselves. We can control how we react to situations and how we conduct our day to day lives. We need to live our lives with love at its core and set the example for the people we want to see change in.
The process isn't really all that grueling. It just requires... honesty. We need to be able to look at ourselves the way we would look at others, and instead of closing the door on it, embrace it. Get out a sheet of paper and make a list if you need to. You can always burn it or shred it once you are done if you want to make sure no one else sees it. But I know for me, writing is quite cathartic and sometimes a visual aid helps to put things in perspective. Feel your emotions. Allow yourself the opportunity to cry and laugh. When we shove things under the rug we are only giving them momentum to torture us at a later date. So don't give in to that. Sometimes our lists can appear quite overwhelming so I urge you to write down all your good qualities as well. It's so important we realize the beauty that lies within each of us. If we walk around believing we are just a big pile of mistakes then that doesn't exactly serve our greatest good, now does it?
Take one issue at a time. Rome wasn't built in a day after all. I'm not saying to conquer every battle to the point of perfection. That simply doesn't exist. Not on our earth. I'm saying to strive to be the best version of yourself possible. Keep finding a way to reinvent the wheel. Keep trying new things. Keep trying to be better. Don't settle for mediocre. Don't settle for being "less than". Because you are not "less than". You are a miracle. You are light. We all are. And we all have the ability to be better than who we are today.
You can ask God for help. You can ask the Angels for help. They will certainly help you be gentle with yourself. This surely isn't about punishing or bruising our self esteem. It's about enhancing it. So, look at yourself in the mirror with the intention of seeing your truth, pray on it, meditate on it, sleep on it, dedicate your time to you and your healing, and less time to crucifying others for their shortcomings. Yes, some are greater than others, but again, we cant control them, we can only control ourselves and the morals and values we instill in our children.
Lead by example. Actions really do speak a heck of a lot louder than words. Imagine what it would be like to fix what's broken now, to make amends with our mishaps and the people we affect now... before it's too late. Allow yourself the beauty of healing and all its wonders. Allow yourself the opportunity to shine and make a difference in this world. Even if you think no one is looking or no one will be affected by your life and your changes, TRUST ME, they will. Just bumping into someone on the street and giving them smile, as opposed to a nasty outburst of "EXCUSE YOU", can make all the world of difference. We have no idea what we are doing to another person, even a stranger, when we cross their paths. Be someone's light, not their darkness. And when we resolve inner isssues, we are allowing ourselves the freedom to permeate the light that we are meant to pass on.
So, I implore you, no... I challenge you! Be honest with yourself and set the intention to pick one thing on your list and enhance it for the better. Even if its only one thing, you have just created one more pearl of light for this world. Remember, the people around us rely on us to shed light so they can see when they cant find any of their own. We all need a little help sometimes. Put yourself in the position to be able to do just that. When we make internal changes, we lessen the burden we carry on our shoulders. It's so much easier to get through the day when our shoulders aren't being compounded by the enormous luggage we are so adamant on dragging along. Go back to basics. Look at yourself in the mirror with honesty so you can become the "better you" you have been looking for.
Remember, the angels are always there waiting for you to ask them for help. So don't set out on your journey alone. And if you need a physical being to help you out, you know where to find me.
Blessings, love and light to all,
P.S. If any of you have taken this challenge seriously I'd love to hear about it. You can either post a comment or contact me privately. Please keep me posted on your journeys:)