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Embracing Yourself

Facing YourselfAre you afraid to be YOU? I mean have you been afraid to be accepted for who you truly are? Do you find yourself trying to “fit in” yet you’ve never felt more out of place? You are not alone! Instead of accepting our unique qualities we often try to assimilate into society because we fear being judged and/or unloved.

I’ve been there for many years; miserable feeling as though I was trapped in a box clawing my way out unsuccessfully. I’ve been depressed, angry, and sad but could not identify my “issue”. I ASSumed that I’d embraced being “different”; I ASSumed I was just fine with it because I never wanted to be like everyone else anyway. It wasn’t until recently I realized just how “different” I’ve always been but how sad I’ve been because I did not understand why; I only knew I felt as though I did not belong…anywhere.

I met a Beautiful Spirit a few months ago who saw in me what I’ve never been able to see. She reached out to me but never pressured me to respond and she refused to give up on me even though I did not return her calls or attend events she invited me to. It’s not that I did not want to, I was stuck and did not want to venture out, risk being judged or end up in yet another uncomfortable situation. I knew she was a Beautiful Spirit but my mind ASSumed she could not really be interested in me as a person and perhaps there was an ulterior motive like the others…

On a day I was feeling terribly anxious, this Beautiful Spirit called and invited me to a class she was teaching. She did not pressure me but mentioned she would love to see me again. I thought of blowing it off (unfortunately it’s what I do when I am anxious) but my spirit was drawn to visit with her. Her class turned out to be such an amazing spiritual experience. She knew I had been “suffering” and she reached out to help me; without me asking. It’s seems like an eternity since I’ve known someone I can feel “safe” with; she is an amazing Beautiful Spirit. She is teaching me that being different is not a curse; it’s a gift.

Loving yourself inside outI had not realized before now that being a highly sensitive person who is extremely empathetic could be a gift. Now I use my “gifts” to help others know they are not alone and gently nudge them to “find their way”. It’s an amazing feeling to help so many people who simply need understanding and support. I state emphatically that I work on maintaining love for myself so that I can continue to help others. Without self-love I could never help others and I did not understand this before I connected with this Beautiful Spirit.

Love yourself, be authentically who you are and most of all…erase the negative thoughts and feelings you have previously allowed others to bestow upon you. You are never alone but you must learn the difference between who is here to assist you during your journey and who may be here to set up roadblocks. Open your heart and open your mind to the infinite possibilities that await you…happiness and peace.

 

Love, Peace & Blessings…

 

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6 thoughts on “Embracing Yourself

  1. We are all unique, no question about that! The real question becomes if/when can we accept that and begin to be the best “individual” we can become. I hope you continue to make connections which help you to grow. And…thank you for following us today!

    Christian

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      1. And with that attitude, you (we) will accomplish that goal. There is so much we can give to others, and a lot we can learn from others. We just have to be open to the idea that we aren’t the “smartest person in the room!”

        Take care, enjoy your weekend, and thanks for the comments.

        Christian

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      2. I’ve asked to completely listen; so I can hear and assess my needs as well as those of others. It’s amazing what you can hear when you are quiet physically and mentally…absolutely amazing. You are right we must all learn to be a great student as well as teacher. 🙂

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      3. You sound like a lady of faith, perhaps? I love the scripture which says “be still and know that I am God.” ~Psm 46:10~

        I believe this verse goes even further in that it teaches to also be still within ourselves to learn more clarity and peace in our mortal lives.

        It is amazing what you can hear when you close your mouth and open your mind!

        Enjoy your day/night.
        Christian

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