Please watch this video before reading this essay. Really allow yourself to take it all in.
Now. Ask yourself “how would the world look if we treated one another this way?”
OK, now, ask yourself “how would life look if I treated myself this way?” How do you feel in your body considering this idea? What do you notice?
It is generally easier for us to look outside of ourselves with our generous hearts,seeing the value and worth in others. Then we expend so much vital energy cutting ourselves down…it’s clear where this modus operandi has taken us. Shall we try a 180 here?
Recreate the stew in which we simmer?
I intend to create a new ritual around consciously shifting my inner dialog. Care to join me?
Each day as I rise, I intend to spend a minimum of 5 minutes with myself, standing before a mirror giving myself my due validation. I will not limit this to the parts of myself that I can see or to my personality traits.
I will extend this validation to every part of my body that I have ever negated, hated, scorned or desecrated.
Being certain to note how beautiful and worthy each part is and apologizing for being so mean-spirited.
Next and most importantly, I shall release a waterfall of validation upon my ego. My poor, disconnected, scared lonely gal who is overworked and unsupported. This would make anyone mean-spirited.
For it is this feeling of having to do it all without any support, love or acknowledgment that drives us to lash out at ourselves, others, the world…is it not?
Then we have so many spiritual and religious traditions demonizing the ego, suggesting everything from setting it aside to killing it. I offer a different choice/point of view.
The ego is grasping for the Higher Self as too are we all. It, like us, does not like feeling disconnected because our connection to Source/Higher Self is our primary and vital source of validation!
Our very connection to Source energy is validating.
Let us acknowledge our ego selves for all of it’s hard work over all our lifetimes while feeling disconnected from Source validation. We cannot abuse and deny our vehicles and still expect to feel connected to Source/Higher Self. Our bodies ARE SOURCE. Our body is HIGHER SELF. The two cannot be separated that is the illusion of this world, the “veil”. That we are disconnected, that we are not whole. Our beautiful vehicles are made of Source energy, the Higher Self made physical, right down to the last vibrating atom.
How can we look at our body and see and feel anything but pure Divinity?
Let us stand before our beautiful selves and heap praise upon our ego for it’s strength, it’s power, tenacity. For keeping us safe and protected. For always being on full alert. Thank you for working so hard for me! Thank you for always looking out for me. Thank you for being there for me when I thought I was alone. Thank you for always having my back. Thank you for showing me where I need to heal. I am sorry that I have not always been able to hear or understand you and your messages. I am sorry that it took me so long to see that we don’t have to feel disconnected! I love you just the way you are. You are a beautiful vibrant Light and a part of me that I cherish and honor fully. Welcome home.
The “shift” is and has always been an internal movement. Spiraling out from our high hearts creating Life. Acknowledge your beauty, your Light. Know that your body is the God and Goddess.
There is no separation.
There is no waiting.
Life is birthed with each breath from within the stew of your inner being.
Make it delicious!