You shouldn’t have!

Have you ever realized that sometimes, we treat others better than we treat ourselves? For example, I wouldn’t yell at another person in order to tell her what she should’ve done. I definitely wouldn’t tell that person that she wasn’t good enough or that she can’t do something.
However, I’ve often caught myself saying these very things to myself. We wouldn’t allow others to treat us that way, so why do we do that to ourselves?
I challenge every one of you to notice these thoughts as they come up. There is no need to judge them, though. Instead, know that you have the ability to choose a more empowering thought next time.

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You’re not broken!

I have an important message for you today. You’re not broken. All of us are whole because we are divine sacred beings. How can I say these things with confidence?
There was a period of my life where I suffered from severe depression. I didn’t want to get out of bed in the morning, and I wondered if life meant anything at all. I felt that it would never end.
During this time, my father passed away, I lost my favorite cat to a debilitating brain condition, and I couldn’t see my life improving any time soon. In fact, if someone had tried to convince me that I wasn’t broken, I wouldn’t have believed them.
However, I have chosen a more empowering perspective. I truly believe that this dark period of my life acted as a catalyst for remembering my own inherent divinity and beginning to return to our natural state of wholeness. I know that I am a work in progress, and that’s okay. I also know that I’m not broken, and I never was. However, I don’t want you to simply take my word for it. I want you to experience this truth for yourself. You deserve it!

how to take inspired action

In both the spiritual and self-help communities, we are encouraged to take inspired action. What does that really mean, and how, exactly, are we supposed to do that? Where does this inspiration even come from?
For example, when I began this blog, I researched topics and added a few of my insights along the way. In other words, I was taking action, but I was not writing from the heart. This is where our inspiration comes from. True inspiration can also come from our spirit guides, angels, or any other source that connects you to the divine.
If you want to know whether your desire to take action on something in your life is coming from a place of inspiration, ask yourself this question. Is this coming from a place of love, or is it coming from a place of fear, guilt, or obligation?

You’re not alone, and here’s why.

Have you ever felt completely and utterly alone? If you have, I can guarantee that you’re not the only one who has ever felt that way.
I remember one of those times that really stands out for me. I was about to graduate from college with a social work degree.
It seemed that a number of my fellow social work students knew which area of social work in which they wanted to work. That wasn’t the case for me, though.
Although I enjoyed my internship in the mental health field, I wasn’t sure that I could even get a job in that field. Also, I wasn’t even sure that a social work career was for me.
I felt completely alone with my feelings. Everyone else seemed so confident, and they seemed to know which direction their lives would take. After some time had passed, I realized that I wasn’t alone.
In our society, there is a lot of pressure to figure out exactly what we want to do with the rest of our lives. However, that’s not necessary. In fact, it is very common to struggle with this decision and even change careers several times. If you feel that you haven’t quite found your place in life yet, there’s a good chance that you know of at least one person who’s going through the same thing. Instead of worrying needlessly and feeling isolated, maybe you can support and encourage each other.
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Have you been visited by the I’m not ready monster?

Whenever I’m about to go for something that I want, there is always a surge of excitement. However, the second that I’m about to take a big leap of faith in the direction of my desires, that little fear monster in my head tries to convince me that I’m not ready.
This can happen for one of two main reasons. Firstly, your intuition may be trying to tell you something. You may need more information before going forward, or the timing may not be right.
The second reason for your visit from the I’m not ready monster is fear. If this is the case, examine this fear more closely. Is it really justified? If not, go ahead with your leap of faith. Remember that you won’t have to do it alone.
You always have support from the spirit world, and you could always talk to a trustworthy friend, hire a coach, or find a mentor.

why you may be struggling to ask the universe for what you want

When we wish to manifest something, it’s important that we understand our needs, wants, and desires. This isn’t as difficult as it sounds.
However, if you’re not used to asking for what you want, this first step may seem complicated. This can happen for a variety of reasons.
I remember when I was taught how to manifest, and I was asked what I wanted. Although I had an answer to that question, in the back of my mind, I was doubting whether or not I could really ask the universe for what I want without seeming greedy.
After all, if I got what I wanted, wasn’t I taking it away from someone else? I came to realize that I had just encountered two limiting beliefs that were keeping me from gaining clarity around what I wanted to attract into my life. Firstly, I was operating under the assumption that it is impolite to ask for too much. Secondly, I believed that if I allowed myself to receive abundance, I would be taking it from someone else.
After I learned that these assumptions were false, I was able to gain clarity about what I wanted to attract into my life.Once we let go of those disempowering beliefs and begin to adopt new ones, gaining clarity around your desires becomes easier.

Is it time to stop taking life so seriously?

While some people may choose to view blindness as a tragedy and pity me, I choose to make light of it when the opportunity presents itself.
For example, there were a few times that I was talking to someone, and that person left the room without telling me. I kept talking until I realized that the other person wasn’t answering me. She came back, and I told her what happened. My friend apologized for leaving the room without saying anything, and we both had a good laugh over it.
In one instance, a family friend bought a large container of catnip for his furry companion, and he showed it to me. We were having spaghetti for dinner, and the container of catnip felt similar to the container of parmesan cheese. I poured a small amount into my hand and got ready to sprinkle it onto my spaghetti. My mother grabbed my arm and asked what I was doing, and we had a good laugh.
During both of these incidents, I could have gotten annoyed with myself or even engaged in self-pity. However, I chose to laugh. I refer to these types of incidents as the perks of being blind. Laughter can brighten the most serious or embarrassing situations.
Laughter can also raise one’s vibration, so take some time to have a good laugh at your own expense!