Have you ever said or thought phrases like, “That’s not good enough?”
While there are people who can easily shove these occasional thoughts aside, there are others who are holding onto an underlying belief that they’re not enough.
When I was in grade school and the teacher would ask me a question, I would claim that I didn’t know the answer even when I did. I was afraid to speak up in class because my answers might not be good enough. There were times when I felt that I needed to minimize my success and downplay my accomplishments because I wanted people to like me. Otherwise, I just wasn’t good enough. These are just some examples of how this belief can show up for us in our lives.
However, this does not have to be the case for any of us. First of all, see this belief for the lie that it is.
After all, if we are infinite spiritual beings who happen to be residing in human bodies at the moment, how can we truly be anything less than enough? Also, it can be helpful to explore the reasons for adopting these beliefs. During this process, I encourage you to seek support in order to deal with the strong feelings that may come up. While I still have this belief popping up from time to time, I try to keep things in perspective and have lots of compassion for myself. Sometimes, this is the best that we can do.
Why is it that when you are manifesting something, and really looking forward to it, does it seem to take forever to come to you? This could happen for many reasons, and divine timing is one of them.
Also, there are times when we are hung up on getting what we want when the universe is preparing us to receive our desires by giving us what we need first. Just as a squirrel gathers acorns for the winter, we are gathering what we need before getting what we want.
If this process didn’t happen, we may not appreciate what we wanted in the same way.
While this can be frustrating at times, it’s actually the greatest gift that the universe can give us. Also, remember that change doesn’t always happen overnight.
Just be yourself. That’s great advice, but how can we do that in a society where we are expected to follow the so-called acceptable way of doing things? Also, why would we even want to be completely authentic if it’s so darn hard and unpopular?
When we are truly authentic, we are allowing ourselves to be guided by the divine. When we make heart-centered decisions and live divinely inspired lives, we are not allowing the fearful, judgmental, and often self-depracating ego make our decisions for us.
When we honor the divine spark within us, we have more of our soul’s energy to use for manifesting abundance into our lives, discovering and living our soul’s purpose, and creative expression.
Also, we begin to have more compassion and empathy for ourselves and others. When we become our authentic selves, we finally get to take off our masks and truly live in integrity.
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?
Have you ever said “yes” to your inner guidance even when it didn’t make sense? How did it feel?
When we say “yes” to our intuitive guidance even when that guidance doesn’t make sense to our logical minds, it can bring up a lot of fears and insecurities. We can experience the fear of judgment by others or the fear of letting go of what is familiar to us.
However, saying “yes” to this type of guidance can be extremely rewarding. If we don’t take the risk of following our own inner guidance, we may miss valuable, exciting, and even life-changing opportunities.
For example, when I was ready to pursue my undergraduate degree, I got accepted into two different schools. One of those schools was closer and more affordable, and it would’ve been the logical choice. However, something didn’t feel right.
When I went to visit the second school, it just felt right. Although I work as a psychic medium, I’m glad that I pursued my undergraduate degree in social work.
I was given many opportunities and met many people who had an impact on my life because I followed my inner guidance, even though it didn’t make sense. In fact, that was even before I knew how to tap into my intuition on a daily basis. How does this play out in your own life?
When clients visit a medium, they’re likely to come with a certain set of expectations. Often times, clients expect to receive a message from a specific person.
However, mediums cannot guarantee that a specific spirit will communicate during the reading. There may be several reasons why this can happen.
I believe that clients are likely to receive messages from loved ones who need to come through. This means that clients may be more likely to hear from those people first. I believe that the spirit world knows what each of us needs on the soul level. In other words, clients will get what they need before getting what they want from a reading.
However, the spirit world has a way of delivering the perfect message at the perfect time. I understand that this can be extremely frustrating. After my father passed away, I wanted to hear from him. At the time, I attended a local spiritualist church, and I would silently ask my father to bring a message through one of the mediums.
For years, I heard nothing from my father. When I had worked through the worst of my grief, he came through.
Now, I understand that I needed to do some serious inner work before I was ready to hear from my father. I believe that everything happens in its own time. If you’re in a similar situation to what I just described, it does not mean that your deceased family member has stopped loving you. In fact, your departed loved ones love you enough to give you exactly what you need at the right time, and never before then.
Have you ever wondered why it seems easier to stay in the same job, relationship, or town even though it no longer serves you to do so? Have you ever been in a similar situation?
It’s definitely not your fault that you learned to settle for less and play it safe. However, playing it safe and settling for less isn’t the safer option. In fact, it could have unintended consequences.
For example, instead of exploring my spiritual interests, I was prepared to get my masters degree in social work. After all, my friends were taking this route, and they were successful. Also, several people had advised me to take this path. However, the voice of my intuition was not in agreement at all.
It took me a while, but I finally listened to the voice of my intuition. If I had gone right back to school, I would have graduated with twice as much student loan debt. Also, my stress level would’ve been pretty high because I wasn’t being true to myself.
As a result of that, I might not receive the grades that I wanted, and that wouldn’t sit well with me. Lastly, I wouldn’t be guaranteed a job after graduation.
Whenever you are tempted to settle for something in your life because it seems safer, I encourage you to check in with your intuition while weighing your options.