My inner critic used to be very loud and pretty much ran my life. It told me I couldn’t do many of the things I really wanted to do, that I was too small, too unprepared, too opinionated, or just not good enough. This voice told me that I needed to change, that I wasn’t good enough just as I was. I had grown so used to the incessant negativity that I really believed I was deficient in some way.
But not anymore!
I have tamed my inner critic and you can, too. I have found the peace and contentment I craved. I know that I’m fine just the way I am—no, I’m better than I ever expected to be!
I listen to a new voice now, one that fills me with love, compassion, and gentleness. I am comfortable in my own skin, (finally!!) liking all parts of me, even those not-so-perfect parts. As a result, the relationship I have with myself and with others has blossomed. This voice is my Spirit, my true essence talking directly to me. By listening to this new voice, I am now expressing my unique life purpose and living the life I was meant to live.
How did I do it? This month we are focusing on the tools that I used to clear the energy of others from my space. I’ve introduced you to grounding, calling back your own life force, tapping, and blowing up roses. As you learn to listen to your own internal truths, you will become less concerned with the “shoulds” of the world. What your neighbor thinks and the baggage you’ve been dragging around since childhood will take a back seat to your own internal wisdom. You will refine ways to set your attitude, consciously choose your thoughts and feelings, and stay grounded alongside other people’s energies. I truly believe that energy travels between people and that the thoughts and feelings of others can get “stuck” in our bodies, causing us to lose track of our own internal wisdom.
As we close out this month, spend some time thinking about how you want to treat yourself. What qualities are dear to your heart? Kindness? Gentleness? Compassion? Whatever comes to mind. Spend some time with these qualities. Look back over your Name Web and be amazed at how different you are already. Think of how easy that was once you committed to becoming a conscious creator of your own life.
Accept that you too can be gentle – compassionate – and kind to yourself.
Give yourself permission to be as kind to yourself as you are to others. Be as compassionate with your ups and downs, personal foibles and idiosyncrasies as you are with those around you. Remember that what you think and feel you will become.
Be you – shine bright!