We have been told since the day we made our entrance into this world all the things that are right with us and the things that are wrong with us. Even before we had the knowledge of language, our parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and others were expressing that we were “just like our Mother” or “just like our Father” and often they were not talking solely about looks. We picked up their energies as they approved and, especially, disapproved of our behaviors. As we grew older, certain traits emerged to the forefront of whom we were…or who we thought we were.
As adults, most of us know what is “wrong” with us. We know that we are procrastinators, that we drink too much or have other addictions, that we lie to protect ourselves, that we are insensitive to others, that we can’t sustain relationships….the list is endless. Yet, have you ever considered that what is “wrong” with you is actually what is “right” with you? Yes, that deep dark thing that is your constant companion is actually your salvation! That “thing” that you shun, ignore, flee from, that revolts you about yourself simply needs another perspective. Look at it instead as your dear friend, a constant companion that is seeking your love and your attention.
When you look at your challenges as something that is here to assist you in your life, you bring about a change in yourself. This new perspective can then be used to benefit yourself and others. For example, if it is addiction, know that this addiction is being used by you to learn something very valuable and something you could, in time, share with others. Love and embrace it and ask it what it has to teach you. Ask what is missing in your life that it is trying to fill. In time, you will clearly see its role in your life and be able to lay it aside. Then you can show others how to do the same.
If you are overly stubborn and will listen to no one about anything, the process is the same. Love and embrace this stubbornness and ask what it has to teach you. What purpose does it serve? What is it fulfilling in you? Maybe it is simply a mode you developed to protect yourself as a child. The positive side of stubbornness is tenacity and tenacity is a trait that can serve us very well.
You may be more in touch with the spiritual world than most people. No one ever believed you so you squashed this part of yourself to protect yourself from being ridiculed. Perhaps you felt a great responsibility in giving others information from the spiritual world. Yet, you know you could help others with your gift. Embrace this part of yourself and ask what purpose it can serve.
Deep inside each of us is a child. As children, we become imprinted with the environment around us. It is not your fault that you are the way you are but, it is your privilege to change that part of you if you want to. We do not have to be victimized by our environments. Love and embrace whatever it was as a child you received that you consider a fault, a challenge, a secret. That is your salvation. That is the thing that is here to teach you something very important. That is the ticket to your creativity, your joy and your evolution.
So, stop looking outside of yourself for who you are. Don’t allow people from you past, present or future to live “rent free” in your head! Everything you need is within your own self. Everything you are dwells within. Seek yourself and your answers there within the depths of your own self.