February 27, 2014

Is Your True Self Shining?

by GIANTsqurl
by GIANTsqurl

The sun never shined on my house as a kid. Rather there was always a sense of impending doom and despair that resided over our home as nothing good there was ever spoken. I recall being excited for the school days to end (because they were drudgery) but it wasn’t as if I rushed home in excitement of regaining pleasure. Instead, I took my time walking more and more slowly the closer I approached home wishing I didn’t have to actually arrive. The problem was I never received a good picture of myself at home. The image I was given was one of not being wanted, not being loved, and not being valued for my effervescent spirit and childlike humor and joy. Naturally, as time went on I began to believe these ideals about myself adopting beliefs that were grievously incorrect. Needless to say, this poor self-image had dire consequences causing me to spiral through limitation, lack and unworthiness throughout my adolescences and most of my adulthood. It wasn’t until I decided to see myself from a higher outside perspective that I was able to see the real me again and move myself out of my dreary and difficult existence. Suddenly, the sun was shining even in the darkest of night.

by Haleyface
by Haleyface

I have had many wonderful people in my life yet I could never allow them to be of support, comfort or even let them honor me; I simply never thought I deserved such things. Then one day, my psychic sister Linda made the observation that I was obviously not seeing myself the way others saw me. I was only seeing what I was told I was but wasn’t really viewing myself from a point of truth. She suggested I perform an energetic and spiritual exercise to change my self image. I was to close my eyes and witness myself as a youth. Then I was to witness myself in present time. The point being I needed to see how my limiting beliefs from childhood were infiltrating my sense of self today. Once I completed this portion of the exercise, I was then to see my psychic sister and look through her eyes and see what she knew to be the truth of me. The theory was that in understanding what she could see and knew to be the real me that I would then be able to change the perspective I’d allowed myself to be weighted down by. It worked brilliantly! I quickly saw the imposed beliefs I’d adopted as my own. More importantly, in looking at myself through my friend’s eyes I was instantly able to surrender and release my ill-conceived beliefs of self regaining the truth of my being. Immediately I felt wanted, loved, capable, creative and immensely empowered; there was nothing to keep me from manifesting my every desire and so it began. I started working, loving, and creating from a childlike joy that reflected my truest essence into the world bringing me back into unlimited potential. Life was no longer bleak but was full of radiantly sunshine highlighting my value and purpose in the world.

by Jody McNary Photography
by Jody McNary Photography

How many times do we look in the mirror and despise the image staring back? How often do we accept a compliment believing it to be true? When do we allow ourselves to be perfect just as we are? It’s rare we see the truth of ourselves; the truth our spirits are always trying to reflect back to us but which is all too often buried beneath unrealistic expectations, beliefs, and rough exteriors. Changing perspectives is the key to living our truths. By witnessing ourselves from a higher perspective, whether that be a best friend’s vision, a guide’s or angel’s point of view, or even our cat’s or dog’s pictures of us, we are able to rise above the limited ideals we have had imposed upon us and are finally able to achieve our greatest glory. And to be certain, there is no time like the present to let our truths shine into what has become a very dark world so we can start creating a much brighter future.

Michelle DesPres

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