Day 24: Dedicate this page to your top 3 qualities, the three things that make you, you
The challenge of this task brought up confusion and some self consciousness in me. It is interesting the resistance that shows up in me sometimes in giving myself positive affirmation and encouragement, however I do not think this is uncommon. I notice this in our culture as a whole, especially as women, and also in my friends, family and clients. It is something that can be pushed through through, or gently walked through, using reflections from those around us that love us and can remind us of these qualities. The rewards that I have gained from being able to embrace these qualities in myself have been enormous and continue to grow. By acknowledging my gifts, I can embrace and step fully into the power of these gifts. This reminds me of a quote by Marianne Willamson.
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
So step into your greatness, and OWN it. Even if it takes time to step into it, bit by bit you CAN. And this is a gift not only to yourself and those in your life, but to the WHOLE WORLD.
My gifts are my LOVE: My heart feels very deeply, a huge range of emotions. This can sometimes be overwhelming, and I am learning to embrace my sensitivity and allow all emotions. Blocking fear, and sadness only blocks my heart from also feeling joy and love. As a human, I am designed to feel so many subtle emotions, and being open to these has allowed me to grow in strength, confidence and self esteem.
PASSION: I have a passion that cannot be put out, a light that shines so big and bright. Even in the darkest moments, the light has been gently flickering, waiting for the moment to ignite. I am capable of achieving great change, love and connectedness in this world, and I use the passion to fuel my ideas, creativity and endeavors.
TRUST: I have regained the trust for myself, that as a child I once knew, trusting my feelings, thoughts and opinions, that they are right for me. Trusting my intuition and allowing this trust to guide me, to be able to speak openly and honestly, even when I sense conflict. This trust helps to remind me that I will always have myself, no matter what. I will not leave me. And sometimes I need to disappoint another to be true to myself. Sometimes I will not be loved by some, or even liked. I will not betray myself to please people any longer, and I will remember that my higher self knows what the best outcome is for all involved. I trust that I can act with kindness and compassion in all situations,