THE BIGGEST REALIZATION YET!
When will you realize that you're more powerful than you give yourself credit for?
Ask yourself: How long will it take of living in the fear, chaos, discontent, worry, anxiety, pain, guilt, shame, and/or suffering before I realize I have the power to change my experience? A week, a month, a year, a decade, a lifetime?
It doesn't have to take a lifetime to learn how to harness your inner power. You don't have to remain a victim of circumstances anymore! There is a power, an energy, a vital-ness that exists in the core of who you are. As sturdy and constant as the beating of your heart, as reliable as the breaths in which continue to fill your lungs, this energy, power, and presence is the source of what animates you--gives you the ability to rise above adversity, and it's limitless.
The problem lies within your use of it. Your acceptance of it, your own ability to harness it in the most useful way. You get caught up in the world's definition of what everybody thinks you should be--you lose sight of what you know about yourself. You have forgotten what you've come into this world already possessing. You've been conditioned to believe you are limited, you are conditional, you aren't strong enough to overcome the pain in your life.
What you fail to remember is that you are a mighty moving force in the world. You are the million to one miracle of life. You are here because you have life to live, things to experience, a purpose to fulfill, and a consciousness to expand and foster.
It isn't easy to rise above the discontent that swirls around you--God, it's one of the most difficult things to do. But you can't beg for peace while you keep living in chaos. You can't have abundance while you keep clinging to an impoverished type of thinking. I'm not bashing people whom are struggling financially. I understand the struggle, every day. But, if you want a richer life, filled with love, peace, joy, happiness, abundance in all aspects of your life, you must shed the impoverished thinking, the limited idea that you aren't worthy.
Too often the number one thing that keeps love, peace, compassion, abundance, and happiness from showing up in your life, is the idea that you aren't worthy of those things.
YOU ARE WORTHY OF ALL THE LOVE, PEACE, JOY, COMPASSION, AND ABUNDANCE OF ALL THINGS IN YOUR LIFE!
You must work on the subconscious thinking, the limited idea that has been planted in your dome, that you aren't worthy of great things. JUST BEING ALIVE, HERE, AND LIVING IS YOUR TICKET TO A GREATER LIFE.
Your breath is your pass, your heartbeat is your right, your thoughts, the trail to your truth. When you decide to shed the false belief of the conditions that are tethering you to the ghosts of what was, and start to accept that you are worthy of all good things, by the right of being alive, you'll begin to see small changes occur in your life.
Suddenly, you realize that you have so much more to do in the span of your existence on this planet. And let me follow that statement up with this: What you do doesn't have to be this grand gesture that changes the masses. Maybe what you do will change the course of one person. Maybe your purpose is to help one person. Maybe it's to learn how to accept peace in your heart, love an animal, pick up the broken pieces of a friend, maybe your purpose is to learn how to love in a deeper capacity. Your purpose is personal, and it's waiting on your discovery of it. And if it takes your entire life to discover it, so be it.
But YOU are the key. You are the only one who can decide how to react and act. Nobody can do it for you. Nobody has that much power in your life. And if you think they do, it's because somewhere you've been told or taught you are powerless. And, you, my dear, amazing friend are not powerless, you are powerful.
So how do you start? How do we uncover this power that has been beaten down, hidden, and torn from your consciousness? You start with three simple words. I LOVE MYSELF.
That's right, you must love yourself first. You must tell yourself every day, every hour if need be, I AM WORTHY.
Because you are. You are worthy of love, peace, compassion, joy, happiness, prosperity and knowledge. You are worth the time it takes to redefine and rediscover the truth of who you are. You've been beaten down for way too long. You've been told that you aren't worthy, and that is a LIE. It's a lie!
I don't care what you were in your past. I don't care. YOU ARE WORTHY OF FORGIVENESS. Forgive yourself for the crap you've done in the past. Nothing, and I mean nothing will ever change it. It's cemented in the history of who you once were, but it doesn't have to define who you decide to be today.
Yes, we must learn from our past transgressions, yes we must "repent" for our "sins." We must make efforts to right our wrongs, BUT, we don't have to carry them with us, living in that pain forever. We have to find that place within us that knows we were wrong, and do better next time. If we don't learn to forgive our mistakes, and eventually forgive the transgressions of those who have hurt us, we will continuously live a life filled with pain, suffering, guilt, shame, anxiety, and anger. You don't deserve that life, my friend.
You are worthy of love. You are worthy of forgiveness. And yes, it might take some time for the forgiveness to come from others, everything has a due process and some take more time than others, but you work on forgiving yourself. Work on learning from the choices that caused the pain in the first place, then and only then will you truly find the forgiveness you are looking for. The deep, true, soul changing forgiveness we all ache to experience and eventually embrace.
You are the most powerful thing in your life. You are the only one who has the power to choose how you're going to act and react. Come from love and see what happens. Come from a place of real deep forgiveness, and see the power and freedom that resides in the act of forgiving. Choose to rise above the chaos and find that one thing that imbibes your soul with peace.
You are worthy, my friend, so worthy.
With LOVE and COMPASSION,
Gretchen de la O