Damon: Get ready and get happy. We're going to negotiate a fake truce and I don't want your attitude screwing it up.
Everything that happens to you is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose —Wayne Dyer
Once you care about how you feel more than everything else and you show yourself that you have control over the way you feel, everything else is perfect.
Today’s date is 10-18-12 (or 18-10-12), which in Angel Numbers means, “Keep positive, filled with faith, and focused upon God’s love and spirituality, and trust that abundance is flowing to you now.”
The world’s energy continues to feel “off” as our heightened sensitivity meets with everyone being honest with one another . . . often in ways that hurt the feelings of highly-sensitive individuals. Please don’t take other’s irritability personally, and also don’t allow anyone to abuse you in any way. This current pattern is definitely temporary, and it IS having some hidden blessings, such as people becoming more involved in activism and speaking up about world events; and people disclosing their true feelings within relationships so that the basis of that partnership is based in honesty. Have patience with this awkward phase as we all learn how to be honest with ourselves and one another in new, gentle and yet truthful ways. It’s about being real.
Let's just assume for a moment that you are half as neurotic as I am.
It's easy to externalize our worth and value. In other words, when our sense of worth and value is a matter of who we are for others or what we do for others. I started this as a kid. Religion didn't help because I learned a performance-based "relationship" with God. Life is tiring when you have to earn and maintain your worth and value by pleasing or satisfying the expectations and demands of others. My childhood heartaches and wounds embedded a fear of abandonment inside me. So, if I don't please others, perform, give people what they want, jump through the hoops, fulfill my role, read from the script... I fear they will leave me. I find that a lot of people simply don't believe that they could be loved, accepted, desired, good, enough... on their own just as they are... apart from the hamster wheel of being and doing for others.
I'm convinced Jesus was a people-magnet because others felt this unconditional worth, value and desirability in his presence. Religion created a checklist impossible to meet, while Jesus freely and liberally offered his love, acceptance, presence, kindness, understanding and affirmation. People walked away from Jesus thinking, "Hmm... maybe I'm not so bad after all. Maybe there isn't anything wrong with me. Maybe I'm good, and lovable just the way I am."
Guess what? There's nothing more significant and powerful than you being an expression of this kind of love and acceptance to another human being. I wish somehow I could convince you of two things: 1) You are a good, beautiful, lovable, desirable, wanted, valuable and extraordinary person, just the way you are; 2) To be a mirror for others to discover this about themselves.
My name is Michelle. I have six children and 7 grandchildren. This blog is about what I have learned in my 52 years here. So far, it's this simple - I thought I needed to figure out everything - turns out I don't.