Self-Acceptance is Essential.
We’re in the midst of massive change. We’re shifting into a more loving and peaceful existence worldwide. It’s a grassroots movement that starts on an individual basis.
You’re deliberately here now to help with this tremendous global transformation. You assist with that shift when you have self-acceptance. As you accept yourself, you’re able to extend more love to yourself . . . and others. That adds to the collective consciousness and provides an energetic pathway which makes it easier for others to do the same.
How do you accept yourself just the way you are? It starts with an understanding of why you are the way you are.
It’s About Perspective.
If you’re having a hard time accepting a certain part of yourself, it is because it’s not something you want to be. You may not want to be impatient, occasionally dishonest and insecure about your appearance. But these perceived “flaws” don’t need to be fixed before you can accept and love yourself.
You’re already extraordinary: a glorious Divine luminous being.
Release your mind’s misperception that the shadow parts of you are bad and need to be eradicated before you are worthy of unconditional self-love.
Your Shadow Serves a Purpose.
The contrasts in a painting help illuminate and define the objects. Likewise, it’s the shadow within you that provides contrast to the Light so that you can see and understand more clearly.
Shadow is a partner to Light and necessary for soul growth.
Stop demonizing the shadow with black-and-white thinking. Cherish the shadow in you as much as you do the Light.
We’re all on the path to realizing who we really are. We’ll each get there eventually. Shadow helps you navigate the path to that self-realization.
If you want a detour or distraction from your soul’s evolution, shadow will help you with that. Your shadow says, “I’ve got things to keep you distracted—TV, busyness, food, laziness, Internet, judgments. Here’s an excellent distraction: You don’t deserve love.”
The design and execution of our distractions are breathtaking.
Your Egoic Mind Often Lies to You.
It’s easier to have non-acceptance when you compare yourself and your life to others. You’re on a different path. Your spiritual journey doesn’t fit in with mainstream and isn’t comparable.
You can’t be a person of depth without difficulty, pain, trauma, disappointment. It’s through these challenges you find your magnificence.
How do you want to live? How much are you going to abdicate to your shadow or to consciousness? You’ve stayed on the bench long enough. It’s time to get up and challenge your shadow. Is what your shadow telling you true? Shadow likes vague, broad statements. Shadow doesn’t like specificity. Use discernment, not judgment.
Self-Acceptance is Developed Through Practice.
Want to be a better friend to yourself? Stop judging yourself.
The best time to practice self-acceptance is when you feel judged. The next time you’re being criticized by yourself or someone else, quiet your mind for a moment. Take three deep breaths. Go within your heart to find the compassion that rests there.
If the critical, judgmental voice starts up again, quiet it with a gentle internal “shh” and take a few deep breaths again. Listen within for the kind words you need. That will help you feel more peaceful and accepted. Do this as often as you need until it becomes a habit.
Loving Yourself Means No Self-Criticism.
Your mind is a powerful tool. It’s up to you how to train and use it. Allowing your mind to stand in the way of accepting and loving yourself just as you are needs to stop. Now.
Loving yourself is the absence of negative thoughts and judgment about yourself.
What have you not accepted about yourself that it’s time to embrace?