Saturday, December 1, 2007

Self-love......pamper yourself in small special ways

Self-Improvement, Self-Love......
In order to have personal growth we must learn to love ourselves! It took our lifetime of interactions with others, so far, to learn to feel about ourselves the way we do. That includes our parents, relatives, friends, teachers, sales clerks, doctors, partners and the list can be on-going. Some in-born charactaristics play a role in this "personal growth" as well. For example, we now know that shyness may be a part of our personality that is handed down through generations.
It is not impossible to change the way we see ourselves; it may take some time with a certain amount of inner soul searching work and we must have the desire to want to feel good about ourselves. We must be aware of our self-loathing!!!!!!
Too often we sabotage our chances at having a good job or a deserving happy life because we see ourselves as undeserving and/or not smart enough! Ouch!
We must learn to erase these false messages from our thoughts and replace them with positive ones!
If you desire to give yourself the life and love that you deserve or just need someone to talk to?I am here for you. You may want motivation or a little nudge just to get you through a job interview;I am are here for you.
If you want to talk............

Meditate Everyday

Please take time to be silent every day, if only for a few minutes. This will help you immeasurably in your program for wellness of body, mind, and soul.Find a quiet place, and just sit and close your eyes. Try to put your attention on your breathing--in and out, in and out. Let any and all thoughts (and they will come) just float by.If you wish, you can say a prayer. Or you may find that repeating a chant, or mantra is soothing and freeing. Try this: "I am. I am. I am." Or, "God, I need help...I need help...God, I need help."Let it be only a few minutes, or more if you can. Just as you’re ready to open your eyes again and return to the world, take a second to appreciate God for the care and help you receive, for your life, and the fullness of grace that is yours.
Success means so many different things to many different people. For some people, success is earning a great deal of money, living in a big house and driving an expensive car. For others success is being able to stay at home with their children. Learning another language. Being able to coax an Orchid into reblooming. Or just getting along with a sibling/spouse/parent day after day. Success comes in many forms and has many meanings. What success are you seeking in your life right now?This Angel has appeared to you today to help you first understand what success means to you as an individual. Though many of us are led to believe otherwise, not all of us want the same things. For some, success might mean being able to hike their way around the world, exploring many different cultures and environments with little money in their pockets but feeling rich with experience. Another may wish to head a large business, successfully interacting with other businesses on a national as well as international level. Unfortunately, many of us feel that we are not as successful as someone else if we don't have all the supposed symbols of success that we think we are supposed to have. Do you even really want those things? If so, fabulous and believe me you have this Angel's blessing and support in reaching those goals! If not, don't beat yourself up over it, instead allow yourself to formulate a new concept of success for yourself. This Angel will be delighted to help you with this too! It may be that you have spent a great deal of time and energy pursuing things that you thought you wanted only to find that they stay just out of reach or have not brought you the happiness you thought they would. It may be that even though you have some or even all of the symbols of success, your life still feels empty, relationships with others strained and worst of all, your relationship with yourself may feel battered and broken. Success needs to be courted both on the physical and the spiritual levels. This Angel has come to tell you that it’s not too late to redefine what success truly means to you yet you must be very honest with yourself. Can you find the courage within to let go of those symbols of success that have no real value for you and replace them with symbols that do? Mind you, the symbols that you may need to release at this time may have nothing to do with money or material objects. Perhaps it is the constant demands on your time and attention when you would rather be spending time with your family. You may have felt that success involved having many people rely on you or that success meant that you would have little time to spend away from your work. Right now, sit down with this Angel and ask to be shown what symbols of success you are holding onto that are in reality, keeping you from true success in your life. Maybe you even feel that some of the material trappings of success no longer speak of who you have become as a person. The big house and expensive car may be taking more time, money and energy than you had expected, and now you wish to devote more of those energies to other areas of your life. This Angel's message to you is this; only those things, what ever they may be, that help you feel happy, fulfilled and thrilled to be alive have a place in your life. You never have to hold onto anything because someone else expects it of you! This is YOUR life and YOUR success! If the success you have right now is not fulfilling, its time to begin the quest for the type of success that does. Every step of the way this Angel will be guiding you along, just listen to your heart and you will hear what is right and good for you. You may have been pursuing something that you hoped would bring you the symbols of success you have been seeking only to find that you never quite get there. You may feel very frustrated and alone right now and wondering if you will ever have your "share of the pie". This Angel says to you that great abundance and prosperity, which includes an abundance of success, is the birthright of every person on the planet! The Universe in all its entirety is FOR you, not against you. What may be blocking your own version of success is that what you are doing that you hope will bring you what you desire is not your true calling, your dharma. It may be that you have something very special to share with the world through being a writer, an actor, an artist, a teacher, a scientist or humanitarian. You may know already that there is that one thing you would really love to be doing with your time and energy, something that makes your heart sing with joy each time you think of doing it. You may also believe that what ever that thing is, it could not possibly bring you the aspects of success that you desire in your life. Perhaps other people have told you that your dream is impossible, impractical. You would be lucky indeed to make a living at it, eventually, so in the meantime expect to starve and struggle. Sighing, you shelved what it was you really wanted to do and went into what someone else thought "best" for you. If there is any real "sin" in the world it is this: The denial of who you are as an individual. No amount of material success will ever make you happy if you are not being true to who you are. If you don't believe me, there are plenty of stories in the world about folks who gained great material success and fame at the expense of their true selves only to live miserable lives. The ideal is to believe that you can have both the material success and the spiritual success that comes from trusting in and believing in the urgings of your own Soul. You will attract far more money as well as happiness by going for what you truly love rather than buying into someone else's concepts of what success is and what road you need to take to get there. This Angel believes in you. Please believe in yourself! For by pursuing that which your own Soul is urging you to do, you will find you attract more of the success you really desire in your life in amounts that far exceed what you could ever have dreamed of!

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