When we desire something, though it would seem rational to seek outside of ourselves for it, ironically it’s the exact opposite place to look. Everything you wish to have, be, do or experience starts from first experiencing it within.
Our ego (or fear) would love to have us believe that we must strive, pine, yearn or cling to hold onto something to have it. But this gem of a voice is simply a storyteller (if a damn convincing one at that).
The truth you cannot be striped of that which already belongs to you. You are already whole and are the boundless source of everything you seek. You are love. You are joy. You are beauty. You are success. You are creativity. You are abundant. However our fears would tell us otherwise, have us look in the opposite direction and tell us that we are not enough and therefore must seek it. By doing so, we ironically miss what’s right in front of our face. We are the source of that which we wish to experience.
You are your own gatekeeper. What and where you focus is what you experience.
Scarcity begets feelings of lack.
Fear begets feelings of unworthiness.
Sadness begets feelings of emptiness.
You are the source. So, if you are focusing on what you don’t have, guess what? You get more of not having it.
The good news is that you have the power to turn this around at any time.
By gaining control of your thoughts, you gain control of your life.
Your thoughts and feelings are simply suggestions. Like someone telling you the latest diet trend you should get on board with. You have the power to kindly thank them for their (unsolicited) opinion and go on your merry way.
It goes a little something like this:
Fear: You suck. You won’t amount to anything. You are not worthy of love.
You: Aww, how nice of you to stop by fear. As it would happen I’ve decided I’m going to take the reins today and since I’m now the boss of this party, I would cordially like to tell you, you’re fired. You see I’ve decided I’m heading in a new direction and your vision is no longer aligned with mine. I’ve hired love as your replacement. I just feel like love’s qualifications of limitless joy, appreciation, and positivity are a better fit. Don’t let the door hit you on the way out and have a nice day!
*Side note: this is not to say to ignore things that need to be addressed in your life. Absolutely give whatever it is love and light. However, it’s important to recognize though you may be experiencing sadness, fear, or pain, that you are NOT those feelings. You are the wonderful, limitless, untouchable being behind them. There’s a big diff!
What does the other side of the coin look like?
Love begets love.
Gratitude begets fulfillment.
Joy begets happiness.
What you desire isn’t something that you need to grasp because it already exists in boundless supplies within you. All you need to do is tap into this source.
For example, if you want more love in your life, you do not need to wait to feel loved. Become it. Be loving towards yourself (because you are worthy), to those already in your life and to the barista who hands you your cup of coffee. By surrounding yourself with love and becoming the source of it, you will naturally attract more love into your life. Instead of thinking, “why am I not good enough?” ask yourself, “why am I deserving of love, how can I treat myself with more love and how can I bring more love into my life?”
This goes for anything.
Come from abundance not scarcity. You already have that which you seek within you. Allow yourself to shine and your desires will naturally flourish. The moment you start to deem yourself worthy is when you will actually see that you are and from this place, you will attract everything you have ever wanted and deserved.