Some essential qualities have helped to carry me through this last year. I know I will come up with more as I continue to reflect.
I have come to realize how worthy I am, and that makes me love who I am. I’m well aware of what many would consider shortcomings and imperfections, but they are just me. I don’t need anyone’s approval; I do, however, value others’ love and presence in my life, which brings up an aspect of my work this past year.
Many days, especially after the first month or so, I saw few responses on social media with no new connections. I spent six to eight hours a day living my truth and creating my purpose and vision. My Heart was worthy to be published — responses or not, income or not. However, Ego is part of my total being, and Ego rationalizations presented the case for the pointless, fruitless, income-less futility of investing myself so deeply into something with little apparent return.
However, I knew and know I can call on Heart for resolution of such horrible feelings. Some people have Egos that work just the opposite, imbuing them with a false sense of superiority. Have you noticed that either way ends up isolating a person spiritually? The works and function of Ego has been a major lesson this past year. Doing something intently and long term tends to bring out the deepest workings of Ego, and that provides some invaluable lessons.
My Heart answered, and what may sound like Ego to some is only the reality of who each of us is as Heart. We are worthy because we are Spirit, divine. Because of that, I long for connection with fellow beings. I am worthy of receiving friends, relationships, blessings, wealth, and happiness. When I love myself and prove that love in living my Purpose, as I have intensely this past year, then I am showing the deepest desire for unity and expressing divine love for all else. That is a pretty big lesson.
Yes, Love powered this year, and in order to do love, live it, I have had to learn something else about myself. This is part of my #selfawareness I use every night in my posts. I knew it was an issue with me, but not as much of one as it has become apparent. An almost daily reminder from my Heart contains the word Focus. Without focus, a serious effort for me, I would not have been able to pull this off. Focus has enabled me to study and write and maintain logical threads of thought, constructions of meaning. Focus has helped me to receive the blessings of living my Purpose and carrying out my Mission.
It’s been a long day, and quite honestly, focus has been a struggle for me. It always is when I’m exhausted. Lessons of the essence and worth of every individual, and the choice we have to exercise love of Self by living Heart, and in so doing bless this Universe with our love and unique talents, passions, and abilities — these are worth learning, living, and knowing.
Questions to consider:
How many times have you asked yourself or simply thought about the following questions?
Who am I, really?
What is my truth?
How do my actions reveal what I really feel and believe?
What would I do with my life if I could do anything?
What is my passion?
Why am I here?
How can I discover answers to any of these questions?
If you have considered any of these questions, I hope that my experiences and writing will give you some guidance. Please read my blog and comment and share your thoughts. I would love to hear from you!