Comparison is a sneaky little devil that can cause you to dim your light and smother your authentic voice. When you compare yourself to others, you step on your own truth, instead of living authentically and stepping towards your dreams. Felicia Baucom shares five ways you may be caught up in the comparison and a few suggestions to try so you can live your life with fullness and ease.
Am I enough? It’s a question that many women struggle with at one time or another. The path to owning your worth as a woman begins with self-love. In this article Lara Jaye, the bestselling author of More Than Enough: Discover Your Limitless Potential and Live Your Bravest Dream, openly shares her healing journey back to herself as well as some of the ways she’s discovered that a lack of self-love may be manifesting in your life.
Were you brought up to believe that taking care of yourself is selfish, and that to be a good person you need to be self-sacrificing? Not only is self-care not selfish, it is the most loving thing you can do for yourself and others. One of the greatest gifts we can give to our loved ones as well as to the world is our own happiness. Dr. Margaret Paul shares examples of what it means to be selfish and self-responsible.
One day, when I was dialoguing with my higher self, I asked her to teach me about the soul. She told me that our soul holds our gifts and talents, and is an individual manifestation of spirit, created in the image of God-which-is-love. She gave me a beautiful clear picture of our Divine essence being the aspect of the soul energy that is within our body, and showed me that the soul energy extends through the body and also surrounds it. She showed me that the part of the soul energy that extends outside of the body is the aspect that is in connection with the love and wisdom of universe.
Whatever we do that is truly loving to ourselves – that is in the highest good of our soul’s journey on the planet – is also loving to others. It is never in our highest good to be mean to others, or to disregard others’ feelings and needs. But it is in our highest good to follow our inner guidance and do what really brings us joy and fulfillment.
I’d already developed a concept of myself as not being good enough. I lived with that mindset through my mid-twenties until I decided it was time for a change. Today I embrace that I am a fabulous tapestry of imperfections, challenges, gifts, wisdom, and purpose. So are YOU! And that’s worth a whole lot of love! Here are 8 strategies I’ve used to love ALL of who I am, and that I use to help my clients and students.