Worthiness...it's a word that keeps popping up in my life. What does it mean to be worthy? It means to be deserving and you know what? You deserve to feel worthy! What a simple and amazing concept....we all deserve to be happy and to receive love and joy! It took me a minute to figure that out in my own life. The world is moving so fast right now and we sometimes forget to take care of ourselves. I'd like to share a snippet of my journey so far of how I discovered that I deserve to feel worthy, in hopes that you will take some time to slow down and feel your own joy.
There was a time in my life where I found myself feeling like the walls were caving in, like I was drowning with nowhere to go but down deeper into the darkness. I felt overwhelmed and alone in my fears and heartache. The feelings got so overwhelming that I knew I needed to find some help. I am forever grateful to have had the support to help me pull myself out of those heavy times of deep despair. When I reflect on it now my heart just lights up because I know that I made it through it! Now, if the chaos of the world or my own self sabotage starts to creep in, I have the tools to recognize and try to nip it in the bud before it goes too deep. How do I do this you say? Well, my healthy habits started a while back with me recognizing that I needed some guidance and support. Once I recognized that I didn't have to do everything on my own, I opened up to a support system. Something that I hadn't ever done before and I told my story. It was so freeing and liberating! When the words had somewhere safe to go and I knew that I was not going to be judged, I started to slowly feel lighter. These words and emotions had been a burden and a weight that had been with me for many years and with each year that passed, more emotions were just getting piled onto what already felt so heavy. Once I started to feel better, I wasn't sure what to do with my new found space of not carrying around my story any more. I was able to discover new and healthier ways to cope and create my new story. I found that a cardio workout was and still is my mental savior. It helps me clear the clutter in my head, shake off the energy of the world and to help align my body and mind. It's something I recommend for everyone! It's the best stress reliever and head clearer. If cardio isn't your thing...find a workout that is and get those endorphins flowing! I then learned how to meditate and be still. I needed to learn how to quiet the thoughts of unworthiness and negative thinking. Refocusing my energy to healing myself instead of trying to control everything around me was a huge learning curve. Once I became more still, more in alignment with me...a lot of things around me started to align and heal as well. Now even on my busiest of weeks, I know that I must make the time to keep my mind and body on track or I will not be my best self for me or anyone else. There's more to the story, but if there's anything you take away from my words today it's to know that you are worth the time to heal. You are worth the time to get quiet...you are worth the time to tell your story to someone that will hold that judgement free, safe space just for you! You are worthy of love. You are worthy of joy and you are worthy of all the abundance in the world. You just have to believe it and be ready to receive it! This world flies by us each day at the speed of light and it will pass right by us if we aren't paying attention. If you are hurting, if you are stressed, if you are sinking into the darkness and need some help finding your way out, reach out and find that someone to help you find your way back to the shining light that you are. You deserve to shine brightly in this world! YOU ARE WORTHY. I hope these words offer you some comfort and if I can do anything to help you in this life, please reach out. Much love and super big hugs to each of you!
Until next time,