Sunday, 10 June 2012

BUTTERFLY KISSES OF SELF Appreciation of the Self


What is it that makes you happy? Is it a particular person, an object, a time, a memory, a place, a habit? Most people I ask will tell me endless lists of things that make them smile. Very rarely is that happiness triggered by themselves. I have yet to speak to someone who says “I make me happy.” Why is that? What make self happiness so difficult to express and then to share with others. We read so many self help and motivational books about the secret to success, the key to happiness. We are our own true living masterpiece. We hold that golden key of self enlightenment, self development, self learning and self abundance. We have the gift and ability to ask for and to receive our hearts desires, as long as they are for our greater good. You see, we have a heavenly Father, who goes by whatever name you give him. He is still the only one Creator of this universe. The only one Father of all. He stands for all that is good, all that is light, and all that is love. He has unconditional love for each and every one of us no matter how tall, how short, how fat, how thin, how smart, how stupid we label ourselves. In his eyes we are perfect and he wants only love, happiness and joy for each of us. He wants us to know that he is there for us, as a father, every step of the way. He is there to teach, to guide, to help and to know when to step back and let us make our own footprints on this earth, our own mistakes, our own choices. If he sees the flawlessness that abides within each and every one of us, how can we then judge ourselves? Why do we place those limiting behaviours within ourselves. How can we not see the beauty that lies within, beneath the worry lines, beneath the obsession with wanting to be someone else, to live someone elses life? How can we merely look and see us for who we truly are, Gods gift to the world, a beautiful self portrait. If He is our creator, our father, we are made in his image. Just as a child resembles their parent, so we resemble God. When a person admires a new baby, they may say that he or she looks just like their mother, or their father. They never say they are as ugly as their mother and or father, do they? They pull faces, make silly noises and look at the miracle of creation before them. Beauty comes from the Soul. It is your soul essence that brings your true self, your own true worth to the surface. You are a part of this universe, a part of all creation. You have an infinite power to be the most incredible, most worthy person in your life. You have an abundance of inner strength, love and enlightenment to share with this world and the next.  You are and can be everything. Nothing is outside of your reach. You have courage, wisdom, Faith, Hope and love to see any obstacle and to circumnavigate it. You have the power to be you. This is your life. This is your journey. This is your dream to live and to become. And throughout your journey, you will have all the help you need. Angels abound, Archangels draw close, loved ones in Heaven watch you and send you the love you need to draw on in times of stress, of strain, of confusion, heartbreak, loneliness, sorrow, moments of pure glory and pure passion and those “lightbulb” moments, when all seems to fall into place and brighten your pathway. Those moments, when you realise the sheer magnitude of all that resides around you, all that you have, all that you are, all that you can do. How the Universe delivers that understanding to you when you decide to let go, to move forward, to put the past away, to handle things differently, to make the change and to accept yourself for your own glorious true worth. Life was never meant to be easy. Life is a learning curve, a stepping stone along your own path of truth. Lessons come to us, we need to learn from them and then move forward. If life was always easy and a bowl of roses, how would we ever learn? We sometimes need to touch the thorns on the rose, to understand how words can scar, but love can heal. We need to work through things that seem unbearable so we can learn to help another person bear their pain and tribulations so they too can grow and then teach another. Life is a circle of love. Join in and see how much happier you feel as your world goes round. The wheel of fortune in the Tarot deck is there to show us the way. It reminds us that simply said, life is like a wheel. It is round. It can travel, speed up, slow down. It can stop to pause and then move in a different direction. It can take us on a journey of self discovery, learning. It can give us permission to move or to be still. It can break down but can also be fixed. We can be inspired by it. Your journey is very precious because it is Your Journey. It is not mine, not your neighbours’, not your childs. It is yours and yours alone. What you do with it is up to you. We have that freedom of choice. We have a gut instinct, whether you work spiritually or not. Everyone has a gut feeling and we all know that to ignore it is never a good option. Our gut feeling is our own true inner self, an honest response to what we need in life to move our journey along, to bring that happiness we crave.
Love, laugh and above all, be. Be you. Be free. Be beautiful and learn to appreciate all you have and all that you are. Life can cause us to create a cocoon around us. Only you can break through as the true butterfly, and spread Butterfly kisses throughout your life. 
Love and light Penny x