Many times, we rob ourselves of abundance, self-love, and joy due to the limiting beliefs we have ingrained in ourselves. These belief structures affect our all facets of our lives, and many times we are not even aware of what degree these inhibiting beliefs have us boxed in. We go about our day to day lives in such a manner that causes us to feel trapped, or unworthy of better. Sometimes people get caught up in thinking that if they improve something of themselves — then and only then will they be worthy of abundance, self-love, and joy.
Well… it’s time to change all of this!
A prime example of a limiting belief, is that you are not worthy. Your self worth dictates how much you allow yourself to feel confident and experience self-love. It also affects how you interact with others and can detrimentally affect relationships, because you may feel that you are not worthy of another’s attention or affection. It’s hard to appreciate or even realize the abundance in your life if you do not feel worthy of it. As you can see, this false belief can hinder you in many ways… and completely steal your joy an happiness.
So, let me be the first to tell you, if another hasn’t today… or to simply remind you… YOU ARE GOOD ENOUGH — AND YOU ARE WORTHY OF LOVE AND JOY!!! You don’t have to change a single thing about who you are. Your worth is not dependent upon how you look, how many material things you possess, or what anyone else’s opinion of you is. If there is something about yourself that you aren’t happy with, you have the freedom to change. However, in this very moment despite all of your perceived flaws, you are worthy of love… especially your own.
Learning to love yourself can be difficult. It has been for me. Many of us create an image of your ideal self in our minds, and we think that until we fit into this mold we are not worthy of self love, or affection from others. It is time to break that mold… crush it, destroy it. The little quirks that make you who you are, your “imperfections’ or challenges — these are a big factor in who you are, don’t try to eradicate them. YOU are a mixture of your proudest moments and your biggest flaws… it is how these all fall in place that make you all the more beautiful and rare.
Another limiting belief that I would like to discuss, is the belief that you are stuck. That you are doomed to live in your current situation, and that you have no possibility to live the type of life you desire. THIS TOO IS FALSE!
One way, in my personal experience, that has helped me live the type of life I desire, is to start by appreciating the things that you already have. What about your current situation do you enjoy or love. Finding joy in the NOW is important and will propel you forward. You don’t always have to move in leaps an bounds, moment by moment and step by step will get you there effectively as well. Start envisioning what you want out of life. Make a list if you would like. Focus on how you will feel when you reach each of these life goals and envision yourself having accomplished them. Then… start planning. Do a bit of research. Give yourself ample time to meet your expectations, and if things don’t work out the way you planned, at least you will know that you gave it your best. In fact, many times I have stumbled upon something better than I had even hoped for along the way, and you may as well. Don’t let yourself get discouraged. You are not stuck.
Take some time to consider what beliefs that you hold personally that may be holding you back from experiencing abundance, self-love or joy. Examine how you would feel if you no longer held this belief. Try replacing it with a more open and affirming idea. Ideas are great because they are malleable and evolve over time. Beliefs on the other hand, tend to be more rigid and binding. Remember, nothing is written in stone.
I hope you live your life as an ever evolving work of art. I hope you love yourself to the core, and abundantly find joy around every corner. So much love to each of you!
(Image by Julie Fletcher… check out her photos, they are AMAZING)