[Classic post from 7-16-17]
Still, on the theme of honoring and loving ourselves, clarity is one of the ways that we can do that. We are creators. We have free will to do as we choose. It is in our discernment–our choosing–that all our power exists.
To be crystal clear about what we want is wonderful and in that, we are drawing all of that to us in our clarity; however, often clarity is difficult because we can have a hard time picturing what we want though we are very clear that we want something else, something more, something better.
It’s okay to ask to know what one wants. Feel free to reach out. “God, I know I don’t want this, I want to know what I want. I ask that you guide me to know what I want.” I’ve done this many times.
But, here’s the key with that request. We need to let go and trust that the answer is already on its way. Many of us are control-freaks and we just have to be always mixing it up, trying to force things, make them happen, and yet letting go is far more fruitful.
Dr. Amy Johnson states, “Being receptive and allowing things to happen is a skill that can be practiced and improved upon.” Some key phrases in that: It’s a skill. It can be practiced and in that practice, we can learn to use our new skill to let go and let God get it done.
Dr. John D. Demartini has said that “beating yourself up is often the result of trying to fulfill other people’s goals.” What I should do. What should I do? Who should I be? How should I be? They say that I should _______. They say that I only need to _________. If I could only _______. All of these are other people’s goals or ideals. Honoring ourselves means to trust that all will work out well.
Here’s another way to develop clarity. We may not be able to see what it is that we want in detail, but we know how we want to feel when we have it, so then to concentrate on that feeling is to have clarity. After all, everything we do is done in order to attain a feeling–to feel good, to feel better, to feel loved, and more. So, the feeling of what it will feel like when you have what you want is a perfect place to start. And, easier too!
As we concentrate on how we want to feel (it will always feel good, or it isn’t what you want), that is our only goal. All the rest will come of its own accord and will work out perfectly, often better than we could have imagined. Let go of how and focus only on what. What is our job. How is God’s job.
Ask, and it is given. Seek, and you will find. Trust, and in your belief you cannot help but be rewarded accordingly.
Honor Yourself In Trusting Your Source.
Spread Some Joy Today–by finding all manner of ways to feel good. If not good, find all manner of ways to feel better. Remember, it is not reaching out, but letting go. Joy is in the release, not the capture.