Today’s reading reminds me to remember my true nature (and that is, the true nature of EVERYONE): All the imperfections, weaknesses, limiting beliefs, flaws and pain – that’s not our truth. That’s just the packaging if you will. Our human bodies are the vehicle through which our spirit experiences itself, and the whole world.
The physical world always comes with limitations, of time, space and possibility. These limitations are what causes suffering, fear, anger and despair. They are our teachers, teaching about patience, perseverance, understanding, endless compassion, trust and surrender. But at the end of the day, our true nature is the unlimited, omnipotent and interconnected world of spirit.
And I think this is a very comforting thought: When I’m having a bad day, feeling overwhelmed by first world problems or frustrated by the limits of the physical world, I can remember that this painful experience IS NOT WHO I AM. When I identify with the pain and take everything personal, which we tend to do as human beings, the negativity only grows stronger. But when I realize that what I’m feeling and experiencing is not who I am at the core, it gets easier to step back, see the bigger picture, and make the best of everything life has to offer.
As sensitive person, it’s easy to get completely consumed by a certain thought or feeling. We say “I AM sad”, “I AM so tired”, “I AM so worried”, as if these things were who we are. If instead we say “I FEEL sad/tired/worried” we separate the temporary issue from the permanent nature of our light-filled soul.
Pay attention to your “I am” statements, as they determine who you show up as in any situation. Replace negative “I am” statements with less determining versions such as “I feel” or “I think”.
For example, this morning as I’m worrying about something, I can say that “I feel afraid”. I acknowledge my feeling without stuffing it down. At the same time, I want to affirm my true nature, my powerful spirit, by saying: “I am powerful. I am strong. I am love.” Even though I may be feeling afraid right this moment.
Do you see the difference?
As human beings, it’s perfectly normal to make mistakes and be imperfect. It’s all part of our learning experience. But we don’t have to dwell on the challenges – we can acknowledge them, while remembering our true nature. Coming from this higher place can give us so much strength, courage, compassion and understanding for this life.
And so it is.
Much love to you, beautiful soul! 😃