It is time for us to extend ourselves some compassion, grace, acceptance and love. To proclaim our "enoughness" just as we are. To recognize ourselves as the amazingly imperfect goddesses that we are. To be good in our skin no matter what it looks like.
I read this from Chris Zydel this morning:
It doesn't matter if you made some choices that did not turn out the way you expected them too. If you ended up feeling disappointed. Or like you failed.
It doesn't matter if you promised yourself that you would stop doing something or start. And then you didn't. Or you stop and start and stop and start and don't get as far as you thought you would.
It doesn't matter if you're scared. And because you're scared you spend time agonizing and feeling paralyzed.
It doesn't matter if you think you made a mistake. Or others think you made a mistake. Or if you actually DID make a mistake.
It doesn't matter if you keep falling off of your own personal wagon again and again and again. Or that you have patterns that you can't seem to break.
It doesn't matter if you make six figures, or lose that 10 pounds or have a house on the beach or are blissfully happy in your life.
The only thing that matters is that you keep yourself in your own heart. No matter what the external circumstances are. And if you can't do that, find someone else who can love you. And if they're not around , try and remember that Spirit doesn't care what you do or don't accomplish.
The only thing that matters to Spirit is love. Because Spirit is love. And you are Spirit. Which means YOU are love. And ARE loved. Always. No matter what. You are loved.
Thank you Chris. Every once in a while I need to be reminded what I am made of...who I am made of. I am grateful for tribe sisters who do that.
So to acknowledge Domestic Violence Awareness Month and to honor those women who have been lost to interpersonal violence, I am committing to end my INNER personal violence and start exercising grace and loving acts for myself. Please do the same.
PS..I love you