I am a true believer in the power of story telling. when you share from a true experience, and true space, you not only heal yourself but allow someone else to experience healing and growing lessons. Whether it is an anecdote from someone's life, or a valuable teaching text/audio...these words of truth are empowering, trans-formative and a form of personal development. With that, i wanted to share a book that a close friend of mine told me about today. It's called Tapping the Power Within by Iyanla Vanzant. I've read a couple of pages, and its very powerful. There were 2 sections of the book I read that stood out with me very much, Trust Yourself & Honor Yourself. These two commands can be challenging at times; especially when we start exploring areas of ourselves, or even taking risks on ourselves that we haven't before.
To Trust Yourself means to "live beyond past errors, unconscious choices, and self-judgements. Knowing that you are authorized by the universe to re-create yourself and your experiences.(p.72)' How challenging does that seem sometime? Even in my decision to go after my dreams and begin BE! I have experienced duality of joy and questioning. Questioning because so much in my life has changed, and as soon as I said yes, the universe opened which is a great thing, but in moments of silence you can always ask what if? One thing I know for certain, is learning how to stay in the discipline of feeding your mind with all things uplifting because your "what if this doesn't work" will turn in to "what if I can have even more, do even more, see even more." When your spirit, mind, emotion, and body are aligned, then the vibrations you feel deep within our messages from God about the path you should walk. Once you step foot on the path, trust it. Trust the process, and trust your alignment.
Honoring yourself "requires that you act in way that is supportive & self-nurturing. Its the internal impetus not to discount or deny who you are. (p.72). So first you must TRUST yourself, and then you must HONOR yourself. Thinking, feeling and acting against ourselves is a form of self inflicted abuse. Its harmful to our beings, and to the possibilities that are waiting for us. This week , I ask that you be aware of the conversations in your head. Acknowledge where you are, and love yourself for it. Love yourself by trusting and honoring yourself. If in reflection you realize that there is more for you, respect yourself enough to walk away from anything that no longer serves you or is aligned with the ultimate joy of your life.
Written By: Tiffany Wright