I was handed this message from a fellow genius life coach, Linal Harris, after a team observation in which I displayed a full fledged temper tantrum breakdown.
"Gee, thanks bud." I thought cynically as I tucked it away in my notebook after the observation. I was especially jealous because I knew he believed his message.
At that time, I was too wound up in my woes to feel any sense of 'God' in me or my life. I was too busy holding a grudge against ANY form of spirituality to believe all my 'God got Me' folks.
Essentially, I was a walking 'eff you' to any form higher power. I couldn't see past my own nose. I was drowning in my struggles and spent more time worried about fixing what was wrong than accepting myself as a gift with a purpose. From this space, I had no sense of freedom, power, or full expression. I was broken, unlovable, confused, and angry.
Linal handed me the note, smiled kindly, and it has been in my notebook sense. I however, have not stayed in the same 'place' since then.
What I had discovered about myself was how hard I was working to perpetuate my struggle:
"I can't POSSIBLY be perfect!!"
"There's more work to do!"
"I'm not good enough yet!"
In my searching, I have found that I actually AM perfect, whole, and complete. I am made in the likeness of God (or whatever spirit suits your fancy). I am made as a perfect being sent to see and love the perfect being in others, just like Linal saw in me.
We are all spirit. We are all perfect.
To the MANY who have seen and related to the best version of Me, THANK YOU! I am ever grateful to have been called to higher levels of love and acceptance. It often takes being called forth to accept the challenge to choose outside of your struggle and into your greatest life.
Live in love.
Fall in love with the God in you.
Be a vessel in which others may gain access to the highest version of themselves.
As per usual, live the life you love.