There is only one person you need approval from and that is yourself. When you seek approval from others, it’s usually because you feel insecure (not good enough) in some way and are looking for validation from others.
You cannot get what you need from anyone else, only from yourself. When you realize and embrace this, and are willing to love and approve of yourself you take back the energy that you were wasting on insecurity and self-doubt. Interestingly enough, that’s usually when you find that others will start noticing and approving of you – but it’s not because you need it, it’s because you are willing to give it to yourself.
If you are ready for a breakthrough and need help – consider a Powerful Breakthrough Session.Tweet
Acknowledge all your teachers – we have teachers all around us. Our teachers are not only people, they can be situations, and the best teachers of all are the people and situations we find most difficult.
We learn most about ourselves from difficult people and situations. When things aren’t going as we want them to, we have to dig deep and find a way to deal with it. That’s when we find out just what we’re capable of.
What if that person who doesn’t respect you and who treats you poorly is here to teach you how to respect and stand up for yourself?
What if that situation you find extremely frustrating and intolerable is here to teach you to identify what it is that you really want for yourself and your life?
What if that difficult situation is showing up to teach you how to let go of something that’s not working for you?
When you look at things this way, you begin to see the gift in all people and situations as you are willing to learn whatever it is they are here to teach you about yourself.
When you change your thinking in this way, you change your energy and become more empowered.
If you feel stuck – a Powerful Breakthrough Session can help you discover what you need to learn from a difficult person or situation so you can move on.Tweet
Do you want friends or customers who appreciate you for who you are and who value you? Then you must let go of those who don’t. Do you want to become the best that you can be? Then you must let go of any people or situations that don’t support that.
Do you want to feel good about yourself and your life? Then you must let go of anything (or anyone) that stops you from feeling good.
Do you want to embrace a new story about yourself and your what’s possible for you? Then you must let go of your attachment to the old story.
You will be amazed at what shows up for you when you are willing to let go of what no longer works. You’ll also free up your energy as you realize how much old energy you were carrying around with you.Tweet
Use your emotional guidance system – your emotions tell you how you are feeling. When you don’t feel good, it’s a sign that something within you is out of alignment: perhaps you’re doing something you don’t really want to be doing, or you need to practice more self-care, or you need to forgive someone or yourself.
When you don’t feel good, check in with yourself to identify what emotion it is that you are feeling. Then ask yourself what’s behind that emotion – what is it telling you about yourself?
When you check in with yourself in this way, by learning to pay attention to what your body and your emotions are trying to tell you, you’ll not only feel better, you’ll find yourself moving faster and more confidently towards whatever life experiences you really want to have. When you ignore your emotional guidance system, you’ll stay stuck and it won’t feel good.Tweet
Surround yourself with supportive people – know who your supporters are and spend more time with them. Choose people who love you for who you are, and who don’t expect you to be anything other than your true self.
Be sure to also choose people who want you to grow, and not stay small. These people will be honest with you – even telling you things they know you don’t really want to hear, yet they will do it in a positive and supportive way.
Your energy is influenced by those you spend time with. Make sure you choose those who will boost your energy and not drain it.Tweet
Take some time to go into each room and just sit for a while. Notice how you feel in this room. Take a good look at everything in the room. How do you feel about what’s in there – the furniture, the carpet, the colors, the artwork, etc.?
Ask yourself if the room ‘feels’ right to you. Are you surrounding yourself with things that you love? Is there anything in the room that you no longer need, use, want or love? Is there anything that holds negative memories or associations for you? Is there anything you want or need to change about the room?
Your home is directly connected to you. It is a reflection of you and what’s going on in your life. When you feel good in your home and with everything in it, your home will be supporting you energetically.
Allow yourself to re-connect with your home in this way to re-vitalize its energy – and in doing so, you’ll also be re-vitalized.Tweet
Allow things to be easy – you’ve probably heard the message that you have to work hard to get what you want in life. You may be so familiar with struggle and hard work that it’s what you’ve come to expect.
Sometimes though, you may be expecting something to be a struggle and it actually isn’t. For example, you’re asking someone for help and in your mind you’re telling yourself that they will probably say no and you’ll either have to find someone else or do it yourself. But then they say yes. It’s unexpectedly easier than you thought it would be.
If you can let go of the belief that things have to be difficult and instead, recognize, affirm and appreciate when things go smoothly, you’ll find that more things go smoothly for you.
When you’re used to struggle and to things being tough, it can be difficult to let go. But if you can relax more and celebrate the things that unfold effortlessly, you will experience more joy and fulfillment.Tweet
Identify where you may feel guilty about something you did or did not do in the past. You can journal about it by completing the following statement: “I feel guilty because…”
Be willing to release the past and any feelings of guilt. You will free your energy, heal your body and feel renewed.Tweet
Know you are good enough – whenever you feel nervous or apprehensive, ask yourself what you’re really afraid of. If you dig deep enough into the reason, you’ll probably find that at the root of the feeling is the belief that in some way you are not good enough.
This belief shows up in many ways. The trick is to become aware of when it is showing up and to challenge it.
The truth is that you are good enough – for whatever it is that you have a mind to do. When you begin to recognize and acknowledge this, then you allow the old belief to dissolve and you find that life will open up in many wonderful ways.
Challenge the belief and know that you are good enough in every way.Tweet
Start telling your new story: On the Oceans of Possibility Cruise this month, participants focused on creating and connecting with their new story and disconnecting from their old one. This quote by Abraham sums it up nicely:
“As you imagine and visualize and verbalize your new story, in time you will believe the new story, and when that happens, the evidence will flow swiftly into your experience. A belief is only a thought you continue to think; and when your beliefs match your desires, then your desires must become your reality.” – AbrahamTweet