1. We can save ourselves;
2. We have more than enough love within us to fill even the darkest, most painful and frighteningly lonely places within us;
3. We need no other soul to generate happiness on our behalf;
4. We need blame no soul for the state of our being but us;
5. We need not hold harmful and unloving thoughts of ourselves regardless of the horrible mistakes we might think we have made; and
6. We can stand up in any second at any part of our lives and take accountability for our very next steps and thoughts no matter where we are and regardless of how we may have gotten there.
It doesn't really matter what happened to us in our lives. We can lay out our thoughts for miles in blame, shame, denial, vengeance, anger and guilt or we can decide to leave that all behind and allow the transformation, which is truly only a return to our true selves to naturally and so very beautifully occur. We have that much power within us and need only the faith and confidence enough in ourselves to stand up and take the next steps and breaths and just live more authentically and gently with our thoughts of ourselves. It hurts when someone pushes us down. I do not dispute that. But here's the thing. You can stay on the ground and complain about the bumps and bruises and who caused it, we can begrudge the fact we now must expend energy unnecessarily to stand back up again or we can completely disregard the fact we were pushed down and the reasons why someone may have pushed us down. We can just stand up and figure out which direction we'd like to start walking free of the blame, free of victim thinking, free of poisonous and toxic anger at others, self-belittling thoughts and muster the courage to know that no matter what, we can stand in our own light even if there are those who would seemingly prefer to stand in front of the sun casting shadows on our path.
Our thoughts, our lives and our feelings about ourselves need never be dependent upon the actions of others, the words of others or the deeds of others. Standing in your own light means that you know who you are, you know how you are and no matter what comes before you...you will rely on your own love, light and knowledge to guide you through life on your own merits. You will encounter those along the way blinded by the mistaken thoughts or beliefs that they can make themselves better only to the extent they can take others out or down. Neither feel sorry for nor engage in battle with such individuals. They doom themselves for a time until they too learn to stand within their own light and know that they can choose to do this at any time and it really isn't your job to school them any way. The reality is that your efforts to educate them will be wholly wasted until they are ready to make that shift. Don't let such individuals prevent you from making the shift from dependence on the world reflecting your worth to knowing that only you can gauge your true worth in this world.
You came here with so much love and light within you. No matter what has hidden these facts from you, trust that you can always uncover the truth beneath the lies others and even circumstance in the world have lead you to believe about you. You are weak and powerless only to the extent you give permission for this to be so by making yourself the victim of words and actions of others. Things may happen to you and unpleasant things at that. But YOU get to decide how you will be accountable for your actions in the very next breath and step and every breath and step counts. I suggest to you that you do not waste time or energy in blame, don't waste it with victimizing thoughts and don't sell yourself short by believing anyone but you has the power to define you. You are no less than a walking, living and breathing miracle. Your presence here at this time is so very valuable. Stand up in your own light always and live like you mean it, love like there is no tomorrow and take every step knowing that you matter. In love and infinite light may courage and conviction to shift and return to your own truth become your focus in your tougher moments. You will succeed. May your God/Goddess presence be felt within you in all the steps you take in your lives always.
(c) 2013 Jaie Hart (photo, random internet find)