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A case of self abandonment
He was driven by the egoic fear of not being enough and so he constantly sought validation of his own worth from the people around him. His inner reality was one of not being worthy of love, in an of himself. Rather love was something he had to get from the world. In most of what he did, his main motive was to gain approval from others which led him to do almost anything. Just to feel loved and appreciated.
Not because he really wanted to do it, but because he was so under the egoic illusion that he thought his whole existence depended upon others liking him. He was constantly there for other people helping and assisting them in any way possible.
These were not loving acts since love is the unconditional and agenda-less giving. For him, behind most of his acts, there was a motive or an agenda. He bec
As years went by those words, nice and friendly, lost their positive meaning to our fellow team member. In his experience what they meant was self-abandonment. That he did something – that he didn’t really want to in order to get something he desperately thought he needed.
Realizing that our worth and value are intrinsic
I am valuable
I am worthy of being loved
I am a beautiful and wonderful human being
He started using it on a daily basis. At least twice a day he would stand in front of the mirror and repeat it aloud ten times. He confesses that initially he wasn’t even able to look at himself while he was saying the words. They seemed false as the gravest of lies. Yet he wouldn’t give up.
At the time he knew nothing of affirmations and the power of affirmations. Nor he had yet consciously come to depend and rely on the still small voice within. But there was something inside him that urged him to keep going and so he did.
As he kept repeating the affirmation the resistance gradually dissolved. He grew to become able to stand up straight and look himself in the mirror while saying it. He eventually even became able to say it out loud in the company of others experiencing a greater and greater sensation that he was actually telling the truth.
Repetition is the key to consciously re-creating the inner reality
As time went by the repeating of this affirmation allowed for him gradual release. He was able to let go of the notion of not being worthy of love. And so over time, he learned to say no, to stand up for himself. With that, he became more and more comfortable with others not always approving of him, and what he did. A sense of freedom emerged from within him.
In the infinitely loving mind of God
Now, repetition is the key to learning. Also the key to affirming. As we engage in affirmation, visioning, affirmative prayer it is not a one and done thing. We need to do it and keep doing it until we have integrated that which we desire into our inner reality. Then, and only then will it start to take shape in the external world.
Re-creating the inner reality is hard work
This, the re-creating of the inner reality is
We are not here to make anything happen, only to make welcome that which is already trying to happen, and a greater level of self love is always trying to come forth through us.
All is working for our good
This story perfectly illustrates how truly all is working for our good. As a youngster growing up, our team member would not have labeled this a blessing. However, had it not been for his lack of
This of course, is how everything works. There is only
We may not always get what we want but we always get exactly what we need. All is working according to