Have you noticed that at times you praise another person, appreciate what a great job he has done, and the dear man kind of keeps talking or makes light of your words—he does not seem to hear or enjoy it?
And have you become aware that at times you behave that way too? We all want validation and yet sometimes we cannot let in the praise.
At a meeting with women friends Mary Lou shared how discouraged she felt that she had not supported herself financially in this life. ML had been born to a wealthy family and she had trust fund money available.
To support her sad story, Mary Lou recounted how hard she had worked to prepare an article and then this piece has not been accepted for publication. A list of more setbacks followed…
The gathered friends reminded her of the many accomplishments and contributions she had made in myriad ways over the years.
ML continued to articulate the “proof” that she had amounted to nothing.
This blogger recommends we DO let the good stuff in.
We have to think highly enough of ourselves so that we flow with supportive statements. When we are connected with Source Energy, we know that we are completely loved and appreciated. That affection is offered us abundantly and consistently—our role is to allow it into our hearts.
To prime the pump, we appreciate any people, place or things and that focus fills us. Oh wow, we notice we feel good. When we feel vibrant and alive, we know we have become conscious of our connection to Source Energy.
First, our heroine has decided to practice noticing what she loves about her surroundings and experiences. On purpose she is speaking kindlier about her life, being more grateful. Often, she catches herself in fault finding mode and gently she switches her focus. Then, she begins to notice how much care she brings to her family, how much clarity she adds to her professional groups and colleagues and how she persists in her self-care. From there ML is discovering how to let in the Good about herself.
For ourselves let’s count that we make scrambled eggs really well, that we often assist another in need, we raise a family, we fix things or we effortlessly create a homemade greeting card… or… so very many talents and good works of which to make note!
We improve our ability to steer our course from a happy place as we feel our own goodness. Great recipe: when we are in a good mood ourselves, when we like who we are, we attract more compliments. And then they are easy to relish and enjoy.
Isn’t it great to recall that our good mood makes a huge contribution to others? Isn’t it great how appreciation for others flows so easily from a happy person who feels great about his or herself!
Let’s appreciate how all of us following this guidance grow more astute, dedicated and adorable each day!
Please share of your insights and self-appreciations as you comment. I love to hear it!
About the Author
Janet Pearlman is a spiritual teacher, counselor, healer and artist. She has a gift for inspiring others to know themselves compassionately and to develop skills of empowerment. In her forty-three-year journey of self-discovery, she has deeply studied the teachings of Abraham-Hicks, Ernest Holmes and more. Janet offers individual sessions by phone and in person. Please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange an appointment.