Janet Pearlman

Living in the Stream of Yes

Recognize our Self Put Downs


So many of us are becoming aware of how deeply Good we are as humans. Ernest Holmes asserts,

“There is a Power operating through me, a Presence inspiring, guiding, and sustaining me. Upon this Power, I place my reliance. In this Presence I feel myself to be an outlet of immeasurable Good….

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I am conscious that there is an Infinite Wisdom directing me. Whatever I should know, I will know….and because of this Infinite Intelligence that is mine and within me now, I am compelled to recognize my Good.”[1]

Unfortunately portions of the culture around us have not integrated how Good we are. Instead, many of us have been raised with the thoughts and feelings of being flawed and fears that we have done something wrong.

Awake to a Casual Comment

Katie has pursued her own transformation of thinking for most of her life. Recently in a small tour of a master’s garden, K overheard a man fretting over whether or not his butterfly weed plants attracted “enough” butterflies. He put forth that his plants brought fewer butterflies into his garden than did his neighbor in her yard. He was concerned.

“Oh  my, “ Katie silently exclaimed in her head, Mel is putting himself down over how many butterflies he attracts!”

Our star K spoke up, “You are a Good person! You were a Good person before you planted butterfly weed and remain so no matter the number of these lovely insects your plants attract!”

We might mentally tell ourselves something like this if we do not pay attention. What a mental hygiene practice worth shifting!

K imagined this self-talk for Mel, “I love my butterfly weed plants. Every butterfly in my yard is one we are helping to thrive and one that enriches me. Aren’t I fortunate to assist any such creatures!”

Let’s wake up and be kinder to ourselves. Let’s notice these silent judgments of ourselves and appreciate more and more of our positives instead.

Self-put-down thoughts and “Am I enough” worries constitute part of our inner chemistry. Let’s shift this tone as we recognize it and clear that toxic inner environment bit by bit.

Have you been making progress in your unfolding? Please share a story that inspires us all.

About the Author

Janet Pearlman is a spiritual teacher, counselor, healer and artist. In these posts composed of true stories, she inspires others to know themselves and compassionately to develop skills of empowerment. In her forty-five 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 jpearl555@earthink.net to arrange an appointment.

[1] Holmes, Ernest, 365 Science of Mind Reader ( New York: Jeremey P. Tarcher/Penquin, 2001) p.153

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