Pleased with Your Self
This morning I was enjoying a guided meditation from the CD “Getting Into the Vortex” by Esther and Jerry Hicks when this phrase caught my attention: “you are precisely where you have intended to be, and the Source within you is pleased.” The concept took up residence in my head for the rest of the day, the implications of it dancing around enthusiastically.
What if it’s true? What if your personal connection with the Divine, all that is holy and sacred to you, is pleased with you, just as you are? Rather than constantly striving to do what you think you should, to try and make others happy, to make up for the poor choices you feel you’ve made, what if you could just relax into the feeling of self-approval?
To me, it feels like a big sigh of relief. Rather than seeking external praise (which I do less these days anyway) or even looking for approval from my ego-self, I can focus on just being. I can let myself be led by my intuition and what feels right in each moment. I don’t have to feel guilt or worry about the floors that need cleaning or the laundry I haven’t folded. I can pay attention to the moment I’m in, and then simply get the housework done when it’s time to do that.
Try this as an experiment: for an entire day, act as if this concept is true for you. Proceed with the understanding that your inner Source is pleased with you, just as you are. Notice what happens. You might think you’ll become too selfish or lazy, but let go of those self-judgments. Go about your day, doing whatever you’d planned to do, but with that feeling of grace, of knowing that you are in fact right where you’re supposed to be. At the end of the day, evaluate how it went and decide whether you’d like to integrate this new belief into your daily life. I know I’m going to – it feels so freeing!