DID YOU KNOW THAT YOU ARE LOVED FOR WHO YOU ARE … without needing to change, without needing to prove you’re worthy, without needing to lose weight, give up addictions, choose the right religion, worship the one true God, subscribe to meditation, confess your sins, right your wrongs, forgive your enemies, please your parents, follow the rules … without expressing gratitude, without feeling loving, without any requirements at all?
Inside your own heart is a place where total and utter unconditional love resides. You can touch it with your hand, feel it through a deeper breath, sense it in the stillness, see it as the light, taste it through a smile, call it in your darkest hour and know it as the essence of life itself.
You are never alone. Your own inner YOU is always waiting for you to remember how connected you really are.
[an excerpt from Leading A Relationship Into The Light]
Don’t ever let problems get you down.
Something good comes out of every struggle,
something that makes life way better
than it could have possibly been otherwise.
NOTHING CAN STOP ME …
What I CAN do, is only limited by my desire to do it.
My budget, is only limited by my creativity.
My mood, is only limited by what I’m giving the most attention to.
The quality of my life, is only limited by my story about it.
The closeness of my relationship, is only limited by my attitude towards my mate.
What I can have, is only limited by what I’ll allow myself to believe.
Where I can go, is only limited by my imagination.
What is possible to make real
has no limits at all.
~ from the author of 500 Confessions
MY SOUL IS CALLING ME
to remember I have everything I need right now
to know that I am enough
to believe I am worth it
to trust the power of my deepest desires
to allow myself time to feel my inner guidance
to move forward when inspiration propels me there
to have faith in the love we all are at our core
to say YES to what I really want
to be true to myself
to feel my alignment with the peace inside me
to relax and float gently along with the current of pleasurable, joyful, ease and abundance.
We are so worthy that the creator gave us a planet with abundant resources, unlimited fresh air and a sun that shines without fail each day.
There is not one of us less valuable than another.
We are each worth more than all the stars in the sky, the grains of sand on the beach or the drops of water in the ocean. Without your unique soul, the world would not feel complete as the very essence of each life lived, causes the expansion of the entire universe. ~ ER
I SET BOUNDARIES … but the boundaries I set are for my benefit, not to condemn someone elses behaviour.
If I’m temporarily unable to find a persons most positive aspects when I think about them, I withdraw my attention from them completely until I can.
YOU SEE I LOVE TO FEEL GOOD more than anything else. I love feeling free, I love finding the best in others, I love to give love, share love, create love and make love because it’s the most enjoyable experience I’ve ever known.
I’ve gently caught myself over the last few days wanting to wedge my words of wisdom into a conversation, but words are wasted unless the other person is ready and open to receiving them. Giving unsolicited advice is like feeding meat to a vegetarian – useless and even potentially harmful.
I’m glad I’m getting better at maintaining silence and allowing other people to find their own way and it empowers me to stay firmly grounded in the beliefs that serve me the most too.
I’M SPEAKING LESS … and being more.
~ Elizabeth Richardson (author of 500 Confessions)
I DECIDED THAT THINGS COULD BE EASIER …
so I chilled out a little more.
I decided I wanted more love in my life, so I GAVE a little more.
I decided today is the perfect time, to change my point of view,
and to appreciate what I have right now as if it’s all brand new.
I DECIDED THERE WERE THINGS THAT I WANTED …
that I believed I just couldn’t have.
Then I decided I shouldn’t want them, ’cause it made me feel really bad.
But wanting them wasn’t the problem, into my heart they’d already been thrust,
so I found the faith to remember, all I need to do is trust.
I DECIDED TO TRUST MY FEELINGS …
and let them guide me through the day,
I decided that if something feels good to me, if it calls me out to play …
if it lights up my life and opens my mind, there’s nothing more I need from above,
my bright energy attracts all I could possibly want, my heart leads me back to love.
BUT SOMETIMES I JUST DON’T FEEL ANY GOOD …
and it seems nothing I do or say,
can find the connection I once enjoyed, peace seems oh so far away.
It’s times like these I need to relax, to let go, to do my best,
and hand it over to “the universe” to fix up all the rest.
SO NOW I JUST NEED TO REMEMBER
… there IS something I CAN do,
to make my days go better and to uplift someone elses too …
I can decide to make peace with whatever’s happening, to find the heaven contained in hell,
no matter what seems to be going wrong, remember we are loved and all is well. ~ from the author of 500 Confessions
Today I noticed that I wasn’t feeling quite as spritely as I normally do. Without a firm focus on doing things that make me happy, my flame can dim a little sometimes, especially if I’ve been in the company of other people who tend to just follow the crowd.
Without focus, our vibration settles at the frequency of the dominant person in the group. ~ ER
So being the leader I’ve decided I am, I deliberately set a few minutes aside to notice the things that are working out really well for me. That always lifts my mood and brings me back into present time, where ALL my power is.
TODAY, I’M EXPECTING GOOD THINGS TO HAPPEN … and as I move forward through my life I notice the evidence of profound blessings, attract more magnificent adventures, immerse myself in creative pastimes, feel deeper passion for my work, bask in the fulfilment of an intimately loving relationship, weave closer friendships, enjoy expanded financial freedom, create more positive outcomes, feel a stronger sense of purpose, revel in who I am and find so many extra reasons to laugh my head off … lol … Humour always helps ~ ER
This morning I woke up feeling off physically, mentally and emotionally, so I lay there longer in the hope that I’d feel better soon. Often just relaxing, breathing deeper and looking around to find things to be thankful for helps me bound out of bed with renewed vigour. But today, none of my regular morning rituals seemed to work.
Then I heard a new question inside my mind, “What if this is the best I’m going to feel all day?”
My response was immediate, “If this is it, I’m getting up right now and making the most of what I have!”
Today Is The Day That Things Are Going To Change
- and it’s going to be fun
- and it’s going to be good
- and it’s going to be light
- and it’s going to be joyful
- and it’s going to be easy
- and it’s going to be liberating
- and it’s going to be guided
- and it’s going to be just right
Often, just taking the time to make a poster out of a new mantra like this brings me back more sustainably, to that settled, calm, happy and blissful state, right where I belong. Perhaps it will take you there too.
Love ~ ER
I KNOW THE POWER OF UNCONDITIONAL LOVE
When I am loved unconditionally, it blows my mind
but when I love someone else without expecting anything in return,
it opens my heart and connects me to soul.
~ 500 Confessions
IT ALL BEGINS TODAY
more fun, more laughter, more joy, more light-heartedness, more delight, more intimacy, more deliciousness, more pleasure, more excitement, more touching, more loving, more ecstasy, more bliss
with a little bit of drama thrown in for variety 😉 ~ CONFESSION #502 500confessions.com