Saturday, January 10, 2015

Be Who You Are

I got a chance the other day to watch Disney's movie, "Frozen" and I loved it! It seems to coincide with the angels' message today about allowing ourselves to be ourselves without fear. For those of you who haven't seen it, the elder sister has a gift of magic, but when she is fearful, the magic hurts others. When she is filled with love it creates amazing things. There is so much more to the plot, but there are threads throughout the story about how important it is to be who you are, and how loved you are when you are just that.

We have been taught so many conditions in terms of what makes us lovable! The angels have been working with me and through me for years to help me, and others, realize that we are already lovable, exactly as we are. Furthermore, they've taught me that, rather than waiting for others to love me in what I used to consider my "less than lovable" spaces, I must grant myself that compassion.

So when I'm angry, I journal it and sweet talk myself. When I'm sad, I call upon the angels and God for comfort. When I'm in glorious joy I share with those who will celebrate it and stay away from those who wish me ill. I still catch myself judging myself from time to time, but the minute I do, its over, and I start to share compassion with whatever part of my being needs love. As a result joy comes back much more quickly.

While it is beautiful to always try to be a better version of ourselves, and certainly a very good thing to do... the angels wish that we would stop criticizing ourselves and start loving ourselves more, as we are, right here, and right now! It is so much easier to be more loving towards others when you give yourself that gift. It is so much easier not to take on the world's pain when you've made peace with your own. It is so much happier to allow yourself to radiate joy than to worry about whether or not it will upset those around you. I used to actually be afraid of expressing the depth of my love to people in my life because I worried that they would think I wanted something from them! I no longer stuff my tears or my love. I let it all flow...

So this year, when you catch yourself criticizing or judging yourself, stop. Sing that wonderful song from Disney's movie "Frozen," "Let it Go!" and let your particular brand of love out into the world... without censure and without fear.

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