Hello My Fellow Travelers,
This past weekend I had the great pleasure of facilitating the Living Room Tour, at the home of Eric Belair and Courtney Ramm, on the campus of Unity of Dallas. My thanks to both of them because I think the weekend was as powerful for me as it was for the attendees. I got to participate in a Sound and Meditation healing session, that Eric coordinated and performed in, the night before the workshop and beautiful services the day after. The weekend clearly had a theme – that came out in the words Margaret spoke and even in the homily that Sr. Minister James Buchanan shared with the congregation on Sunday. That theme was about finding missing pieces in us and one of those pieces was our individual ability to grasp the understanding that I AM ENOUGH!
Those are three really powerful words! They are also words that elude almost all of us. The word enough is in itself such an interesting word. The Merriam-Webster dictionary describes it as: occurring in such quantity, quality, or scope as to fully meet demands, needs, or expectations. From the time that we are young children we begin to realize that our life is going to be a constant process of trying to meet the demands, needs and expectations of others. And we develop within our self a need to be able to do these things in order to feel good about us. But since every individual is constantly changing – and their needs are constantly evolving through the needs, wants and desires of others – our ability to keep up with those needs in them is almost impossible.
So we begin to fail in meeting their expectations of us – or they fail in meeting our expectations and we all begin to develop the belief that we are not enough. We are not thin enough, pretty enough, smart enough, or tall enough. We are not rich enough, powerful enough, fun enough, or sexy enough. For every human trait, belief or characteristic, there is someone feeling that they do not have enough of that! And when we feel this way then we are feeling inherently less than others. The most amazing part of this equation, however, is that this is something that EVERYONE on this planet feels to some degree. There is always some quality that we wish that we had – and even when others might express to us their appreciation of how much we are – we may still not be able to take that in because we are focused on all that we are not!
So how do we lift our self out of the trap of feeling that we are NOT ENOUGH? Margaret suggests that it begins by looking outside of your-self and seeing the “enough-ness” of others. If we begin with the basic understanding that everyone feels like they are not enough, then we can understand the actions that other’s take. We can appreciate their insecurities – we can feel compassionate for their weaknesses – we can better understand their prejudices and we can love them not despite these things but because we come to realize that they are just like us – and though our thoughts and struggles may be different, we are all involved in the same struggle to be “enough!” And if they then are enough – and we are all the same – then we have to be enough too!
From your soul’s perspective, you are not only enough, but in the words that Rev. James said this past weekend, “you are ‘off the charts’ enough and you just keep getting better!” Your soul does not judge you for your height, or your singing voice, or your ability to feel confident in groups – it loves you for being just who you are – this amazing being who had the courage to incarnate into a situation where it does not realize that it already is enough and that all of these experiences are about expanding your soul energy and becoming more than enough!
That is why we are here, not to help ourselves to feel as though maybe if I do this, or buy this, or take this, then I might feel like enough. But to realize that we start out as enough – and that every experience of self love and love for others; every experience of compassion and kindness; every experience of expanding limited beliefs; all lead you to moving beyond enough, the feeling of completion and wholeness – to limitless the state of who you really are!
This week we celebrate our enough-ness and the fact that we are already “off the charts” in our being enough and that every day we are becoming even more!
Please make sure to tune into this week’s radio program as Margaret will expand on this even more and if you would like to learn more about how we lose pieces of ourselves and sometimes get stuck in the feeling of being less than, or powerless, please check out the special video series that I recently made about the “Care and Maintenance of your Soul.” Those who sign up for the series are eligible for a $100 discount on Soul Reclamation – just to say thank you for taking the time to learn more about your brain and your soul and helping us to help you, and others, to become more than you might have ever imagined!
You are “Off the Charts” Wonderful!