You Really Do Deserve the Best!
by Saundra Berry, C.Ht.
Yes! You, me, everyone, really do deserve the very best that life has to offer. I experienced a time when I did not feel deserving. I felt lost and it seemed that nothing was really going my way. I often wondered if I had done something that I was being punished for and my inner-critic asked that question over and over. While at work one day, a friend, and co-worker came up and asked me how I was doing. I decided that rather than getting “into” it, I just responded with “oh, I’m hanging in there.” She looked at me and said, “You know, you are a very deserving woman. You deserve all good things and you can have them, you know?” As I was sitting there with my head down I began to feel the tears well up in my eyes. Something came over me as she spoke those words, “you are a deserving woman” for some reason those words felt like they didn’t belong to me. As I looked up at her—she knew, and maybe for the first time, I knew, I did not feel deserving.
After work, my friend and I, met up for coffee and talked. Well, I listened, she talked. Being a healer herself, she was very intuitive. She seemed to say everything that I needed to hear. Her kind and thoughtful words touched me deeply. This was one of the first times that I really began to understand the Law of Attraction; The way she explained it all made sense and that day was a turning point in my life—it set me on the path of a deeper self-discovery.
What I began to realize was that I had to change my perception of my life. I had to look at it from the heart. It was time to take “true” stock of my life, counting my blessings, each one of them. I began to meditate in the mornings and things began to shift more. I immersed myself in learning more about the Law of Attraction, where I was introduced to Esther and Jerry Hicks, and Abraham, and things shifted more. The teachings of Abraham are an amazing gift to me, even today. I revisited books I had read in the past and re-read them. Marianne Williamson’s, “A Woman’s Worth”, Dan Millman’s, “Way of the Peaceful Warrior”. The more deeply that I went into my own soul, the more I began to feel things changing. My inner-critic began to grow very quiet. I began to feel a sense of peace that I had not known before. Rather than expecting the “next shoe to drop” I began to think of things in terms of blessings. I expected a positive outcome, rather than a negative one. I gave myself permission to accept what I could not change and look at all things as “lesson-blessings”.
I began to feel “deserving” and before too long, I BELIEVED that I deserved the best that this life has to offer. I realized that to have the kind of life that I had envisioned, I would have to work for it. Work for it, in the sense that I had to be in charge of my thinking. I had to CHOOSE to think positive. It slowly became a habit, to think this way, and the more engrained that message became in my heart and soul, the more I was lifted out of darkness and moved into the light.
If you are suffering from negative thoughts, negative self-talk, I invite you to choose a new way of life. If you are having what seems to be a stroke of bad luck, realize with a shift in perception, you could turn that all around. It may sound simple, but it will not be easy, at least at first. However, over time, you will begin to understand that if you focus on the negative, or expect a negative outcome, then you will only get more of the same. Therefore, IF you are willing to try a new way, IF you are ready for things to change, IF you are willing to do the work, then give yourself a challenge. Challenge yourself to being the BEST that you can be. Challenge yourself to be courageous, to be daring, to be a forward thinker! THINK POSITIVE thoughts and see things turning out for the highest good of all concerned. Focus on the positives! The more that you are able to focus your thoughts and actions on the positive; you will get more of the same.
Begin and end each day with a gratitude meditation where you focus on your blessings. If you are waiting for the next shoe to drop, then be willing to abandon this way of thinking and be open for a new experience. Rather than jumping to conclusions, blaming, or expectation, jump to a “lesson-blessing”. Be willing to learn from each experience in the most open and honest way you can muster. Have faith and hope that things will work out for the best. Emily Dickinson said, “Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul.” Allow yourself to have hope so that you may soar to great heights.
Most important, YOU ARE A DESERVING HUMAN BEING and YOU DO DESERVE THE BEST! Be willing to do the work, you’ll be glad that you did!
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