YOU ARE WORTH IT!

IMG_0649I have often asked the questions who am I and why am I here. What is my purpose? What is my gift?  I have stunned myself to publicly dance without rhythm, to sing without melody, and strive to explore my hidden talents.  I found joy in this exploration of myself and worked hard to be the best in areas that were not of my gifting in spite of my critics.

One thing that I have done consistently and naturally is giving and showing love to even the unloveable.  You know, the ones when you see them coming you want to walk the other way.  I try to look at people and see the face of the child masked by layers of pain to find the compassion to accept them and to heal them with love, kindness, encouraging insights and revelations.  I named this page, “The Power of The Pen” and described myself as a writer “marked by love,” because that is who I am.  I believe there is transforming power in the written word.  This is my gift.

I once had a person say to me they didn’t trust me because I smiled all the time.  She couldn’t understand that I had made a choice to be happy and to love everyone (even her in spite of her convictions).  This was my joy and I was willing to extend it to all whom I encountered.  To love is my choice.

Love doesn’t mean that one should shrink back so that that others can be enlarged, but to go boldly before men and proclaim this message that God is love and what that means.  If we can walk in that love we teach others to shine in their higher selves and release their pain.  It is healthy for your soul to know and show that forgiveness is the key to being free.  Being able to forgive the past, yourself and those who have hurt or persecuted you enables you to move forward to live an abundant life in peace and joy because you are worth it.

Marianne Williamson states it so clearly,

Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.

I have learned that self-love requires humility and wisdom to accept the things that cannot be changed, courage to change the things that you can and the wisdom to know the difference.  Everyone hurts and love is the only cure for the pain.  We can’t change people, but we can plant the seeds and allow our Creator to grow them.

Isn’t it  interesting that the two Presidential candidates are polar opposites?  One promoting hate-filled messages and divisiveness and the other promoting love and unity.  Each candidate has their own flaws, but don’t we all.  I choose love, because we are worth it, won’t you?

Enjoy the video Worth performed by Anthony Brown & Group Therapy.  Be inspired!

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WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE?

c7b5128453398989945f5b5d7bf5a57a“In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream. And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe.” Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson knew where his power came from. He believed with all of his heart that he was an instrument in God’s hands and his talent was a gift. Love was the “juice and energy that motivated his music, his dancing, and everything.” He became one of the greatest entertainers of all times.  

Beyonce Knowles’ father believed that she had the potential to be a superstar. He gave up his career to ensure her success. She believed in her dreams. Have you seen her life? #BeyGood (see link above).

In Tyler Perry’s video message, “How to Be Successful” he shares that the grace of God brought him success because he would not stop believing. His advice on being successful is “Do not stop believing. When something is for you there is a feeling deep down inside of you that will not allow you to let it go. Anything you want is possible.” Tyler encourages that “no matter what people say, know beyond knowing your truth.” If you’re an eagle your instinct is to fly. The chickens you’ve been hanging around with will tell you that you can’t, but deep inside you know that you can. Follow your instincts and fly.

One day I was talking to an acquaintance about Yachts and Wealth-TV (“AWETv”), and how the shows stimulated my vision and informed me on the finer things in life.  He flatly replied, “I don’t like looking at that junk because I know that I will never have any of those things.” I couldn’t believe my ears. There was nothing that I could say to change his mind. He was stuck and had slammed the door to new possibilities. Silently I agreed that he never would, because that was his belief.

In an article written by John H. Sklare, Ed.D, “Belief Systems and Awareness,” he explains that,

“A belief is something you hold onto because you KNOW it is true.  There is a fundamental difference between a thought and a belief. Behind every thought lies the hidden program of belief. For example, if you don’t believe you can succeed at lifestyle change, you most likely won’t!

The truth is, if you don’t believe you can succeed, the battle is already lost. There is nothing more motivating or destructive than the power of belief. It can be your best friend or your worst enemy. The more aware you are of your underlying belief systems, however, the more powerful you become. And awareness is the key to creating that change.”

I believe that God’s will for my life is that I prosper in all things and be in good health. I am a writer. I am blessed to be a blessing to others. This is my time to shine, and I believe that it’s your time too.  Go get it!

Now, tell me, what do you believe?