If you think people owe you something–more love, more money, more appreciation, an apology.
It means you are still outside sourcing important aspects of your life.
One thing I never hear from people who are connected to their own power is the story of how they believe someone owes them something.
They never talk about how they need an apology, a phone call back, or someone slighted them with money.
They are in the driver’s seat. They are connected to their own power and to God. They have so many great things going on, they live in a place where there is not lack.
Because they create so much for themselves, including emotionally, they don’t get “hurt” or perceive shortages from others. If a relationship doesn’t work for them, they simply change THEMSELVES and therefore they make sure they have a different experience.
Who are all the people that you feel haven’t given you enough?
What personal power have you given away to them? What are you still “waiting” to be given from another person so that you can be truly happy?
If you tell the truth, Resentment for them will turn into compassion for yourself, when you didn’t know what you were doing.
It is tempting to look at struggles or losses and say these things define us.
Challenges do not define us, they reveal us.
They deliver a compelling reason to strip the layers of ourselves–who we thought we were, the small plans we had for our lives, the selfishness we adored, the ego we’ve upheld…and un-do who we “are not,” giving us an opportunity to come naked before God and make a decision: choose to grow.
Then we see who WE are more clearly.
We see how STRONG we are; how good we are; how indomitable our will can be; how often we have chosen God, and how each day we have done our best with what we knew.
Challenges reveal who we are … to ourselves.
We come to know ourselves a little better and how much we are loved, and that God has been looking out for us, protecting, preserving and caring for us every day while we’ve been away at Earth School, even when we didn’t realize He was present.
Challenges allow our sight to open. If we choose to stay open and not shut down, we see so many things.
When you are completely comfortable telling the truth about your life and you have accepted your own flaws and failings and human-ness, you are 100% comfortable, even relaxed, when people tell the truth about their own faults and failings.
In fact, you respect it tremendously.
Because you know how much courage it takes to be REAL about your human side.
And those are the places you make a home, with people who are real.