thoughts & ponderings
Do you believe in yourself?
That might seem like a silly question, but the answer is often not a resounding HELL YES, and there are a lot of subconscious blocks we can create in our lives when we don’t have solid self confidence
True self confidence, sometimes used interchangeably with self esteem, is developed slowly and through a great deal of introspection. Knowing the depth of your own capabilities is essential in creating solid self esteem, as well as knowing the strengths and weaknesses of your own personality.
This also means that accepting yourself as you are, including the shadow, or aspects you might see as flaws, is an important step in your development.
Your own self esteem is important for every aspect of your life, but nowhere is it more essential than in the development of your intuition. Your intuition has its source in your own self understanding, and deeply knowing who you are at your core will allow you to better see the energies at work in the universe, through a far clearer lens.
When you don’t have the self esteem necessary to know and accept yourself, your lens is foggy and unclear, and it becomes impossible to rely on your natural intuitive abilities. Instead, you search outside for answers, and can seek for your entire lifetime to find the keys to life’s mysteries in gurus, books, courses, and sacred locations.
All of these external influences can be valuable in your self development, but they are only tools. They may allow you to see the wonders of the world and deeper truths than you may have thought about, but the important part is your own thought process.
Working on your self esteem may require you to hold up a mirror to some aspects of yourself that you may not enjoy. That’s ok! This is still important knowledge for you to have, and this is the perfect springboard for your own inner work. This introspective look gives you the choice of either accepting this aspect of yourself, or working to change it. None of us is perfect, except that we are. I am absolutely, perfectly myself, and you are absolutely, perfectly you.
The deeper you can see inside your thoughts, behaviors, and choices, the more access you have to the universal energies that drive every event in creation. When you can trust yourself, you will have the understanding that all the answers you ever need are inside, and just waiting for you to look. Meditate. Be still. Listen.
© White Sage Wellbeing & contributors. 2017