Do you ever find yourself using other people as a point of reference for establishing your identity? For assessing your value as a person? For measuring your level of accomplishments?
Most of us do this at one time or another, and perhaps even most of the time. Looking around and comparing yourself to others ultimately results in a game of self-judgment. You may decide that someone else is more beautiful, thinner, more important, healthier, more successful, wealthier, happier, and more powerful than you are. Of course, this may be true; but it is completely futile and irrelevant because the person you most want to be is who you already are! We all have special gifts, and the whole point to your life is to explore the many facets of yourself.
This essential point became very apparent to me when I was recently attending a numerology course. I use the example of numerology because numbers are objective. Also, it is a widely accepted scientific and metaphysical premise that everything and everyone is a vibration of energy, and vibrations are numbers. What is so beautiful about perceiving people through the lens of numerology is that it made me realize that everyone, in all the world, is special. We each have a particular name and a specific time that we are born to this world.
These very personal factors have an enormous impact on your soul’s mission, how you think, your personality, and your life lessons. This is so amazing! There is no “right” or “wrong” way to be who you are! In fact, YOU are the ONLY person who can be the expression of your soul. We were all born in the energy of unconditional love, and you are here to be the exquisitely unique expression of the energy you were destined to bring to this lifetime. Your life purpose, the color of your eyes and hair, the shape of your body, your brain, your emotions, your talents, the people whom you attract into your world of experience, as well as how you experience life, are all expressions of the very special version of who you were born to be. Even your challenges in life have been designed by the Universe to keep you on track with becoming more Whole. For example, if your soul’s mission in this lifetime is to become more open to change, you may find that you are presented with many situations that require you to be very flexible and willing to grow.
Who you are is not determined by how you compare to other people. Your True Self is the remembrance that you originated from the energy of Universal Love. Because love is creative, it is expressed in many ways. Each one of us has an innate talent and predominant gift to offer, whether it is in “loud” or “quiet” ways. Your mission could be to be a peacemaker, to be of service to humanity, to create the foundation from which to build new ideas and forms, to be musical and artistic, to be a pillar of love for family and humanity, to be adventuresome, to bring revolutionary ideas into being, to be a messenger who brings the light of spiritual truth to the world, or all of these and even more!
One of the most effective ways you can live in your truth is to consciously align the decisions of your mind with the spiritual values of your heart. Follow your intuition and accept how the gift of your presence naturally unfolds every moment of every day by having the courage to be yourself. You are not here to win a popularity vote! Contrary to our inclination to think that we are “not enough,” there is nothing you need to add to make yourself more of your True Self. Spiritual healing is simply a matter of shedding the many layers of fear that you have used to cover up the perfection of your core being.
It reminds me of what Michelangelo said when he was asked to explain how he was guided to sculpt
“I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.”
Love and Light,