The Bliss of Self-Acceptance by Kate Corbin

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“Your only real problem is that you have forgotten who you are.” – A Course in Miracles

Once upon a time in meditation, I received a crystal clear message that I am absolutely and eternally wonderful; and the only problem I have ever had is not knowing that.

Really? The only problem I have ever had is not knowing I’m wonderful? Wow!

In that moment, I was freed from my lifetime belief that there was something wrong with me.

In that moment, I really understood that I could stop trying to fix myself because I wasn’t ever broken.

In that moment, along with the realization that I am absolutely and eternally wonderful, came the knowing that so is everyone else. Huge! Life changing! Blissful!

Over the next few weeks and months, as I settled into this joyful and empowering knowledge, I began to shift from a focus on self-improvement to a focus on self-acceptance.

From the age of about 19, I had been a self-improvement junkie. I read every book and took every course that promised to make me a better, happier person and to fix what was wrong with me.

But, for me, that lifelong commitment to self-improvement had been based on the belief that, if I just worked hard enough, I could overcome all the terrible things that were certainly wrong with me and finally become “good enough”.

Self-improvement driven by a belief in not being good enough is both endless and unfulfilling.

Imagine for a moment how it would feel to simply accept yourself – who you are, everything you’ve ever done or not done, how much you weigh, how much money you make – everything about yourself just the way you are.

There’s a fear, I know. You might be thinking it right now. It goes like this: “Well, if I really accept myself, won’t I lose all motivation to do anything and stop trying altogether and just live in my pajamas?” Nope! In fact, it’s exactly the opposite. Rather than zapping motivation, full self-acceptance actually frees energy and creativity and makes real self-improvement much easier and much more fun.

From the high vibration of self-acceptance:

* you’re aligned with Source, with Who You Really Are

* you’re a vibrational match to your desires

* you feel worthy and deserving

* you release judgment and fully accept others

* you broadcast a vibration that allows others to fully accept you

Transformational Process. If you’re willing to give self-acceptance a try, contemplate this prayer for 5 minutes a day for one week:

“Oh, God, show me the truth about myself, no matter how beautiful it is.” – Macrina Weiderkher

Do this process and, at the end of one week, you’ll be well on your way to feeling the relief, the high vibration, and the bliss of self-acceptance.

Kate Corbin is a Law of Attraction Coach and the creator of Gold Star Coaching. Both her coaching practice and her two ebooks – “Dining at the Cosmic Cafe, How to Be and Do and Have Whatever You Desire” as well as “Think and Grow Thin with the Law of Attraction” – are designed to empower you to truly live the life of your dreams. To contact Coach Kate, download a free copy of her ebook “Magical Musings on the Law of Attraction,” and subscribe to her ezine, visit Gold Star Coaching.

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Flower Symbolism: Mystical Orchid

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Odilon Redon: Strange Orchid /wikipaintings.org

Orchid

Deep in the valley, a beauty hides:
Serene, peerless, incomparably sweet.
In the still shade of the bamboo thicket
It seems to sigh softly for a lover.

– Taigu Ryokan

I seem to be bumping into orchids so often (or they into me), so I´m sharing the pleasure with you all.

General symbolic meanings of orchid: Love, beauty, sensuality, mature charm, fertility, virility, feminine-masuline balance, luxury and reaching the full potential.

More about orchid (and other flower) meanings:

Orchid Flower Meaning http://www.buzzle.com/articles/orchid-flower-meaning.html, Orchid Meanings http://livingartsoriginals.com/flower-orchid.htm

orchids

when two people
understand each other
in their innermost hearts
their words are sweet
like the fragrance
of orchids

– lisa hancox

Orchids in Bloom

In all things thought seen…
The world has once again conspired
Culminating in a soft petals bloom
Capturing, the eye of man
Illuminating hope in the darkest room

It is this spark, this aura, this radiance
This ignition of inner quality
Amid viscus conflagrations, striking in its purity
Breaching through your outer identity
Nascent, your inner beauty shines, intensely

Lighting the path of life and love

– Marcus McKinley

 

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source of poems: poemhunter.com

Image 2: worldpaperswide.com

Experiments: World May Be Influenced by the Future by Robert Lanza

ID-10010064302/03/11  “We’ve been taught our consciousness -− and everything else in the world -− flows like an arrow in one direction from the cradle to the grave. But an amazing set of experiments suggest the present and the future are entangled, and that events in the future may influence things happening in the world now.” Read the whole article here http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-lanza/future-influences-present_b_816221.html

 

Image: Quantum Mechanics In Space by Victor Habbick /freedigitalphotos.net

 

Inspiration: Art and Intuition

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I was trying to choose a piece of art of Odilon Redon (1840 – 1916, France) to post and found myself being drawn to several ones. Afterwards the golden light of this Wheel of Fortune image kept resonating in my energy field and when I closed my eyes I also saw golden, smooth flashes of energy staying swirling. So, I chose to pick it. Feel free to pick the ones according to your own resonance here: http://www.wikipaintings.org/en/odilon-redon

A couple of lovely quotes of the artist from:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Odilon_Redon

“My drawings inspire, and are not to be defined. They place us, as does music, in the ambiguous realm of the undetermined.”

Odilon Redon wanted to “place the visible at the service of the invisible”.

“I have often, as an exercise and as a sustenance, painted before an object down to the smallest accidents of its visual appearance; but the day left me sad and with an unsatiated thirst. The next day I let the other source run, that of imagination, through the recollection of the forms and I was then reassured and appeased.”

 

Image source:  wikipaintings.org

Blue Crystal

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Erte: Rendez-Vous. (My inner feminine and masculine in balance. :)) Inclusive a past life theme.)

Blue Crystal

Are you one of those
who sleep with a blue crystal
under the pillow,
he asks
as his first words
seeing right
through my protective shield
at first sight.

– Deelia (ages ago) ©

Image source:  wikipaintings.org