Inspiration inspires stillness; there are those moments when we are Movedto stillness. Often, we side with cubicle resistance and try to push through this natural pause, for the cubicle mind fears stillness. It is in the still point of Inspiration, in the pause, that we come face to face with our Inspired Self.
False humility is pretending to be “less than” the magnificence that you wholly are as an extension of LOVE. We mistakenly act as if we are less than. It often involves so-called “good intentions.” As the Irish say,
The road to hell is paved with good intentions.
Why rely on false humility and good intentions when we have the very Best available to us in LOVE? False humility is actually arrogance! Oddly enough, we may have been taught false humility in place of true kindness, what it is to truly be meek, valuing victimhood as a way of life, etc.
We ALL, that includes me and you, have been given gifts to use, that is, to place in the service of LOVE, as opposed to in the service of our me-character. Lots of people are wondering who they are, why they are here, feeling life has no meaning. BEGIN USING THE GIFTS LOVE HAS HONORED YOU WITH.
Exchange making excuses for creating.
Trade out thinking your gift isn’t really your gift with accepting your gifts.
Pause from judging your gifts as unnecessary in the grand scheme of things. Instead, be willing to accept how your part is essential.
Give up using your gifts for self-absorption which is a misguided attempt to find a meaningful identity and Let LOVE ~ love you to find your true identity in LOVE.
Set yourself free of pretending you don’t have any gifts; no one got left out. Experience the freedom of sharing your gifts.
Step Back from sizing others up and down for using their gifts. Trust LOVE to show you how to use yours.
Is there anything or anyone else to help you recognize and extend your gifts as Inspiration guides? Be willing to receive Help.
Practice Pause: Recognize and Extend Your Gifts!
Why I Unknowingly Practiced False Humility for Decades. I Literally Just Now Discovered This While Writing This Post!
I have been graced with many talents and gifts. There you go! I said the truth and it didn’t hurt one bit. I am not alone in this. I used to think I was alone. That I was somehow special in the gifts and talents I had been given and I shouldn’t dare expose them to others because those poor people didn’t have any gifts and talents and I didn’t want to appear prideful. I didn’t want to be exposed. I felt jealous of those using their gifts and talents because I wasn’t using mine; somehow my gifts felt less than their gifts; not worth sharing.
OH MY GOD, WHAT WARPED THINKING FALSE HUMILITY RELAYS!
The other morning in my pause time, I received WISDOM that I have heard before, but have not been ready, willing, or able to digest my entire life.
LOVE MY TRUE SELF. LOVE WHO I AM TRULY IN LOVE.
Have you ever wondered why loving ourselves can be such a challenge? We hear these words:
Love yourself Take care of yourself You better take care of yourself because no one else will. Love others You’re worth it
WHY DO WE FIND IT SO DIFFICULT TO LOVE OURSELVES?
WHAT DOES LOVING MYSELF EVEN MEAN?
I don’t know about you, but I have struggled with loving myself my entire life. I wasn’t taught to love myself. Rather I learned: don’t let anyone walk all over you stand up for yourself speak up don’t say anything just ignore them killem’ with kindness (that’s really out there!) pretend it doesn’t bother you don’t let it bother you just be nice be a good girl don’t give them the satisfaction add your own to the list
WHAT A MESS!
One can move towards accepting and experiencing the following instead:
There IS a LOVE that loves me,
and it is because of this LOVE who loves me that;
> Firstly, I am able to recognize that LOVE exists
> Secondly, I am able to love and accept who I am in LOVE; and
> Thirdly, I am prepared to love myself and love you.
THERE ARE TWO EGO PRACTICES, WHICH MANY OF US HAVE BEEN SO INDOCTRINATED IN, THAT PREVENT US FROM EXPERIENCING LOVE and BEING LOVING?
Over the next few days, I will share more about each of these.
A teacher connected with me this week and shared about a teen who took his own life. Thankfully, the school is caring and aware enough to pause and survey how the other kids are doing at his school. Hearing this news felt dispiriting. Yet, as I pause for this teen and his family, I am re-Minded and re-Hearted, if you will, of the Healer Within.
As one who practices healing myself and others through the Healer Within,
I experience that healing is moving from the experience of disconnection to the experience of connection. ~ ~ ~
A Healer is one who recognizes the cause of dispiritedness and thus can bring true healing by getting to the root.
Inspiration uproots the cause of dispiritedness, the thought of being disconnected, and replants our heart and mind in the soil of connection.
The Healer Within shows us how our thoughts and perceptions are causing us dispiritedness.
Healing Practices for Teens and Us
In all of our Pause Practices, you may receive guidance to reach out to and connect with others for support, including parents, counselors, therapists, health professionals, ministers, etc. We can always be open to receiving the Help we need.
A Healing Practice for Us All
Notice any dispiriting thoughts in my mind ~ a worry, a judgment, unforgiveness.
I am willing to release these thoughts and perceptions that have come into my awareness to the Healer who will reinterpret them for me and teach me something I need to learn. I can recognize that dispiriting thoughts are remnants of the thoughts of aloneness, unworthiness, guilt, and fear.
I can ask, “Do I want to continue to think these dispiriting thoughts? I need not wait upon the Healer Within to immediately show me new thoughts. This may or may not happen. I trust Present LOVE.
Yet, I can be assured that healing is occurring and Inspired thoughts and awareness are available to me. Pause.
I receive the Healer and the healing within.
I trust healing to be true as I go on about my day. Soon I may notice a lightness in my step, a lifting of my spirit, and hope in my heart. page 178
When I was growing up, my mother used to impatiently say about my father, “He has one speed!” My dad would often say to me, “Mary, slow down” as I was constantly rushing. I still am!!!
I caught myself the other day skidding along with my socks on catching my balance on the hardwood floors. Do you find yourself in a hurry to go HERE and go THERE as quickly as possible so you can get back to THIS and return to THAT as quickly as possible?
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Inspiration Within is patiently teaching me that as I begin to stop valuing rushing, I will begin experiencing the value of slowing down to pause.
Slow down. Listening to the voice watching the clock telling you to hurry up? Hmm. Start with slowing down. Even amid body motion the mind can slow down, pause, and be still. The body often will follow. Even deciding to slow down your body motion is the decision to stop valuing being in a hurry. It is not that we cannot move at a swift pace and be present to Inspiration Within for certainly Inspiration is not bound to time as we are. All moments in time are precious to LOVE for they are the time for us to receive LOVE.
I am encouraging all of us to use The Pause today as a practice in forgiving one’s self. It’s a tall order I know, yet it is in forgiving myself that I will most certainly forgive others.
WHY? As I see myself, I see another. As I see another, I see myself.
WHOA. HANG ON. DON’T LEAVE!
The truth can be painful. Not because truth in and of itself is painful; no, truth brings great relief in my experience. Truth can seem to be painful and cause suffering when I resist it.
“What do I still need to forgive myself for?” I’ll ask this right now. First I pause, get out of my own way, and open to receiving an answer from inner Wisdom.
Here’s a LIVE Conversation As It Transpires Between Wisdom within and myself
Wisdom Mary, if I were to tell you what you need to forgive yourself for, you wouldn’t believe me.
Me Try me. What do I still need to forgive myself for?
Wisdom You need to forgive yourself for thinking that there is still something that you need to forgive yourself for. Your errors have already been forgiven you. It is your rejection of having been forgiven that needs your attention.
Me That’s interesting. On my walk just now I was feeling rejected by someone and then I thought of the many ways I reject others. Rejection is painful, whether I am the “rejectee” or the “rejector”.
Wisdom That conversation you were having with yourself about rejection has led to this Pause Post and you are now being given awareness around accepting that you have been forgiven ~ for it is not All~Encompassing LOVE who is rejecting you or teaching you to reject others.
Rather it is the lack of LOVE you are experiencing because you are refusing to accept LOVE in all its TOTALITY; this LOVE that loves you, and whose forgiveness is resting upon your shoulders ~ still.
I leave you and your Pause Practice in the hands of All~Encompassing LOVE
I received this timeless message from inner Inspiration.
Though it came long ago, this morning it renewed my mind again, quite by surprise, and I am thankful
for the renewal. Hope, in your letting LOVE ~ love you
that you also be willing to receive renewal.
A Silent Sound is traveling through the universe beyond the speed of light ~ a Silent Light on one path through the center of all hearts and the axis of all minds. It penetrates the body of all those open to its Silence. No matter how many years pass or come and go or are projected into the future, this Silent Light has no known beginning for it began of its Own Accord, before we all knew of Beginnings. It has no end. We each find our Life in its Light. All of us.
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