Finding it Within 

Chances are there’s something you want to change. There is a voice inside of you saying “when _______ happens, I’ll be ______.”  You can fill in the blanks. But it’s probably something along the lines of, “when I get the new job I’ll be happier” or “when I find my soulmate I’ll be fulfilled” perhaps “when I have a bigger home I’ll be more organized and comfortable.” Problem is we are looking for a certain feeling and thinking that something outside of ourselves is going to make it happen. *I say we because I have been (and at times still am) totally guilty of this myself.* Reality is though, when we get that job, the boy or girlfriend or the new house it is only a temporary fix. We feel good for about 30 minutes maybe a couple days if we are lucky and then it’s on to the next “when I have ______ I’ll be ______. ”

  So what is the remedy ?  You have to recognize that everything you could ever need is within you. As an extension of the universe you are beyond powerful and abundant. When you connect to this part of yourself that is so much more than your body and this crazy existence here on earth, you’ll remember your true abundance and exactly what you’re made of. Next, get clear on the emotion that’s behind the thing you’re longing for. If it is a new job ask yourself why do you really want it ? Is it to feel more accomplished or maybe to feel useful? Do you want a partner to feel loved and connected? A new home might make you feel grounded and secure. So you get clear on the feeling you want to feel and ask yourself how can I feel this way now? And my friends, the answer always lies in creating a deeper and more sacred relationship with yourself and a higher power (as you believe it).  When you believe you are an extension of the universe, God or Source all those feelings are already within you. Your spiritual practice (aka the time that you take to get connected) will help you to feel all the feels. Meditation, prayer and sacred rituals are all ways in which we can hear the divine and dissolve the need for anything outside of ourselves to make us feel complete.

Don’t get me wrong! You should totally go after the new job, seek to find your soulmate and desire to live in a comfortable home….but now you desire those things to compliment the love and fulfillment that is already in your heart. When you get what you desire that’s wonderful but when you don’t get it – well, it can be just as wonderful because now you trust that the Universe just has something even better in store and who cares anyways because you are already whole, connected to your wellspring of joy and living an inspired life. Dr. Wayne Dyer says, inspired means “in spirit”- you recognize what you’re made of and it is the same stuff as stars– you’re literally a freaking star! How could you ever feel less than fabulous, loved and complete?? 

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