Forgive yourself. No one person can forgive you enough to heal what forgiveness for yourself will bring. Grant yourself that grace.
Every single one of us is in control of our thoughts, our behavior, and our own lives--nothing more and nothing less. That is our personal power: We and only we get to decide where our happiness lies. If there is suffering and you don't feel good within, you'll know it by the reflections around you. Is there conflict and chaos within? Here's some conflict and chaos without, says the Universe. Because it's time for you to understand how powerful you are in your own self-mastery. This is the key. It starts with the self. Not with anyone else and not based on external circumstances, but with you and the beliefs and mindsets you hold. Think bigger, says the Universe. Don't lock yourself into such a narrow template. Expand to see every perspective. Sometimes others are simply showing us the contrast of who we are versus who we once thought we wanted or needed to be. Sometimes the reflection is pushing us towards our highest potential. Sometimes situations aren't holding us back but are in actuality supporting us--showing us where to grow and evolve and change course so that we can live our best and fullest lives, if we have the courage to start pursuing them. It's up to us to have that self-awareness and courage to step out of the comfort zone of who we thought we were and the life we once were living to make the change for ourselves--what will bring us to the best and highest versions of ourselves. Give us the raw, the real, the vulnerable. Give us the truth, the awareness, the self-actualization. Give us the growth, the change, the evolution. States of mind are simply conscious choices. Choose expansion. Rise higher.
Love or fear? Ask yourself this question with every decision, every action and reaction, on every occasion, and in every given moment. Ask yourself: love or fear? Which am I giving my energy to? The answer might surprise you.
The new version of you is always going to feel uncomfortable in the beginning, especially around people who still cling to the old version of who you once were. This is ego getting acclimated to higher consciousness. Nurture yourself with lots of self-love and allow yourself to extend that compassion to others. Remember that ascension has a ripple effect on the collective consciousness. It's not just your ego that is adjusting to the higher-self embodiment, but those around you are affected with every shift as well. Stay neutral, balanced, and in an energy of soul-level love.
Look through the lense of love versus the lense of lack and watch how quickly your life transforms.
Did you know that the heart is one of the strongest muscles in the human body? And we're not just talking physically... It loves, it beats. It breaks, it beats. No matter what you experience, the heart continues on and on and on. So why don't we give it enough credit? Why don't we trust it when it whispers to us, when it's guiding us? We know that the heart will persevere. Why do we fight it so much in the name of the mind, for the sake of our egos? Listen to the heart, dear ones. Listen to every heartbeat. There is an ancient song there that sings: I survive and I thrive.