Being here on this planet is enough.
Your presence, your light, your contribution is what the world needs.
The best, most confident and competent version of you.
You know what We mean.
The feeling of inadequacy, of not being enough, manifests itself in many ways.
Perhaps you are "flashy" - only the best and priciest will do.
Maybe you have the unrelentless urge to one-up everybody, whether it's a positive (oh, you went to New York for a week? I had a fabulous 2-week trip to Paris) or negative (You think that's bad, wait until you hear what happened to me...) event.
Or maybe you acquire more items, be it clothes, accessories, gadgets of a specific category or two you tend to have way more than everything else because there's this inner void you're trying to fill. You may not even enjoy shopping that much, but something inside you believes that the right clothes, the right books displayed in your bookcases or the perfect setup in your garage will prove to the outside world that you are worthy, that you do indeed belong here.
A reminder: Different dis-eases share common symptoms. We have given three examples. It's impossible to cover all manifestations of "not-enoughness". And remember that some people just like nice stuff. You are the expert of you, but refrain from diagnosing others. Humans are complex beings with multiple layers.
If people tend not to get you because of how you choose to live your life. For example you choose not to have a television and not watch TV or you follow a specific diet (based on your principles/values or food sensitivities). These choices set you apart. It's hard to keep up with the Kardashians if you don't know who they are or to partake in weekly pizza nights at the local restaurant if you don't eat grains. There are other ways you can connect with others. Be creative. Often people want to include you, but they don't know how. Allow them to invite you in by your openness to be in their presence.
Enoughness and belonging are closely related.
The differences that separate human beings are minute, yet they can seem like unclimbable mountains.
Take a moment to ground and centre, to be with yourself. To feel all that you are.
Sense what may be going on within that manifests itself externally.
Often, clarity comes in a flash. You'll know what to do to take care of yourself, to nurture yourself and all that you are and feel that enoughness and sense belonging to this world that is so much bigger than you are.
Expect change. Both within and without.
When you feel that you are enough, that you do indeed belong, you'll react to triggers differently. They won't destabilize you anymore.
No matter what others have told you and what you've been saying to yourself, know that you are enough. That you belong. The illusion of separation is powerful. Especially when you've been told that had to change your difference for this reason or that from an early age.
You are enough. You. Are. Enough.
Take that in.
Say out loud "I am enough, I belong" or any other other affirmations that resonate with you. Let the power of these words vibrate in your body.
Now breathe deeply, three times.
And let your light shine.
We are rooting for you.
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