Have you ever thought about how many times a day you reject your power and gifts? If you are anything like me and the majority of women (and to a lesser extent, men) I have met over the years through one circle/community or another, there are literally dozens of times in a day where we tamp down, demur, and try to talk others, as well as ourselves, out of our own magical, glorious beauty and ability.
How many times have you said “Oh, this old thing?” or “I really was going for this, but oh well..” or “maybe I should have added more salt.” Or even, “I’m so tired” “I am on my period” “my butt looks so big in this” “my hair…” blah blah blah. In every one of those instances we have literally cut the power, severed the connection, insulted our complimenter, and thrown a bucket of crap on ourselves. Where is the magic in that moment? It was there, sparkling bright and crackling with life until we shot it out of the sky.
What if, just for today, you chose to accept all the acknowledgement, praise, compliments, gratitude and challenge that comes to you? What if, instead of brushing off someone’s compliments and praise or having negative self-talk about an accomplishment (even if that accomplishment was to get out of bed and have a shower) you chose to say “I accept!” Today, there will be no qualifiers or explanations to your message, gifts or work. Today, there are no “buts, justs, howevers, perhaps’s or maybes. Today, all you have to do is open your arms and say “I accept.”