Seek always for the answers within.
Be not influenced by those around you –
by their thoughts or their words.
What is right for one soul may not be right for another.
It may mean having to stand on your own
and do something strange in the eyes of others,
but do not be daunted,
do whatever it is
because you know within it is right for you.
I think that last line is the key to my life as it is right this very day – “because you know within that it is right for you”. I acknowledge that the path I’ve been given, while a joyous one for me, may be hard for others to understand. And there are so many times I’ve done things and looked for their approval. I still do, I can’t deny that. But more and more, I am letting go of that need to have others validate what I know is true in my life. Yep, I do communicate with angels and guides. I love it, actually. They are funny, wise and my constant companions. The fact that I can do this is truly a gift from God. I pay attention to the messages I get and offer myself in service for the highest good. And such wondrous things have come from that. There is no doubt in my mind that this is exactly the right place for me.
So, as I start to venture out into the world and opening my real and true self up to others, I realize that I may get laughed at or dismissed as a goof. And that’s okay (I sound like Stuart Smalley!*). I know in my heart what is right for me. That’s a surety I didn’t carry for much of my life. I’ve grown into that feeling and it fits me well. But I still struggle with wanting approval for who I am. Who doesn’t, I suppose? I think, though, it’s about time I let that go.
I now release my need for approval from certain people (you know who they are, Uni) as well as the need for approval in general. Please replace it with my desire to just be “Lisa”, whatever that entails and know that it is good enough.
Love and kisses,
ps: nothing (Shout out to La)
*”I’m good enough, I’m smart enough and doggone it, people like me”