I’m Not Perfect and I Love Me That Way

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We created this universe so we get to decide our preferences
It seems we created it in such a way that anything goes
And why not?
How uninteresting would it be if we were all living up to some ideal?
Especially one created by someone other than ourselves
Besides being uninteresting, perfection does not exist
At least, not in the way we are led to believe it does

Clouds are perfect
Animals are perfect
Nature is perfect
As part of creation, and as the creator, we are perfect

We are intended to have flaws
To make mistakes
To learn and grow
We are intended to be something other than “perfect”
Not less than “perfect” but other than perfect
And that is where our perfection lies
In just being exactly as we are intended to be
Accepting ourselves, “imperfections” and all, is the best way (maybe the ONLY way) to give ourselves the perspective of Spirit so we can start changing the aspects of ourselves that we truly desire to change

You’re perfectly imperfect and I love you that way.
You can too.

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It’s not about how LONG you spend, it’s about HOW you spend

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How you spend your time in this body
On this world
Whoever planted the idea in our heads that we can and should all change the world, on a global scale, did us all a serious disservice
If you can, and you do, then that’s amazing. Keep it up and thank you!
But when you put an, for most people, unrealistic expectation on a person
An expectation they know they can’t live up to
The tendency is to shut out the possibity completely
Or risk breaking our psyche over feeling useless on this planet

What about the fact that we all DO have the potential and PRIVILEGE to change the world?
Our world
On a local or even intimate level
By spending our time expressing kindness
Expressing gratitude
By sharing LIFE
By being in this moment, as often as possible
In this moment, we don’t have the option to doubt each other or each other’s intentions
Overthinking has no place in this moment
When we live right here, right now, we can take life at face value and enjoy it for what it is
Which can be really incredibly lovely

Why Did I Leave Me Here?

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What’s the struggle?
Why the struggle?
Because it’s what you think you deserve.
You struggle with money, with substance abuse, with body image . . . most of all with wanting someone to love you when you have not yet decided to love yourself.
All things of this world.
You are not of this world. You are of ALL worlds.
You are of all galaxies, all stars, all energy.
THE energy.

So why keep focusing on these things that don’t determine you?
Because someone taught you to?
So what?
You know better now.
You understand in a way you never thought you could.
You are open to all of LIFE now.

Embrace it.

When will you decide to love yourself?
When will you decide to have compassion on yourself?
When will you decide to scoop up all the love that is available to you and share it with everyone you come in contact with?

You have access to all of the LOVE that has ever existed.
You have access to THE LOVE that created existence.
When will you allow that to be the love that you crave and accept?
When will you understand that is the ONLY LOVE THAT EXISTS.
And, therefore, the ONLY LOVE THAT MATTERS.

YOU are NOT tortured
Your mind only thinks it is
Spend less time in your thoughts and more time enjoying this existence that was created FOR YOU
That was created BY YOU
Especially spend time in nature
None of life is good and none of it is bad.

It JUST IS

Enjoy every moment of it for what it is
Enjoy as many moments of it with those you love
No matter how long or short of a time you are here, in this form, on this planet
No matter if you have one life partner or many people you share your being with
Enjoy life with those you have been fortunate enough to be set into existence with
To be placed in this moment with
You placed yourself here with them
They placed themselves here with you
You are in each other’s lives to share LOVE between each other, to fully embrace this life together
That looks like nothing except LOVE
It looks like GOD
Being GOD together

Me, as a Seed

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          If I were a seed I’d, at first, be part of a plant. Depending on the plant, my own process for becoming a plant could involve a number of different adventures. For instance, the wind could blow me loose and I’d soar through the air. Maybe soaring low, maybe soaring high, until I landed on soil.
          Or maybe I’d land on a bird, or a ground dwelling animal, that would carry me even further. Foxes are cute and clever. I’d like to take a ride on a fox.
          Or maybe an animal would walk by, brushing the plant I’m currently a part of, I’d attach to its fur and I’d travel that way; by deer or by jack rabbit.
          Maybe heavy rains would wash me away from my parent plant and I’d travel by small stream until the stream gave way to creek or river or merely to saturated soil.
          Or maybe I simply fall from my parent plant, landing not too far away, as they stand over me or as they wither back into the soil.
          Once resting, I’d wait.
          I’d wait for the right amount of moisture to soften my protective outer shell. I’d wait for the right conditions, the right temperature. Worry can not touch me. My intuition guides me in every moment, especially the most important ones. Without doubt or even questions, I’d begin to let go, to open up, to embrace allowing my insides to bring forth a gift from the divine. What I become has always lived inside of me. With the right amount of sunshine, I’d burst forth on to the already magical scene, adding my own special, undeniable touch.
          I’ve been here all along, it’s true. But, in my intended and inevitable earthly form, I and the world around me are more aware of my presence than ever. All of nature embraces me, Life embraces me, I embrace me.
          I might provide sustenance. I might provide joy through my beauty. I might provide shade and protection through my leaves. I will most certainly just be. Just being is the thing.
          And I’ll grow seeds of my own that will fall, hitch a ride, ride a wave or just wander away to their own destiny. They are me, and I am them, in this endless, beautiful wave of existence.