Yesterday was a challenging day. I felt myself in a state of fear as I reworked the chapter on fear in my upcoming book. Coincidence? I don’t think so!
The truth of the matter is I am eager to get my book done. In fact, I told my editor it would be done by early next week. My fear was making me push myself. I started questioning myself and became frustrated. The chapter wasn’t feeling right.
Thankfully, I know how to understand my frustration from the higher consciousness of love. In fact, my upcoming book Feel Every Emotion as Love teaches how each of your negative feelings presents themselves in order for you to get back on track from living from a state of love. Each negative feeling has a specific message to guide you back on course.
My frustration was there to notify me that what I am doing isn’t going to work for me. You see, in my quest to get my book finished, I have been lacking nurturing myself. That’s when I realized how I had fallen back into basing my worth on fear rather than love.
Oh how often I do this – because I am a doer. Doers are great and yet in order for our doing to be effective, it must be balanced with time to receive nurturance, love and care. For me that is often taking time to read in the middle of the day, go for a walk, color, or turn on Ellen (I love her!). I am only nurturing myself for 20-30 minutes and then I feel revitalized.
When I base my worth on fear, there is no time for nurturing myself. My worth, I believe in that moment, is about getting things done at nearly all costs. My frustration came in to remind me this is no longer my way. Sure I will still get triggered from time to time when deadlines loom. The truth of the matter is I wasted a ton of time yesterday pushing myself. Way more time than the 20-30 minutes I usually give to myself as a nurturance break.
Not today – Today has already been magical and will continue to be so. As I was rushing to get to yoga, another plan arose in me. I knew I needed to get outside. I went for a run and I swear to you the butterflies were dancing with me. The birds were singing, dragonflies twirling and bees humming along. What a gift!
I came home and laid on the lawn. Even though it was cool, I took off my sweatshirt and allowed the sun to soak into my bare arms and face. I felt thoroughly connected again to the love that surrounds me as well as the love that radiates from within me.
From this place of where I stand now, where I am thoroughly connected to love, I am once again reminded of the important choice we all have. We each have a choice, and it truly is your choice, to base your worth on love or fear.
I choose love. From love, is where we can all be our best and truly be of service to others. I am so grateful for the magic that occurs when we remember to love.
And now, I can’t wait to dive back into my book and share more deeply how our fear is here to serve us! So I am off to share more of my insight there.
Before I go, I would love to hear from you. Have you been basing your worth on fear rather than love lately? What ways do you nurture yourself? Please share because we aren’t on this journey alone and your messages impact others (whether your ego allows you to realize it or not)!
With great love and appreciation for you-