Do We Need External Validation

The greatest gift that we can give to ourself is to know ourself and believe in our own self-worth.  I think that’s one of our purposes in this life, to grow within and uncover the layers and layers to get to the core of who we are, believe and know our true authentic selves.

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How much do you hold yourself back because you don’t believe in your ability?

Too often we have a great idea but we don’t unfold it because we fear that it’s not good enough.  We fear rejection or criticism, and our ideas and dreams never come to light.  We disempower ourselves and doubt our own self-wroth, we sit and wait for that validation, for someone to come and tell us how wonderful we are, how brilliant our ideas are.  We yearn for that outside confirmation that will give us that go ahead sign, yes you can do it validation, before we dare to go after what we want or share our dreams with the world.   And yes, it’s great when others validate us and affirm our self-worth and tell us how wonderful we are, that’s all good and great, take it, thank them but that should not be what validates us.  Our validation should be from within ourselves, we need to know it in our own hearts, in our bones, that’s where our power comes from, that’s where the magic lies.

We are sacred beings and we are worthy of all that our heart wants and desires.  We’re a star within the cosmos, we each have great value and we each are worthy, just as we are.  We need to not only know that, but embody it, believe it, we are the miracle we’re looking for.

When we know our own self worth we are empowered with our own self validation.

The card is from: Sacred Creators Oracle, created by Chris Anne

Blessings

COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2019

Empowering Words to Self

I sometimes post to my FB account (here) and to my Instagram account (here) but I don’t share it here with you.  So, I decided to share with you this, note to myself, because sometimes I tend to forget how POWERFUL I am.

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I AM VALUABLE – BRAVE – COURAGEOUS!!!

I’ve written it out on sticky notes and placed one on my fridge, one on my computer, and one on my bathroom mirror so I can see it throughout the day, first thing in the morning when I wake, and last thing at night before going to bed.

Empower yourself with uplifting words – you deserve it!

Blessings

COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2019

Finding Wonder and Joy in Every Day

When I pull up the shades and this is what I see, it makes my soul sing with joy.

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A few days ago I fell and by some divine miracle I didn’t hurt my surgery knee, (from which I’m still not fully recovered,) nor did I  completely kill myself.  I am bruised and still feel the fall, but I’m OK.  It’s been four months since the surgery, and I haven’t been able to really go outside and walk around looking for wonder to photograph.

I started off this year with the word “mindfulness” and as the year progressed two other words attached themselves to me, “joy” and “wonder”.  And so far it’s been a real gift to find joy and wonder in the everyday things.  This morning I pulled up the shade and I was immediately struck by this gorgeous view.   I usually don’t photograph airplanes, nor are there many flying over my house, but there it was, the sky the airplane the trees the colors, I could feel the beauty and the view just hit me, a gift to my senses.

Wonder and joy are all around us, they are in our every day no matter where we are, we can find it if we’re open to it.  I feel joy washing the pots I used to cook my dinner in, I love feeling the warm water run through my fingers.  I feel great joy cleaning my kitchen after dinner, feeling grateful for another end of a day and leaving it clean and ready for the morning.

The most important part to bringing a moment of joy and wonder into our day is to want to.  It’s our choice, we get to decide, we can set our intention to be mindful, and open to see wonder in the things that we do or look at every day.

Do you look for a moment of wonder and joy in your days? Come and join in the fun and share your moment, I’d love to know.

Wonder Joy Blessings

COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2019

The Universe is Always Responding to Us and Guiding Us

We live in a glorious Universe that is always communicating with us and is always giving us what we ask for.  The thing is that we’re not always aware of this, and whether we know this consciously or not, the Universe is always responding to us.  When we keep ourselves open, believe, have faith in that it will be given to us, and know without a doubt that what we ask for will appear – we will see it.   For me, I don’t always see what is right in front of me (LOL) that’s why when I ask for something, I always ask that the Universe make it so clear that there’ll no mistaking that this is the answer.

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I’ve been asking for a book that will open my heart and yesterday while looking at Five Minute Friday on Instagram, an online writing community that I like to follow, I noticed this book on their page that attracted me, so I immediately went to Amazon to check it out.  When I hit enter, the second that it came up, my entire body started to tingle.  That’s not something you can make yourself feel.   And not just a slight tingling, and not just on my left side, where I’ve experienced it before,  but this was a tingling that was in my entire body and it was so strong that there was no way I could miss it.  I stopped what I was doing, closed my eyes, and just sat with this vibration that was electrifying in me.

There is no  doubt in my mind that the Universe guided me to this book, I didn’t even need to read the excerpt to know that there’s something magical and special here and I need to read.

Have you had an experience that was so obvious to you that you couldn’t ignore it?  Please feel free to share, I’d love to know.

Blessings

COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2019