Since the subject of being enough came up last week as well as in April, to augment it further, just like we did a few weeks ago with mattering, take a moment and repeat the following statements out loud until you feel them land in your gut:
I am good enough.
What I do is enough. Who I am is enough.
My enoughness is not based on anything external or anything I achieve. It comes from within.
It's safe for me to release my fears and doubts and choose to feel enough.
There will always be more to do, learn, experience, AND simultaneously I am enough in this moment, even as I expand into more.
What I give is enough. What I give of my self, my time, and my energy is enough.
Perfection is an illusion; I don’t have to be perfect to be good enough. I can make a mistake and I am still good enough.
What I do for the world is enough. I’m not alone. It's not all on my shoulders to “fix” what I perceive as broken. In my enoughness, I can pause and rejuvenate as needed.
I deserve to actualize my dreams, I am good enough to receive them.
I release all need to prove my enoughness and simply own it as truth. As I do, I show up more empowered and more in my light.
The more I own that I am enough, the more others are lifted into their own enoughness.
I am enough and I am good enough.
There’s a tendency of some people in the Personal Growth/New Age movement who say that if you get sick or need any sort of medication, medical intervention like surgery, or if you’re not feeling fabulous after following a certain protocol, something’s wrong with you. As if you’re not spiritual or evolved enough.
What an utter total and complete lie.
It’s not about perfection, it’s about growth.
Sometimes body’s need support through medication or surgery. And sometimes the most “natural” supplements or diets, are actually harmful to your particular system.
Seek your answers and your truth, not how others are doing it. If you try a product or a program and it just doesn’t jive with you, maybe it’s not your thing. You don’t need to feel bad and wrong even if it works for everyone else around you. Comparison is an ego lure, trying to knock you off center; don’t buy into it. You are unique.
And on the topic of Personal Growth shaming, I know some of you fall into the idea that you’re not enough because you’re not doing yoga, journaling, tapping, juicing, meditating, etc. etc. These things can be great tools AND you need to find the core things that work for YOU and stick with them, without distraction. Without the “not enoughness” underlying the push to do more, more, more.
Personal Growth is about you being your best you. Spirituality is your personal connection with the Divine. Period. It’s not about what you do. No one is more “spiritual” than others.
Listen, I tell you to ground because getting into your body and connected to the earth not only has a list of benefits for your emotional and mental state, but earth energy is phenomenally healing to the body. However, some of you have beautiful routines that get you present in other ways, separate of what I encourage, and that’s awesome! You’re not bad and wrong if you don’t ground. I’m going to keep talking about it because I know it’s power for me. But if it’s not your thing, find what is. The goal is to feel embodied and present.
And sometimes what works best for you will change, and that’s okay too. There’s not a one size fits all.
The greater lesson in all this is in owning your inner authority more and more and implementing what you most need to feel healthy and at peace. Then if someone tries to shame you, you can reject that energy while standing empowered in your truth.
There is no right or wrong, there’s only what works and what doesn’t. Be kind to yourself as you discover your answers. Your personal growth and your connection to the Divine is uniquely and beautifully yours and while ever expanding, simultaneously, it is enough.
I’ve been focusing more on feeling that I am enough.
Enoughness is an interesting belief/feeling tied to either lack or abundance. On the lack side, you can feel that there’s always more to do/be and therefore, you never feel fulfilled or satisfied. It can also keep you hidden and not putting yourself out there in the world because you never feel ready. On the flip side when in the abundance aspect, you know that you can always stretch and grow to become more, yet in this moment, you are already enough.
Nothing external will ever help fill that void; it’s a state of mind. Enoughness is not given to you by anyone else, it’s something you have to work at and feel within.
There will always be stories you could tell yourself of why you’re not enough, and those stories may seem true, but are they really? I’m asking you to challenge those thoughts.
Only you can choose and decide to start opening to the idea/feeling/belief that you are enough. You are enough whether you are actively doing and achieving your goals, or whether you are spending time resting, relaxing, and giving to yourself.
You have nothing to prove; own this. You are enough simply because you exist. Can you hold that as true?
Being enough is a super attractor- it brings into your life more of what you desire when you vibrate at that frequency.
So this week, practice it, keep it in your consciousness, proclaim daily, “I am enough.”
If you can’t fully embrace it yet, that’s okay, fake it ‘til you make it. Create evidence to support this feeling/belief. After all, it’s your reality, why not make it spectacular!
Are you spiritual enough?
Now that I got your attention, the answer is unequivocally YES! Spirituality is not a competition, yet it seems that lately people are trying to outdo each other in how well they meditate or visualize or say their mantras. There seems to be an almost disdain if you do conventional exercise over yoga.
Now let me say, these things in and of themselves are fantastic, but you can’t feel badly if you don’t do them, or if you’re not drawn to them; everyone has their thing. For some people, it will be chanting, for another, mantra based meditation, for another, focus on chakras. There’s no right or wrong. What works for you? Without guilt! Because if you’re guilted into it, it won’t last. And here’s the other thing, you may only like one technique. That’s OK! You don’t need to prove how spiritual you are by doing a myriad of things. Only do what you know you will be consistent with and that brings you positive results.
Anyone who says certain people are more spiritual then others, is in their negative ego. That is not enlightened. We are all equally spiritual, it’s just that some people put more focus on their spirituality. Same with people who use spirituality as an excuse to feel better then another person; that’s certainly not evolved. Just because someone meditates, does yoga, talks to Angels, etc., doesn’t mean they’re better then someone who simply takes the time to be in nature and feel connected. And most certainly, run, run away, from anyone who tells you that their way, is the only way, because that’s a giant lie. There are as many paths to personal growth and evolving as there are people. God/Goddess/The Universe won’t love you more if you do x vs y.
Here’s another piece of information that can be hard to digest – just because someone is “spiritual” and doing “spiritual” work, doesn’t mean they’re a good person. There are plenty of people who hide behind the guise of spirituality and are still filled with their negative ego and competition etc. and they don’t actually do the work required to evolve and grow. This one continues to shock me every so often when I go to a workshop filled with people who are supposedly doing the work, and then when you really look closer, they’re stuck in their own rage or blame. So if you ever get a bad feeling, and your instincts are telling you to walk away from a “spiritual” class, leave! Trust your instincts.
The Universe doesn’t play favorites. If you’ve been doing the work and you’re not having results, you are not a failure. There may be something deeper that you’re learning, or the outcome will appear in a timing that’s more right for you, and sometimes we’re never supposed to know the why, as maddening as that can be. Keep doing what feels good and trusting that ultimately you will be lead to exactly where you need, with the people who can best help. And also, you’re human. You’re here to learn and grow, not be perfect. What?!!!! Yes you heard me correctly, there is no such thing as perfection, so stop trying to attain it. Just live the best life for you.
We all came in with issues to overcome. And they may show up in various ways throughout the years. Just because you worked on your ie: control or self-pity in great detail and suddenly it rears it’s head again, doesn’t mean you haven’t done the work, it means you are now hitting a deeper level to heal. That’s OK! That’s part of being human. Ever evolving, ever growing and changing, while deepening our connection to ourselves and Source energy.
And one last thing for those in a personal growth business, you are not a failure if your classes don’t fill up or sell out to the tune of thousands of dollars. Stop comparing yourselves to the new model of success many are touting in the personal growth world. You have a message, a beautiful one, and it deserves to be heard. But trust yourself in how that unfolds. Don’t compare yourself to how others are doing it.
This applies to all of you. Stop comparing. You are ENOUGH! You are good enough and OMG spiritual enough so just focus on being the best you that you can possibly be. That’s my go-to phrase and all I focus on. That is all you can control anyway. And when you desire to help others, “do for one what you wish you could do for everyone.” Great quote by Andy Stanley.
You got this. You are enough. Own it. The world needs your sparkle.
Me, Tina Germain, just sharing ways to make you the best you can be!