Have you ever had something happen...and you think..WAIT!!! That wasn't suppose to happen!!!
Last night, I had one of the kindest, most caring body work/energy sessions from a good friend of mine! It truly knocked me out. We were originally going to trade, but when I woke up, he said...you need to rest...I'm going to go and let you sleep.
I thought...WHAT!!?? That's not what we planned!!
I'm suppose to give back.
This one little gesture brought so much up for me.
I realized it was one of the first times ever that I allowed someone to gift me somehting life changing and I didn't try to find a way to pay them back. I had to step into receiving in a whole new way.
This receiving totally is new for me. You see...I was taught I needed to not need or depend on anyone or anything. I needed to create my own life and while that has served me well in lots of areas of my life, it's also served as a barrier to other areas of my life where I have been missing out.
You see...I usually only reach out to others when it's urgent and I'm desperate. When I have a massive need/longing/ache for relief. ( I'm sure none of you do that.....)
But to reach out because I just want some support...that was never an option in my universe.
And so I've noticed that I've missed out on some of the kindest people on the planet. Is it easy for you to contribute to someone that has it all figured out? That's not any fun!! Try buying a gift for someone that has everything? Fun? Or not so much?
I realized...I no longer want to wait for desperation to rear it's ugly head before I reach out.
After receiving this massive change in my universe.... I saw all the places where I have been extremely uncomfortable lately.... I've been asking for a lot of change...like change in every area of my life, but especially change in my business, in my work, in who I work with, and how I show up.
I thought that I needed to be strong, but what I realized is receiving the help and contribution and kindness from others is the best way to move forward.
Growing up, I was never taught to receive. If I got a gift, I had to write a thank you note. If someone gave me something, I had to offer my services or manual labor back to show my gratitude. If I was ever given something that was overly generous, my parents would make me give it back or not accept the gift at all.
It sets a kid up to really not receive all the magic and aliveness that's around us.
But here's the thing that it taught me that I am learning to let go of....
This seemingly innocent gesture on my parents part taught me that I had to work for everything myself. That life wasn't easy....and more important....the most detrimental of them all....being me was not enough.
It's my belief that we should teach our children that who they are is enough!!
I mean...how much therapy, and years of personal work have you spent trying to get to the root belief that indeed...no matter what...you are enough!!
If we all believed we were enough, we would have a very different reality...heck I'd probably be out of a job....and I'd be okay with that.
So here is my message to you right now: No matter what your parents taught you....you are enough. No matter what rolls around in your head all day long that doesn't make you feel alive...ignore it...you are enough. No matter how many people tell you no.....there are thousands more who will tell you YES....you are enough.
But you have to belief it. You have to know that being you is more than enough. Being you is the gift that changes the world.
Being you is the space where possibility meets the moment and anything can happen in that moment. The trick is...you are the creator...so set your feelings of insecurity, fear, and not enough aside.
Stop buying the BS! You are enough. Embrace it! Trust You! And trust your knowing.
Katherine McIntosh is an intuitive consultant and body expert who helps people stop buying the stories of inadequacy and not enough.
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Katherine McIntosh is a fierce creator that believes anything is possible...dreams really do come true, and if it's inside of you, you have the capacity to actualize it!!!