When is the last time you caught someone in a lie? I mean a bold faced lie! Do you remember saying to yourself, "Wow... I can't believe that they lied to me!"
Well, there comes a time in all of our lives when we have to sit down and evaluate our thoughts, our words, our actions and our habits and begin to eliminate all of the nasty things that are not serving us or the greater good of humanity.
Have we been lied to?
Have we been told that we are not good enough? That we can't do something? That we are not worthy of love, joy, peace, health and happiness?
I've come to realize that anyone who tells another human being that they are deserving of anything less than the very best in this life is a liar.
We are all so talented, gifted, special and unique. We all carry something inside of us that wants to free itself and be of service and in exchange for that service we are prospered!
When we give, it it given unto us... But how can we give if we don't feel like we have anything to offer.
Who is going to tell us that we are enough? Who is going to tell us we have value?
Unfortunately, many of us were not told the truth about ourselves throughout our lives. We have been made to feel like we lacked something and therefore we have been playing this game of catch up.
When all along, we have been amazing and special and valuable!
I recently listened to the audiobook, "The Four Agreements" and the author talked about something he called, "the process of domestication". He says that during the process of domestication we learn that we need to be a certain way in order to be accepted by others.
During the process of domestication we learn that it's not okay to be what and who we are and so we start pretending to be what we are not.
Think of it like this... Have you ever downplayed who you are to make someone else feel comfortable in a relationship? Have you ever tried to be more quiet, less outgoing, less of a leader, all so that the people around you don't feel less than you?
In doing so, you are making an agreement with the people around you as to who YOU are. You are agreeing that you being yourself (outgoing, sociable, fun, smart) is not good or is too much for the world. And so, you behave in a way that is inauthentic to who you truly are, which hinders you from living your best life and being all that God created you to be!
I highly recommend you read, "The Four Agreements". I listened to the audiobook on Youtube. You can do the same below.
In my latest podcast episode, I speak about my journey of breaking the agreements that no longer serve me. I hope that it encourages you to do the same!
Always wishing you nothing but Love, Peace, Joy, Prosperity and Many Blessings!
Monique Marie Bradford