"Be the change you want to see in the world"
Do you want to receive more?
Do you want to be more generous?
Do you want to achieve more?
Do you want to help others?
I've seen so many women mistake the advice above by trying to change everyone else instead of themselves.
I used to do the same.
I wanted those things and thought I could get it by instigating the change I wanted to see in everyone else in the world.
I would give everything I had to others (but keep nothing for myself)
I would be infinitely generous with other people (but not myself)
I would go out of my way to help others achieve their dreams (but didn't include myself)
I thought the universe had it magically covered, that I would receive what I was giving out, sometime, sometime soon, maybe sometime in the future, ... meanwhile I was wearing myself out, getting resentful, limiting myself, ...
I wasn't trying to be the change I wanted to see in the world: I was trying to change the world by changing others into what I wanted it to be - I was getting it all wrong.
I am the only person I can change.
In order to be the change I want to see in the world, I need to be more of the things I want to see for myself.
I needed to allow myself to receive more, I needed to be more generous with myself, I needed to support myself to achieve my dreams, I needed to help myself first.
I needed to fill my own cup first.
As I did that, the world started to reflect it back to me. I attracted people who were generous with themselves first and then who shared it with me. The universe matched me and showed me a reflection of myself and I like what I see.
I had been compensating with food.
For all of those years that I had thought everyone else more worthy, for all of those years that I had put others in front of myself, for all of those years that I had been generous with others:
I had subconsciously balanced myself by giving myself more food and drink.
If you won't be generous with yourself in other ways then you have to be generous with yourself with things you cannot deny yourself or you'd die, right?
My body is thanking me and releasing its armour as a result.
I found that the more generous I am with myself, the more generous I can be with others, too.
Previously, I had tried to be generous with others first and had worn myself out, I had been able to achieve very little. Now I do plenty of pro bono work and it feels good.
I can be generous because I have more and being generous with others no longer sends me out of balance.
How have you been trying to change the world through everyone else instead of yourself?
How could you fill your own cup first?
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