While I was raised Catholic, over the years I’ve stepped away from following organized religion because, in my opinion, it is filtered through the human ego and this has a tendency to manipulate the divine message.
However, I do appreciate the divinity found in the teachings of the Bible. My mother always had the passage from Sirach 37:13 posted on our refrigerator.
“Listen carefully to what your own heart tells you, since nothing is more faithful to you than it.”
As I got older it’s message became more and more meaningful to me.
Oftentimes, when we’re filled with self-doubt and don’t listen to our own heart we attract characters into our own lives who rely on this uncertainty within us in order to make them feel powerful.
Self-doubt is a double-edged sword. It is a wound within and leaves us vulnerable to be wounded by it through others.
For ten years I have worked in the law enforcement community and I see so many young women coming to jail because they doubt their own worth and put themselves in compromising positions seeking love outside themselves.
This is a wound in the feminine consciousness that I see to varying degrees in all of society but it is especially pronounced in the lower resonating population often found living the street life. This is how pimps convince prostitutes to work for them.
This self-doubt and unworthiness is what drove me to say yes to marrying a man that wasn’t right for me. It was the same wound that convinced me after my divorce that getting involved with a married man was a great idea.
The worst part is, when we doubt ourselves and have poor boundaries we invite others to be disrespectful to us and that perpetuates the belief inside of us that we’re not worthy.
It hurts my heart to hear from countless beautiful, sensitive, bright women of all ages and walks of life talk about how they have compromised themselves and their sense of self-worth by being in relationships that do not honor them.
I was one of those young women and it used to make me ANGRY when others would judge me for my life choices. But my life choices were reflecting that I did not value myself and it invited disrespect from others.
This is the double-edged sword I’m talking about. When we are at our most self-punishing that is when others judge us the most.
It was in this energetic place that I had to start heeding the counsel of my own heart. I knew I was worthy of better on an intellectual level but deep down I had to go back to that unworthiness wound in my subconscious and heal it at that level.
If you’re in this wounded space, take heart. As soon as I figured out that I was unconsciously putting out “I don’t believe I am worthy of being valued” and attracting people who were merely honoring my vibration a powerful shift took place.
I am worthy of being valued and so are you. Commit to cultivating worthiness in yourself and you will soon see evidence from the universe that honors this energy in you.
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