My fantastic younger sister, a co-survivor of our traumatic childhood, once said something I found very profound. She said, “After you've dealt with all the ways others have abused you, its time to acknowledge the ways you’ve abused yourself."
Your mission this week is to notice all the ways you block the goodness life is offering. Observe how you avoid happiness, over-analyze your blessings, and overemphasize your burdens. See how your mind holds on to old wounds, replays old dramas, and consistently chews on worry even though faith is being served.
I’m going to toss out a couple phrases I know you’ve heard before but perhaps forgotten: As above so below. As within, so without. A person becomes what they think about all day long. You must practice thinking in ways that are loving, supportive and generous toward yourself. You must become disciplined at listening only to the inner voices that speak in your own best interest.
“For what good does it profit a man to gain the world but lose his soul?” What good is it to gain entry to the promised land, if you haven’t learned to whisper sweet somethings in your own ears? There is a civil war inside our minds, and its time to sneak into our fertile fields and replace hidden mines of self-sabotage with bombs of self love. We must be ruthless with ourselves. There can be no compromise.
We don't negotiate with terrorists.
This might be a bit of a rabbit hole Aries, but what do you tell yourself about your ability to tell yourself good things? What do you tell yourself about your strength, about your ability to conquer your roaring thoughts, your capability to create an internal reality you can live with? Whatever good things you tell yourself about how well you tell yourself good things, double that. Throw the rest away.
What do you tell yourself about the kinds of friendships and relationships you deserve, Taurus? What do you tell yourself about the possibility of happy endings? Be vigilant against the thoughts that tell you can't get it how you want it, or that you'll be alone. The truth is you can, and you won't. People love you, real talk.
What do you tell yourself about your happiness, Gemini? Have you given up on the possibility of being fulfilled, of God pouring your cup to the brim? You know can have what you want, right? Imma say it again, you can have what you want. Need it a third time? YOU CAN HAVE WHAT YOU WANT.
Now, do you know what that is? Do you know what you want? Have you been settling and tolerating so long you've forgotten? It's time to remember. And if you can't remember, decide.
Who told you you couldn't be yourself, Cancer? Who drained your confidence? What do you tell yourself about your ability to stand up for thoughts and beliefs, to be a lone voice crying in the wilderness? Who told you to go along to get along? What do you tell yourself about being alone and affirming that you are in the best company? Know that one authentic relationship with yourself and your desires is worth more than ten thousand pretendships with people who don't accept you exactly as you are. There is nothing wrong with you, you're awesome. Now run tell dat!
What do you tell yourself about following the rules, Leo? What do you tell yourself about doing what other people tell you to do versus doing what the fuuuuuuuck you want to do? You are your own boss. You are your own master. You are your own rule maker and way finder. You don't have to follow tradition, you have to follow your heart. If your thoughts aren't on board with that, check your thoughts. Pull a Harriet Tubman and tell them to choose freedom or die.
What do you tell yourself about your feelings, and your ability to FEEL your feelings, Virgo? What do you tell yourself about your capability to swim in your own emotional depths? Do you tell yourself you can't go that deep? Do you tell yourself you can't face what lies beneath? You absolutely have the space to hold space for yourself. There is room in your heart for the darkness of your soul. Empathize with you the way you've done for so many others.
What do you tell yourself about your ability to give what you get and get what you give, Libra? What do you tell yourself about the possibility of equal partnership and balanced relationships? Are you believing your scales will be forever imbalanced? LIES! The exchange you seek is possible and probable.
And even deeper -- what do you tell yourself about your ability to manifest what you want? About your ability to exert the energy and fire required to bring your thoughts and words to life? About your ability to walk your talk? You can do it Libra. I believe in you. Do you? If not, why not?
What do you tell yourself about your ability to care for yourself and others, Scorpio? Just because your mind is usually fixated on death doesn't mean you can't be really good at nurturing life too. You know the secret -- that death is a part of life. Its not either/or, its both/and. One is a gateway to the other. They are opposite ends of the same tunnel. Your fascination with the dark side makes you exceptional at showing others the light. No one know the beauty of life like you. Show everyone you love what you see.
What are you telling yourself about your ability to see a way out of your situation? What is your head telling you about your ability to get out of your head? See what I did there? You can't think you way out of this! You have to feel you way. Follow the love that surrounds you. Hint: Look towards your boos and your babies.
What do you tell yourself about your ability to find a soulmate, to be loved, to be vulnerable, to be safe and secure in a deep partnership? You're so good at providing stability for others -- what does your mind tell you about allowing others to provide stability for you? The love you seek is here or coming, but you have to let it in. Call out the thoughts that keep you from believing in love. They're just on autopilot. Its time to take control. You're the captain. Where do you want to go from here?
What do your thoughts tell you about your ability to transform the worries of your mind? Does your mind tell you your mind can't change? OF COURSE IT DOES. Seriously, what else would it say? You know better though. You know you aren't your mind. You can hear it but you aren't it. You can talk back. Turn your pessimism into prayers. Choose to obsess over what's going right instead of what's going wrong. Transform your vision. You have to believe it to see it.
What do your thoughts say about action? Do they tell you, not yet, wait a bit, hold on, pause? They hating! Its never going to be the right and perfect time. Its just always going to be now. Tomorrow never comes. You know what you want to do, so go do it. Believe in yourself. Get fired up and move. Let your spirit guide you.
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