January 12

ACCEPTANCE MONTH: DAY 12: “We all belong here equally…Just by being born onto the earth we are accepted, and the earth supports us. We don’t have to be especially good. We don’t have to accomplish anything. We don’t even have to be healthy.”― Polly Horvath

There is nothing for us to earn or become worthy of. That is such a great message. We are so inclined to listen to Ego…demanding that we become or do something to be worthy. It has nothing good for us, yet so many live entire lives listening to it and living with that sense of separation from and inferiority to all that they see around them.

Like others are somehow better, more deserving, superior, etc. That is all Ego can tell us, over and over again, until we truly believe its voice. From a very early age.

We have nothing to prove, even to ourselves. Can you imagine how wonderful life can be when we just learn to let ourselves be ourselves and accept the Love the Universe has for us. Accept that we are enough, because Universal Power does not make anything that is inferior or unworthy. Cannot happen. This is the path of a spiritual life. To learn and begin to assimilate this information. Only Ego tells us it is not true about US. How f—ing arrogant can we get? Like that!

I first got this from Chuck C. when I read (about 150 times!) “A New Pair of Glasses.” I cried when I was new and read that amazing book. Because I REALLY wanted to be one of God’s kids, the way he wrote about them. And I saw the diagram with Ego keeping me from being just “one of.”

Today I have learned and deeply accepted this truth into my being. I am not less than anyone. I don’t have to prove myself in any way. I am okay and lovable and perfect, because as the cute bumper sticker says, “God does not make junk.”

The ONLY thing that separates me from my Creator and this fabulous planet and magnificent Universe is MY thinking and believing that I am. Wow! That began, for me, at such an early age. I have had to really work to remain in Spirit and learn to disregard and distrust Ego. What a lovely journey I am here to walk into and through. It is beautiful to be on the side of the Universe that loves me…no matter what!

Published by: Kelly

I am a therapist and counselor with long-term recovery from addictions and personal trauma. My writing reflects these experiences and the road I have traveled in 12-Step recovery settings, along with the work I have done for over 30 years in the field. My love of dolphins includes the stories of them being healers in places all over the world. I long to offer every broken spirit and body the experience of a healing hug. May my words and stories inform, uplift and delight your spirit and soothe your weary heart.

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