My son said to me that he had his hand up a lot in class and wasn't getting answered and it was bothering him. He is bright, enthusiastic, energetic, slightly hormonal and more sensitive than usual. I asked him why it was so important to put his hand up and get his questions answered, how did it make him feel when they were etc I said it's quite a skill in life to sometimes not always have to be right and to seek approval. Perhaps it's good to pause, step back, find some space and inner silence and let someone else have a go, does it really matter?
I think it's important to acknowledge the teacher within ourselves and to give ourselves a pat on the back at times. Someone taught me to turn to my heart and say : 'you are OK, I love you' Perhaps from our early years we are conditioned to seek external validation and praise to make us feel good, is this just human nature?
My 'soul coach' Marina Dustov, told me that 2016 was the year for many to let their own stars come out, to release their ego and personality more and to let their souls shine from within to reach a higher potential. She said we need to trust our own internal balance and authority, acknowledge how we are feeling and the drama it sometimes creates but release it back. Let go of attachments to the opinions of others.
So whilst I take on boards these thoughts, I'm also teaching my children to do the same, I frequently tell them how much I love them but importantly I feel, I teach them to love themselves also - it's an inside job. Instead of putting his hand up Luke can perhaps take strength and comfort more from himself.
Where can you let your soul shine this week, what value can you add to yourself and to others?
If you have any thoughts always lovely to hear from you x