Who are you to want more?
by Jacque Saltsman, Rainbow Blossom Wellness Ambassador
Do you ever feel bad for wanting more out of life (happiness, money, love, connection, purpose) or even for enjoying the good things that you already have? How can you ask for more or truly celebrate what you have when so many have so little? Many of my clients are hesitant to claim what they want in life because things are ‘pretty good’ or they ‘shouldn’t complain’ and asking for more would seem ‘greedy’. They know they are fortunate especially compared to so many others in the world. Let me tell you something.
There is no saintliness in your suffering.
Living in lack does not speed up your spiritual evolution. The more you feel happy, connected, loved, abundant and are living a life a purpose, the more you can authentically serve others.This doesn’t mean you have to make drastic changes in your life. These feelings can often increase with a practice of gratitude and change in perspective. When you are lit up and inspired, you inspire others. The more resources you have, the more you can give away. The more joyfully you live, the more joy you add to the world. Think of how different our world would be if more people felt connected and purposeful? There would be much less sickness and conflict. So, in actuality, it’s your responsibility as a good steward of the universe to get more of what you want and truly enjoy everything you have. Your desires are not frivolous… they’re sacred.
As the wise Marianne Williamson brilliantly said, “…our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you NOT to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in EVERYONE. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
Originally posted at http://jacquesaltsman.com/who-are-you-to-want-more/. Reposted with permission from Jacque Saltsman.