Allow yourself to be loved by not being so critical of who and what you are. You are your own worst enemy and find ways to pull yourself down from the strides you’ve made. No one is perfect. And we all make mistakes. Don’t condemn yourself saying or doing something you shouldn’t have done. Instead, ask for forgiveness and change your actions to learn the lessons that will keep you from doing it again.
Swords represent Strength & Weakness, Struggle & Endurance, Animosity & Respect.
When you are overly critical of yourself, you’re allowing animosity to rule the day. It weakens your resolve to move forward with positive energy and change things in your life for the better.
Constant criticism of self impacts your perspective and hides the spiritual lessons you face as well. Whither they’re karmic or not, they are lessons you selected to review and learn in this lifetime. It’s much easier to see the lessons and understand what’s going on and why, when you can view yourself with compassion and respect. That self love, allows you to see the paths in front of you and choose the one that overcomes the hurdles and makes your path forward a little easier.
Don’t tear yourself down for making a mistake. You’re only human. And no person on the face of this planet is perfect! If you injured someone, then apologize and ask them for forgiveness. Try to explain why you acted or reacted the way you did, but not as a means to justify your actions. Rather try to discover the trigger that set you off and perhaps you can ask them to help you change your pattern of reaction for the future.
No said you had to go at this alone. No one said you can’t ask someone else for help. No one said you had to endure the struggle and fight every moment against your self and your own self interests. And the truth is, you’re not alone! No matter where you are in the world, there is someone who will be on your side and help you innovate, adapt and overcome the self punishments that keep you down. All you have to do is open your eyes and look for the hand that’s reaching out to you. Even if that hand is coming from within your own spirit.
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