It is an unconditional existence, this life — that is, it is given to us by God without strings attached. Our presence is its own justification for being. It isn’t something we have to earn or deserve.
But how seldom we are able to accept this. Our most frequent thought is that we are unworthy. If we don’t say it out loud, we think it, which is just as powerful a means of persuading ourselves we are right.
We act as our own harshest critic most of the time.
How often in a single day do you tell yourself you are loved and have significance, no matter what is going on? How often do you dare to suggest to yourself that you are precious evidence of God’s presence on earth?
What makes us deny our own validity, our own right to exist?
In the early twentieth century a group of motivational speakers appeared in a remarkable convergence around the same time, including among them Ernest Holmes, Edgar Cayce, Emmett Fox, and Napoleon Hill. The essential thought shared by these speakers and teachers is that we are inherently worthy. In their writing they sought to help us remove the blinders we have accepted to this truth and to know our own inner light, which is always and forever with us. Their work is immensely worth reading.
Thoughts of being unworthy appear for more reasons than we can count, drawn from and influenced by family, society, culture, experience, and by the choices we make. But in the new consciousness that is arising in the world, there are people working with remarkable effort and devotion to decipher for us why we veer so easily into negative thinking and how to pull out of it. Their work has the same motivation as that of those thinkers in the 1930s. Some of these people, whose commitment to this process is extraordinary in its effectiveness and scope, include Margaret Lynch, Eckhart Tolle, Nick Ortner, the late Wayne Dyer, Anita Moorjani, Marc Allen, and Anthony Robbins. There are such effective modalities, like Ho’oponopono with Dr. Hew Len, the work of Jane Roberts in the Seth books, and the energy healing of Donna Eden. They all continue a tradition through the ages of helping to empower others. They help us let go of this false belief we are unworthy, for it has no basis in reality, whether physical or spiritual.
What about our mistakes, some of which could be egregious in our minds, or what about injustices done to us? Thoughts of both reinforce our feelings of inadequacy. It seems just about impossible to let go of those thoughts — they stay clamped to us.
But what if we say out loud “I let go of this” and we say those words every time the same negative thought appears? If we do this faithfully for a week, something amazing — something astonishing! — happens. The thought loses power, may even become entirely powerless, and stays that way. At whatever level we want the thought to continue, or not continue, so it is.
The dragonfly shown in the image above lives in its nymph state for several years, but for only a few days or weeks once it has emerged into the adult stage. During that short time it has been known to migrate across oceans, and its flight patterns can move in all directions on the instant, if it needs to, as well as hover in one place observing what is going on and what route to take.
Like all non-human creatures on the earth, the dragonfly has a complete acceptance of its existence. How long it lives is not in question. It goes around obstacles in the midst of flight. Realizing its full potential is a given, for whatever time it has.
We are meant to know, like the dragonfly, that we are living each moment now in the eternal rightness of our being.