Updated: Jan 12, 2022
You are beautiful. You are amazing. You are loved, and you most definitely matter! You are perfect just as you are. You most definitely ARE Enough!
Is it not enough to simply be our authentic self? Why do we sometimes choose to hide this part of ourselves, and perhaps even apologise for it?
We are enough, and we do matter, period. It is time to embrace this as our truth.
It is true that we are already enough, but we worry that we are not; and this worry that we are not is the exact thing that makes us not enough. I encourage you here to tell yourself every single day that you are enough. Tell yourself that you are beautiful. Tell yourself that you are worthy. Tell yourself that you are amazing. Tell yourself that you are loved. All these things are the truth!
We are so often our own biggest critic, and we amplify things in our mind. We are truly too hard on ourselves and need to recognise this. It is so important to recognise that each and every one of us is unique and beautiful, and definitely enough. It is also very important to realise that true beauty can be found within. People notice when we have self-love and self-worth, and this actually makes us more attractive. When we live on the outskirts of what is our true inner beauty, we aren’t shining that true authentic light, and become less attractive.
What will you do for yourself today to celebrate that you ARE enough?
It doesn’t need to cost much. In fact perhaps it won't cost anything at all. It is the intention you put behind it that counts – but do something just for you. This is not selfish at all, as it makes you a better person for yourself and for others. How about buying yourself a nice journal, or a beautiful bunch of flowers, or run a warm bath with Epsom salts. Go to the beach, go for a walk in a rainforest, take yourself out for a movie or a coffee. Or perhaps put on a song that you absolutely love, and dance like nobody is watching.
What is that thing that makes you feel truly at one with who you are?
If you don’t know then slow down a little and find it. What is it that ignites the fire within? Perhaps you have a guitar in your closet that is gathering dust, and you decide to pull it out and get acquainted with it again. Maybe you want to learn a craft of some sort, or a different language. Whatever it is, set your intention and go and do it. You deserve this!
If you have a busy calendar, then perhaps add some “Me time” to your diary. Setting that time aside for yourself in advance builds your self-esteem, as it confirms within your subconscious that you ARE worthy; and that you value your health and wellbeing. Perhaps you are able to make arrangements with a partner, family member, or friend to look after your children? Even if just for a couple of hours, consider taking them up on this offer, and be super grateful – as this is simply not possible for some. Being grateful creates feelings of self-love, self-worth, and abundance. Being grateful also pushes aside any feelings of lack.
And don’t be afraid of taking off that mask and shining your authentic light out into this world.
I am here to encourage people to have the courage to be truly seen for who they are, and what they stand for. Once you start loving yourself deeply you will never go back. You won’t want to, and so you won't be able to.
Once you have recognised this as a true gift, you will hopefully want to start teaching it to your children. As a society we seem to put so much focus on teaching our children things like resilience, to treat others right, and to be compassionate for others – but do we teach our children that they are already enough? Do we teach them it’s okay and not selfish to do things for themselves, and take time out just for them? If we don’t, why don’t we?
I know that I was not taught that I was already enough. I was taught to compare myself to others, and to bend and change so that I could be enough. If there is this constant need to bend and change and shapeshift into something that we are not, then we are training ourselves to think we are simply not enough.
As a 40-year-old adult I finally know that I am enough, and I'm on a mission to let other's know they are enough as well. For me it took a great deal of healing, including a couple of dark nights of the soul to learn this to be my truth, but it was honestly so worth it.
The knowledge and wisdom that we ARE truly enough is self-love in and of itself.
The knowledge that we are truly enough creates within us a change to unapologetically aim for the freedom, happiness and stability that I think probably all of us are striving for.
Love yourself. Learn to truly love yourself unconditionally. And set your intention today to do that healing work if you haven't already. And be sure to do something to celebrate the person that you are, because you are truly amazing! And don’t be afraid of taking that mask off and shining your authentic light out into this world.
I am here to inspire people to have the courage to start releasing any burdens they are carrying, and lighten their load. I am here to motivate people to want to be seen for who they really truly are at their very core. Honestly, if we're doing anything else then we will never be truly happy - as we are failing to live life to it's fullest.
Believe in yourself, as you've most definitely got this! Because you ARE amazing, and you ARE most definitely enough!
This content is created by Rachel Reeves, who has always been a deep thinker. She previously played the supporting role in the lives of those around her, and very much held back on sharing this gift fully with other's. This is Rachel stepping very much out of her comfort zone, into what she now knows to be her inner calling, and sharing her thoughts with the world.
This video and article is intended to support self-growth, but the information provided is to be taken as personal opinion only. Feel free to take what resonates, but use your own inner-wisdom and guidance when doing so -- you know yourself much better than anybody else ever will. The information provided is to be in no way regarded as Medical, Legal, or Financial Advice. Please seek professional advice where needed. Thank you.