When we try to become the ideal spiritual person, we unground ourselves from our true soulful power, and we undermine our self-trust and soulful connection. Here is a meme I ran across on Facebook recently that illustrates what I am saying:
There is beauty and perfection in the imperfect. There is authenticity of soul expression in the individuality that makes up a person. I have experienced this first hand when I was really ill with fatigue. I do not have to be the epitome of health in the divine idea of wellness in order to be beautiful and whole. I experienced this in money. I do not have to express the divine idea of abundance in order to be happy. There is perfection in the imperfection. There is wholeness and soulful expression that becomes unique as us by the challenges in our lives. I do not see people whole only if they reach enlightenment. I see them as whole now as they journey through the messiness of human life. Sickness, money, careers, family, relationships, body shape, fitness, hair, talents, struggles, and gifts are all a part of the perfection that is in each of us. We are enough as we are right now....not how we want ourselves to be in the next year, but right now we are whole and holy expressions of the divine.
My questions for this week are:
- Do you feel like you are already whole right now?
- What areas of your life have you felt challenged with that you keep waiting to fix in order to feel whole?
- Can you embrace those areas right now as they are in their perfect imperfection?
- Can you embrace this perfect imperfection in others? (Embracing perfect imperfection in others does not mean that you keep those relationships. It only means you make peace with their uniqueness as they are.)