When Old Memories Plague You

I see when old memories of experiences that scared you or made you feel ashamed return to plague your mind. I watch as you turn them over and over in your head. How I ache to console you when that is happening! Turn to Me for safety. Run to My arms for loving reassurance. Let Me hold you tightly until the things that upset you feel far away. Leave what was in the past back there. Consciously choose to remind yourself that today is a new day. The past doesn’t need to be given power over who you are. Focus on the present – your surroundings, your senses, and My comforting Presence. Choose to believe that all is and can be well again for I love you and I  make all things new.

#nomoreshame; #leavethepastinthepast; #todayisanewday; #nomoreanxiety

No Need to be Carrying Shame

Why are you still carrying around that shame inside your head? When I say you are forgiven, it is a done deal. There’s no need to keep going back and rehashing scenes in your head, beating yourself up over words or actions you now regret. Glance at them if you must, but only to learn what you want to aim to do differently in the future. Other than that, I call you to love yourself and accept the forgiveness and grace that’s already been awarded by Me. I want you to live a life of peace and self-acceptance, knowing that you are loved by Me and that is enough.

#nomoreshame; #youareenough; #Godlovesyou; #loveyourself

What You Are Saying To Yourself

Daily I call you to re-examine what you are saying to yourself. When old tapes creep up and replay harmful or hurtful words of shame, turn immediately to Me for reassurance. I will help you defy those messages. I will even help erase and replace them. How beloved and great I think you are. It’s actually part of My will for you to see yourself as Good, talented, capable, loving and worthy of attention. Set boundaries against those who make you feel otherwise. I will send faithful companions your way as you make room in your life for a better support system. These companions will provide a 2-way street of healthy interactions. Ask for My help; seek and ye shall find.

#youareloved; #selftalkmatters; #youareenough; #believeinyourself

Chip Away at that Self-Critical Veneer

Keep listening. Listen harder, – deeper, – until the truth comes piercing through. My love for you craves to break down the walls your inner critic has built up, breaking through the shame, guilt, and regrets. The past is in the past. Let’s chip away at that self-critical veneer until you find yourself at peace within. Once you can accept and embrace yourself as someone worthy of attention, kindness, and love, you will be more at ease around and accepting toward others. Anxiety will melt away. You can make amends as needed, but you also don’t have to spend your life being so apologetic all the time. Seek peace and follow after it by assuming a posture of self-acceptance.

#loveyouself; #nomoreanxiety; #worthyoflove

Be Exactly Who You Are

I ask you to be exactly who you are today. No false pretenses are needed. You can speak with confidence on topics you are familiar with. I know you can also listen attentively, attending well to others with genuine compassion and concern, because this is how I made you. You are right where you are supposed to be. Eat healthy, stay hydrated,-  taking good care of the vessel I’ve designed. Throw any residual shame or anxiety out the window into the rubbish pile. There is no place for that negativity or worry here in My loving Presence.

Okay With Imperfection

It’s OK to not be perfect. Repeat this to yourself often today. You are exactly the right fit for each task and situation I impose upon you. Take your whole self, – flaws and all, -with an inner confidence in My plan and your capacity to fulfill it. If any mistakes occur, acknowledge them without added guilt or shame and then move on. Even mistakes can be part of My design. You need to go easier on yourself, and this will help you go easier on others with enhanced capacity to forgive and love naturally. As you practice releasing unreachable standards and owning the fact that imperfection is okay with Me, you can laugh at yourself a little more and trust that I love ALL of you, even with quirks and flaws.

Step Out With Confidence

You are My delight, yet you mostly do not recognize it. Why do you have such difficulty believing this? Come to Me. Step forward out of the dark corners you stay shadowed in. I want you to be fully seen. Let My tears of Grace wash any past shame or regret away. If there are talents and skills you are timid about, hear My encouragement to bring them forward. I need all of you, not just the pieces you assess as “good enough”. Hold nothing back from My tender gaze. Allow My Light to permeate, warming you at your core and highlighting the Goodness I have designed in you as your Creator. Step out today with confidence in your true worth.