There is a core message that each of us needs to be sure to send to our inner Self on a regular basis. It is THE MESSAGE, from which everything else healthy grows in our emotional well-being. It bears repeating, and often, because almost everything “out there” in the wider world seems to be trying to drown it out in every moment.

What is this crucial message? Simply this:

“Who I am is enough!”

I’m guessing this may surprise you (unless you’ve been following my posts for any length of time, in which you’re probably saying, “Ah yes, of course that would be it!”).

Because it’s so important, I want to take this opportunity to teach you the simple but powerful practice of pausing in your day to instill this statement, and the belief it represents, into your subconscious.

 

Core Message Instillation Practice

Assume a comfortable position: if seated, settle yourself in your chair so you are balanced, relaxed and open. If you are standing, place your feet shoulder width apart and bend your knees just slightly so they are relaxed, flexible and supporting you in a stable and balanced pose.

Take in a slow, deep breath and think the statement silently:

“Who I am is enough!”

Slowly release your remaining breath, and let the message settle in to your system.

Take another deep breath and say the phrase again, slowly, and out loud. Make it a point to really hear the words as you say them:

“Who I am is enough.”

Take another deep breath, and feel where in your body the message gets blocked or stuck. Do you experience a tightness in your chest? Stiffness in your neck? Tension in your belly?

Ask yourself: “Do I believe this statement without any ifs, ands or buts?”

If the answer is “No,” then take an extra moment or two to reflect on what it actually means to be “enough.” What is “enough” to you? Do you know?

What is enough food? Enough sleep? Enough time? Enough love? Enough energy?

When, on the other hand, you can say the last statement and truly believe it “without any ifs, ands or buts,” then take a moment to acknowledge yourself for that. Allow the warm, loving feeling that it creates to settle in as you consciously and lovingly remind yourself of who you are.

Breathe in and out, slowly and deeply, and repeat the statement:

“Who I am is enough.”

Really allow yourself to sit with the feelings that go through you, whatever they are – there is no “right” or “wrong” here, and no judgment. Whatever you think and feel in this inquiry, in “trying on” and instilling this core message, is exactly where you are meant to be in this moment. Consider what it means to really let yourself believe this message.

 

This is where we all must begin, because somewhere, at some time, or maybe at multiple times in your life, you will recognize – you will know – that you really always were enough…and that you still are today!

Allow yourself to sit with this core message. Connect with the positive feelings the memories of yourself in past moments of challenge bring back. If nothing emerges right away, you can choose to take another deep breath and repeat the message:

“Who I am is enough!”

Welcome whatever comes to you, and whatever does not come. Allow yourself to be in the space of inquiry, of receiving, and of self-acknowledgement.

Do your best to “reside” in this mindset throughout the week.

Remember: No judgments, no criticisms! Just a deep, abiding awareness that a shift is occurring in your life, whether you feel it or not in this moment. A shift is occurring and you are open to it.

Taking one last deep breath, allow that breath to fill you completely. “Who I am is Enough!”

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