I was thinking about what to write today.. on my 55th birthday..and what came to me was this- What if you began to treat yourself as the divine being that you truly are? Created from a spark of the Divine, someone that embodies all of the beauty and knowing, goodness and power that we associate with divinity? How might that change the way you live?
You are in fact Divine Holy Woman, you are Sacred Ground. Your body truly is a Temple that houses your own beautiful spirit. What would it be like to live from this connection and knowing?
What if you could unplug your energies from all of the ways that our culture does not acknowledge this truth? The names women are called in pop culture, songs and media are so outrageously hateful and belittling they make my skin crawl. If either of my teenage sons utters any of the terms defaming women, they are reprimanded more harshly than for any four-letter word. It’s gone too far.
The truth is you are divine, and sacred and holy. My teacher Sharon, in one of our first classes, had us sit and write what she called our “Divine Identity”. This is about your truth. It’s about transcending your daily limiting beliefs to define and own your Higher Self. Naming things is incredibly powerful. When you know who you truly are, you can also know just as importantly who you are truly not!
If the Divine, or the God of your understanding or any Higher Power you believe in were looking at you, what would they see? Would they define you by what size jeans you wear? By the number on a scale? By how much money you earn? Uh…… no.
You are seen by the Divine as your true essence- what are your unique gifts that you bring with you? Is it compassion for animals? Is it the great love of beauty or Nature? Is it your ability to soothe your children or create a gorgeous bouquet from a backyard garden? Yes, this is what we want to name.
TRY THIS AT HOME: Sit for a moment in quiet. Let yourself disconnect from all of your daily worries and fears, judgments, and distractions. Let your attention focus on your breathing, and in particular on the energy of your heart. Attune to the unique beauty of your own spirit. What are you truly made of? In this moment of quiet meditation, ask silently to be shown and reminded of all of your “higher” qualities. Asking brings knowing and illumination. Open your heart and mind to give your self permission to receive the answers. When you feel that you have received this information, take another few minutes to write down what came to you. You are going to name and create your “Divine Identity”.
Your Divine Identity is one of the most precious pieces of information you can possess. It allows you to move out of negative and false beliefs of lack and limitation, of not-good-enough and all of the pain of that mentality. When you define your true nature, you can more easily cast off the judgments of yourself and others, because you know who you truly are. This a precious and deeply personal gift for yourself.. worth taking time for.
Here is an example of what you might write for your Divine Identity:
I am a divine holy woman created by a loving God. I own my own beauty and power and my loving heart. I create beauty and comfort all around me for my self and my family. I am connected in love to my family and friends and my heart is open to give and receive love. I own my unique gifts of humor, and bring this to all of my dealings. I trust my intuitive knowing in all situations and am guided easily and steadily. I am able to find the blessing in each moment, and live in gratitude for all I have received. I am able to manifest my dreams in this lifetime under grace, in perfect ways.
It can be a bit of a “declaration”- something that immediately connects you with your unique gifts.
When you have written your own version, copy it onto a nice card, and read it to yourself as often as you can, and you will notice that this new vision of yourself begins to permeate your life in wonderful ways, letting you release your other “false” identities.
As always, wishing you peace and every blessing,