We don’t find out who we are through the eyes of others. We recognize the life of the Maker, whose signature and identity is stamped and residing within our being. It’s this beautiful recognition that will transcend the doubts in our head and the stories we’ve believed about ourselves, so we can connect with the truth about who we are.
“Discovery and recognition of the permanent identity causes it to rise to the surface like a cork which has been held under water and suddenly released.” Walter Lanyon, The Eyes of the Blind
Measuring our ability to love or be loved by those standing with us is a misconception that keeps us looking outwardly for validation instead of at the already magnificent acceptance and delight of the One who created us.
What infant in the womb bypasses the vessel carrying it in an attempt to find life and validation? And yet instead of resting in our fully loved identities, we often look outside the 'Love Womb' that carries us for the validation of our value and worth. Outer successes can never define and validate us. They are fleeting and shifting like the wind, while the validation and acceptance already bestowed upon us has forever marked us from within.
The frenzy and desperation for outward approval and permission is a blinding illusion, because approval can only be withheld or given from within. Let me repeat that, the frenzy and desperation for approval and permission is only withheld or given from within.
A lack of inner rest in exchange for striving to improve is a sign of a lack of understanding of one’s true worth. Unless you recognize this unconditional acceptance, you will forever be working to arrive at or gain it.
Beautiful One, you may have never heard the words affirming your extraordinary worth; nevertheless it has been declared. You are God’s delight. And that delight is unreserved, unhindered, unbashful, never withholding, fully robust and applauding, filled with welcome and permission and a big wide "YES" to you!
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