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Episode 239: It's Time to Celebrate YOU

core work Jul 05, 2023

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Today we are going to talk about celebrating.

The Language of Letting Go

"Take time to celebrate."

Now the funny thing is that I rarely take time to celebrate, and I need to keep doing it more and more and more because it is in the times of celebration, and it's in our resting times that we are getting prepared to do and accomplish more.

But it's so important to reward ourselves. It's one of the things I talk about in time management to reward ourselves for all our hard work.

"Celebrate your successes, your growth, your accomplishments. Celebrate you. And who you are because through celebration, we are truly loving the self. We are truly celebrating who we are."

And isn't that what we are putting out to the business? We want to put out, "Hey, I've got this great product. It's me!"

I mean, isn't that what it's all about? It's show business. Let me show you me.

It's important to have joy.

"For too long, we have been too hard on ourselves. Others have spilled negative energy, attitudes, beliefs, and pain on you."

 And guess what? It had nothing to do with you.

"All along, you have always been a gift to yourself and the universe."

We teach people how to treat us.

I was working with a private client today, and she was talking to me about how she'd been really doing this work with me and how she suddenly didn't feel like she had a lot of friends.

And I said, you know what? That's kind of part of the process.

And it is odd because as you get healthier, the unhealthy people in your life do kind of seem to drift off.

And there can be that period of loneliness, but it's in that gap that we are being prepared for healthier people to come into our lives.

One of my biggest universe moments or god moments, whatever the heck you want to call it, moments happened on my 25th birthday.

I had just started really delving into this work, and I spent my birthday alone.

I told myself, well, I'm going to do something I always wanted to do. And I took myself to the New York Aquarium. And there was an exhibit of Beluga Whales.

I have always loved whales. I was always so into whales when I was a little girl, and I went to the back of the exhibit, and there was this small porthole. And I walked up to the porthole, and this whale came by me. This beluga whale came by me, and then it came, swam around the tank, and came up the second time and pressed its eye against the window of this little porthole so that me and the whale were looking at each other.

Sometimes when we celebrate who we are, there are people in our lives who don't want to celebrate us with us, and there can be that lag in between.

And for me, that day, my best friend was that whale. And I will never, ever, ever forget that moment. And it stayed with me for a long time.

My birth on that day with kind of the most unexpected creature I could have imagined.

"You are a child of God. You are beautiful. You are a delight. You are a joy. You do not have to try harder. You do not have to be better. You do not have to be perfect or be anything. Anything that you are not.

Your beauty is in you just as you are in each moment. It's time to celebrate that when you have a success when you accomplish something, enjoy it. Pause, reflect, rejoice. Too long you have a listen to the admonishments. Not to feel good about what you have done, lest you travel downward, downward to the road of arrogance.

You're not arrogant; you're just celebrating you. Celebration is a high form of praise, of gratitude to the universe for the beauty of its creation. To enjoy and celebrate the good does not mean it will be taken from you."

 Oh my God, I love that sentence so much because I always thought, well, if I get too excited, then it means it's going to go away.

That's such fucking bullshit.

"To celebrate is to delight in the gift to show gratitude. Celebrate your relationships, celebrate the lessons from the past, and the love and the warmth that is there today, even if it is you giving it to you. Enjoy the beauty of others and their connection to you.

Celebrate all that is in your life. Celebrate all that is good and celebrate you."

Be your own best friend. Take yourself out to somewhere you want to be you and only you and celebrate it.