Part Two: If I feel inadequate how do I find my own power?
I have been studying these Universal laws for many years now and have watched, not only what has been showing up in my life but in others also. What I have come to understand is that we tend to look for negatives more easily than the positives in life. We often feel inadequate and we try to cover this idea with many complaints. This is a psychological activity which we’ve been conditioned to. This shows up in how we respond to those situations which make us feel valueless and inadequate.
I realized how much I complained.
I found fault in outside circumstances and gave blame to those circumstances or people for what was happening to me, which, at the time I thought was unfair. I didn’t understand that every unwanted event, person and circumstance that entered into my life was being attracted by me and no one else, by the very thing I complained about. We all do this because it has been a prior condition to give emphasis to our inadequate view of other people. Which in turn is a comparison to our profound feelings of our own inadequate self. Simply put, we have been trained to grumble our way through life. We do this constantly without thought. We criticize, censure and disapprove of situations, events and people who show up in our lives that aggravate it.
Like everyone else I didn’t understand clearly what these inadequate thoughts was doing to me.
The more I complained the more I stressed the unrevealed inadequate feelings in me. The danger in this is more experiences and circumstances would be attracted to show me my inadequate side. Simply put, it would prove to me that I was what I had been led to believe I was, an inadequate person.
The truth revealed: I am amazing, brilliant and powerful. I obviously didn’t think of myself this way. Most of us don’t. We seem to draw on our shortcomings easily and wonder why they keep showing up in our lives.
What was revealed to me is so interesting. Those people that complained endlessly about the things they didn’t want—those endless unwanted things was showing up in their lives relentlessly.
I watched those who live and enjoy life and it would seem nothing really went wrong for them. In other words, they got what they wanted and expected. I came to the awareness that these Universal laws were very powerful and that we do choose the life we want even if it is by default.
Our power is from within
But what I really came to understand was we have to get to that centered place in our lives of love for ourselves first. Our power is actually within. It’s about the way we treat ourselves. Some questions to ponder are:
- Do you respect yourself?
- Do you show love to yourself?
- Do you see your own brilliance?
- Do you see yourself as a deserving person?
- Do you see yourself as much more than adequate?
- Do you see yourself living a joyful life?
If these questions seem to be out of the range of what you think of yourself then you are not in your own powerful center. This means that you are not allowing the genuine you, the person you were born to be, and the life you were meant to live into your experience.
“Don’t get hung up on the hard times, the challenges. Tell your story by highlighting the victories. Because it’s your victories that will inspire, motivate, encourage other people to live their stories in greater ways.” Iyanla Vanzant
- When you live from a false premise of who you are you cannot attract the experiences that you were born to attract.
- You cannot give love and receive it if you don’t love yourself enough.
- You cannot be prosperous if you are thinking thoughts of poverty.
- You cannot gain health if you are thinking of illness.
These all go against Universal laws. This is why you have to change the way you think. This is the way you become powerfully centered.
My life changed completely since I understand this Universal law. I live in joy most days but I still see things manifesting to complain about. The difference is I stop myself. I actually pull myself away from the thought of complaining. I pivot to a better thought. I center myself to a better place.
In Part Three, you will find out how to become truly centered, and manifest a life you want.
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Pamela Hamilton Is an expert in the Law of Attraction, the co-author of Your Invincible Power series of books and the Vice President of the Your Invincible Power Company which assists in going beyond suffering and finding the ultimate joy we all have a right to.