I was born with certain gifts… now, after that statement I had the urge to say, "we all were." The urge comes from the understanding that people feel like there isn't enough yummy to go around. If I say I am great then I am in some way saying that you aren't. If I say that I am smart you might want to assert that you are too. We spend so much time worrying about what other people will think of us if they find out that we like ourselves. We don't want to seem too big or bright or in love with who we are. We actually pretend to not be as awesome just in case someone takes offense! What the fuck???
Ok, this is the deal, those of you who need to assert your own gifts when someone is loving on themselves, you can stop reading now and live all miserable and be an ass somewhere else. Those who are dimming themselves STOP. When you pretend to be something you aren't you are lying. You are also making it hard for those of us who are working to lift the world up by example. The first relationship you need to be committed to is the one with your own self. You need to truly enjoy who YOU are! Who will if you don't. Who cares if someone calls you conceited or self-absorbed. It is more a reflection of their lack of being able to focus on themselves instead of a commentary about you. Besides, there are other things you could be that are actually not that yummy like unhygienic or murderous. Those are things I would be concerned with if I was being told them by others.
When you shine bright, when you focus on your gifts, when you love all of you things in the world shift. You will see the light in others without trying. You will see the abundance and others will too. Just be steadfast and unapologetic for being who you are. It is your birthright to be awesome!!! I know it is mine. I hear things like, how did you get to where you are? How do you know what you know? How did you become Aina? Hard work. Moment to moment attention to each detail. Loving everything that I have been through as my gifts, my lessons to allow me to know me better and in that way know everyone else. I got here by letting go of judgments and by being open to what is. I am here because I am supposed to be. I am great because I don't know how to be anything else. Maybe she was born with it… yep, that is me.
Own your life, own your love, own it and let others do the same for themselves…