I want you to close your eyes and imagine your future self. Your future self has everything that you could possibly want in the here and now. I want you to imagine this person writing Present You a letter. Words of encouragement and wisdom for you. I’d imagine the letter would go something like this …
Dear Past Me
You are a very brave and special person. You are unique and you are so very loved. I know that you don’t necessarily feel that way right now, but it is most certainly true.
There is a purpose to your pain. Everything happens for a reason. Everything that you have ever experienced, everything that you are now experiencing and everything that you have yet to experience, is only ever in your best interests.
I know that it may sound a little strange to you. Horrible things may have happened to you. Terrible things that no man or woman or child should ever have had to go through. But you are not the product of your circumstances. You are only ever the product of your thoughts, your actions and your reactions to those circumstances.
Believe me when I say this, that it is only ever for your Highest Good. Bad things happen to good people for a reason. That reason may be unclear at first. But as you dive into your own personal journey of self-discovery and self-love you will slowly uncover that reason.
Everything helps you grow. You have the freedom to choose between the life you currently have and the life you truly want. You just have to find the courage within yourself to make that choice. I know you have what it takes to truly turn your life around.
Find the good in the bad, it is always there, and you will feel more at peace within yourself, with your life and with the world around you. You won’t feel happy all the time and that is by design. You may experience the so called ‘negative emotions’ of anger, hatred, sadness and many others. But they themselves are not negative. They are not evil. You must learn to use those feelings positively in a constructive and healthy way. We feel emotions for a reason. Never try to suppress or ignore them. They are meant to guide us away from what we don’t want and towards what we do want. Take a few moments to breathe, feel the emotion fully and then write down both positive and negative ways of responding to that emotion. Focus on the positive.
You are not broken. You do not need fixing. You only need to see things in a different light and slowly make changes to improve yourself and shed the layers of that which no longer serve you.
You are a child of God. You are loved beyond measure. You are the son or daughter of a heavenly King. You have unlimited potential hidden inside your spiritual DNA. Become aware, awaken and act like the potential God or Goddess that you are.