Messages to my Younger Self
Hello, sweet girl. You're feeling very small and sometimes very afraid, and I want you to know that you'll get through all the pain and tears, but it's going to take some time. You're a very strong little girl with such a curious and active mind! Your feelings are hurt pretty easily and that's ok because it simply means that you care what others think of you a little too much. You don't realize that what others think of you isn't nearly important as what you think about you. You haven't learned to let things go, but you will. Sometimes, you feel like you're all alone and no one cares about you so you cling to the hope of growing up and falling in love with a man who will care for you and let you love him for all that he is. It's very important that you learn to love yourself, sweet girl. You don't need to be perfect and you're not expected to know everything without being taught. It's ok to ask questions. In fact, it's the best way to learn. You're a very smart girl and you love to learn so it comes naturally for you to want to figure everything out for yourself, especially when the adults in your life seem to get upset by your questions and you feel like they think you're dumb. They don't realize that the way they treat you makes you doubt your abilities and undermines your self-worth and confidence. They are dealing with their own stresses and feelings of inadequacy and overwhelm. Your parents love you very much, but they have a hard time showing it in the ways that will make you feel cared for. They are doing the best they know how to do with the knowledge they have learned from their parents and others. The reason they treat you so harshly has nothing to do with you and everything to do with the way they feel about themselves and their lives. They do what they do because they fear for you and they think they are teaching you valuable lessons. You can feel an inner connection and lean into guidance from the loving energy that created you. You are never alone and you are always being guided and cared for, just tune into your intuitive knowing. You're a thinker and you think too much about things that you can't change and you have no control over. Use your mind to create wonderful things instead of spending your energy worrying and being afraid. Be yourself in all of your authenticity, loving and intelligent on so many levels. You're a beautiful girl inside and out. You need to believe in yourself and be confident in what you know. You have a strong sense of truth and fairness. Trust yourself to be able to take care of everything you need to. Let yourself dream big dreams and keep your imagination strong. Visualize what you want in your life and believe it's coming because it is. Time is an illusion and it may seem like growing up is taking a long time. Enjoy your childhood, little one, as much as you can. Take the risks you want to take without fear. Be adventurous because it will only add to your understanding and learning. When you close your eyes and tune in, I'll always be here guiding you and holding you in my heart. If you have questions, simply take out your journal and ask them. The answers will come to you. No matter what happens, my darling, keep your heart open. Your loving heart is your biggest strength. Forgive those who may not treat you fairly and do your best to understand everyone is dealing with their own internal voices and some have been hurt so badly that they seek to make others feel their pain. They simply need to be loved and feel like someone hears them and sees them and wants to understand. You are a beacon of light to many who live in a very dark world. Some will seek to bring the darkness to you, but you will know the intentions and be protected, just trust your feelings. You don't have to make yourself available to everyone. It's quite alright to love others from a distance, especially when they are treating you badly. Forgive yourself for not knowing what you couldn't possibly have known and remember to do this over and over again as life brings you lessons. You have the power to create great change and it all starts from within. Accept everything as it comes. It is what it is and you have no control of what has already happened. Believe that everything is happening for a reason and it's all for a much greater purpose that will benefit the whole. Focus your attention on the present moment and immerse yourself in the beauty of nature and every experience. This is where your power lies. Dream the world you want to live in into existence. You are the creator of your reality. Live life on your terms. You are in service to all by being the unique piece of creation that you are. Allow yourself to receive love and abundance. You are worthy and you are enough exactly as you are.