Collectively we take ourselves rather seriously. We focus on challenges and forget to celebrate gifts, difficulties get more attention than what comes easily, and the people who bother us tend to occupy our thoughts more than the ones who inspire and lift us. Perhaps a change in perspective could help.
Just for fun, consider a world where your current perceived shortcomings qualify as gifts. You might be honored as a gifted procrastinator or lauded for your disorganization. Maybe you specialize in complaining or have mastered false starts. Or maybe you excel at avoiding exercise and healthy eating. To add to the strangeness of this new world, you might be asked to share your expertise. If you needed to teach others your “gift,” how would you do it? What makes you a master at your gift? If you get really curious, how does your gift work?
Imagine how you’d view other people in this new world. Rather than getting hooked by someone’s behavior, say gossiping, you’d acknowledge their skill in the area. “Edna mastered gossip, I wonder what other gifts she has.” Suddenly what drives you crazy becomes someone’s expertise or specialty and a cause for curiosity rather than anger or frustration. Could you find a way in this upside-down world to admire other people’s “gifts?”
Returning to our reality, whatever bothers you about yourself or others, when you make light of it you send a message of love and compassion to yourself. Plus when you take some of the charge off the problem, you allow yourself more room to shift away from it. In truth, our shortcomings are gifts sometimes simply because they reveal our humanness and sometimes because they direct us to what aches, to what requires additional loving care. Somewhere under your judgment some softness resides, maybe even some amusement, the universal healer.
Remember we know from the Akashic Records everything in your life, even your shortcomings, optimizes your soul’s evolution. For those interested in Jin Shin Jyutsu®, Safety Energy Lock (SEL) 15 supports joy and laughter and SEL 8 invites the “magic of life.”
When do you feel lightest? Can you invite light, ease, or even amusement around your shortcomings? Can you let yourself be seen and heard in your full humanness?