"Not Good Enough!" by Debbie
“Not good enough”, we all know the mantra, that feeling of unworthiness, of not measuring up, not fitting in, self-judgment, self-loathing and on and on it goes. That negative program that is deeply embedded in our psyche but where did it come from?
As we begin to “awaken” or embody more light, we have to start looking at some of the limiting beliefs we hold to transmute this not good “enoughness” into self-love and acceptance.
Society bombards us with how we should look, think and behave. Our families stick us into boxes of convention and heaven forbid we step outside of those conventions. Be a good girl or a good boy and you will be rewarded, misbehave and face the disapproving consequences.
Our primary wound is one of separation, we are born into fear, we are born separate its part of the physical experience. Separation on a physical level is unavoidable, even the simplest of creatures on this planet understands a separate self and the fight for survival. Energetically however everything is connected to everything else, energetically we are ONE! ONE SONG, ONE VERSE, UNIVERSE!
Once again then, how did this happen, this idea of not being enough?
We, as Westerners, assume that the idea of not being enough is a global concept. On comparing the Western and the Eastern mind you may discover that in fact it’s not a Universal belief.
A large percentage of Westerners have grown up with the story of “Original Sin”, of Adam and Eve who sinned and were banished from the Garden of Eden. They were judged and found wanting, paradise was taken away from them. This story has become part of many of us, deeply embedded in our subconscious sits the belief that we were not good enough for paradise and so we spend our lives in search of redemption and a return to paradise.