Whoa! Honor myself? What does that even mean and where do I begin? I had to reference Iyanla Vanzant’s book to put in writing what is locked up inside. Honoring myself has been a challenge. To honor yourself mean that you have to SEE yourself the way God sees you. I don’t care how much Bible you know, or how many people see the “gift” inside of you. If you cant see it for yourself. then I believe you can be completely healed.
The biggest regret in my life was the day I rejected my Grand-Mother’s need for forgiveness from me. She wanted me to forgive her for the things she had said to me growing up; I just couldn’t, I wouldn’t. She was my Grand-Mere, the big person. How dare I allow her to ask for forgiveness. “It’s OK Grand-Mere, don’t worry about it” I said. All the while, I am reliving the pain of her asking me “why did you have to be so stupid and take after your father? (My father is a darker skin tone than the rest of my family). I never told her I forgave her, and I never got the chance.
Affirmation: I am Black, I am Beautiful. I am worthy of all things that God has given me. I am fearfully and wonderfully made…wonderful are the works of His hands and my Soul boasts thereof.
I took me a long time to get to that point. To see my self as pretty. Even when other people would say that I am beautiful, I would not embrace it. Did you know that the subconscious mind retains everything you hear? A seed is planted that takes root over time. What it produces, is reflective of what we hear, both good and bad.
If something in your life isn’t honoring you, then it simple doesn’t deserve a seat at your table. It is healthy to let go. –Sherrie Campbell
There is no better time than RIGHT NOW to start honoring yourself. Start with how you talk to yourself. Say good, nice, encouraging things to yourself. Support yourself with healthy relationships, get counseling, join a support group–do whatever it takes to get yourself to the place where you honor everything about yourself. I deserve it!!! And so do you!
Stay with me on this journey to the Resurrected me.