If we recognise our own worthiness then we believe we are deserving of good things.
But practicing this, a memory arose of a time when I felt ashamed because of a faux pas. Shame is a belief that I am deserving of criticism, censure or punishment.
Why did this memory come up when I was feeling so good? Because it is another small pocket of resistance that I can now soothe and release.
Looking for faults
When we believe we are not deserving of good things, we look for confirmation of our faults and flaws.
That’s why a minor episode is magnified in my memory. It becomes an excuse to feel shame that “explains” my negative self-image.
But if we look for faults, failings and negative consequences we will create them in our experience. Expectation becomes reality.
The beauty of this pocket of resistance arising right now is that I can amend and refine my perspective immediately.
I am recognising my own worthiness and that I deserve all good things in my life – and now I amend it to say that I deserve good things and only good things.
I do not deserve any bad things, any punishment, censure, blame or attack. I do not deserve any bad things or unwanted things in my experience.
I do not deserve any negative emotion. And i do not need to live with any fear of what my experience may hold for me.
I deserve only good things, and anything less has been just an unwitting creation through my resistance to all the goodness and blessings God is pouring out to me through my inner being.
I only deserve good things, there is no place in my life for anything less.