How can I accept myself more?

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It isn’t... 
“how can I love myself more”? 
It is simply...
“how can I allow myself more?”

We have become so attached to other people’s approvals to mold who we are today. Rather than allowing and accepting the differences, we at often times turn to judgment. 

When we go into a beautiful forest full of trees, we allow and accept. This tree is tall. This tree is short. This one fat. This one small. We don’t attach ourselves to it. (Unless we are in the lumber business) We just simply allow it. We see it’s beauty just as it is. 

The moment we get back with humans, we somehow loose that. We immediately turn to “better than/worse than” or “not good enough”. We immediately turn towards judgement. This goes with others as well as ourself. 

Let’s ALL practice being like trees. Let’s ALL practice living in the state of acceptance. Allow, accept, and appreciate yourself just as you are...right here, right now. Then we can watch this acceptance ripple into the rest of our lives. 

So now friends, let’s ask ourselves...
“How can I accept myself more today?”

xo,

Ashlee <3

Inner Work

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When something keeps popping up in your life,
You are bound to eventually listen. 

The Course of Miracles has come up in multiple meditations, 
In a recent podcast I tuned into, and within an online course I am actually taking now. 

4AM was the hour my body decided go get up this morning. 

Rather than jump to work on my business…
I decided to jump to work on MYSELF. 

I opened up The Course of Miracles to retouch some ancient inner wisdom. 

It begins…
“This is a required course. Only the time you take it is voluntary. Free will does not mean that you can establish the curriculum. It means only that you can elect what you want to take at a given time. The course does not aim at teaching the meaning of love, for that is beyond what we can be taught. It does aim, however, at removing the blocks to the awareness of love’s presence, which is your natural inheritance. The opposite of love is fear, but what is all-encompassing can have no opposite.” 

When you are ready to be a better you, you’ll start taking more time in doing just that. 
It is up to us to take the time we need to embody our truest potential in this life. 

It is the resistance that we hold onto that keeps us from experiencing life at it’s fullest. 

Take a moment today to let go of the bullshit. 
Yes, I said it. Let. It. Go. 

Take a few more moments to b r e a t h e.  
Connect to the space where every little thing, is going to be alright. 

When we get to that space. 
Ask your inner intuition…
“What would you have me do? 
Where would you have me go? 
What would you have me say? 
And to whom?” 

Let’s all LIVE from that space. 
Let’s all LIVE from our hearts.


xo,


Ashlee Ray <3