Perfection is a relative term. By that, I mean its definition depends upon the value system of the one who is defining the word. What is perfect to one person may seem flawed or inferior to another. Take art, for example. Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder and the value of a work of art depends upon the perceived skill and popularity of the one who created the piece.
Is your kindergartner’s art less valuable than a piece by Rembrandt or another one of the masters? Only if you place monetary value rather than sentimental value on the piece.
Let’s compare this to your self-image and how you might be trying to live up to the expectations or standards of perfection others have of you. Are you neglecting to see your own value and beauty because you are playing small to please others? Are you believing the lies someone told you about yourself?
If your idea of your own perfection or self-worth is based upon the expectations that society or someone else has of you, it is likely that you feel inferior or that you are never good enough to please them.
What does Creator say about you?
Creator says you are perfect as you are. Nothing needs to change in order for you to be loved and accepted. You have value. You are created in the image of God/Goddess. You are infinitely loved by the Divine Source that brought you to life in a body as well as an aspect or individuation of Itself. How can you be anything less than perfect? Does knowing this change the image you hold of yourself?
How could anyone ever tell you, you were anything less than beautiful?
How could anyone ever tell you, you were less than whole?
How could anyone fail to notice that your loving is a miracle?
How deeply you’re connected to my soul.
What are you doing to enjoy your own perfection?
Care-taking (interfering or enabling) is sometimes based upon trying to keep up an image and have others think well of us. I love the saying, “What others think of me is none of my business.”
Perhaps we do not feel that the other person is able to do things for themselves, and sometimes this is indeed the case. A loved one may depend upon us for their health and well-being. Other times, we do things that are expected of us, or we try to shield a loved one from experiencing the consequences of their own behavior. This can cause us to feel drained because we are not caring for our own body and we are not invested in manifesting our goals and enjoying life.
Who can define perfection for you? Who influences your self-image? Only you can do that for yourself. You either believe lies or you embrace the truth that you are a divine being, wholly loved and cherished.
Take a moment to write a statement of truth about who you truly are–in the eyes of Creator. Do not allow the opinions others have of you (or the negative ideas you have created about yourself) to enter into this intimate time of self-discovery. Put this statement of your true worth and self-image somewhere that you will see it often and let it remind you that you are beautiful and whole, a loving miracle!