choose to see the divine perfection within you

choose to see the divine perfection within you
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“I desire to think of myself as God thinks of me, and to know myself as He knows me. I was created, as was everyone, as divinely perfect. Though I don’t manifest my perfection on a consistent basis, my spirit, having been created by God, is perfect nevertheless.
I release any self-concept that fails to appreciate the beauty of God within me. A negative self-perception serves no one, for hiding my own light from my eyes also blinds me to the light in others. I choose to see the light and beauty in everyone, including me.”
— Marianne Williamson, A Year of Miracles

In a world where perfection is often celebrated and flaws are hidden away, it's easy to forget that imperfections are a natural part of being human. You have your shortcomings, your quirks, and your unique traits that make you who you are. Despite these imperfections, you should believe that you are divinely perfect, and it's all thanks to the creator, the higher power that shaped you – God.

From the moment we come into existence, we are a manifestation of something greater than ourselves. And so, as we progress forward in our journey of self-discovery, we must understand that our imperfections do not diminish our worth; they add to it. It's like a mosaic where each piece, no matter how small or oddly shaped, contributes to the masterpiece that is you.

The notion of being divinely perfect stems from the belief that we are all creations of a higher power, and thus, we carry a spark of divinity within us. This divine essence is not diminished by our mistakes or shortcomings; rather, it's a reminder of our connection to something greater. It's a reminder that even in our imperfections, we are deserving of love, acceptance, and compassion.

Releasing any negative self-concept, big or small, is no easy feat. We've been conditioned by society's unrealistic standards and the constant comparison with others. But as you reflect on the idea that God created you, you can find solace in the fact that you are exactly as you are meant to be. Every scar, every flaw, every quirk is a part of your unique story. Instead of trying to hide these aspects, you can choose to embrace them. It's a powerful act of self-love to accept yourself wholly and unconditionally.

Appreciating the beauty within you is not about arrogance or ignoring areas where growth is needed. It's about recognizing the value in every aspect of who you are. When we look beyond the surface and delve into our true selves, we often discover qualities we never knew existed. It's like finding hidden gems in a treasure trove – each gem telling a different story, each story contributing to the rich fabric of our being.

So keep in mind, you are divinely perfect not in spite of your imperfections, but because of them. God, the creator of all things, crafted you with utmost care and love, molding you into a unique and imperfectly perfect individual. Letting go of negative self-perception and embracing your imperfections is a journey, one that requires self-compassion and patience. But with each step, you can inch closer to fully recognizing the beauty within you – a beauty that shines because you’re a beloved child of the Lord.