"You don't have to justify
the good that flows to you;
it is a given.
You are of more value
in the joy of your cross-stitching
than in the struggle
of your ironing."
-- Abraham, Esther Hicks
We don't really need to justify anything. And, we certainly don't need to justify the good that flows to us. That is natural when we allow it, yet often we may not, thinking that we should show that we've done something to deserve it. Rest assured. We deserve it. As I said, it is natural. As Abraham said, it is a given.
I love the second sentence in this quote: "You are of more value in the joy of your cross-stitching than in the struggle of your ironing." You are of more value in your joy! Of course. You are of more value in your creativity. You are of more value in the joy of expressing your creativity. You are of more value in the joy of your own uniqueness.
Your value is you. It is the allowing of the inner you to come out and play. It is allowing yourself to be the unique person that you are. You have a unique set of skills and attributes. You are of immense value. It is in your joy that you are releasing this and in your joy that your good flows to you.
The struggle of your ironing. I love that line. We're so busy pushing hard on that iron, pressing it down, hitting the steam button, getting out the spray starch and we're gonna make this thing perfectly flat and creased in just the right places, and. . . Jeez, I can feel the tension as I write it, let alone think of it, or express it. And yet, so often, this is what we are focused on. We are making it happen! We are doing it. We are taking charge. We are making it do what we want it to do. We are changing it. We are making those stupid wrinkles go away. We are on guard. We are in control.
Your value is not in the ironing, no matter how good at it you think you might be, or how anal you are about the creases being just right. Your value is not there. That is pure resistance and you know it because it is easy enough to feel that tension. The feeling of that is an indication--no, it is direct and certain guidance that though you think you can control that stuff, it cannot be controlled. It only multiplies. The Law of Attraction insists on it.
Your value is you. Your value is exposed by allowing the inner you, the joy within to come out and play. Your value is always in your joy. Joy is another word for love. Joy is another word for freedom. Joy is another word for peace. You are joy. You are love. You are freedom. You are peace. Your good is a given. As Abraham says, "Ask and It Is Given." This is part one and two of the three-part manifestation process. Part three is allowing. We allow our good. We allow our joy. We turn off the iron and allow our joy. And, when we are focused here, it only multiplies. The Law of Attraction insists on it.
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