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Art Blog: I AM … Ali

I am Ali low res

I AM … Ali.

As kids, we were ‘programmed’ to believe that we have to fit in, we have to behave in a certain way. If we do not, then we are not ‘rewarded’.  At a very young age, we go through emotional turmoil, where we are met with disapproval, scolding, cold shoulders, withholding of love if we deviate. And soon we begin to think we are unworthy. As we grow older, our self worth within society starts to get measured by the car we drive, who we date, success, promotions, pay rises. And this continues to add more and more layers on our worthiness issues.

Ali is the guy within us who knows that our self worth is NOT determined by society, by what people around us think about us. Ali knows that deep within us, deep in the very core of our being, we are worthy. Ali knows that we are no ‘less’ than the guy next to us. Our worthiness is not measured by money. It doesn’t make a man less than his compatriot. You were born worthy. That is a given fact. You were born to be you – uniquely you. Not a copy. An original beautiful you.

The only way to break this vicious cycle is to claim back your power. When you truly believe and know that you are worthy, then no matter what anyone says or does, no matter how much society tries to squeeze you into its boring box of ‘what’s acceptable’ … it won’t happen. Your worthiness does not depend on anything or anyone. You have the power to change anything and everything in your life. And only you have the power to claim back your self worth and own it forever.

This is one of my original signature series of abstract portraits that I am working on.  Usually created in a deep meditative state, with headphones on … just connected to my soul.  I used charcoal to create this abstract portrait on paper.

The original artwork & high resolution digital downloads of the artwork are available on Etsy.

Etsy Digital Download: https://www.etsy.com/listing/229732494/i-am-ali-digital-download-abstract?ref=shop_home_active_2

Etsy Store: http://www.etsy.com/shop/lkewlani

Instagram: @lkewlani

Inspired after listening to Tamra Oviatt’s I am Worthy Activation. Link: http://sacredactivations.com/product/on-being-worthy/

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The truth about relationships

couple love

The truth is .. we really don’t know anything at all!

We can sit and pretend to be experts, give advice, talk about our experiences, ‘do this, do that’. And then, there is heartbreak. That sucks. Then we go through a whole cycle of trying to heal, getting back onto our feet, starting to trust again and at the same time, trying to decipher who we really are. Exhausting? The truth is we complicate it!

There is a beautiful truth in being single (till the right one shows up). Its the part when you actually realize that even without someone, you are worth a hell of a lot more than you give yourself credit.  Too many single people sell themselves short. They believe its now or never. But maybe, maybe, there is a real value is using that gifted time to actually figure ourselves out, to see who we really are, what do we really want, and what actually makes us deep down happy.

Yes. It’s all about being happy, understanding that your happiness is not dependent on anyone else but YOU. Its all about celebrating yourself, your talents, your uniqueness. And then, the universe starts to celebrate with you. Don’t be surprised if the next person that walks into your life actually gets attracted to everything that makes YOU happy, loves you of who you truly are.

The universe has a funny way of showing you what you really need. All you need to do is ask. At every single point, ask a question, and just be open to the answers, the signs, that are being sent and shown to you.

The answers aren’t in a book or in a lecture. The answers lie within you. All you need to do is ask the right questions! Stay happy!

The Power of Vulnerability

The Power of Vulnerability by Brene Brown

Brene Brown is a ‘research story-teller’ ;). In this eye-opening honest video, she talks about the power of being vulnerable and open, rather than being closed off and being safe. We are here to connect to people, to each other. And yet we fear that very same connection because deep down we believe ‘we are not good enough, pretty enough, successful enough…’. We believe that we are simply not worthy of connection, not worthy of love or belonging. To be truly vulnerable, it requires the courage to say ‘This is who I am. See me. See me as I am, with all my perfections and imperfections.’ To be truly vulnerable requires the courage of loving and accepting yourself as you are, knowing in your heart that you are worthy of love and belonging, worthy of connection regardless of whatever stories and drama have played out in your life. It is not easy to be vulnerable, to show your true naked self to others, to let your true emotions show through your eyes, to let your imperfections be seen. Honestly it isn’t. But standing each and every day in your true power is real inner strength. That is when you build real connections. Here’s a fun exercise you can try at the gym. Walk in and say to yourself ‘Don’t see me. I don’t exist.’ Keep repeating this to yourself, feeling each and every word. Guess what? You will be invisible to people. Then turn the exercise around and say, ‘Look at me. I am here. I am sexy and I am here.’ Say this a few times, feeling each and every word. You will actually have people just look at you. They will just turn and look at you not knowing why they are doing it! 🙂 What if you could let down all the barriers that you have built up that make you feel so safe, invisible and restricted? What if you could truly be vulnerable and discover the true joy and freedom of being YOU? How does it get better than that? 🙂