Thank you to the kid in my 7th grade class that made up a nasty rumor about me and then proceeded to tell all of the popular kids about it. The rumor and commotion around it got so bad I became suicidal and needed to be put into a mental health facility to cope with these thoughts and depression. If it weren’t for you, I would never have known how much emotional turmoil I could endure.
Thank you to the staff of my middle school that tolerated the bullying and peer abuse I was victim of. Thank you for labeling me the problem and thinking it best for me to be sent to an alternative school rather than face the problem in a diplomatic way and teach my abusers how inappropriate their actions were. If it wasn’t for your lack of action – I never would have created my strong desire to stand up for the underdog.
Thank you to the girl who stuffed a note in my locker with a stick figure of me hanging myself with the caption ‘KILL YOURSELF...
Like most people, I used to feel superior over others. Whether it was someone of a lesser moral compass, a spider that was inhabiting my home, or someone whom our beliefs and values were not copesthetic; I judged. I created an opinion about this person or thing and then decided that we were not equal and that I was superior. Judgement is natural. Whether you believe yourself to be a judgmental being or not – you judge. Our egos have made it this way. Just like how we categorize ourselves with labels, we do the same thing to others.
We call a woman who wears tight dresses and has an active sex life a slut.
We call a father who does not pay child support and does not see his children a dead-beat dad.
We a call a child who behaves and listens to adults a good kid.
We a call a mother who takes care of her children and has patience a good mom.
Whether the label be positive or negative,...
As much as I love the Queen B, her hit single “ego” got the concept and definition of ego totally wrong. When we think ego, we think arrogance conceit. This is just an incredibly small portion of what the ego is.
The ego is a collection of ideas we carry around.
I am what I have
I am what I do
I am my reputation
I am separate from everybody else
I am separate from god
“Ego” is the aspects of yourself that you consider to be “you.” A perfect example of this is a brief self-inquiry assessment.
Who are you? I’m Erica.
Who is Erica? Erica is a female, she is a wife, and she is a mother.
Did Erica exist before she become a wife and mother? Well.. Yes.
So then who were you before you were a wife and mother? I was Erica.
Who is Erica? She is me.
Who is me? I’m Erica. I am me.
Well, that cannot be, because I am ME too.
Are we both ME? Well you are me for you and I am me for me.
Who is me? I...
I'm here to drop a massive truth bomb.
Take it from me. Nobody in my family has ever claimed to be "psychic."
This spiritual gift I have was not passed down for 5 generations.
This "gift" is within all of us.
It is up to us if we want to strengthen it.
When I started diving into my spiritual and psychic development, I questioned myself ALOT. Like a whole lot. I put myself against these insane standards. Yet, through it all and my my understand of what it actually means to be "psychic" or "intuitive" I have found these 5 core ideas/tools to be the most potent and...