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- Many I speak with have come to the conclusion that it is not okay for them to have a need. Or that it is certainly not very “spiritual.” As little ones in our families of origin, expressing a need wasn’t always very safe and often met with dysregulating empathic failure. We learned that having a need was the fast path to hopelessness, disappointment, and shame, watching as attunement, contact, and affection was removed from the field around us. Because it was too anxiety-provoking to allow for the reality of any sort of limitation in our caregivers, we defaulted to the conclusion that there must something wrong with us and that we are not worthy of having a need. While that realization was painful, we could temporarily rest knowing that someone was there to protect us … all the while shifting the blame to ourselves, laying the foundation for the deep shame that so many experience later on, especially in intimate relationship. As adults, often this core belief gets validated by teachings which confirm that having a need is a sign of lack of progress on the path, evidence of not enough faith or trust, too much attachment, failure to “stay in the now,” to understand the teachings on “no-self,” or that we are lost in the “ego.” The shame and blame continue, but with flowery spiritual language replacing the voices of the original bad other. Let us stand on the rooftop and shout out together, with the sun, the moon, and the stars as our witnesses: There is nothing wrong with having a need. It’s so human, to have some yearning in the heart, some longing for connection, to be met in presence, to be seen, to be heard, to be touched, to be held. We are relational mammals. We will not be overriding millions of years of evolution anytime soon, in the wake of learning some new teachings. While having a need is perfectly natural, the reality is that it is unlikely your needs are ever going to be fully met, especially by another. With your heart open, make requests to your lovers, your friends, and your family. Know that they will sometimes be able to meet you, to see you as you are, and provide what you are asking for (continued below...)
- Many I speak with have come to the conclusion that it is not okay for them to have a need. Or that it is certainly not very “spiritual.” As little ones in our families of origin, expressing a need wasn’t always very safe and often met with dysregulating empathic failure. We learned that having a need was the fast path to hopelessness, disappointment, and shame, watching as attunement, contact, and affection was removed from the field around us. Because it was too anxiety-provoking to allow for the reality of any sort of limitation in our caregivers, we defaulted to the conclusion that there must something wrong with us and that we are not worthy of having a need. While that realization was painful, we could temporarily rest knowing that someone was there to protect us … all the while shifting the blame to ourselves, laying the foundation for the deep shame that so many experience later on, especially in intimate relationship. As adults, often this core belief gets validated by teachings which confirm that having a need is a sign of lack of progress on the path, evidence of not enough faith or trust, too much attachment, failure to “stay in the now,” to understand the teachings on “no-self,” or that we are lost in the “ego.” The shame and blame continue, but with flowery spiritual language replacing the voices of the original bad other. Let us stand on the rooftop and shout out together, with the sun, the moon, and the stars as our witnesses: There is nothing wrong with having a need. It’s so human, to have some yearning in the heart, some longing for connection, to be met in presence, to be seen, to be heard, to be touched, to be held. We are relational mammals. We will not be overriding millions of years of evolution anytime soon, in the wake of learning some new teachings. While having a need is perfectly natural, the reality is that it is unlikely your needs are ever going to be fully met, especially by another. With your heart open, make requests to your lovers, your friends, and your family. Know that they will sometimes be able to meet you, to see you as you are, and provide what you are asking for (continued below...)
- Many I speak with have come to the conclusion that it is not okay for them to have a need. Or that it is certainly not very “spiritual.” As little ones in our families of origin, expressing a need wasn’t always very safe and often met with dysregulating empathic failure. We learned that having a need was the fast path to hopelessness, disappointment, and shame, watching as attunement, contact, and affection was removed from the field around us. Because it was too anxiety-provoking to allow for the reality of any sort of limitation in our caregivers, we defaulted to the conclusion that there must something wrong with us and that we are not worthy of having a need. While that realization was painful, we could temporarily rest knowing that someone was there to protect us … all the while shifting the blame to ourselves, laying the foundation for the deep shame that so many experience later on, especially in intimate relationship. As adults, often this core belief gets validated by teachings which confirm that having a need is a sign of lack of progress on the path, evidence of not enough faith or trust, too much attachment, failure to “stay in the now,” to understand the teachings on “no-self,” or that we are lost in the “ego.” The shame and blame continue, but with flowery spiritual language replacing the voices of the original bad other. Let us stand on the rooftop and shout out together, with the sun, the moon, and the stars as our witnesses: There is nothing wrong with having a need. It’s so human, to have some yearning in the heart, some longing for connection, to be met in presence, to be seen, to be heard, to be touched, to be held. We are relational mammals. We will not be overriding millions of years of evolution anytime soon, in the wake of learning some new teachings. While having a need is perfectly natural, the reality is that it is unlikely your needs are ever going to be fully met, especially by another. With your heart open, make requests to your lovers, your friends, and your family. Know that they will sometimes be able to meet you, to see you as you are, and provide what you are asking for (continued below...)
- you deserve love!! unconditional, endless, unapologetic, healthy, mindful, wild, passionate love!! be love. give love. receive love. emit love. spread love. speak with love. act with love. even if people dont view your actions as guided through love, just know that not everyone will understand what self care and self love looks like for YOU. you dont have to explain shit! just keep lovin' in your own way, essential to your growth and prosperity! create + discover love. love is the Highest Truth. become love, and love will come to you. become love, and love will become you. this love is inside of you--channel it, take care of it, let it transform you + move you to higher dimensions. the Universe responds to your vibration and frequency. manifest wisely + watch the Universe make some MAGIC. 😄🌳🍃😄💓🌍 #shifthappens #evolveandascend #relaxandrelease #reflection #radicalselflove #radicalselfcare #iamenough #spiritualawakening #knowyourself #checkyourself #lookwithin #yourhealthmatters #yourhealthcomesfirst #mentalhealth #emotionalhealth #spiritualhealth #donoharm #takenoshit #reminder #progress #forgiveness #nonviolence #tenderness #compassion #giveyourselfgrace #spiritualawakening #energy #lawofattraction #empathy
- you deserve love!! unconditional, endless, unapologetic, healthy, mindful, wild, passionate love!! be love. give love. receive love. emit love. spread love. speak with love. act with love. even if people dont view your actions as guided through love, just know that not everyone will understand what self care and self love looks like for YOU. you dont have to explain shit! just keep lovin& #39; in your own way, essential to your growth and prosperity! create + discover love. love is the Highest Truth. become love, and love will come to you. become love, and love will become you. this love is inside of you--channel it, take care of it, let it transform you + move you to higher dimensions. the Universe responds to your vibration and frequency. manifest wisely + watch the Universe make some MAGIC. 😄🌳🍃😄💓🌍 #shifthappens #evolveandascend #relaxandrelease #reflection #radicalselflove #radicalselfcare #iamenough #spiritualawakening #knowyourself #checkyourself #lookwithin #yourhealthmatters #yourhealthcomesfirst #mentalhealth #emotionalhealth #spiritualhealth #donoharm #takenoshit #reminder #progress #forgiveness #nonviolence #tenderness #compassion #giveyourselfgrace #spiritualawakening #energy #lawofattraction #empathy
- you deserve love!! unconditional, endless, unapologetic, healthy, mindful, wild, passionate love!! be love. give love. receive love. emit love. spread love. speak with love. act with love. even if people dont view your actions as guided through love, just know that not everyone will understand what self care and self love looks like for YOU. you dont have to explain shit! just keep lovin' in your own way, essential to your growth and prosperity! create + discover love. love is the Highest Truth. become love, and love will come to you. become love, and love will become you. this love is inside of you--channel it, take care of it, let it transform you + move you to higher dimensions. the Universe responds to your vibration and frequency. manifest wisely + watch the Universe make some MAGIC. 😄🌳🍃😄💓🌍 #shifthappens #evolveandascend #relaxandrelease #reflection #radicalselflove #radicalselfcare #iamenough #spiritualawakening #knowyourself #checkyourself #lookwithin #yourhealthmatters #yourhealthcomesfirst #mentalhealth #emotionalhealth #spiritualhealth #donoharm #takenoshit #reminder #progress #forgiveness #nonviolence #tenderness #compassion #giveyourselfgrace #spiritualawakening #energy #lawofattraction #empathy
- I'm still reeling from the horror that's unfolded in my home city of Manchester this week. I can't think of much else. I couldn't help but notice though, as I was out and about locally today, that people seemed to be smiling at each other more. It's feels like there's a connection between people, a shared sadness but also a strong sense of unity, a sense that we're in this together. Smile at the next stranger you see and see if you feel it too 🙂 . . . #seethegood #manchester #smile #inittogether #kindness #compassion #love #light #peace #share #unity #positive #grateful #life #altrincham
- I& #39;m still reeling from the horror that& #39;s unfolded in my home city of Manchester this week. I can& #39;t think of much else. I couldn& #39;t help but notice though, as I was out and about locally today, that people seemed to be smiling at each other more. It& #39;s feels like there& #39;s a connection between people, a shared sadness but also a strong sense of unity, a sense that we& #39;re in this together. Smile at the next stranger you see and see if you feel it too 🙂 . . . #seethegood #manchester #smile #inittogether #kindness #compassion #love #light #peace #share #unity #positive #grateful #life #altrincham
- I'm still reeling from the horror that's unfolded in my home city of Manchester this week. I can't think of much else. I couldn't help but notice though, as I was out and about locally today, that people seemed to be smiling at each other more. It's feels like there's a connection between people, a shared sadness but also a strong sense of unity, a sense that we're in this together. Smile at the next stranger you see and see if you feel it too 🙂 . . . #seethegood #manchester #smile #inittogether #kindness #compassion #love #light #peace #share #unity #positive #grateful #life #altrincham
- ☆ Rebirth @ Six Realms of Now ☆ http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/guest-contributors/rebirth-six-realms-of-now.html "Buddha achieved Enlightenment as a human being, therefore it is logical it is the best realm to be in if you seek Enlightenment!” ~H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche www.tsemrinpoche.com www.dorjeshugden.org http://retreat.kechara.com/ #tsemrinpoche #buddhism #buddha #statue #art #mantra #meditation #ascension #karma #enlightenment #spiritual #mind #compassion #wisdom #peace #happiness #truth #yogi #people #inspirational #universe #photo #picture #pic #qotd #quote #quotes #wisequotes #wisewords
- ☆ Rebirth @ Six Realms of Now ☆ http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/guest-contributors/rebirth-six-realms-of-now.html "Buddha achieved Enlightenment as a human being, therefore it is logical it is the best realm to be in if you seek Enlightenment!” ~H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche www.tsemrinpoche.com www.dorjeshugden.org http://retreat.kechara.com/ #tsemrinpoche #buddhism #buddha #statue #art #mantra #meditation #ascension #karma #enlightenment #spiritual #mind #compassion #wisdom #peace #happiness #truth #yogi #people #inspirational #universe #photo #picture #pic #qotd #quote #quotes #wisequotes #wisewords
- ☆ Rebirth @ Six Realms of Now ☆ http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/guest-contributors/rebirth-six-realms-of-now.html "Buddha achieved Enlightenment as a human being, therefore it is logical it is the best realm to be in if you seek Enlightenment!” ~H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche www.tsemrinpoche.com www.dorjeshugden.org http://retreat.kechara.com/ #tsemrinpoche #buddhism #buddha #statue #art #mantra #meditation #ascension #karma #enlightenment #spiritual #mind #compassion #wisdom #peace #happiness #truth #yogi #people #inspirational #universe #photo #picture #pic #qotd #quote #quotes #wisequotes #wisewords
- !!!!!! FUCK!!!! YES!!!!! DO NOT HIDE YOUR ANGER, WE HAVE ALOT TO BE ANGRY ABOUT!!!! YOUNG AND ANGRY WITH EVERY RIGHT TO BE!!!!! just as long as angry women (such as myself) know how to take care of themselves + wield the tools essential to their healing and self love. TURN YOUR ANGER INTO POWER. TURN YOUR PAIN INTO POWER. MANIFEST IT INTO THE UNIVERSE (IN A HEALTH MANNER, OF COURSE) AND WATCH THE UNIVERSE RESPOND TO YOUR FREQUENCY. THE LAW OF ATTRACTION IS DIVINE + SO ARE YOU. ❤✊❤ #shifthappens #evolveandascend #relaxandrelease #reflection #radicalselflove #radicalselfcare #iamenough #spiritualawakening #knowyourself #checkyourself #lookwithin #yourhealthmatters #yourhealthcomesfirst #mentalhealth #emotionalhealth #spiritualhealth #donoharm #takenoshit #reminder #progress #forgiveness #nonviolence #tenderness #compassion #giveyourselfgrace #spiritualawakening #energy #lawofattraction #empathy
- !!!!!! FUCK!!!! YES!!!!! DO NOT HIDE YOUR ANGER, WE HAVE ALOT TO BE ANGRY ABOUT!!!! YOUNG AND ANGRY WITH EVERY RIGHT TO BE!!!!! just as long as angry women (such as myself) know how to take care of themselves + wield the tools essential to their healing and self love. TURN YOUR ANGER INTO POWER. TURN YOUR PAIN INTO POWER. MANIFEST IT INTO THE UNIVERSE (IN A HEALTH MANNER, OF COURSE) AND WATCH THE UNIVERSE RESPOND TO YOUR FREQUENCY. THE LAW OF ATTRACTION IS DIVINE + SO ARE YOU. ❤✊❤ #shifthappens #evolveandascend #relaxandrelease #reflection #radicalselflove #radicalselfcare #iamenough #spiritualawakening #knowyourself #checkyourself #lookwithin #yourhealthmatters #yourhealthcomesfirst #mentalhealth #emotionalhealth #spiritualhealth #donoharm #takenoshit #reminder #progress #forgiveness #nonviolence #tenderness #compassion #giveyourselfgrace #spiritualawakening #energy #lawofattraction #empathy
- !!!!!! FUCK!!!! YES!!!!! DO NOT HIDE YOUR ANGER, WE HAVE ALOT TO BE ANGRY ABOUT!!!! YOUNG AND ANGRY WITH EVERY RIGHT TO BE!!!!! just as long as angry women (such as myself) know how to take care of themselves + wield the tools essential to their healing and self love. TURN YOUR ANGER INTO POWER. TURN YOUR PAIN INTO POWER. MANIFEST IT INTO THE UNIVERSE (IN A HEALTH MANNER, OF COURSE) AND WATCH THE UNIVERSE RESPOND TO YOUR FREQUENCY. THE LAW OF ATTRACTION IS DIVINE + SO ARE YOU. ❤✊❤ #shifthappens #evolveandascend #relaxandrelease #reflection #radicalselflove #radicalselfcare #iamenough #spiritualawakening #knowyourself #checkyourself #lookwithin #yourhealthmatters #yourhealthcomesfirst #mentalhealth #emotionalhealth #spiritualhealth #donoharm #takenoshit #reminder #progress #forgiveness #nonviolence #tenderness #compassion #giveyourselfgrace #spiritualawakening #energy #lawofattraction #empathy

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