Happy, happy, joy, joy? Yuk! Have you ever just felt like being cranky? Have you had one of those days where you just didn’t want to be cheered up? I think we have all had that at some point, and I have come to realize that it is okay!
Being in the spiritual profession, so to speak, I have held on to this idea that people expect me to be happy, joyful and problem-free…and sometimes that is the case. When a client comes in for assistance, they want to be comforted by the idea that the person who they are seeking help from has “got it together”, but I’ve had those days where I thought to myself, “I’m really going to help someone today when I feel like this?“ But I found out that especially on the days when I feel incapable I can help people even more. Why? I think it is because people find more comfort in knowing that I can relate to what they are going through, that I am human and that if I give a suggestion, it is coming from some kind of experience.
No one is perfect, and most of us know this. But how often do we expect ourselves to be perfect? And how many times, on our “off” days do we try to pretend that we’re not off?
My friend Carol has this thing that she does when she makes a mistake and it always makes me laugh. She gently smacks herself on her forehead and says, “Ooops, I’m being human again!” That is just a little reminder not to get down on yourself for not being perfect, for not knowing all the answers, and for being a student as much as you are a teacher.
People love connecting with people, and although you might not want your dentist or doctor smacking themselves on the forehead and saying “oops”, when it comes to connecting with people on a spiritual level, or just connecting in general, being just who you are in that moment is all that is really being asked. Have you been human lately?
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