Value your worth
"Your only obligation in any lifetime is to be true to yourself." ~ Richard Bach
Many times I questioned my path. 'Who am I to be teaching? Who am I to offer seminars? Who am I to be a writer? Who am I to think I might have gifts to offer the world?"
I was in the film industry but I was being called to embark upon a Spiritual journey. The challenge was that I had difficulty charging for my services. Many people desperately needed emotional support but they could not afford it. Over the years I gifted many of my classes and offered therapy sessions at no charge. I had a core belief, that if it's spiritual it should be free.
I found myself bartering. My gardening was taken care of, my house was cleaned. I was the recipient of a great collection of pottery - but I wasn't receiving money for my work. The bartered gifts and services did not pay my mortgage or any of my other bills. I kept remortgaging with the equity I still had in my home, until there was none left. I could no longer financially survive on my chosen path. I had to rethink my approach. If I chose another career, I could no longer offer the services and classes that I had created. I had to ask whether or not I was even making a difference in anyone's life and if I should now pursue another calling. There was only one place to go – directly to God/Source. I asked "What is it I'm meant to do? As much as I love what I am doing, I cannot survive financially." The response was loud and clear: "Then value your worth."
Finding self-worth can be a challenge when one has questioned it for a long time. But I love the way the Universe works. God/Source immediately set me straight with the ring of my phone. It was a call from a woman who attended a talk I had given a few months prior. Here is what she said:
"Hannelore, I just had to call to say thank you. When I was at your seminar a few months ago, you gave us a reflection exercise. You asked, 'If you only had a few months to live, would you feel complete?'
I had never meditated before nor had I done classes before, so I was quite surprised when I heard this very loud resounding voice inside my head say,' NO!' You then said, 'If your answer is no, then ask what it would take in order to feel complete.'
Before I tell you the answer I received, I would like to share something with you. Twenty five years ago I gave birth to a son. Because of my circumstances at that time, I had to give him up for adoption. It tore me apart. I have never spent a day not thinking of him and wondering if he is still okay. I never had any other children and I was always afraid to look for him in case he did not want to see me. In that moment when you asked us what it would take to feel complete, I had a very clear message that I was to find him.
I am calling to let you know that when I registered to look for him, his name was already on the list as he had been trying to find me. We called each other and have had many long and wonderful conversations on the phone. I am going to see him next week. I am so excited and feeling a joy I have never felt before. I wanted to call you because without you, this would not have happened. I want to thank you and let you know what a difference you have made in my life."
I had tears in my eyes. My heart thrilled with Joy for her and I was eternally grateful because my prayers were also answered. I have learned that when I ask, I am given my answer.
"If you really put a small value upon yourself, rest assured that the world will not raise your price." ~Author Unknown
'Would you feel complete?
Try this exercise yourself...
Find a quiet time when you won't be interrupted. Sit in a comfortable chair, close your eyes and take several long, deep breaths. Connect with your Higher Self and ground yourself by sending imaginary roots from the bottom of your feet into the earth. Sit quietly and allow your thoughts to just be. Keep your focus on your breath and relax your body. After a couple of minutes, ask yourself,
"If I only had a few months to live, would I feel complete?"
If your answer is "No," ask yourself, "What would it take for me to feel complete?" Allow whatever thoughts you may have to come through. Write them in a journal and reflect on the information you may have just received.
"You see things as they are and you say 'Why?' But I dream things that never were and I say, 'Why not?'" ~George Bernard Shaw
Value your worth. All that you desire is waiting to unfold from within. Your life is precious, and it is a gift. You deserve all the Universe has to offer. Believe in yourself and trust in the process.
© 2016 by Hannelore and Windows to the Soul. All rights reserved
*This article is an excerpt taken from Hannelore's upcoming book 'Ignite Your 6th Sense' The Power of Your Intuition.
HANNELORE, M.S.C., M.S.H.
Hannelore experienced international success as the CEO of her film industry's marketing agency, is a published author, storyteller and international speaker. Through a series of profound synchronicities she embarked on her Spiritual path. She created empowering programs such as the Institute of Advanced Intuitive Studies and facilitates guests at her popular Vision Quest wilderness retreats and the Communing with Dolphins retreats ... in playful union with non-captive dolphins in Hawaii.
Hannelore is dedicated to supporting others to embrace and celebrate their authentic selves. She embodies wisdom, compassion, loving light, humour and JOY.
Websites: www.Hannelore.ca & www.CommuningWithDolphins.com