Accepting compliments is a gift. For you and the person giving them. We are taught by society that we should not be proud so we tend to shuffle past compliments, barely saying thank you let alone taking a moment to believe that it might actually be true. Let's say for a moment that it is true. How would you life be different if you believed the nice things people say to you?
This workshop is not about fixing. It's about discovering. We are all PERFECT JUST AS WE ARE. Mastery helps you find the places you're holding back, the messages that you've taken on that are not serving your perfection, to know that you always have a choice and how to choose what works for YOU!
One thing about being a cat that lives in the same space as humans is they are much smaller than we are so sometimes we don't see them. I couldn't even begin to count how many times I've tripped over or stepped on a cat. Usually they're smart enough to get out of the way, but sometimes circumstances conspire against us. It's nothing personal, it's unintentional, it just happens. Life is like that so often for us as well. Someone says something hurtful or they let a door slam in your face or they tell someone else your secret. There are so many things that others do that we take to heart and refuse to forgive. Take a lesson from the cat, forgive, let it go.
There's one thing you can count on with cats, they are always engaged in what's going on around them - they are always present. Even when they're sleeping it seems like they have a sense that stays awake and they are immediately in the moment, no matter what. This makes them a totally sensual being. Their presence, the way they completely give themselves over to whatever is happening in the moment, they are supremely engaged in life.
As we grow, we start to get terribly concerned about the opinions of others. Most of us dress, act and even think (or try to) to conform to the "norm", to the accepted, to the way that will get us into the group we want to be included in. One of the things we definitely want to stay away from is looking stupid. This will generate ridicule and possibly ostracization (yes, I made up that word!).
How fearless are you? Do you let difficult experiences stop you? Do you worry about what others think of you? Do you let your little voice talk you out of doing things? Do you let the size of the obstacle affect your determination? Do you quit before you've even begun?
When we say "I am - fill in the emotion" - we are expressing that that is our reality. It is how we are living, existing. In many other cultures/languages they say "I have - fill in the emotion" which indicates that the emotion is a current experience that we are holding for that moment. The big difference between am and have is that with have, you have the option to let go.