* Post 4 in a 30-day experiment
focused on magnetizing essence! *
So, how do you feel about garnish?
Yesterday morning, while making my breakfast green smoothie, and choosing to save one of the strawberries as garnish for my glass, I had this unsettling college memory resurface: A girlfriend had invited me to her dorm-room to study together. She offered me a glass of pink-lemonade, and she added a lemon-wedge to the glass. With a brightly colored bendy straw, too.
As she was slicing the lemon, I remember protesting… telling her to not go through all that trouble. I didn’t feel used to it. Or deserving of it. A wedge of lemon! She ignored me and, instead, created the most lavish glass of lemonade ever made. I tried my best to simply enjoy it. But I was too busy feeling guilty and puritanical. As if that wedged lemon caused a harmful global deficit.
Thankfully, I’m not in that place anymore. I’m an unapologetic sensualist now, who takes full advantage of my glorious nervous system. But remembering how much I shrinked away from that piece of garnish… feeling like the added color, beauty, effort, citrus-zing, was some monumental prize I wasn’t worthy of… it revealed a lot to me about my former state of self-worth, deservedness and pleasure.
I see now that working through this book with such a wide-open expectancy is going to cause quakes and cleanses. And I welcome them, because I want to be free of those lurking programs that cause me to downplay my value.
More garnish, please!
And add a little hematite, while you’re at it.
Wedding bands. Cross-necklaces. Military dog-tags. Corporate ID badges. Blonde highlights. Fluevog shoes. We all have things we wear as statements or as reminders.
Yesterday I picked up a pocket-sized piece of hematite (which shares the properties of magnetite that I mentioned in an earlier post) to remind me that: I am magnetic; I attract and share great things; and I am deserving of such!
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