My Life as a Sadhu
I received the name Sadhu when I was 17 and just graduated from high school. Sadhu means, “one who is disciplined” or a sadhu is a roving ascetic. But the meaning I love the most because I feel that it embodies me is, “one who shares her essence with others”. Sadhu is a derivative of the word, Sadhana, which means “spiritual practice”. I got very tired, over the years, of the assumptions about me and my name. It was assumed that since I was given that name by our spiritual teacher, that it meant that I needed to work on my self discipline. AND I bought it for a long time.
I turn 61 in a couple of weeks. AND I am finally coming to terms with the idea that I am an overachiever. I push myself in everything I do. I am VERY self disciplined! I have never felt good enough and so I believe this is the basis of my over achieving self. But, that is all good since I worked hard my whole life and there is nothing wrong with that. I believe that I instilled a great work ethic in my beloved children, also. AND the great thing is that they love what they do!
I am at a stage now where I am so happy to be retired and able to do whatever I want. I DO feel good enough. Hallelujah! But I am still having a little battle with that over achiever self. 🙂 It’s okay to just read my book and sit out in the yard. It is okay to enjoy my life without adding a bunch of extra things to feel that I ACHIEVED something.
I am good enough and I don’t have to do a damn thing to prove it. I think that I have been trying to prove it to myself all these years. I really didn’t have to convince anyone else. Mostly.
The Beans want to chime in.
Beloved Sadhu…….and you are very beloved to us. Today we are joined by AA Michael, your Michael (Michael J. Lincoln aka Narayan Singh), Mother Mary, Quan Yin, Jesus and others. We want you to GET this message and we want you to SHARE it as it is an important one that most humans will understand.
Dearest humans……..Please KNOW that you are GOOD ENOUGH. Pardon us for yelling but you NEED to hear this. You need to take this in. There is NOTHING you need to do to prove yourself. There is nothing you need to do. Period. You are perfect exactly as you are right now. YES, perfect. We understand that perfection is such a crazy term, that humans NEVER feel that they are perfect and would never claim that. We want you to understand that when we use the term perfect, we mean exactly as you are, right in that moment. Perfect is not one set thing. You are perfect for what is needed right then and there.
Any time you catch yourself feeling anything less than, STOP, even if for a brief moment and say to yourself, “I AM perfect.” Know that you are exactly what is needed for right now. PAUSE. Say it. Go on about a your day.
If you feel an itch to DO something to make yourself feel better or to make yourself feel that you achieved something or to FILL time and space, STOP and say it……..”I AM perfect”. WE KNOW that this will tweak many…….WE know that many will resist this idea. But take note of the definitions and see how they beautifully fit YOU! 1. having all the required or desirable elements, qualities, or characteristics; as good as it is possible to be. 2.absolute; complete. Look at these and see how you fit so beautifully and perfectly 🙂 into these definitions.
This channeled message is for Elizabeth/Sadhu but it is also for many out there. Dear humans…….you are very beloved to us and we see you are beautifully and fabulously PERFECT!
Much love, always!