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Perfection, the enemy

Dec. 2, 2015

Hi Everyone,
Good Heavens! Perfection, an enemy? How can that be?

I have a note near my desk that says: “My best is never going to be perfect, and that’s okay with me. I release my drive for perfection. I embrace my drive for mastery.”

Many of us have fantastic ideas, ideas that would really benefit the world if we would release them into the world.

We hold back because the representation of the idea—a book, a tool, a song, a painting, a garden, a system, etc.—isn’t perfect.

The Question
The question isn’t: is the idea and its presentation perfect; the question is: have you mastered the idea and how you are presenting it so that others will understand it?

This can be a difficult question to answer. I write. When I give my writing to the world, I have re written it many times; I usually edit three or four proofs before I allow something to be published not because I’m seeking perfection or even excellence, but because I want to make certain that communication between me and thee is the best it can be.

So that I don’t get bogged down into the impossibility of perfection—after all, none of us is Mother/Father God—I involve the angels of all of us from the very first moment the idea appears.

Angels of All of Us
Angels of all of us,

We are grateful that we know you and that we know Mother/Father God.  It is with great joy that we accept that the world is a friendly, supportive, encouraging place.

It is, also, with joy and thanksgiving that we accept that all of us are constantly nurtured, supported and protected. We live in a field of infinite possibilities and we know it.

We live in the over flow of all good. From this overflow comes everything we need and everything we seek. We hone our craft. We celebrate our creativity. We communicate easily.

We relax in the acceptance of our givingness and of our mastery. We let go of perfection. We rejoice in who we are really, an aspect, a creation of Mother/Father God.

We know that knowing is more powerful than believing. At this moment, we know that we have mastered our ideas and their presentation to our world.

And so it is.

Peace,
Barbara
Barbara S Lucas, PhD
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Stinkin’ Thinkin’

Feb.8, 2015

Hi Everyone,

In my soon-to-be released book, Put Hand to Plow, I write about success beliefs. One of the most difficult of these to accept is that we are perfect, just as we are, right here and right now.

Most of us struggle accepting our perfection. We judge ourselves for all the things we do, believe or think that don’t seem just right. We think that God doesn’t approve of us; therefore, God doesn’t approve of our actions.

God is Pleased
The truth is that if God didn’t approve of us, we wouldn’t be here. Unless we have destroyed our soul, or are doing self-destructive acts leading to soul-destruction, God is pleased and delighted with us. God is charmed when we take action to be who we are really, and then act to expand who we are.

The truth is that ‘just not rightness’ and other judgments are caused by The Curse of Sameness and the Comparison Disease. In other words, our thinking tells us that we are perfect, or it tells us that we aren’t.

The Curse of Sameness
The Curse of Sameness is what the 12 Step programs call ‘stinkin thinkin’. The Curse of Sameness causes us to belief that we are all alike, that there are no differences. Nothing can be further from the truth. We were each given a different set of tasks to do during this lifetime and a different bundle of gifts, talents, skills and abilities to use to do those tasks.

The Comparison Disease
The Comparison Disease is another example of ‘stinkin thinkin’. The Comparison Disease causes us to compare what we do, be and have with what others be, do and have, and then find our self to be less than or better than others.

Again, this is far from the truth. Each of us is an equal; we were created by the one God and given the characteristics of God. Like God we are creators and organizers; not on the same scale as God, but creators and organizers none the less.

Perfection Defined
I am perfect when I am being, doing and having God’s ideas for me. Unless, we’ve been unusually influenced by others our ideas are the same as God’s. It can be no other way. God gives us our ideas, even the ideas that are about us.

Due to all of us being bombarded by a constant flow of ideas, we need help in recognizing those that are from God and those that are from other forces and sources. We go to the angels and ask for help in learning how to do this.

Angels of All of Us
Angels of all of us,

We are delighted that all of you surround us and are the invisible part of our world. We give thanks that you support, nurture and protect us. It is so fabulous that your beauty, warmth and love are shared with us.

Angels, we recognize that you are of God, the messengers of the Word spoken by God. We are grateful that you deliver and explain these holy words.

Many Words from Many Sources
As you know, we constantly receive many words from many sources; some of these sources are evil and destructive but are clothed in such a way that their true self is concealed. Often we don’t know the source until we are trapped in a self-destructive circumstance.

We asked that you help us develop the ability to know which words, which messages are evil, or are from evil.

We ask that we are protected from receiving these, but we know that evil can con, twist and deceive. Help us be on alert. Help us see beyond the words to the purpose of the speaker and deliverer.

Give us the strength to turn to love and the Light; to hear only true love and the true Light; to see beyond appearances to the core of what is being said and by whom.

Thank you, angels of all of us. We are grateful that you honor our requests.

And so it is.
Peace,

Barbara

Barbara S Lucas

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