Am I The Only One Who Has Trouble Accepting Compliments?

Messages I need to hear have a way of showing up. And showing up. And showing up some more, until I pause long enough to actually hear them.

After I posted the video I made about working to overcome my fear of public speaking on Facebook, something unexpected happened.

My page was flooded with overwhelmingly positive comments from people I've known at all different stages of my life. Such incredible notes of encouragement and love kept showing up in the comments on that post and I was shocked, surprised, and moved by the support.

What came next though, was another unexpected moment. I realized I was super uncomfortable with the praise, which seems so silly when I think about it logically. I mean, who doesn't love to have people say nice things about them and to them? But that was how I felt, so I started to get curious about where that was coming from and how I could shift that perception.  

Cut to yesterday when I go to check the daily affirmation message in Gabby Bernstein's Spirit Junkie App, and as usual, it is exactly what I needed to hear in that moment. The affirmation was short and sweet: "It's not about me."

You may be wondering what the hell that has to do with being able to gracefully accept and welcome compliments into your life, but trust me there is a link there that needs to be explored.

So today, after I got home from an inspiring Miracles & Meditation class led by Danielle Mercurio and Anne Marie Imperiale,  two wise and wonderful teachers, I decided to give video another whirl and talk through my thoughts about all of the above. Here goes...