True happiness begins with gratitude. We can start with the little things, things we take for granted every single day from getting up in the morning and thanking God for our health, getting dressed and thanking God for our closet full of clothes, driving our car to work and thanking God we have a car, going to work and thanking God we have a job, coming home and thanking God we have a home and people who love us to come home to, talking to our children who disagree with something we’ve said (which is quite often, LOL!!!) and thanking God we have children who love us anyway…the list is long when we begin to thank God for all our blessings.
It has taken me years to embrace the authentic me. The me that is underneath who I appear to be on the surface. We all long for the same things; to be loved, to belong and to be valued. Sadly, this society is not evolved enough (we are getting better at this) to recognize there is enough for everyone. When we trust we are all children of God, created for a very important purpose, we won’t be afraid to give from our whole hearts to each other.
As I healed from a lifetime of numbing myself against people who accused me of doing good and questioning my motives, I built a wall around myself until I became two separate personalities. I trusted the professional me, the one on the outside, a strong, assertive (some people saw me as hard) woman but the one on the inside a highly sensitive person whose love for children, animals and her fellow man was my “secret self.” If we all think about the good we have done, the giving, the service, the love we have shared with others…this is really who we are.
When we can access this authentic part of ourselves and it can co-exist with our professional self, rather than stay in secret, available for only the very few we dare to be vulnerable with, the shift will happen organically.
- About the Author
Victoria Feldman is a published author, Law of Attraction Life Coach, Realtor, writes spiritual insights for magazines, blogs and develops educational programs.
Victoria offers an array of transformative workshops to corporations, family-owned businesses, small businesses, organizations and entrepreneurs seeking to form better and higher communication that is in alignment with their cultures and missions. Rooted in Universal Laws, Victoria’s workshops assist the participant in raising their vibrations to match their desires. From Vision Boards to Positive Psychology to Optimism, Mindfulness and Clarity, she uses proven tools and techniques that enrich, inspire and uplift her clients committed to transformation.
Victoria has sold 100’s of millions of dollars of real estate, and authored her own real estate course “The Heart of Real Estate” which she teaches at Boards of Realtors, colleges, to groups and individuals. Victoria was invited to be a panelist honored for her entrepreneurial achievements at UCLA’s “Women of the Year” conference. An advocate for children and Montessorian, Victoria‘s “Creative Expressions” was Malibu, California’s first Higher Consciousness Program for Children. Victoria’s program had a three year’s wait list. Victoria’s first book, “This is Not Goodbye…It’s Halo” was endorsed by Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross and won the prestigious IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award for first new book in the Psychology/Self Help division. Victoria’s new book, “Hello, Beautiful-How the Power of Self Love Heals & Transforms You” takes the reader on an inner journey of remembering our connection to our Source of creation. Victoria attended one of the world’s most respected, rigorous coaching institutes in the world, CTI. She is also a member of ICF, International Coach Federation.
“By choosing to be our most authentic & loving self, we leave a trail of magic everywhere we go.”