Bragging ~ It’s a Spiritual Thing
by Akanke Adefunmi
Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it. - Ernest Holmes
When was the last time you gave yourself full-on credit for an accomplishment? I mean really, when have you truly acknowledged where you started and what you created, voiced, or manifested in your life?
For a lot of people, self-acknowledgement and self-appreciation can be a hard thing to do. It can feel like bragging. And with the negative connotations many have attached to bragging, it’s no wonder why so many find it difficult to do. I happen to believe that bragging, from a place of self-love, self-appreciation and acknowledgement is a very, very good thing.
When you take time to appreciate yourself, it’s like stepping off the moving train that’s your life, taking a look around and acknowledging the one-of-a-kind expression of Spirit that is YOU. It’s honoring that you’re here for a purpose and appreciating the path (rough and smooth) that’s led you to where you are today. This kind of I AM bragging is powerful and can have the transformative power of making you feel strong, good, at peace, confident, independent, empowered and more.
Try this: Disregard what you’ve been told or the story you’ve made up about bragging, then give yourself permission to brag. Set a 3-minute timer and stand in front of a mirror. Tell the person looking back at you what you want to celebrate today. Say what you’ve come through and what you’re acknowledging and appreciating about YOU. Be loud and proud about it. Brag, brag, brag! You are honoring your presence and journey. That’s definitely something worth celebrating!
Affirmation: “I acknowledge the Divine within, uniquely expressing as me, my talents, gifts, abilities and accomplishments”