I used to not like my indigenous nose.
I used to not appreciate the full figure of my lips.
I used to hate being svelte.
I covered up my natural coily hair with perm and weave because I did not want to embrace the kinks allowing them to freely praise the sun.
I thought my feet were too big so I desired to walk in someone else’s shoes.
I thought that make up would make me look better so I covered up my precious freckles.
I almost put on lashes to create an illusion while really deceiving myself.
But instead, I decided to love myself and respect who I am without taking in the seams altering my true state now higherstanding that I am tailor made.
I fit perfectly into my own body; the skin that I am in.
The moment that I began to look into my mirror and dwell deep within my two eyes,
I saw insecurities that stemmed from comparing myself to others causing me to not accept my essence.
I saw fear of being one of a kind.
I did not want to be different.
I saw how disrespectful I was to myself by not honoring my truth.
My truth is: I am ME! There is no one else that I can be and no one else can be me.
Well, It took
Which is equivalent to
15 years to get to this glorious state
and in just a split second I came to the realization that:
No degree, title, award, certificate, education, accolades, notoriety or things crossed out on my to do list can compare to my greatest accomplishment thus far which has been me accepting what I perceived were flaws and doing the work to polish myself on the inside and outside so that I may freely operate as an agent of light glowing so that I am heartened to radiate with LOVE.
I have reaped the “Philosopher’s Stone”.