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“Change me into one who can fully love, forgive and accept myself. So I may carry Your light without restriction. Let everything that needs to go, go. Let everything that needs to come, come.” ~Tosha Silver

“You can never be too rich or too thin,” my mother always said. So from childhood I believed no matter how hard I tried or how much I succeeded​,​ I would never be enough. So I just kept trying harder. Constantly in motion, always striving for more, yet never achieving the ideal.

I hung onto those beliefs like they were my birthright. I’d never be enough. And I hated myself for this.

Th​o​​se beliefs were like shackles holding me captive. Was my life always going to be a struggle? I craved a feeling I couldn’t name. It was like a distant dream of unattainable abundance.

original watercolor by Karen Richards
"Independence Weeping"

I journaled, prayed, meditated, hired a life coach and,​ ​eventually, I started to dispute my long held beliefs. One by one I began to unlock the shackles. I let them go, and like balloons they floated off ​across the horizon.

Those ​ideals never served me. They were holding me back. In releasing them I felt free ​to allow new beliefs about abundance ​emerge. Independence from my shackles led me to the life of my dreams.

I am rich enough, thin enough, and good enough. And so is my mother.

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