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Zuzu's Petals (Our Self-Worth)

Hello, my friends in Oneness,

Well, with Thanksgiving now behind us, we forge right ahead into the upcoming Christmas and Holiday season!

For this blog I was inspired by a specific scene from the 1946 Holiday Classic "It's A Wonderful Life". I'll assume that most of you have seen this movie and know the scene I'm referring to, but for those who have not seen the movie, A. I highly recommend it, and

B. Here's a very short synopsis of the scene in question:

'George Bailey' (played by Jimmy Stewart) has fallen on hard times and feels that life for his family would be better off if he was never born. Before his wish is granted by his Guardian Angel 'Clarence', he is helping his youngest daughter 'Zuzu' who's upset because the petals keep falling off of her flower. George inconspicuously helps her by hiding some of the petals in his coat pocket. After George gets to visit and see what life would have been like if he was never born, and is terrified by it, he finally is awakened. As he attempts to find proof that all is back to normal, he reaches into his coat pocket and finds Zuzu'z petals! He screams out "ZUZU'Z PETALS! ZUZU'Z PETALS" in excitement and joy knowing that he has returned to the life he knew!

OK, there it is. I have always loved that scene because the pure elation on George Bailey's face when he finds Zuzu's Petals is beyond description. Joy to that degree is a birthright of Oneness and available to us all, and we don't need a drastic life-altering event like George had to experience it. So, what happened to George that led him to consider how life would've been if he was never born?

He lost his SELF-WORTH

Mental Health Awareness is a campaign making a lot of progress nowadays, and thankfully so. I believe that 'Self-Worth' is a component of that campaign that should be moved up in regards to the amount of attention it should receive. I feel safe to say that at one time or another, we all have had bouts with our self-worth. Just the pressures of life alone can leave us doubting ourselves and our self-worth. 

The man who does not value himself, cannot value anything or anyone. - Ayn Rand

From the spiritual, and Oneness perspective, self-worth is our birthright. Our life is by the design that we created from a source with no flaws. It then gets played out in real-time by our thoughts and the choices that we make. Lack of self-worth only becomes an issue when we allow our ego to supersede our essence and take control of our thoughts. It is those negative thoughts that 'we are not worthy' that when not stopped, can definitely get on a roll and lead us down a path of depression and potentially worse. 

Having a low opinion of yourself is not modesty. It's self-destruction. Holding your uniqueness in high regard is not egotism. It's a necessary precondition to happiness and success. - Bobbe Sommer

You see, we only fall into the ego-driven trap of having no self-worth when we're living from the illusory world that is the ego. This means that we're out of sync, and not connected to our higher self. This is why I keep repeating myself when I reference the importance of our thoughts. It is our thoughts that can lead us to feelings of having no self-worth, or to feelings of complete worthiness! Again, we always have the choice to make. This is the blessing at stake. If there is anything happening in your life right now that is, or has been leading you to thoughts of having no self-worth, SLAM ON THE BRAKES NOW! Take a moment to breathe and reassess. Know that you're a spiritual being that emanates from a source of love, peace, greatness, and worthiness. That's who and what you are! The feelings of doubt that you may be experiencing are only present because YOU ARE CHOOSING THE THOUGHTS THAT ARE CREATING THEM.

So, back to our friend George Bailey. By finding Zuzu'z Petals, he was instantly reconnected to Oneness, his higher source, and his self-worth, which sent him over the moon!

Here's to us now knowing what causes a lack of self-worth. Knowing how to get beyond it, and the hopes that we can always find our own 'Zuzu's Petals'.

Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent. - Eleanor Roosevelt

In Oneness


'That Oneness Guy'

World Health Organization - Mental Health

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Nov 30, 2023

Great post. Love it!

-Ray Posch

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