I’ve got my share of issues and lessons but thank God the need to compete in an egoic sense is not one of them. When I first became a psychic I was told by one well-meaning individual that I could not possibly make a living out of it because there was “too much competition” in Phoenix. I chose to ignore the advice and poured as much love as I could into each reading. 18 years later, I’ve still never felt a need to compete. I do things when I feel guided and do them to the best of my abiltity.

Its hard in our society when we are taught from our early days to compare ourselves with one another. If you get the best grades you stand out. If you are good looking, you get more attention. If you make more money much of society gives you more respect. However, the truth is, we are all equal. And when you really embrace that, new gifts, abilities, and resources open up that you might not allow for yourself if you compete and compare.

Many in our society thinks that people with more money have access to more joy, but in reality our ability to call forth miracles and joy in our lives is equal. Many think the prettier people get better relationships, yet those who love themselves and others get the best. And while most of you on this list will say, “I know that,” I do hear in my office, these very same things from very spiritual people. It is one thing to know the concepts, another to put it into practice.

Do you believe you are worthy of the love of your life now, or only after you lose a few pounds and look more like some arbitrary standard of beauty. Do you believe you are able to manifest the life you want now, or only when you make back the money your ex took from you? Do you believe you can have a successful business even though there is “stiff competition?” Do you believe it is OK to be beautiful, powerful, abundant, and to stand out as a beacon to others while still not stepping on anyone’s toes? The angels say that “the stars in the heavens do not fear they will dim one another’s light.” I love that.

This is why I refuse to compete for anything with anyone. If someone feels the need to compete with me in an argument, for example, I either remain silent or speak my peace the let go. If someone feels the need to tell me why they’re smarter not in so many words, but by their actions and arrogance, I stroke their ego and let them, as I would assist a child who needs to tell me something I learned decades ago. I have found far more peace in letting go than in getting sucked into useless competitions of any sort. And in this reality I simply need to be the best me I can be.

I will never forget years ago when a friend gave me a bit of her grandmother’s timeless wisdom. “There are two ways in town to build the tallest building. Either build the tallest building or knock everyone else’s down.” I believe in simply being the best me I can be.

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