• Ateeya Manzoor

We are Worthy Because We Are Born

Today, a friend asked, via Facebook post, despite years of experience and accomplishments, if anyone still felt like a fraud. This sparked a lively discussion where several of his friends admitted that they struggle with this.

This is something I witness everyday, in beloved family, friends, colleagues and clients: a struggle with unworthiness, particularly if societal and familial programming has one convinced that the path to success is the familiar and traditional one or measured by societal tenets.

Let’s dismantle this for a moment.

In my many years of travels and service, my observations are:

  • while following the known path may provide some validation, and may ease the burden, but if one has not embodied worthiness, the goal post constantly changes.

  • struggling with worthiness is the tie that binds — regardless of stature or status.

This is a common thread:

  • The tech CEO, only a few years out from being a programmer in a cubicle, who wondered out loud if he faked his way to success despite being celebrated in popular culture.

  • A renowned shaman in the Amazonian jungle sharing that he wonders if all of his teachings are abhorrent to the Divine.

  • The Academy Award winner who heartbreakingly builds himself up and tears himself down so often that he spends more time keeping up appearances and cleaning up messes than living, afraid of being “found out.”

  • The billionaire who teared up when presented with a small, thoughtful, Christmas gift, sharing that while he felt like the king of grand gestures and charitable causes, no gesture soothed the ache he felt inside of himself.

  • The local fashion icon who shared the pressure of living up to his pretty digital life and the fear of young kids with iPads beating him at his own game keeps him up at night.

  • The life coach who still feels like the lonely little boy in school who wore second hand clothes and was picked on, despite being donned daily now in designer garb, married to the love of his life, and celebrated around the world.

  • The smartest 20 something I’ve ever met who, despite excelling in every possible area: academia, love, beauty, financial success, spiritual embodiment, wonderful friends and family — fears dreaming of an even higher, more spiritual purpose and suffers from “not enoughness.”

  • The teacher, healer, business woman who was so afraid of feeling like a fraud, she repeatedly manifested circumstances that would validate her fears, despite an impressive resume and solid track record.

So what of this epidemic of unworthiness?

The elixir: the embodiment of worthiness:

  • Dissolving of all definitions, attachments, expectations of worthiness.

  • Embodying the knowing that worthiness is not a destination, but rather a state of being.

  • Embodying the knowing that there is no “enough” as we are already enough.

  • Embodying the knowing that we worthy because we are born, that no child came onto this planet without being unconditionally worthy, and that time and tide can not erode that birthright.

  • Receiving and embodying divine ease and grace, in whatever form you wish to receive it: the universe, Gaia, God, family, devotion.

  • Embodying the knowing that we have everything we need within ourselves and do not need to externally source worthiness. In fact, we can not.

This embodiment is where ease and grace lives and where miracles occur, a miracle being a simple shift in perception.

If this calls to you, please know that:

You are loved.

You are seen.

You are heard.

You are worthy because you are born.

Much love and many blessings.

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