Your Healed Self Is Enough Of A Contribution

Your Healed Self Is Enough Of A Contribution
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[Image: a queer femme of color's eyes are closed. there are rose petals in her hair. Selfie by Sofia Rose Smith]

"Your healed self is enough of a contribution"

-Rev. Angel Kyodo Williams {author of Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love and Liberation}

The quotation above is one of the only gems I actually wrote down from my week of Dharma teachings at Deer Park Monastery. And honestly, it's everything.

And I would even add that your unhealed self is enough of a contribution. That you being on your own healing journey is all the Universe needs to become the place we all dream of it becoming.

YOU ARE ENOUGH exactly as you are and exactly as you aren't.


I'm wondering how many times I need to say this to myself and to everyone else.

That we are ENOUGH.

I know it may sound repetitive.
But really, how much of your time alive on the planet do you feel like you're not enough?

That itch of not enoughness?

Not pretty enough, not fine enough, not smart enough, not creative enough, not organized enough, not accomplished enough, not productive enough...not gay enough, not straight enough, not activist enough, not grounded enough, not perfect enough in some way.....

I know that I have to quiet the not enough-ness monsters for myself. And sometimes it's not about QUIETING them right? Like, how can we listen to them, those stories, and be with the wounds there...and really honor the tender places where those feelings of not enoughness emerge.

And then, you know, love those wounds, lick those wounds, rub oil on those wounds, bathe those wounds. Transform those wounds. Be with them. Have coffee with them and then remind them that they CAN HEAL IN WHATEVER WAY FEELS GOOD and that ALL OF US are SO AMAZING and so enough.

That we are even HEALED ENOUGH!

So that is my reminder for you and for myself this week.

Everything you are is perfect.

let me say it again:


Your healed self, your unhealed self.
The self that needs a change or feels stuck.
The self that wants to quit your job.
The self that doesn't know what it wants.
The self that wants to find love.
The self that wants to be happy.


I'll stop there.
Just know you are loved.

Sofia Rose Smith is a queer feminist writer, channel, intuitive guide and coach. She holds space both online and offline for writing, magic, ritual, sacred communion and transformation. Visit her website to learn more.

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