“You are worthless” was what our generation heard, today kids say, he is a waste, or loser whatever but it essentially means that you do not contribute so you are irrelevant. Yet our worth of being on the planet at this time cannot be judged as we are worthy and essential to being here now.
This feeling of worthy, or a sense of self worth can come up in many areas of our lives as we ask often unconsciously whether we are worthy of success, love, happiness, and countless other things from supportive relationship to a beautiful home, in the end though it all comes down to one thing our willingness to claim our space in this life as humans on this planet at this time. When we accept our divinity we no longer question whether we are worthy because we know that we are meant to here to fulfil a particular purpose, a purpose that only we can fulfil.
There is this one phrase that i come across often when I read Hercules Poirot
“Mr. Poirot what would you do if you were me,” and his reply is usually, “exactly what do you did, for I would be you, but if it were me in your situation then …. But of course I would not be in that situation.” That is to say there are no replacements who can take over and live our lives for us, because no one has had the experience we have had, who has the access to the same resources and relationships, who carries the same message to share with the world. Our purpose may be large or small and in most cases it is multi levelled with important actions taking place on the interpersonal level, as well as in terms of the work we do in the world. Small acts of kindness share the stage with large acts of sacrifice and only through accepting and honouring our divinity can we know what we are called to do and when.
Ultimately we are all equally, exactly, completely worthy of being here in this life. Moreover, we are all essential to the unfolding plan of which we are each one small, but important part. If we suffer from low self worth, it is because we have lost track of understanding this truth, and allowing it to guide our actions in the world. Seeing ourselves as part of something larger as beings called to serve it is ultimate cure for feelings of unworthiness. In the end its not about evaluating ourselves as worthy or unworthy as much as about accepting that we have called here to serve and taking the steps required to listen and respond to what our lives are asking us to do.