“If perfection were a prerequisite for fulfilling life purpose and helping others, we’d all be in a hell of a lot of trouble.”
Many of us (most definitely myself) are/have been unconsciously or consciously enslaved to the belief that we must achieve perfection, be ‘good enough’ before we can be of any benefit to anyone or anything. This belief system keeps us living in some far off potential future where we ‘arrive’ and subsequently embrace the masses with our amassed wisdom and knowledge. While at times this can be quite inspiring (albeit delusional), it often saps our motivation, promotes extreme judgement of our pasts (and others’ pasts), and in some cases this can also birth a quite volatile god complex.
A wise woman once told me, “Everyone has skeletons.”
It is not for us to undermine the validity of an aspiring or successful teacher, light worker, empath, creator, catalyst or clairvoyant by digging up the bones of their past. Regrettably, this seems to be one of our primary misuses of the (mis?)information age. The powers that be all too often exploit such methods to promote fear, paranoia, and ultimately paralysis among the populous.
It is, in my opinion, only our duty to locate such skeletons within ourselves, face them bravely, learn what we can, transmute and transcend them with the light, love, and divinity we are all an embodiment of.
If you wish to help, by all means, listen to your intuition. However, as you become more attuned to that still small voice, the more often you’ll hear, “The time is now.”
Remember that ‘success’ and ‘validity’ are such relative terms anyway. You are never alone. Love has and always will be the key. Let it guide you always and you will never truly go wrong.
Wisdom and Bravery were meant to live hand in hand.