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You Are Actually Doing Okay

By Brandon Alter:

Maybe you're feeling more than a little out of control or at least extra sensitive, and I want to tell you that is totally normal. Being highly sensitive in a weird transitional time is not easy. Nobody handles it flawlessly. Everyone is facing their own demons in their own way. So I just want to offer a view from the outside, and from where I sit, you are actually doing okay. In fact, you’re doing more than okay. A lot of you are actually kinda killing it. So congratulations, and please stop panicking long enough to pat yourself on the back.

I think the biggest lie we tell ourselves is how we are fucking it up all the time. We tell ourselves this story that we are broken or unlovable or beyond saving, and that is just a bunch of ego bullshit.

We self-aggrandize our own issues to the point of pathologizing ourselves, and it’s literally animal cruelty that you are practicing on yourself.

Maybe you can’t feel it right now but THIS is THE TRUTH: you are perfect, right now, as you are. You are inherently lovable. And above all, YOU ARE ACTUALLY DOING OK.

BRANDON ALTER is a queer healer, Tarot reader, teacher, mystic and writer living in Los Angeles. He is passionate about sharing spiritual tools that have helped him reconnect to the wisdom of his heart. He is the Tarot reader in residence for The Numinous and he co-hosts The Spiritual Gayz with his husband, a twice-monthly podcast dedicated to exploring the wide reaches of spirituality, without pretending that it all makes sense.

Brandon’s mom took him to his very first psychic when he was seven and gave him his first Tarot deck when he was eleven. Since then he has devoted himself to the study of Tarot, Yoga, Pilates, Reiki, Astrology and Shamanic Skills.

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