Somewhere at some point in your life, someone made you feel second-rate. They tried to make you feel like you weren’t one of the cool or special people.
Or they tried to make you feel like you were ugly or dumb or unfashionable or uncool or ungodly or lazy or impractical or a drag or burden.
You have felt second-rate ever since.
And it is so painful.
If you are like a lot of people, when you feel second-rate, you try to stuff the feeling down through food and chemical or other addictions Or maybe you try to stuff it down through working too hard, through perfectionism, or through rage, anxiety, or other coping mechanisms.
The idea that you are second-rate is the most false idea that ever was. You have always been first-rate.
And you are beautiful.
You are exquisite.
And you are a gift to the world.
You have a beautiful light inside you, and when you let it shine, you change the world for the better.
Love is the path we can follow to remember our permanent membership in the First-Rate Club. Keep following this path.
But for now, welcome to the First-Rate Club. You’re one of us. Here is your crown.
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