Okay, so I have to admit that my husband and I thoroughly enjoy watching Bethenny Frankel’s Reality Show.  We watch it because we both LOVE her for one reason or another.  For me, I love her for the same reason I love Steven Tyler…what you see is what you get!

For those of you who know me personally, you know that this is exactly how I roll…whatcha see is whatcha get!

Last night, I found one more reason to LOVE Bethenny…she came up with a really awesome quote… “It seems like the minute you become successful, everyone starts beating you down!”

Unfortunately, I can totally relate to this of late… this made me begin to ponder this idea a bit.

So, let me ask you this…

Are you a BEACON of LIGHT, or


You see, I believe that deep inside all of us, is a light.  I wrote and published a children’s book about this a few years back www.thelightinsideofme.com  and I am now realizing that the lesson in that book is not only for children, but also the adults that surround them.

I do have to agree with Bethenny…It does appear that, “when we start to feel successful, others start beating us down,” but it doesn’t have to actually bring us down.

Jealously is a terrible feeling that brings out the worst in people.  We all experience it.  We all have felt it at some point in our lives.  Yet, it’s what we do with it from this point forward that really matters.

When we feel jealous of another person in this life for what they do, or who they are, we are simply adding power to our fears.  When our eyes are green with envy, we are giving that fear more attention than it truly deserves.  We are allowing fear to take over for love and setting ourselves up for a quick path to self-destruction.  Jealousy is just another way of saying, “I’m not good enough.”  It’s really sad, when you think of it that way, but that’s what it truly is.

If you feel even the slightest bit of jealousy for another person, (even if it’s someone on a Reality TV Show), do yourself a favor and release the feeling with Love.  You can do this by simply saying, “I am worthy.”  When you put that energy out in the Universe, it will be magnetized right back to you.  When you’re words are saying, “Who does she think she is?”  Your thoughts are truly saying, “Why am I not good enough for that?”  There is no need to dim the light of another person who is finding success in the world.  It won’t make you feel any more worthy.  Instead, when you feel even the slightest bit of jealousy, go within, love yourself, nurture yourself, and then congratulate that person for who they are or what they do.

Be a BEACON, not a DIMMER…You’ll feel a whole lot better about yourself and you’ll help to spread more light in the world!

In Love & Light,


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