Angels on Your Shoulder

Angels on Your Shoulder

Fearless Fridays: being liked

Fear causes us to say and do things we normally wouldn’t do and often those actions cause us embarrassment and shame. I often remind people it isn’t about being free of fear it is about getting to the point that we are aware there is fear present and making our choices based on love instead. That is where I think angels are most useful, they always see life through the eyes of love and are more than willing to help us see it that way too.

A big fear for many people, including me was the fear of not being liked. I have seen people allow themselves to be treated in shameful ways in an attempt to be liked. On a scale of 1 to 10 where is your being liked meter? If 1 is you don’t care at all and 10 you just HAVE to be liked where would you rate yourself?


Once I became aware of wanting to be liked I saw how it affected so many areas of my life. Three things really helped me a lot. The first was asking the angels for help, in loving myself and letting go of my desire to be liked.

The second was to ask the angels to help me see the world through their eyes. When I would feel the desire to be liked rearing its ugly head I would say a silent prayer, asking the angels to help me see through their eyes. With a little practice and a lot of willingness my life really began to change.

The last thing that helped was to focus my attention on loving myself so much that other people’s opinion just didn’t matter. I had to learn to love myself enough to put myself first. After all the only person in your life is you and the same is true for everyone else. It took me a while to realize that not putting myself first, being selfless was really being VERY selfish in the most negative sense of the word. Taking care of yourself, being selfish is highly under rated.


When we put ourselves first we have an abundance of love to share with others and when we don’t the only thing we have to share is fear and neediness. So put yourself first, let go of your fear and fill your world with love. See how wondeful and magical your life can become.

Read more Fearless Fridays:
Ways Fear Can Improve Your Life

Ways to Overcome Fear

Quotes on Fear

all Fearless Fridays posts

With love and aloha,

Angels are everywhere just open your mind and your heart to the signs.

Make Angels on
Your Shoulder
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  • Kathy

    If the oxygen masks come down in an airplane, and you don’t put yours on immediately, how are you going to help anyone else put theirs on in an emergency? This post has given me a lot to think about. I was raised by a mentally ill abusive mother and a father who enabled and sometimes joined her. I had an overachieving older sister I could never live up to, was horribly bullied in school, pretty isolated in college, etc. Had a great time in graduate school (yay-finally!) but then had a series of abusive bosses. I had to learn to give myself the love I was long denied, which led to meeting the love of my life after a brief abusive marriage (yay again!) So many relationships have been so disappointing that I largely isolate myself and honestly don’t care what people think, but that probably comes from a place of mistrust and self-protection instead of self-love. Then again, I tend to over-analyze everything. Agh! my head! lol

  • mouseytalons

    Thank You for today’s post, and the angels and affirmations post. I needed angels and affirmations to help me through the news of my step-dad’s cancer diagnosis (we were told he has 1 year, maybe). Today’s post ties in nicely, as it reminds me that self-love is very important as well. I tend to worry about everyone else first, and myself last.
    You asked on a scale of 1-10, 1 being “I don’t care about what people think of me.” and 10 being “I care very much about what people think of me.” I have gotten to a point where 1 is true of me anymore.
    I have been in neumerous abusive relationships, so I feel ya. I am happy to see you have gotten to a point of self-love. Congratulations! That is a HUGE Accomplishment!!:)
    Blessings All! :)

  • Susan

    I will put you and your step dad in my prayers. Loving ourselves sure makes life a lot easier and more pleasant.
    Thanks to both of you for taking the time to post.
    With love and aloha,

  • Karen

    I was the overachieving older sister in my family. That was certainly not an easy place to be either. I spent my life trying to please everyone for love… and never really thinking about what I wanted. I never received the love I was looking for either. The more I achieved, the more they just accepted it as what I do. I just had more to live up to… and if I was wasn’t perfect, I was a disappointment.
    Since awakening to my Angelic Guidance, I have learned to listen to the me inside and follow my heart. Coming from a place of love has changed my life. I am at peace (most of the time), and I am surrounded by some many wonderful loving people. They love me for who I am! Not for who I was trying to be. It is so much easier not to try to be perfect, and accept things as they come.
    I thank my Divine Council for this awakening, and wish it for everyone.
    Blessings to you and all you do,

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