As I was walking today, barefoot in the rain, inhaling the smell of fall, I thought, what is all this bullshit? I mean, what is all this not being authentic and true to one self at all times?
I was pondering this my whole walk, feeling into what it is about these times that seems to push so many to the edge, so to speak. There is so much anger, despair, illness, frustration, not feeling content, and longing for something more, something out there, longing for change. The longing is a bell ringing, saying, “listen, let me be ME! Let me be myself, let it be safe to be ME!”
It is almost like everything is being shattered, driven to the surface, like every old trauma, hurt and emotional upheaval is showing up at the front door, saying: “Here I am, now deal with me”!
I kept thinking about my life, about how everything has changed from the core over these last 8 years. There has been a massive transformation in health,, a transformation and a shift in consciousness for sure, a spiritual awakening, oh yes indeed! Still, looking back, one of the things I have noticed the most, is that I dear to live more authentically. At least I am striving to, every day. To be living my own truth, showing up as me, and trusting that to always be enough, is what I see has changed my life the most. It has been such great part of my healing. Being bullshit free is true freedom!
Through our social conditioning/programming, from our upbringing, and from fear based information , we have all been mended and formed. We are most often pleasers and what I call bull-shitters. Our lives gets to be an altered version of our truth and purpose, and now we are wondering why we feel lost and in dis-ease.
I see so many that struggle with their health on both physical and emotional levels, from not living authentically. Wearing any mask, is an obstruction of life. Every minute we are not living our truth we are in fact hurting ourselves. Have you noticed how it feels when you are pleasing others, just to keep the peace, or that your body is feeling heavy after you have been acting fine, when you are not? This is all taking a toll on the physical body, not expressing truth is acidic to the body, and suffocating to the soul. It is also keeping is from living the life we truly deserve.
- Being authentic simply means to live your truth, and to walk your talk.
- It means to stand up for what you believe in, and to know your real power.
- It means to not let fear rule your actions or your feelings.
- It means knowing that it is ok to express yourself.
- It means to live from your place of true passion.
From my own experience, I can see that knowing what your truth is, can be hard. For so many years, I believed I was living my truth, but in fact I was not being authentic at all. I was trying to be, do and have what I believed was expected of me.
- Truth is what comes to the surface when the obstructions are gone.
- Truth is what feels good to you, even though others might not feel the same way.
- Truth is what your soul is telling you is right for you.
Start your authentic living by shredding some false beliefs, and by letting go of some old hurts. I am challenging you to step up and raise your vibration, and I guarantee you will want to keep going.
If you want to live more authentically, these are great issues to take a look at:
Make a decision to take charge of your own life. Sometimes we tend to give the authority to someone else. Most of us have been taught to obey. It is natural to want to fit in at school, to seek acceptance at the work place. It is what we have been taught is important. I like this saying: ” What others think of you, is none of your business”.
Eat what is actually good for you. Look at what you are eating. Is it serving you? Are you supporting your body, being true to it? Eating fresh fruits and vegetables, like nature intended will raise your vibration, and start a process towards more authentic living. Being authentic is also about feeding your cells what you know they need, and you do, we all do..
Surround yourself with supportive people. We all need to feel that we belong. We are all in the need of support and sister/brotherhood. Find likeminded people that will see you for who you are, and that makes being you feel amazing.
Speak your truth. Before speaking, I try my very best to follow this rule: “ Is it true, is it kind, is it necessary?” Speaking ones truth, means to express what you believe in, and to stand up for yourself and others. It means to fearlessly show who you are, in every way.
Trust your intuition. Listen to your inner guidance. Only you know what is best for you, always. Trust and have faith that you are everything you need, and that it is ok to live as you desire.
Walk your talk. Live your truth, and feel confident to live your passion. Be the change you want to see!
Forgive all. It is amazing how much we can hold on to that is not serving us. Through meditation and inner searching, letting goof old hurts is a great way to find inner calm and truth. Listen to your breath, it speaks to you.
“Once we are authentic in our expressions, we will Grow FREE!”- Hilde
These statements credited to Mother Teresa comes to mind, I thought they would fit nicely here, as a closing. These words are a great reminder that there really is nothing outside of us, to hold us back. There is no rejection, only redirection.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies. Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you. Be honest and sincere anyway.
What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight. Create anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, will often be forgotten. Do good anyway.
Give the best you have, and it will never be enough. Give your best anyway.
In the final analysis, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.
Power up and live your truth!