Don”t we want to be showing and sharing our love?
Have you been told that also? How did you react to it?
After a while for me, it felt stifling. I wasn’t quite sure what to do with it. So I found myself not standing always in my own heart light. And yet that did not seem to feel right either. So it became my search to find what is my authentic self.
Which leads me to this question of what is our authentic self?
And how do we know when we are truly living in it?
Definition of Authentic Self
For many of us we have learned to be defined by external sources, our parents, our schools, our community.
He explains it as deciding to take from The Book of knowledge instead of the Tree of Life. Have you read this book yet? If not it is a quick read that is truly illuminating.
The book of knowledge as he explains it has the narrator called the Prince of Lies. This is the external societal voice that tells us as young children who we are.
And since it is coming from our world of parents, and relatives and school, we think they are the experts.
So we not only listen, we take it in. We then become what society is telling us we are. And therein lies so many problems for all of us.
How many of us have entered a profession because we were doing what our parents wanted us to do? And how has that impacted us?
But just think if we did not start out that way? What kind of freedom would we have experienced? The ability to truly explore on our own who we really are. Without being defined from the outside.
I remember as a child/adolescent, I was such a voracious reader. And I would go down to the nearby creek, climb a tree with a book in hand. And would just spend hours loving the tree, the creek and the book.
But my mother did not think that was a worthwhile way to be. And she began to, I am sure unintentionally, label me as lazy, a dreamer and self-involved.
And after a bit, I heard that. It started making its way into my sense of self.
And when I was young, I did what I know now as astral traveling. So I could be anywhere, without really understanding where or why I was there.
And I would have conversations inside my own world with people that I had not a clue who they were. But they showed me wisdom and clarity and another side of the Universes’ gifts.
And although it felt so comfortable and familiar to me, it was not suitable for being productive. And hence the label daydreamer.
So as an adult, I became a bit of an overachiever with projects, work and long hours. And after a bit, it made me less then authentic.
And we all know why, because I had hidden that part of me that wanted to just experience art, and nature and possibility and simple connection of Spirit and our world.
Have you had this experience?
So it is my quest for all of us to truly see deep into our inner hearts. To see our own beauty. To dissect what is our truth vs what is the pressure that has been put on us and defined by society.
So how are you living in your own true self?
What has impacted you the most as your Prince of Lies stories? And how have you dispelled them?
To find ourselves we have to give permission to sit in the stillness. We know that everything we need is there. It is our complete connection to Spirit and our inner heart.
So how do we get there?
Find a comfortable place to sit.
And do three deep breaths.
Let them out slowly.
Then close your eyes.
As you see the darkness with your eyes closed, ask the Universe to
show you what your true heart looks like.
And then wait for the answer.
It might come as a visual or with words.
If at first you feel like nothing is happening.
Just sit with it a while.
Focus on your heart. And soon you will get
some sort of answer.
What ever comes up, just love it.
And hold that thought or image.
Once you have gotten that information start breathing into it.
And give it life. Feel how it feels. Feel the joy, the freedom
the expansive sense of heart truth.
This is your heart song.
It is gorgeous. It is yours.
Celebrate it, and hug it close to you.
Remember to do this 3 times a week.
We want to make sure we are giving our inner heart song all the love it is needing.
Let me know how this works for you please!
Words of Affirmation
I heard this sung recently at a meditation gathering.
You can do each day. Look into the mirror and say it: or sing it. It feels so life affirming.
I behold you beautiful one
I behold you Child of the Earth and Sun
Let my love wash over you
Let my love wash over you.
Navigating through this maze of what is external vs what is our own inner truth, is sometimes an epic battle. But it has it most amazing rewards.
As we decide to truly explore who are as our authentic selves, we will find new thoughts popping up. And loads of ease and joy. And it takes courage to release what our externalized world has decided we are.
So when we have that option to compose our own heart song, Spirit is there to guide us. We are not doing this alone.
And it is with loving compassion that we find our way back to our own symphony. And for that we live in gratitude and joy for the gift that Spirit has given us.
I wish all of us this journey to self, and do it sooner than later. It is so worth it, we are all worth it.
I would love to hear about your journey. So do let me know please.
In peace and gratitude,
Founder, CEO, success-full-living.com, living one heart-centric moment at a time