As a sensitive soul who lived in high-vibes, I was always easily impacted by the energy of others to the point that I ignored me and spent much of my life trying to please and placate, entertain and elevate others.
Enter the people pleaser and peace keeper.
It was a burdensome task that was never-ending and draining. There is futility in doing so for others won’t change because we want them to; they need to want to change.
Your dream and your wishes are yours alone and deep within you what draws you or fuels your passion is ultimately what appeals to you.
Being yourself is about just that, being it and embracing it even if others would choose you not to do so because it seems challenging or difficult or perhaps unorthodox and unconventional.
Not everyone has a certain career or has a mapped-out way of life and if we seek to enforce such things on people, who may, for instance, be more of a renaissance type or Bohemian in nature, the results can be quite ruinous.
Within each of us is a heart and within that heart is a calling and a purpose that arises naturally in its time when all else is stripped away and there is an acceptance born of patience and love.
Allowed to be, we can pull away from others to get really, really clear on what it is we are and wish to do with ourselves and our life. Those closest to us may in fact be the ones who stare blankly and shout loudly in opposition to us and our heart’s calling if only through unmitigated disappointment and abounding silence.
No other may share in your passion or be alongside for the journey to serve as your cheerleader, yet this does not mean we refuse to take up the mantle or pursue our dreams or become who we know we are meant to be.
It is not about the money, it is not about getting anywhere; it is about the pure expression of being that seeks to experience itself in the world through you, as you, with you.
You create for you are, you create in recognition for the gifts given to you; you honour your creator by sharing your talents with the world in ways that feel most appropriate and enriching for you.
One of my most favourite authors is Marianne Williamson, her words in A Return to Love were recited so eloquently at one point by Nelson Mandela, and those words were this:
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.’
There is greatness and glory in being you, there is!
A new dawn is here and it is time to pull back the curtain and be you.