Your Authentic Self

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We spend so much time doing and not just being.

I grew up being taught you had to work hard if you want to make it in this world. So I basically found the career path my parents suggested for me. I looked up to and respected them so it didn’t occur to me to question their choices. They always had the best intentions for me, and why wouldn’t they? They were loving parents.

This was the 70’s and choices for females are not what they are today. There were only a few career paths you could take and I actually thought I was really grateful landing a job in the travel industry (taking after my parents).

Don’t get me wrong. That was an amazing time in my life and was what gave me the ability and desire to travel the world when I was young. To be truthful, I only stopped doing travelling to have a family, but now they’ve grown up all I want to do is continue that journey.

I had other jobs as well but nothing that ever really lit the fire inside me. I became conditioned to doing whatever I could to make ends meet, and if it wasn’t perfect, I guess I believed I was doing the best I could with what I knew. It didn’t occur to me back then, like it does now, to think outside the box – take different paths of action.

This was exhausting especially after I became a single mum of three kids. I felt guilty if I wasn’t doing something all the time towards earning a living, cooking, cleaning, ensuring my kids were happy and doing what they loved, satisfying everything and everyone else except for me.

Then I woke up.

I decided it was time to nurture myself a little, hence I started to take on activities that fed my soul, got myself into networks of like-minded people who encouraged me to play a bigger game in life and more importantly to find that thing that feeds my soul.

I’m so grateful for everybody who has come and gone in my life, the ones who are still with me and for every experience, good and bad, that I’ve ever had.

I am living my truth now and I’ve let go of expectations of how situations have to go, and just allowing and trusting that I’ll be looked after if I am just my authentic self, living the way I intended when I was born into this world.

There really is no other way to be, so if you’re finding yourself doing too much, thinking too much, worrying too much, just slow down and simply be in your heart and watch the magic that is the inner you unfold.

 

Embrace the Real You

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You are perfect just the way you are!

I am noticing more and more that people are so hung up on appearances. It’s as if they need to have the perfect body shape, expensive hairstyle, latest fashion items to feel validated. There’s nothing wrong with being confident and having a healthy respect for your presence in the world, but this should never be a mask for how you really feel about yourself. You should not hide behind these idealised images of perfection so that the world doesn’t get to see the real you, flaws and all, because the truth is that none of us are perfect. It’s OK to be vulnerable and exposed.

I believe that every person is special and has a beautiful gift to share with humanity. We came into this life for a purpose and our journey is all about finding out what that is and achieving it, whether we realise it or not. For some people it’s really obvious, but for others it’s more of a struggle because they fight it. We are subjected to so much conditioning by parents, teachers, governments, corporations, media and even well meaning friends, that beliefs form in the unconscious mind which sabotage our self confidence and we don’t even realise how they affect our choices.

What happens is that many people go through life constantly trying to fit in with what they are taught is “normal”, rather than listening to their nagging inner voice that’s trying to lead them in a different direction from what they’re comfortable with. Even though on some level they know what they should be doing, it all seems too hard to break out of the mould and become someone different. This is what causes those feelings of being lost and unfulfilled – that knowingness that you are capable of so much more. And this is not going to be solved by buying expensive clothing and spending hours in the gym sculpting yourself into a perceived version of what you think the world wants you to be. You can't hide

What the world really wants are people who are authentic. I am committed to helping others find that special gift inside of them and have the courage to break of their comfort zones and embrace that purpose. This is the only real path to total fulfilment. So love yourself honestly and completely for who you are, no matter what shape or size, because we all need you. Your body is just the temporary vessel that is carrying around the most empowered and all knowing part of you -  your soul.