Are You Living in Your Authenticity?
When we don’t express our true, authentic selves, life can get pretty messy for us.
It’s not healthy for our bodies, it’s not good for our mental well-being and it messes with our environment because we aren’t living in our Truth. When we deny our authenticity and wear a mask, the world will reflect back to us the chaotic and untruthful nature of our being by attracting people, situations and experiences that resonate with our own in-authenticity.
When we begin to understand our worth and we learn how to align with the frequencies of Truth, Compassion and Love we begin to naturally strive towards being the very best version of ourselves. We are willing to correct ourselves, to grow and expand, to share and learn and to be really open to experiencing all of the ups and downs and the in-betweens that life has to offer because we know that every experience, no matter how we perceive it at the time, is there to teach us a lesson about Love and spur our growth and expansion.
However, when you don’t express your truth, especially to yourself because that’s where everything starts right? (personal growth and spiritual evolution begins and ends with yourself, your journey, your story), but when you don’t express your truth you soon realize that life gets dreary, unbearable, depressing, chaotic and can even start blowing up around you as the Universe tries to get your attention.
How you break free from the inability to express your truth to others is by learning how to express your truth to yourself, being radically honest, transparent and open with your own self to figure out what your truth even is. At some point in adulthood we realize that we are wearing masks, multiple ones usually, that stem from not feeling safe to express our authentic selves, usually being traced back to trauma in our very formative younger years or even cycles of trauma in our own lives or the lives of our ancestors.
When you look within at who you REALLY are, you suddenly become acutely aware of the layers and layers of masks and coping mechanisms that have kept the real you from surfacing, perhaps for years or even decades. As you continue to look at your reflection with honest awareness, the masks start to slip and fall away and suddenly you are looking at your raw self – the innermost part of your being and the illusions of the world, society, expectations, learned behaviors and forced beliefs all fall away as you are overcome with the emotion of finally remembering who you are; the Divine Spark igniting within you once more and illuminating Truth.
Your heart leaps in your chest as your soul breaks free from its chains and rises to the surface of your awareness. At first this realization is very frightening and even painful, like being punched really hard in the stomach – you can’t quite breathe, and you are afraid as the ego fights to remain in control. Fear, doubt, shame, regrets, feelings of loss and panic start to rise up as the pain of being exposed, even to yourself, is so intense you are not sure you can survive it.
In this stage of realization, you are given a choice.
You can choose to shove those feelings and truths down and put those masks back on, pretending you saw and felt nothing out of the ordinary while continuing on about your life (which for the record is not advisable as your life will continue to blow up around you)… or…you can gather your courage, give yourself a pep talk and look in that mirror again. And this time REALLY look, even if you’re shaking while you do it. Look and understand that it’s just the part of you that’s been neglected all these years. It’s the part of you that has been trying to get your attention, trying to reveal itself to you so it can heal and now it’s finally happening… the time has come, and you are honestly looking at yourself, your TRUE self, maybe for the very first time.
Unexpectedly your reflection starts to transform before your very eyes into this beautiful, vibrant, glowing version of yourself as your higher Self (the part of you that is always connected to the Divine) steps into your conscious awareness. Suddenly, in an instant, your TRUE worth is known and felt in your heart…the deepest, innermost part of you that is connected to the creative force of the Universe and everything in it. You are now aware of just how important and worthy of Love you truly are; the emotion of this new Truth permeates your awareness and flows through every cell of your being while sending out a shockwave to all of Creation.
In an instant it all clicks into place for you, and you crumble as you start to sob and purge all of the intense emotions of your past self, your past hurts, your past pain, your self-delusions and your hidden fears. You allow the tears to fall and cleanse and purify your body, releasing you from the deep-seated pain and fear that has held you hostage for all of these years. You begin to feel Love pour over you and through you in waves… it’s tangible, you can actually feel it and the tears lessen as you sit up and wipe your eyes. After a few moments of catching your breathe you start to giggle to yourself. Then to your surprise those giggles turn into laughter as the joy of the experience fills your heart up with a feeling of Love that *literally* cannot be expressed in mere words.
Riding the wave of this new vibration, you now sit in silent contemplation and realize you got a glimpse behind the veil of reality, you touched something Sacred within you and are forever changed, forever altered in some way you don’t fully understand yet. You know it was real though, because you experienced it firsthand and now you understand that there is something beyond this physical world and that it’s important to be authentic to who you really are. You looked bravely into the mirror of self-reflection with honesty, removed the masks so you could see yourself without illusion clouding your vision, and now you see with clarity, you see with purpose, you see with wisdom that is greater than yourself.
Dropping the Masks
The masks are no longer needed as your authentic self is going to beam from you as your inner Light shines forth. As long as you choose to continue being your authentic self and learning and growing, you will keep coming into alignment with Divine Love. You can learn how to tap into that frequency of Creation and ride the wave of abundance, attracting all that you desire from a place that is for your highest good and the highest good of all. You get to experience the magic of the physical world in all of its immensity and breathtaking wonder when you come into this alignment or resonance with the frequencies of Love.
Being in this place of alignment is where the magic happens. It’s where the Unseen Hand of the Divine makes itself known to you, where you tap into the flow of the Sacred and start floating down the river of life on your back without a care in the world. Beautiful experiences start coming towards you with very little effort or struggle and you begin to see synchronicities everywhere you look as confirmation of the connectedness of all things and to remind you that you are indeed on the right path. The beauty and wonder of life reveals itself to you as you gently float and allow the current to take you wherever it chooses. You can relax and enjoy the ride, because you know that no matter what you encounter, you are good and you are allowing life to unfold in front of you as you continue to express your Truth and live your life from a place of authenticity and Love.
Do you know how incredibly powerful you are when you are in resonance with the higher frequencies of Love, Compassion and Forgiveness?
You have TOTAL control over your entire being including your physical body, emotional body, mental body and spiritual body.
You can reprogram your DNA and cellular structure by thoughts, intentions and emotions.
You can rewire your brain to break old, limiting patterns of thoughts and behaviors that are holding you back.
You can learn the skills to achieve heart-brain coherence to heal your body, mind and soul, heighten your intuition and help you free yourself from the bondage of the lower vibrations in your environment like fear, jealousy, anger and insecurity.
You are a powerful and beautiful being that is here to learn the Truth of who they are and to make your journey back to Divine Love.
Remember that we heal and learn in layers. Do not be disappointed or disillusioned if you are presented with the same lesson along your path – a lesson you thought you had *already* overcome and released. It is there to teach you a deeper truth, to heal some more layers and add a few more petals to your lotus.
Be authentic my friends, be true to yourself and those around you, live a compassionate and heart-centered existence and watch the magic of the Divine reveal itself to you in profound and beautiful ways.