Retro-Posts consist of content that I wrote in the past, earlier on in my journey. You may notice that some of my ideas, concepts and understandings have evolved and deepened over time ~ I have decided that it is important to be completely open about my path, and take pride in the learning I have done along the way. I hope that it empowers some of you to recognize the need to allow yourself to shed all that no longer serves you, and be open to changing your perceptions, and growing into and out of each stage in the process of self-exploration and self-realization. I have learned to appreciate this spiritual adventure, and look forward to further transformation as I move into the future ~ care to join me?
Over the last few days, I've had the opportunity to reach deep within and contemplate some huge concepts, and I am looking forward to sharing them all! There are so many inspirations, it's hard to know where to start, so I've decided to begin with the first contemplation I received: the reality of self-confidence.
How many times have you held back for fear of what others will think or say about you? What kind of things did you say to yourself? Something along the lines of "They'll think I'm an idiot", or "They are going to hate me"? It does hurt, sometimes, when a person reacts to us in a different way than we want or expect them to.
Did it ever occur to you that when you think these kinds of things, you're actually being cruel to the other person? You're doing to them exactly what you fear they will do to you. Judging. It's hard to think that we are, essentially, being unfair to someone else in order to avoid our own discomfort. It may take some serious work before you are able to admit this to yourself. When you look at the situation from an outside point of view (or through your Third Eye), holding back and being afraid of what others think is very self-centred and egotistical.
People who love you will not judge you. They will not make you feel "stupid". They will give you their honest opinions and maybe some advice, but will still support you, regardless of what they think. If anyone you know wouldn't treat you with this kind of love and respect, it's time to ask yourself why they are a part of your life. Chances are, though, that whoever you choose to share your ideas and creativity with will benefit from it, if only in the slightest way, no matter how they choose to react.
I have always been afraid of how others will react to my writing, ideas and dreams. I was living right where my Ego wanted me to - in my own shadow. I was thinking only of myself, and how I would be the one who got hurt if someone didn't like me or agree with me. By releasing this enormous cloud that has been hovering over me for the last 27 years, I can feel inspiration and light-filled energy tingling through me. I know that when it boils down to it, if only one person benefits from my words, then it was all worth it; in fact, I've received many messages of thanks already, so I suppose everything from here on out is a bonus!
This realization is hugely important to me, and has opened up a whole new way of thinking. The timing couldn't be any more appropriate, either - my birthday is next week, and, as I was recently told by several different people, it will be the first day of the rest of my life! Change is in the air, and I'm fascinated and full of anticipation!
Now it's your turn - what messages have you been holding back? It's time to share them with the world! Step into your power, shine your light, and create your future!