RECLAIMING YOUR AUTHENTIC SELF!
So what does that heading say to you? What ‘is’ your Authentic Self? Or rather I should ask, ‘who’ is your Authentic Self?
In a nutshell, your authentic self is the person you were created to be. Not the person that everyone else thinks you should be… it’s the person you were when you were born, before ‘life’ got in the way. Before someone put a title on you. Before you stepped into a life long role. Before you followed in someone else’s footsteps and became that Dr. or Lawyer or teacher or ‘whomever’, that people around you thought you would be good at. We can certainly be easily swayed off our mark when we like making other people in our world happy.
So now we are defined by our role in life and not by the person we are. Would you agree? And so many of us are feeling somewhat incomplete in our own lives because of this. We jump into the life that folks around us believe we should be a part of and somewhere along the line, we lose that authentic self.
Let’s see…. Think about this. Seriously! What are your ‘true’ gifts and talents? Dig deep and find that inner compass and see which direction it points. Who are ‘you’? When you are not being defined by what you do, who are you? Inside!
That’s a very tough question because honestly, a lot of us don’t know the answer to that anymore. We become a broken record that spins, day after day after day, playing the same old song.
Don’t get me wrong… that does not mean you are unhappy with your life. Some people love what they do, who they do it with, where, when, how and so on… so they have allowed themselves to become in tune with their roles, but some have difficulty with that. Some people are doing the daily grind and hate it, because it’s not who they are. The vibration is off and they become out of balance with themselves.
I guess the point of my ranting is that I fully believe you can change who you have become, and get closer to that authentic self and become a healthier and happier you.
I love the movie ‘A Knight’s Tale’ with Health Ledger. In one of the scenes he is shown as a little boy, sitting high atop the stocks, watching the knights ride proudly by on their horses, and he says, “Some day… I’ll be a knight!” Something he could never be because his father was a thatcher, and so that is what he would grow up to be also. And he hears another man laughing at him who says, “A thatcher’s son? A knight? You might as well try and change the stars!” And the young boy asks his father, “Can it be done, father? Can a man change his stars?” And his father tells him, “Yes, if he believes enough, a man can do anything.”
I have never forgotten that scene and reflect on it often in my own life when I have doubts. It just makes sense! Our authentic self, need not be defined by other people’s perspective of who we are, or who we should be.
We get ‘stuck’ in jobs we don’t like, houses we don’t like, doing things we don’t like… and the good news is, we have the power to change! We really do not have to settle. It’s ok to not have the same job for 30 years! It’s ok to not live in the same town all of your life. It’s ok to wear red when everyone else is wearing green! It’s ok to be who you are and to expand your experiences on this planet! And it’s ok to reclaim your authentic self!
Change is hard. It takes us out of our comfort zone and into the unknown, and humans sometimes have a problem with that. We are creatures of habit and security and when we tilt either one, we get a little nervous and tend to pull back.
Give yourself permission to explore…. To take chances.. to try something new.. you really ‘can’ change your stars!
Have an amazing May!
Psychic Intuitive Consultant