How does it feel to disregard your truth, to ignore how you feel? I mean how you REALLY feel?
Now drop down into your heart, better yet- make it your heart AND your gut. Place one hand on your heart and the other on your solar plexus (your belly) and close your eyes. What have you been ignoring? Maybe it’s a dream you have but you’re too afraid to act upon it, maybe you need to forgive someone, or perhaps there’s a “big secret” you’re too afraid to share with a loved one because you don’t know how they’ll react.
Now take a deep breath…and become aware of the sensations you’re feeling. How does it feel to not own your truth? Uncomfortable, isolating… painful? The cold hard truth is that every time you bury your emotions and ignore your truth- you betray yourself. And at the heart of the matter,
self-betrayal is pathological- it turns into dis-ease. Dis-ease that leaves us feeling disempowered, riddled with fear, and unable to be authentically who we are. By ignoring how you feel, it reinforces negative patterns of behavior that further diminishes your spirit and keeps you you from being in alignment with your natural state of being. A state of being that is inherently joyful, harmonious, whole, and complete.
How do you let yourself off the hook and begin to speak your truth
Stop trying to rationalize why you haven’t taken a risk on behalf of your dreams. Stop thinking about all the reasons why you can’t forgive someone. Stop making up stories in your head about how the person you love is going to react if you tell them the whole truth and nothing but the truth. You see, the truth is that YOUR truth is YOUR truth, not someone else’s.
Focus on how you want to feel
Set your judgment aside and focus on how it would feel to be authentically you. Start to visualize what it would look like to live your dreams. Dare to imagine what it would be like to let go of the past and forgive someone. Then drop down into your heart and feel what it would be like to be free, to do what you love, to forgive and leave the past in the past, to stand with integrity, to be authentic and real.
Life is about choices
At the end of the day, life is about choices. It’s just that simple. Whether you choose to ignore how you feel and continue to conceal your truth, is entirely up to you. Just remember there is always another choice. A choice that will liberate you and let you off the hook once and for all.
So my question today is, how can you let yourself off the hook and begin to speak your truth? What would your life look like if you could honor your truth? And how would it feel to be authentically you? As always, I would love to hear from you. Email me or leave a comment below.
With Love & Light,