Open your heart to love: Feeling unsure of yourself?
Part of my daily spiritual practice is to answer emails I receive from people on the journey who would like a little light shined. I answer questions, send some love their way, sometimes offer a prayer.
I absolutely love to do this.
“I am about to take a new path and I am feeling unsure about myself. Will I cave in and be who “they” want me to be or will I be able to be myself? And, who is that “self” anyway?”
Feeling unsure of yourself is a good sign that you are probably doing something right. I swear
Sounds like there are two parts of you duking it out on your insides: a false self and your authentic self.
Getting to know just who that authentic self is will be a lifelong journey.
Take comfort in that. You do not have to know right this minute. Nobody is going to quiz you and fail you for not having the right answer. You get to unravel this delicious mystery day by day. Enjoy getting to know the real you. Have fun with it!
I can give you a few hints about who you aren’t:
You are not your story–you are not who or what “they” say you are. You aren’t in trouble. You aren’t doing it wrong. And, you’re not someone who gets punished because you didn’t follow the rules.
It takes courage to believe this. But I know you can do it. I believe in you.
Whenever you wonder if the “real you” is standing up just now, check in with your gut. Your belly will never steer you wrong.
Now here’s who you are:
You’re more than your earthly credentials. You are a spark of the Divine. You are a child of God. (Yes, I said the G word). And, you’ve got a direct line to that place from where we all came. It’s right in your heart.
Spend a little time making the connection. Let the love in. Do it for a few minutes every day.
Perfect love casts out fear.
You gotta’ do the practice if you want to help yourself.
As to the fear you have of whether or not you will cave in to their demands… I say: let’s find out! Take a chance and stay present with what is happening in your body as you make your way.
Make it a practice to observe your feelings, especially the discomfort you have.
The more you can sit with what the discomfort is, and not need to fix it or fade it–just let it be there–the better you will know your self.
In doing so you learn to acknowledge your fear without obeying it. So perhaps this time you will not cave YAY!
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