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The No. 1 Secret to Finding Yourself

24 Jul

Hello, lovelies! Today I have a soul-stirring guest post from Leanna and Kevin over at The League of Champions. It’s all about being who you are . . . without waiting for some special thing first. Enjoy and show them some love when you’re done reading! 🙂

Do you ever feel like…

You have to engineer an irresistible persona to get people to like you?
You can’t unleash the real you until you’re done baking?
You’re a work in progress that will never be complete?
No one hears your voice in a deafeningly loud world?

People say, “Be yourself.”  But what is “yourself?”  Luckily, the solution can be found in one simple secret.

Many of us have this problem of finding ourselves.  You’re not abnormal, or broken, or on the wrong track if you feel this way.  

We’ve all be told, one time or another, that we “should” be something that was different from what we wanted to be.  So then we start to think, “Well, maybe I’m wrong, maybe I should be something different…” and we question ourselves so much, we forget what we really were in the first place.  Or maybe we were told, “That’s just the way things are,” by someone who hadn’t bothered to find out if things could be other ways, too.  So then we began to think we had to accept a reality that we didn’t want.  

It’s because of all the moments you were told not to follow your gut, that your gut was wrong, that you now feel like the real you – who knows all the right answers – is eluding you.

All these moments can be undone, however.  You can get in touch with your true self simply, right now, no waiting.  The biggest secret to finding yourself is… to stop looking.

The real you is not someone who has to be stitched together from pieces of what you think you should be, or someone who’s still being shaped and formed, or that ultimate personality you‘ve come up with in your head.  Of course we continue to grow and change, so think of that as an expansion of the true you.  But the true you is already here.

To stop looking means to stop putting on an act.  Sometimes we act a certain way because we’re around certain people.  Or, even when we’re alone, our choices reflect what we think the outside world will accept.   Doing this is like putting on a mask we think everyone else will like.  To take off the mask, just stop editing yourself.  The true you is already here.  It has always been underneath the mask, because it’s how you’d naturally act if you weren’t pretending. Continue reading

Guest Post – Rise + resolve

11 Jan

Hello! How are all you lovely souls today? 🙂 I do hope everyone’s holding on to the momentum of the New Year.

I have another guest post today, this time by intuitive wordsmith Premakarini. In her own words, she’s a “Creative passionista . . . philanthropist” who’s “Empowering you to make a difference with unlimited life + love.” She’s all about love and you totally feel it each time you read her weekly update.

Anyway, I asked if she’d sprinkle her fairy dust here and she graciously agreed. Yay! 😀 So excited to present her work. When you’re done here, head on over to her site and enjoy some more fruits of her intuition. You can thank me later. 🙂

I wanted something to remind us it’s okay to be ourselves, to permit our spirits to reach higher and live truer to our essence. Give yourself permission to be you, to step into the role that no one else can pull off, into the light that is yours and yours alone. Dare to unfurl your wings and take to the skies. Yes you can. 🙂

Rise + resolve: this is your year
Are you ready to be TOTALLY You?
The greatest success in the world is to be absolutely you + live life on your terms, only doing what you passionately adore.
Resolve + rise:
Evaluate how much you are You + how much you are holding back in all levels of your life: relationships {where it shows up most clearly} career, your social interaction. Look at everything. Envy is your cue. When creative envy strikes, dive into it + see what it’s pointing out to you. This is what you really want {+ who you really are}

Guest Post – "Dark Hour"

12 Dec

Hey, people. I’m featuring something by my dear friend Kuceli today. I’ve been trying to get her to write for a couple weeks now and she finally caved with this. Heh heh heh. I’m wearing her down, LOL. 😀 So I hope she writes some more because I totally loved her material. Show her some love and either comment below or email me. Thanks in advance!

Do you feel so sad and miserable you feel so much weight in your hear like the world crumbling in on you?
Do you feel so lonely and deserted even in the midst of a multitude?
Do you feel so heartbroken you can never trust again?

You cry yourself to sleep every night. Nothing is going the way you planned. You look at yourself in the mirror and say "why me" "I'm such a failure"
You say life is so hard and unfair. You say "I don't belong here", "I don't fit in".  




Nobody gets you, nobody understands you. Oh, the emptiness and pain is so deep, it's from your soul. So overwhelming. 




You take a walk or look out the window and everyone else seems so happy. Seems so peaceful and contented without a care in the world. 'Their lives are so perfect, you say. Why can't I feel that way?'.

 

My dear friend, no one has a perfect life. None of those smiling faces were created better than you. They are not better than you but the attitude they have is what is better. You too can have that. You see every human being you see today or will meet in the future has - either gone through, is presently going through, or will go through some really low moments in their lifetime. 




I know how overwhelming these moments can get because I've been there...a lot. But never let it consume your whole being, don't dwell so much on sorrow, disappointment, heartbreak, failure or whatever is eating you up. The only difference between those who committed suicide and the successful people in our world today is that the successful ones tried one more time. They said to themselves, this is what I want and I will keep trying till I get there. We all face the same challenges, failures and rejection everyday. How you take it is what makes you different. The minute you start to entertain regrets, self-pity, depression e.t.c. it slowly eats you up and you give up. 




Those happy faces you see have gone through the same road, had the same challenges and hardships (most even more than you). They wept hard, took a final look at it and said "this is not me, this is not my life, I know what I want and I won't stop till I get it". Some are currently in situations that are painful and sad, some are even dying. But they chose to be happy. That you're alive today is enough to be grateful for. Don't limit yourself, you can do it with the right attitude. Let it go, breathe, relax, think and be innovative. 




Our biggest obstacles in life is that we attached our happiness or depend on people, money, jobs, food etc for happiness. Only you can make yourself happy. That's why you see someone with the life you think you want, companionship, wealth, a good job, a nice house and yet they're miserable. Because if you don't learn to be happy on your own, NOTHING in this life can. 




The void will always be there. It all starts with you, NEVER STAY DOWN, DON'T BE SCARED TO TRY AGAIN, HAVE A POSITIVE SPIRIT (what's in your mind its what you will most likely attract), BREAK THE BAD HABITS, SMILE, LAUGH, LOVE. 




Remember, you don't have to get it right, you just have to get it going. 
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