Giving Ourselves Permission to Be Who We Truly Are

So often we stand in our own way and misinterpret the messages we receive from the wisdom inside of us that tries to alert us when we do. This is especially true when it comes to living out of alignment with who we are and who we want to be.

Feeling stressed about spending time with certain people who have a rigid idea of who we are, feeling anxious about proving ourselves to people who doubt us or feeling apprehensive about sharing our truth with the world are often signs that we have not given ourselves permission to be who our true selves and instead are wrestling with the urge to be authentic whilst caught up in fighting or trying to please others, fitting in or staying safe.

If we can learn to understand the messages sent to us from wisdom, we will find it easier to live from a space of truth, honesty and love and give ourselves permission to be who we truly are.

When we know who we are and who we want to be, we don’t have to defend, prove or hide anything. We are whole and confident and authentic. There is so much simplicity in showing up as the people we have discovered ourselves to be under layers of conditioning, identity and ego.

If we aren’t sure, we can get quiet and remember the soft, still, gentle, strong, kind, resilient, wise and loving energy we inhabited and lived from when we first arrived here and in this space we can ask ourselves: What is my souls purpose? We can get curious about living from our innate wellbeing and potential and connecting with the truth of who we are beneath the learnings and events and teachings and advice and punishment and ridicule and worry and strain.

And when we find out that the light we seek is within us and the love we seek is us, we can give ourselves permission to let this truth unfold in the world in the way that is beautifully unique to us. We can allow our wisdom to guide us as we navigate society and family and relationships, showing up as the person we know ourselves to be, without fear or doubt or insecurity, because we are truthful and whole and stable within. And when we do this, we think less and love more and rather than shut down and hide away and contract into ourselves when we face confrontation or exposure, we open up, live from love and expand into being.