The Importance of Genuine Self Expression
By: ABB a.k.a. astralboobaby
I see it everyday; people walking around wearing a smile to mask their discontentment, pain, sadness and depression. One of the most consistent and glaring reason for such a state is because so many are forging a life that is not of their purest devotion, intent and expression. For many people, living an authentic life can be a real ‘catch-22’. Why? It is because living an 'authentic life' of our design, strikes up ‘fear’ of the potential repercussions, which can be just as psychologically and energetically debilitating as it is to exist in-authentically. What is one to do in such a situation? Well, the answer is certainly a lot simpler than it actually is to put into action but in gist, we have to listen to and follow our heart! How to listen to your heart, you may be asking? By sitting still, quieting the mind and pay attention to the purest surges of thought and energetic impressions! Pay attention to where your imagination leads and repetitiously feed you. Do you find yourself visualizing and fantasizing about a life and expression that you strongly feel would be liberating, purposeful and meaningful to you? If so, that’s your heart speaking to you! Do you find yourself behaving and expressing yourself in a way that ‘flows’ when you are alone in a private space or in the presence of your closest friend, companion or confident? Well, this is another fine example of you expressing from the heart!
I have observed and learned from my own path that the suppression of one’s ‘natural flow’ WILL inevitably create disturbances and imbalances - bio-chemically and spiritually. The bio-chemical blockages often lead to depression, anxiety, radical mood swings, sadness and even suicidal thoughts. The spiritual blockages, can magnetize and/or attract ‘in-authentic’ people and situations, as well as create blockages in the heart chakra and weaken one’s aura (which could lead to a plethora of other challenges). Lets not forget that we are like mirrors and magnets to one another and whatever we project and cultivate - this WILL be what we attract! Being authentic may not always garner one popularity and high favor in the material and social sense of reality but it can generate dignity, respect, honor, integrity and spiritual clarity. All of the aforementioned qualities is what builds character and inspire and encourage others to step into their own unique expression!
'Each one of us are uniquely made; so why ignore or deny the reason for one's unique purpose for BEing?'
As I often say, we are far more ‘fluid’ than meets the eye and when we are emotionally and energetically holding back on what comes most naturally, we are slow down our bountiful flow and become 'denser' in every sense of the word… So, I say to you – now is the time to make a choice... Are we going to remove the masks and step in our role as courageous beacons of light and way-showers or are we going to continue, allowing fear of the unknown and the opinions, expectations, dictates of others manipulate us into creating and co-creating more of what we don’t like or want? I don’t know about you but I have chosen to express myself in a myriad of ways that comes most authentically and all things considering, I am doing just fine. If I can do it -- surely YOU CAN.
Immeasurable love, always!