You may have heard the saying that most people die with their symphonies, novels and great works of art still inside them.
How sad is that? I mean seriously, what a waste right?!
It really troubles me to see this happen in people all the time, it's like they go along blissfully unaware that they're gonna die. Listen to me people, we only have a finite amount of time here! Please don't let insecurity and fear stop you from sharing your gifts with the world.
When we're kids we have so much wonder and fascination, we experiment and express ourselves in all kinds of ways without fear or self doubt. All too soon this amazing gift gets dampened down because maybe it doesn't match what other people think is normal or acceptable.
As we grow up we take on layers and layers of other people's insecurities and opinions and make them our own, we make them something that we carry as truth about us and reasons to hide certain parts of our personality in case they're seen as odd or not good in some way.
This is just the way life goes unfortunately, maybe that's the big life lesson, to start off knowing who you are at a time when you actually know very little of everything else, then as you grow and learn more about everything else, you forget who you truly are. Then as you get older still and feel that disconnect like something isn't quite right, you have to re-learn who you are and what you want again.
It takes courage to show up and be authentically yourself, it leaves you open and vulnerable but it's also super empowering because you have nothing to hide, If you can be at peace with who you are then it really doesn't matter about what others think or say.
By having the courage to live fully as you, you will attract the right people into your life, the soul family, the ones who get you and encourage you. The ones who motivate you to go out and share your masterpiece with the world because there is only one you and there will only ever be one you, it's a frickin crime to hide it!
What have you forgotten about yourself? What are you the most afraid to share with the world? What would you do if you never had to worry about anyone else seeing it or judging it? What would you do if you knew that you'd only ever get positive feedback, what would you do if you didn't have to worry about the practicalities like, how and money? What is your masterpiece?
Where are you telling yourself that you can't do it? Where are you telling yourself that you're not good enough? Where are you comparing yourself to other people? Where are you feeling out of alignment and integrity?
Where did that self talk come from? You didn't imagine it up by yourself, you learned it from somewhere. Do some digging and figure it out, then forgive yourself for believing it in the first place. Release that story and that belief and ask yourself, "What would I need to believe to make my masterpiece happen?", "What would I need to believe to figure out exactly what my masterpiece even is?", "How do I need to start behaving and thinking in order to be as authentic as possible?"
Look, I know this is uncomfortable work to do, I know that it's easy to think that these limiting beliefs about yourself are true, but honestly where is that getting you?
"Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're right." - Henry Ford
An incredible realisation for me was that you get to choose. You get to decide what your thoughts are, the ones you have in your head now are largely subconsciously learned and that's why we believe them to be true. You can re learn and re program that crap. IT'S UP TO YOU! It really is, you're the one who chooses and controls what you decide to tell yourself, you're the one who gets to create your internal environment and that's where it all starts. Your inner world is reflected in your outer world because the thoughts you let in dictate your feelings and your feelings dictate your actions and your actions bring about your reality.
If there's a disempowering thought in there, trace it back to where you learned it, forgive yourself for believing it, give it back to the person who taught it to you and release it and replace it with something that motivates, inspires and empowers you to take action on your bigger picture, your dream life, your gift to the world, your frickin masterpiece baby!!
I coach people to uncover their uniqueness and authenticity. I help them to get really clear on what they want and how to make it happen. I do this by asking powerful questions about their self belief and conviction, I get them to see their life and beliefs from a different perspective and decide whether or not those things are serving them. I help people to know that they can do whatever the hell they want and live the life they've always dreamed of.
It all starts on the inside.