Fall – being the season of transition, death, and decay – inspires me to turn inward, to recalibrate my compass.
As I’ve shared in this post, I’ve been struggling for a while now. [Note that I’ve temporarily pulled this post; I will re-publish it soon.]
And as I’ve shared in this post, I’ve realized that it’s not anger that will destroy my spirit – it’s how I choose to channel it.
Now, my focus is on finding the balance between honoring my truth and surviving in a world that expects soul-crushing conformity.
But what is my truth?
Who am I?
The first step in acknowledging our true identity is eradicating any lies and replacing them with truth. Where you are doubtful of yourself you must become certain.
-The Authentic Woman
What lies do I tell myself?
While I can identify many, here are the most debilitating, overarching, and deep-seeded lies:
- I’m a failure.
- I don’t have my shit together.
- I’m not good enough.
What truths can I tell myself instead?
The truth isn’t that I’m a failure, but that I have failed…and that I have the opportunity to rise again.
The truth isn’t that I don’t have my shit together, but that I have failed to conform to society’s expectations.
It is no measure of health to be well-adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
The truth isn’t that I’m not good enough, but that my barometer for success needs calibration.
So who am I? What is my truth?
My truth is that I have a lot of love and light to share with the world.
My truth is that I am a compassionate, intuitive, and wild woman who strives wholeheartedly to honor her integrity, even at great cost.
And now comes the real work – finding the balance between honoring my truth and surviving in a world that expects soul-crushing conformity.
That’s a future blog post.