What Are You Hiding?
Now, I know that might seem like an unexpected way to start an empowering and inspiring blog post but …
On the weekend I found myself doing some healing, hypnotherapy, emotional clearing and counselling with a close friend who has recently been diagnosed with cancer.
As you can imagine our time together was a mix of emotions that ranged from anger, to frustration, sadness, regret, possibility, hope and a fighting spirit. But the one thing that stood out the most to me was how clear, authentic and real our conversation together was.
While our lives may not always be easy, I believe that the greatest gift we each have is the choice to step into our vulnerability, to acknowledge it, to allow it, and to find the courage to move beyond it.
- In the midst of my friend’s vulnerability there was great power
- In the midst of my friends vulnerability there was the possibility of peace and healing
- In the midst of my friend’s vulnerability there was the need to ask for help and support
“Wherever we are in life we all need the support of like-minded friends
who have the capacity to look beyond our personality – and to love and accept us
as the magnificent souls that we truly are.”
What Do We All Need?
Most of all we need people in our circle of influence that have the
self-awareness and capacity to:
- Hold us to a higher standard of being
- Help us acknowledge our true gifts, talents and abilities
- See us as we truly are – without the need for masks and deception
- Help us find strength and belief in ourselves – when we simply cannot
- Love us unconditionally – with all our flaws, warts and inadequacies
“We must have the courage to embrace our greatest fears,
to accept our limitations and imperfections.
For only then will we will find the true path to
healing, self-love and purposefulness.”
We Are All ‘Perfectly Imperfect’
If there’s one great lesson I have learned along this amazing journey called ‘life’ it’s that we’re all imperfectly perfect. While the fear of humiliation and judgement may often keep us from sharing our most intimate challenges – the reality is that we are all in the process of ‘becoming’. None of us have arrived yet, and none of us are any better or worse than the other.
So today I’d like you to look for that one thing about yourself that you’ve been hiding – and all I want you to do is love it. Yes – love it! Love it so much that you literally squeeze the fear out of it. Love it so much that you begin to know at the core of your being that it’s ok for you to just be you.
But don’t just listen to me…
Take a moment today to watch this great TED video on
The Power of Vulnerability by Dr. Brene Brown.
When you’re done watching it – go out and find someone you trust, respect and love and share your vulnerability with them. In doing so you’ll probably find that you’re not alone in this world … and just the act of sharing will help lift a weight of your mind, body, soul and spirit.
And like my friend who is unwell … you may just find that the cause of your stress and dis-ease has simply been ‘the stuff’ that you have carried with you your entire life – but that you have been too afraid to let go of.
The message for today … Let it go!
And remember …
- It takes courage to say I don’t know
- It takes courage to ask for help
- It takes courage to admit I got it wrong
- It takes courage to forgive ourselves
- It takes courage to love ourselves completely (warts and all!)
Les Price is an intuitive soul coach, hypnotherapist and transformational energy healer. If you feel you have been holding onto limiting patterns, emotions, feeling and blockages from the past that no longer serve you, and are looking for a safe environment to allow greater freedom and liberation into your life – then contact our office today to organise a consultation with Les.