The last few blog posts were intended to help you to become more aware of what you value and what influences your thought patterns and decision making. Another thing that you can take a look at is how you are expressing yourself and what type of words you are using in your communication. Do the words and the tone you use to express yourself reflect what you value? Or are you trying to live according to what other people value? Sometimes we may deny our true expression out of a desire to fit in or appear a certain way. For instance, if we were taught as children that it’s good to be quiet and do what we're told, as adults we may stifle our desire to be bold and courageous. One question we can ask ourselves is, “What is my life calling me to become now?”
Situations may show up in our lives to assist us to let go of outdated ideas (that we adopted from others) in order to step into a new way of being. As an example, we may find ourselves in a difficult situation at work that requires us to be bold and courageous, and express our discomfort with how things are being done, instead of staying quiet and following orders. As we step up and speak our truth, we’re in a sense, giving ourselves permission to be more of ourselves. This does not mean being in opposition to others, or needing to defend what we believe in, but it does mean honoring our experience and choosing how we want to respond to what’s showing up in our lives.
Lots of things are shifting on a broad scale. We are living in a time when many old, outdated systems that don’t support life are crumbling and we are called to wake up and ask new questions, find our voice and start asking, “What do we want to be a part of? What role do we want to play in the bigger picture?” Now is the time to shift. Many of us are starting to connect with our true voice, and share new ideas that are both energizing and inspiring. Click here, to read an article I wrote entitled, “Harnessing Authentic Power and Strength in Service of Good.” It speaks more to this subject. So, as you take a look at your current circumstances, what would your answer be to the question, "What is your life asking of you now?"