|Posted on January 5, 2018 at 11:00 AM|
Authenticity is a risk at first. You're going somewhere you haven't been before and meeting that part of you, that energy, that personal expression. Authenticity requires you to be more YOU than you even knew was there before.
Authenticity requires giving words to your unique spark, your ideas, and your perspectives. It requires putting a part of you into form and expression. It is revealing, exposing, vulnerable, OPEN.
And this is where people get hung up. Being different, or special, or unique, or original isn't always desirable from an Ego-Mind perspective. It means stepping away from others' expectations of you, or preconceived notions, or breaking away from collective norms. It means moving away from your Ego-Mind's perceived safety of control, and into a fresh space that initially feels 'unsafe' and may cause your inner programming to freak out on some level.
"Leaving the pack" feels like a survival risk to the Ego-Mind. And this experience can trigger unconscious survival tendencies and fears, especially related to past lives where you died for being an outcast, or standing up for something, or speaking your truth. Many of us carry the hidden fear of persecution for being different or revealing more of who we are. On an unconscious level, you may have an inner message that says, “Breaking away from the pack = game over.”
Now you are able to re-work that programming. You are seeing that it is safe to speak your truth (no guillotines in the streets these days); you can be different than your local group of people (more people to connect with via the interwebs); and you can follow what is truly you because there is more support than ever before to do so. Truly.
From a Soul perspective, you wouldn't have it any other way. You are declaring your true power through your authenticity. And your Soul tribe is here with you to change these energies together!