Being Seen

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Kristen Hubbard wrote, “We are changed not only by what we see, but by what we allow to see us.  Open, Love.  There is a whole new world out there anticipating your arrival.”  AMEN.  Life isn’t about what we passively experience through observation, waiting until the moment is right to make a move.  Life is what happens when we move.  It’s vulnerable and it’s scary but it is in the doing that we allow ourselves to break free. When we allow ourselves to be seen we are showing the world that we are comfortable with our magic and our purpose.  We are showing the world that it is safe for them to do the same.

When we take in the world around us we are shaped so it is silly to believe that we don’t also shape the world.  It is what we are meant to do.  The trajectory of my life has been about taking in and repeating back what I thought I needed to in order to survive, hoping that would eventually help me thrive.  That was merely the echo of other people’s lives.  I sank myself into other people, my family, my friends, my relationships.  Like a chameleon, I would change, taking in everything.  I honestly didn’t think I had anything of value that people would want to see.  Then I became afraid of showing myself.  Then I became a wife.  And I took on that identity like a cape, wrapping it around myself.  Then I became a mother and I spent the majority of my time either keeping a human alive or making sure I was developing said human into a good person. 

It never occurred to me that people would look to me as well or that they NEEDED me.  That they needed my gifts.  It never occurred to me that I could be more than one thing.  We don’t have one identity, nor do we have to be.  We are trained to decide early on who we are and that we have to stick with that.  The beauty of the universe is that it is vast and, as we are part of the universe, so are we.  We are made up of all the parts of our experiences.  We can change from day to day with fervor.  And the world is waiting for that spark to ignite so you can become who you are meant to be.  It’s in the allowing. 

Change happens whether we like it or not, whether we are ready for it or not, whether it is how we plan or not.  Sharing our authenticity is what the world needs.  We have become so uncomfortable with accepting who we are and with being who we are because we feel like we need to be who we were told to be.  Marie Forleo talks about creating before consuming and I agree.  The act of creating causes a reaction of flow that brings about massive change because we line up with who we are.  It also brings about change for other people as well.  So release the fear and allow yourself to be seen.  Even if it’s only by yourself at first, allow your magic to flow.  The rest will fall into place.

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