“Because true belonging only happens when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world, our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance.”
― Brené Brown,
That seems to be the new buzz word, but what does it mean? It means being your true self. In order to realize and understand who your true self is, you have to start by thinking about your own life. We all get caught up in the trends of wearing the right clothes, driving the right cars, having the best phones and working in the highest paying jobs. Reflect on how striving to fit in with these trends impacts your life. Ask yourself if striving for and living inside these trends makes you happy. Are those things the true you?
I think people have the wrong idea about what it means to be authentic. I think the description above is the simplistic version of what it means. I also believe that you can’t truly know who you are until you do the work of uncovering your Shadow. You can’t possibly be authentic if you don’t know who you are and until you can embrace all of you.
Being authentic means coming from a real place within. It is when our actions and words are congruent with our beliefs and values. It is being ourselves, not an imitation of what we think we should be or have been told we should be. There is no “should” in authentic nor are there masks. There is vulnerability, honesty and transparency. What people see is who you are.
If there are parts of you that you don’t except or are embarrassed by, you can’t show up and be your true self. Your ego won’t let you.
There’s an inherent promise that comes with being authentic.
Be all of who you are and the world will support your authentic expression. We have been taught that the opposite is true. If you don’t try to fit in, be part of the tribe and do what every one else is doing no one will except you. The truth is, whether we are being authentic or not, most people are attracted to authenticity. People who are being authentic give those who are observing, permission to do the same.
In truth, the universe and the world will support the authentic expression of you. We just don’t realize it. If we are in alignment with our authentic self, everything that is part of our true path is magnetically drawn to us. If we are being our authentic self, we aren’t in resistance because we know this. Resistance hold prosperity at bay, flow brings it to us.
It makes perfect sense that we ought to be lavishly supported, for fully being who we are. The world want to support the most authentic version of who you are.
WHAT IS AUTHENTICITY?
Authenticity is like God’s essence coming through you. Authenticity is to be who you are meant to be on this planet.
There is nobody else out there like you, not a SINGLE one. Your authentic self is your unique expression here. It’s INCREDIBLY powerful. It is a gift that you have for the planet at this time that no one else can give. Each person’s unique expression is needed to complete the tapestry.
Think about that. Out of the billions of people in this world, when you are tapped into your authentic self, you are unlike any one of them. And, they are all unlike you. We have learned to compare ourselves with those around us when in reality it is like comparing apples to oranges. There is no comparison.
TURNING YOUR AUTHENTICITY INTO PROSPERITY
Why then is financially abundant authenticity such an illusive state to reach?
Your success comes from authenticity and yet we are not taught how to be authentic, and in fact we are socialized against being authentic.
Authenticity is the foundation for success because it allows everything that is meant to be in your life to magnetize to you. It allows the right customers to magnetize to you, the right clients and partners. It allows you to align with health, right relationship, joy and happiness. It allows you to find the right friends and the right partners that will enhance your life.
When we discover our authenticity and let our true self come out to play, we shine. We are magnetic and people and things are drawn to us. You can see how that would support greater prosperity, right?
For me, it’s a never-ending journey of discovering deeper and deeper depths of my authenticity and removing more and more layers. Having done a great deal of deep shadow work I know that each time I go deeper, my light gets stronger. When my light is stronger, my prosperity automatically increases.
If self discovery and shadow work is difficult or new to you, take baby steps. I encourage you to take little risks this week to show more of who you are to the people around you. Start with people you feel safe with and see how they respond. That will help you strengthen your ability to show more and more of who you are to other people.
Denise Linn has a book called Soul Coaching: 28 Days to Discovering your Authentic Self which you might want to purchase if this really interests you.
10 Characteristics of Authentic People Check out this list and see how you are doing.
Thanks for continuing on this journey of Prosperity Consciousness with me. I will connect with you tomorrow for Prosperity Consciousness Part 11 of 12.