So I haven’t blogged since January …. and I am going full circle.
I have been spending time re-evaluating what I am doing with my life and where I want to go. Was I being true and authentic to myself? Does what I do make my heart sing? Am I really making a difference in the world?
I guess for last couple of years, I have felt unsettled in my heart. A knowledge that something needs to change, coupled by a fear of letting go and of the unknown. I knew I was flowing along in the right direction, but I needed to be in the actual flow rather than flowing in and out of it. It is all too easy to stay in our comfort zone, but I could sense a gentle knocking on my soul’s door.
So, I spent the past couple of years following different business and life coaches, reading self development books, etc and in all honesty, what I have realised is that I just needed to get out of my own way. By doing that, I have come to realise what I really love doing and what I want to do.
Hence, I am going full circle.
Amongst other things, I will be relaunching what I launched over 15 years ago but revamped and updated. Details will unfold in my weekly e-zines and facebook, but it does make me smile at the thought of going full circle. Perhaps when we are younger, we just do what we love doing, without a second thought? As we get older, we consider and perhaps get overwhelmed with our responsibilities and duties?
I must say that I have gone through life, pretty much doing what I wanted. So, I cannot say that is what happened with my journey.
Most of us have some element of self-doubt, and through life, things happen that can reinforce any doubt you have in your mind, and can knock you back.
What I now realise is that they are just stories in my head; that no one can make you feel bad, or doubt yourself, or feel inadequate, apart from you. It comes down to our own self-belief. Babies, toddlers have no fear and most certainly do not doubt themselves. As adults, we do. So, what has happened in between?
LIFE and all the experiences that come along with that.
And that colours our view of the world, and our view of ourselves.
So, strip it all back.
We are all beautiful, talented, loving, fearless people.
Life, God, the Universe, or whatever you believe in has a plan and we have a part to play in it. So often, we get caught up with our own stories and we contentedly live our lives in our little bubbles of safety, comfort, self-importance. We just fail to pop our heads out of our bubbles to see the bigger picture.
Shake off your stories.
Join me on this journey of returning to our authentic selves.
Much love … Ann-See x
Our Deepest Fear
by Marianne Williamson
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness
That most frightens us.
We ask ourselves
Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small
Does not serve the world.
There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking
So that other people won’t feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine,
As children do.
We were born to make manifest
The glory of God that is within us.
It’s not just in some of us;
It’s in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,
We unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we’re liberated from our own fear,
Our presence automatically liberates others.