Monday, 28 November 2016

LIVING AUTHENTICALLY

"Authenticity is the daily practice of letting go of who you think you are supposed to be and embracing who you are" - BRENE BROWN

When I am living authentically I feel it. It is that feeling which gives me a knowing, and that knowing is a peace and calm inside me, like I am being honored and I belong. It is a feeling of love and having so much to give, I feel purpose and meaning. I feel it and I live it. In those moments there is no mind chatter or self judgement, it is just a way of being. That is me being real. Living from my heart and soul. There is not a mean bone in my body, I am all about love, for myself and others. Being authentic for me doesn't mean that there is no pain, because we are human and with being human comes a whole array of emotions. It means that the pain is honored and you have a knowing that everything that is happening is for your greater good, just something you need to pass through. For me it has a lot to do with trusting the process and being in the moment without judgement. Non judgement of yourself, others and circumstances.

Authenticity is something that I feel and I know. It is not a head space for me, it is a total and complete heart space. When I hear the words 'living authentically' my mind goes blank and I feel, and this excites me so much because of the level of honesty I feel it ignites in me. Its like my soul kicks in and shows me what it is. Not everybody is as lucky as I am to be given the understanding with the feeling and knowing to back it up, so my hope is that humble words will ignite the knowing in you so that you to can experience the truth of who and what you are and live it even if just for a moment. 

I know that our authentic selves are love, divine never ending out pouring love. When living authentically we are not small, we are not run by fear, we know that we have a well of love so deep and so full that abundance flows from us as well as through us. Love is our authentic state of being. We can be vulnerable without fear and give without expectation. The truth of who we are just needs to be listened to. I know that if we all started living authentically we would all be kinder, gentler, more compassionate and supportive of one another because we would not be afraid to give of ourselves anymore. We would know our source is abundant and therefore selfishness would dissappear.

Imagine a world where we all lived in our authentic state of love, it would be heaven on earth...but alas, we are human on earth and still have to cut through so much of our ego's bullshit before we can allow ourselves the gift of being permanently authentic. Life is one crazy ride! But try connect with your real self every once in a while so that you to can have blissful moments of freedom from within.  

"Authentic freedom is the power to do what we ought to do, the power to choose the good, the true, and the beautiful. That will vanquish fear every time." - John Corapi

With so much love
Rosemarie
xxxx

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

SELF LOVE

"You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserves your love and affection" - BUDDHA


In our society we are taught that loving ourselves is vain and selfish. Therefore we reject any idea to do with loving ourselves because we do not want to be seen as vain, arrogant or selfish. I think that we have totally missed the mark of what self love is, and so are doing ourselves enormous amounts of damage by not loving ourselves in the pure, non vain, non selfish way, and this is how I think we can fix that damage, and become whole, happier people.

Values, morals and principles maketh the man. These are the core traits that make someone truly beautiful. These are the things that make you love another person and therefore these are the things that ultimately should make you love yourself. If you live your talk and live by your morals, values and principles, and you like the ones that you represent and that represent you, how can you do anything but love yourself for the person you are at a soul level? If you don't feel that you do love what you represent, then change what you represent and love yourself for the courage you have to see your flaws and be willing to change them. Be the person you dream to be. Being human is the most amazing gift and our ability to create the life of our dreams through our attitude and perspective is such a powerful tool. We ALL posses that, and that is certainly something to love and be proud of.

As we are not only made up of light, but both the light and the darkness, we have to learn to love and embrace our darkness to. In accepting the dark, we can allow the light to shine brighter. We have all made mistakes, but it is those mistakes which have taught us and molded us into who we are today, so how can we not love them. The same goes for hard experiences that we have had in our lives. They have shaped us, and continue to shape us and teach us. 

Forgive and be free to love. 

Each one of us is a miracle. We all have the same miracle within us that has created all life in the universe. When I think of that, it makes me tear up at the thought of how phenomenal each and every one of us are!  

"Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it." - RUMI 

With so much love
Rosemarie
xxxx