We all have done it.
You may not even realize you are doing it and
the most important part is it’s not your fault.
I’ve made up reasons in my mind to hide parts
of myself in order to protect myself.
And TODAY is the day I’m ending that.
It pains me deeply to hear anyone not being ALL of who they are.
This is why I became a coach. There are as many reasons as there are people on the planet to hide what is special about you, it basically it boils down to FEAR. (Psst… I’ve got you covered with the top 5 fears below you can overcome today.)
Are you ready to come out of hiding with me?
If you ARE then you are in for a treat, gorgeous. If you’re NOT wanting to make any waves or don’t want to get rid of your secret fears of being “found out” then this post may not be for you.
OK, I’ll go first with my big reveal.
And before I do that, I want to give a loving shout out to my friend Erika Lyremark for asking me this question. At first I could not find anything I was not owning for myself. I’m an up front, real, transparent kind of woman and and then it hit me like a ton of bricks.
Many, many, many years ago I decided I would not mention this one thing about myself when I was in the business world. This even includes when I was a yoga teacher. One day I was having a chai tea with a one of my colleagues and shared this one thing about me and I allowed her reaction close the door for me.
It’s easy to do this when we care more about what others think and at this time in my life I put more energy into what others thought about me.
After that day I decided I would only share this one thing about me in private only when I felt safe and this did not happen often. I promised myself I’d never hang out a shingle saying I’m a “ ____________”, because there was so much stigma attached to it.
I only found out the stigma was mostly in my head and not doing me ANY good.
Ok, here it goes. Deep belly breath.
I am a healer. I am a healer. I am a healer.
I feel lighter now that I shared this with you. I also understand this is not all of who I am. It is not a label or shingle it is what influences me in all parts of my life and have been taking healing classes for the past few months.
Because I’m big on defining words I’d love to share what healer means to me.
A healer to me is someone who assists others to heal themselves. Someone who is sensitive to energy, feels deeply, gets downloads about someone. Someone who has the gift to heal themselves and others in the process.
It’s not scary or weird. If you do think it is weird or are turned off by it then that’s fine by me.
We all have phases of hiding and sometimes never get past them.
Our past tends to shape us and we end up believing all kinds of things like how I let someone else’s viewpoint cut off a part of me. We do have a choice to free ourselves and today is the day if you want to put down the protective shield to see what would happen.
What I have found is when we start bringing out what makes us special like our quirks, dorkiness, woo-woo for a lack of a better word, or even our vulnerable sides there’s a magical shift that happens. You get to be your true self and no longer hold back who you are.
To sum it up, we have plenty of vanilla in this world and are all craving something different.
That difference is usually the part in hiding.
For example, if we don’t have it all figured out in business let’s say, we hide behind the idea of “I have to have it all together if anyone knew I was afraid…. or “If I share I meditate then I people will think…”
It takes tons more work to hide or imitate other people then to be ALL of who we are no matter what fears may come up for us.
I know it’s scary like being caught with your pants down on national T.V.. I went first and I’m still alive. It does take courage, heart and a “I only get one life to live as me” attitude to do it.
Just for FUN, let’s look at the top 5 fears that may be in your way.
1. You are afraid of others judging you?
2. You are afraid to stand out or be different?
3. You are afraid you will lose your friends? Or never find any?
4. You are afraid you won’t fit in and are embarrassed about it?
5. You are afraid people will think you are weird?
All human fears. All B.S. thoughts. All made up concepts taking away your light.
It’s up to you to decide if you want toss out the made up story or allow what someone told you way back when to shut down what makes you special. I suggest laughing at the story or whatever it is then let what you are holding back be shared with the world in a way that is authentic to you.
This can be in any part of your life whether it is personal or professional.
Now It’s Your Turn Gorgeous…
Tell me in the comments below what you’re hiding from the world about yourself.
You can give all of them or only one.
This is a safe space to take this first step to OWN all of you and begin accepting how awesome you are.
Example: “I see people’s auras and never told anyone.”
I’d love to hear what you’ve been hiding because you never know who may read your comment and feel less alone or even take a big leap to start sharing what makes them Special. The Universe is a friendly place and magic happens when you put yourself out there.
Thank you for reading, commenting and stepping up to be more of who YOU are as a blessing in this world.
Your Angel of Fire,