Today I choose to hold true to who I am.
I have a question for you today, and if you are brave enough to answer, please leave a comment below with your answer.
The question is as follows:
Would you walk away from everything you ever owned, and gamble it all on love?
Not sexual love.
And not love of another person.
But real love.
The love of your self….
Would you do it?
Would you walk away from being comfortable, and give everything up for the right to live your life authentically, allowing your soul to lead the way by doing what truly lights you up?
When you are living your true authentic self you start to feel a sense of liberation and freedom as you no longer live, by fixed societal beliefs and expectations but start to bring awareness to what feels most truthful to you.Amanda Spencer
Right now as the world goes through turmoil trying to adjust to the new way of life being enforced upon us, many people (including myself) are scrambling to come to terms with ways to pivot their business and bring more income into their family.
Faith in a Government who cares for everyone equally, or belief in a human life to live and prosper so long as you harm none, has been stripped away from communities and individuals en masse these last weeks as we have seen innocents placed under house arrest as Governments demand Covid Testing and strict isolation measures causing many businesses to close once again, or many individuals to lose their jobs— a deliberate blow to slaughter an already struggling economy– done to a community of people who have not committed a crime and many times are the same community of people who have helped weave the very fabric of life many of us have taken for granted.
As individuals and business owners alike come to grips with what this means for their rights to earn an income and live peacefully, it is not uncommon to turn to the internet and marketing gurus in a quest for someone to help solve our issues at the press of a button.
And perhaps the scariest thing of all is how-oh-so-simple- this really can be.
Should you find yourself in a spot of bother right now and need to find a way to make money online– either with your current business or by starting a new one all over– then with the right guidance and a pocketful- of- not- as- much- cash- as- you- may- think- is necessary– then yes.
It is very possible.
However is the road you are going to take now, going to be in truthful alignment of what you really want?
Will it be something which lights you up….or will it be something which makes you “heavy?”
Insight comes from understanding what lights you up and what makes you feel heavy.
It’s this polarity that pushes you to the edge of comfort and unmasks your hidden truths and fears, that asks you to question all your limiting thoughts and beliefs about yourself and your life.Amanda Spencer~ Holding true to who you are
Although it can be tempting to run out and grab the first thing to ease the discomfort we are going through during these difficult times, we can stop for a moment and ask ourselves what lesson we can take out of the difficulties we are facing.
It is through the challenges of falling down and getting back up again that resilience is developed and a persistent character unravels that can withstand the breakdown of limiting beliefs around the inner Self.Amanda Spencer~ Holding true to who you are
Today, tomorrow and possibly for the next few months and years as covid-19 unravels many of the things we have worked so hard to build– there are going to be many opportunities that present themselves to you, me, and the greater world at large– which will ask you to consider where your true north is for what you want out of your life.
Although it may be tempting to compromise on your souls wishes for the sake of feeding hungry mouths, or putting shoes on ones feet, instead we can choose to take these opportunities as gifts to bunker down….to plant our feet firmer…and let our core values lead the way.
When you stick to your core values you start to see these hardships as lessons to work through emotionally and mentally and this will lead you to developing a thick skin as you will no longer be ashamed of your values.Amanda Spencer~ Holding true to who you are
Amanda shares with us that:
Creating a magical life for yourself is your birthright.
Sometimes it means taking an honest hard look at who you are right now in the present moment and asking yourself:
Am I matching who I want to be?Amanda Spencer~ Holding true to who you are
If you find yourself being pulled in a direction over the coming months to compromise who you are or what you need at this difficult time in your life– especially if it is in relation to making money in order to get back on your feet and dela with the current crisis, then Amada has a mantra you can use in your meditation as a way for you to reach a different state of consciousness. I’ll share it with you below.
Written by Present Mindfulness Academy
“I am honest and authentic, I know who I am,”
this mantra opens up a dialogue with the ego and gives you the opportunity to witness your thoughts,
- as you become the observer of your mind,
- you can sit with this mantra and discover how the Ego fights the truth of this statement,
- you then have the power to decide if you want to believe in the fears and negativity of the Ego or let the Ego know you’re not playing this game anymore.
Although we can’t always control the situations that are happening to us, what we can do is control how we want to respond.
My response for today and the uncertain future to come– is to hold true to who I am, by making conscious decisions at each and every stage of my new startup, regardless of mounting pressures to go against the very values which enable me to live a life of authenticity.
If you feel the same too, feel free to download this merit badge and proudly display on your social channels of choice and let the world know you are not ashamed to be you.