Much has happened to you recently. Maybe you interacted with someone you have not heard from in years. Or you decided to move. Or a new opportunity appeared. Or there was an unexpected heart connection. All indicators that you are creating your new life on earth. Perhaps you feel nothing of note happened to you. We beg to differ. Please review the past few days and you will remember a conversation, finding money or some other happening you did not register as that unusual at the time. All are indicators that you are moving into your new life.
This is a time filled with creativity and creations. Maybe not at the level or as rapidly as you wish, but a time for you to acknowledge that you are not the cowering, fearful person you were even six months ago. Perhaps you have the same job with the same friends and relatives. That is not what we are speaking of. Even without changing your environment, you are starting to react differently and expecting different reactions in return.
Did your employer insist that you work during the recent United States Thanksgiving Holiday? Last year you would have done so to keep your job. This year you might have ignored the request or did the bare minimum with little concern about your company’s sales quota.
Perhaps your relatives expect you to perform in a specific way during the holidays. But now something within you no longer allows you to continue that charade. And so it starts. Not with a violent revolution, but with that little voice that informs you that what you were expected to do or be is no longer who you are.
Chaos? Work not completed? Hurting the feelings of friends and relatives? Those concerns used to be your barriers, your boundaries of acceptability. Slowly, but surely, those boundaries are disappearing. You are claiming your inner-power.
Let us look at each instance to help you understand why those actions no longer feel right for you.
Maybe you were fearful of losing your job in this erratic economy, so you used that fear to ignore your needs and the emotional needs of those you love. Maybe now, or in the not-so-distant future, you review that fear in the context of your life – which is based in love, including self-love. What if you are fired because of such behavior? Will you return to fear or acknowledge your creation powers? Will you create a scenario that your employer accepts what you have to offer or will you choose to move to a life not steeped in fear?
What about those friends and relatives who expect you to act in a way that makes them comfortable, but is restrictive to your being? Are their feelings and emotional health more important than yours? If so, why? Are they younger, elderly or is that how you have always acted to maintain that relationship – at the cost of your personal integrity?
Some of you feel that the shades of personal dishonesty you create to interact with others is worth the deception. That is fine. But what does such deception do to your being? Others are comfortable – are you? If the answer is yes – you feel that the love shared or maintaining your job is worth the deception. We again ask, “At what cost to you?”
We wish to introduce a new concept. In both World War I and II, soldiers were given cigarettes to supposedly ease their tension. The gift was actually a delightful marketing ploy of the cigarette companies. After the war, soldiers were addicted to cigarettes. Today, smoking is considered dangerous for your physical health. The self-lies you have created and maintained your entire life on earth, are as unhealthy for your physical being as are cigarettes. Does that offer a different picture of personal duplicity for you?
Now you are thinking that you cannot tell your friend that she is extremely overweight, your boss that you hate your job or that you are tired of pretending to enjoy those family gatherings in which you do most of the work. We cannot and will not tell you how to respond. But we will remind you that a two-year-old speaks and acts his truth daily with great joy.
Why do you attend a party you will not enjoy? Why do you work at a job that merely pays the bills? Why do you do anything you do not feel joyful about? Your answer can only be fear.
Once you allow yourself to be yourself, your world will most definitely shift. Perhaps there will be some pain as those pieces of your life that do not fit within your being are let go – not because they were right for you, but because keeping them seemed to reduce your fears. But you will eventually note – just as was true for those addicted to cigarettes after the world wars – that such fears may have eased the pain initially, but reduced your physical/emotional health overall.
It is time to claim your inner-power. It is time to know yourself and act upon that knowledge. It is time to be – in all of your loving, joyful glory. Throw away your fear addictions and claim your being. Be yourself – knowing that is your value to earth and therefore, the Universes. Stop hiding your worth. Let the gem that is you shine in its healthy glory.
We welcome you to the New Age with your unique beauty. Return to the honesty of your toddler days and you will find the fountain of youth. Continue your fear-based deceptions – and you will deteriorate accordingly.
So be it. Amen
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