28 Days of Gratitude ---- DAY 4
Today I am grateful for consciousness, authenticity, self-awareness, and self-growth.
It is only through consciousness and self-awareness that I am exactly where I am today. I used to think that to sacrifice my own autonomy for the highest good of all, was how I showed that I care for another.
Was it really for the highest good of all though, or just for the highest good of those who cannot handle my fire? Should an Aries blend into the background like the chameleon? Or is it better if that Aries feels empowered enough that they feel OK to show up in whatever crazy colour they choose?
The Aries in this case is me…
How are you beautifully different? Has this been embraced by the people that you love? Do you currently sit within conformity, or authenticity… or a bit of both?
I am grateful today that embracing consciousness and authenticity has helped me to put behind the depression and anxiety that I once lived. Even when life is a little chaotic, I find peace within releasing that worldly conditioning that we as humans tend to pick up along the way. I feel gratitude. I feel love. I feel purpose. I have been putting down those burdens.
At some point I realised that the worldly conditioning was never my burden to carry; but I chose to pick it up nonetheless.
My fiery passionate nature is part of my beautiful essence. It becomes hotter and more intense all the time… to the point it’s about to melt the mask that has kept a part of my essence hidden. Sometimes we hide parts of ourselves, with a view we might fit a certain mould. We conform to fit in. But conformity rejects authenticity. This being the case the reverse must also be true. When we embrace authenticity, we have this tendency to reject this thing the world calls conformity.
I learned to dance in my feminine energy; and stifle or suppress my masculine energy. This was beautifully uncovered in a Reiki healing session I attended earlier today. Thanks Reiki, I appreciate you. And of course, thank you to the beautiful Reiki healer that uncovered this truth.
Within my ramblings do I sometimes have your brain wondering where it’s gone? If your mind successfully follows mine, then you’ve managed to impress me, lol. You may just have figured out by now that my head is full of a ton of ramblings, that take even me on a journey into the unknown. Sometimes I don’t know what to do with that which comes out of my head… and so I place it here… for the world to see. Because why not? I love my little piece of crazy and it belong right here where everyone can see. This is my Inner Unicorn trying to get your attention (and perhaps mine, given I’m an Aries).
It will be interesting to see if one chooses to label me an attention seeker, as I fully step into my Aries nature… and as I head more towards my Leo North Node. It’s going to crack me up if they do. What is an attention seeker anyway? Was this label perhaps created through envy? If someone chooses to share their shame with me, I’ll put it in the anchovy jar where it belongs. (Spoiler alert, I don’t like anchovies. I actually don't have a jar of anchovies in the cupboard right now. To be honest I’ve never tried them and perhaps I never will, lol.)
So long as I am still living and breathing, I will continue to be on a journey of self-growth.
As I gradually peel back the many layers of who I really am, I stop for a moment to observe and appreciate those pieces of me I’ve uncovered. And then I push aside the mask that I was wearing and replace it with who I truly am.
I continue to be a work in progress.
As I peel back the each layer, I know that I have not quite reached my destination. I’m still learning and growing. This can be fun, or not… it really depends on our perspective. I’m quite sure I’ll still be learning at 122. I’ll most definitely live that long, hey? Maybe I’ll be learning from the 2 year old… or the 12 year old… or the 22 year old… because why not? Can we perhaps gain an appreciation for the sometimes quite innocent wisdom of those younger than us? Wisdom that comes from living boldly and in the moment. This wisdom tends to be forgotten by many as they age. It is only realised again at the point that we awaken to the fact that we’ve signed up to live in the matrix.
Am I the open book that some think that I am?
Can I be figured out?
To be honest, I'm not even sure that I’ve got me figured out yet. I tend to grow and change at ridiculous speeds at times… sometimes as quickly as I change my outfit. Perhaps I can be figured out for just a moment… but only until I feel that next shift. Lately the shifts are crazy regular. But it’s only through consciousness that I can embrace these shifts. I am loving the mystery called me. I don’t fully know who I am. It’s through consciousness, self-awareness, and self-growth that I unmask little pieces of myself; and embrace my inner unicorn.
My understanding of self is that I am as authentic as I can be today. My promise to myself is that I will be as authentic as I can be in all my tomorrows. Your purpose will always be to empower yourself enough that you can reach to become the most authentic and best version of yourself.
You will always shine the brightest when you are authentically you. Remember that.
This content is created by Rachel Reeves, who has always been a deep thinker. She previously played the supporting role in the lives of those around her, and very much held back on sharing this gift fully with other's. This is Rachel stepping very much out of her comfort zone, into what she now knows to be her inner calling, and sharing her thoughts with the world.
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