Embrace the black sheep within you. It is your beauty. It is your truth.
It is a powerful moment when we realise that we hold power over our destiny. Be mindful of giving away that power. Be mindful of dimming your light to keep another comfortable.
To pretend is to actually hide our true beauty. We live a lie when we pretend. So why do so many people pretend? Society seems to tell us to, does it not? We are taught that things must be a certain way in order to belong.
And so we reach to belong. We reach to be accepted. But do we manage to achieve that feeling of acceptance and belonging? What I have found is that I can only find acceptance and belonging if I accept myself as I am and where I am at right now. For me, acceptance and belonging was impossible by looking to others.
Some of us are not built to conform. We are built to question the status quo. Many don't like it when we do. Many push against it. Many suggest it is not okay. Why? Because it shines a light on what they don't want to look at. Quite simply put, it causes them discomfort.
My suggestion for those who feel like the black sheep; embrace your black sheepiness. Don't look to others for acceptance and belonging, for you may never find it within those around you. Instead go deep within and embrace your truth. Learn self-love and self-acceptance.
Mutations, if embraced, offer such beauty in this world. Show up in your authenticity. Let your authenticity and truth be your gift to the world.
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.
This video and article is intended to support self-growth, but the information provided is to be taken as personal opinion only. Feel free to take what resonates, but use your own inner-wisdom and guidance when doing so -- you know yourself much better than anybody else ever will. The information provided is to be in no way regarded as Medical, Legal, or Financial Advice. Please seek professional advice where needed. Thank you.