Do you ever feel like you're wearing a MASK that hides who you TRULY ARE from the world?
The theme of ‘Mask Wearing’ has come up again and again in the past few weeks.
This theme, or lesson, has presented itself strongly in my life, in the lives of those I’ve been working with, and in recent Astrological insights.
So it seems 'Mask-Wearing' wants to be spoken of on this page, possibly with some sense of urgency, as ideas surrounding this theme have been dropping into my mind for over 2 weeks now, and particularly tonight as I’ve been sitting in meditation.
One message presented itself VERY clearly during this meditation.
And that was…
"Be in your HEART, and have the Courage to be who you TRULY are!”
Then after the meditation, I went on, in silence, to perform some house-chores. In this time, memory after memory of my childhood began dropping in, reminding me of the times when I was being who I TRULY was, and other times of when I had been SHUT DOWN for being who I truly was.
For example, being who I TRULY was, was when:
Then the following memories crept in, of being SHUT-DOWN for being who I TRULY was:
The above 'shutting-down' examples, amongst countless others, would have surely contributed to the 'MASK' I built up for myself over the years, prior to my healing journey that began 6 years ago.
NOTE: I also feel it's important to share, that by 'stopping' myself from being who I truly was, also contributed to a LOWERED SELF-ESTEEM, because what the above examples would have meant to me is "you are not good enough just as you are, who you are is unacceptable, so you need to hide your TRUE-SELF from the world."
In speaking of my childhood experiences of being 'shut-down', I’m sure that ALL of us have had ALL kinds of personal experiences of being SHUT-DOWN as a child.
However, for us Sensitive Souls, the ’shut-down’ experience can have a tendency to be more amplified, where our reaction may be 'stronger' than it is for those without the Sensitive trait! For example, because we naturally have softer boundaries, we FEEL more when we have been ’shut-down.’ And because we FEEL more, it HURTS more, and we are likely to build a LARGER, STRONGER, THICKER, protective barrier around us!
This BARRIER then shows up in our lives as being part of our personality, identity... AKA our MASK. This MASK is then held up to the world as a representation of who we are, and may present itself with the following characteristics:
Additionally, this MASK is likely to appear most strongly when we perceive a potential THREAT in our immediate environment. For example, being in the company of people we 'think' are likely to judge us, or shut us down, for being our TRUE-SELF.
So what qualities are we likely to present when being our TRUE-SELVES?
Well pretty much the opposite of the ‘masked’ traits stated above:
How AWESOME are we?!?
Now at this stage, depending on where we're at in our 'Empowerment Journey', we may be likely to ONLY show our TRUE-SELF to those we feel COMFORTABLE with. Those who LOVE us, ACCEPT us, and VALIDATE who we are.
However, I'd like to stress that when we, as Sensitive Souls, are in TRUE ACCEPTANCE of ourselves, when we are in our TRUE POWER, and our TRUE STRENGTH, then THIS is when we are FREE to be who we TRULY ARE, regardless of whether or not others judge us, disapprove of us, or try to shut us down.
And the tools & techniques to heal ourselves, remove our masks, build our strength, and achieve FREEDOM of EXPRESSION, is what I offer in my 6 week, online Mentoring Program 'Embrace your Sensitive Super-Powers.'
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