As we wake and become more aware, we start to see the truth. Our truth.
When we observe our lives, we can see unresolved traumas in ourselves and others projected everywhere. Notice how you speak, think, and react. When we surrender to our own whole truth and release the illusions that we have set in place to create false safety, we start to understand that factors outside of ourselves don’t have to change in order for us to change. Our mindset is the shift we need to begin our healing journey.
At the core of pain and suffering in this world is trauma that has yet to be acknowledged and healed. With these unresolved burdens we also carry false beliefs and self-limiting beliefs of inadequacy, hopelessness, and incompetence. We are the gate keepers that allow the world to heal. The powerful energy of healing is sitting with all of our hurt and loving ourselves through the uncomfortable moments of release. We do not have to participate in these burdens of shame and guilt.
Our false selves that we have created can also be called our masks or shields. These masks are an adaptive response to trauma when we’ve been hurt or betrayed. We no longer show up as our true authentic self because we have learned it isn’t safe to do so. Instead, we may become guarded, defensive, closed off or hold back our truth. We conceal our perceived inadequacies and flaws behind polished facades, thinking it is expected of us. Or we take on different personas, feeling is necessary for success. These masks undermine trust and effectiveness, both to ourselves and others, creating inner conflict as we struggle to align our lives and keep up with the story we are telling. The self preservation mask can be perceived as indifferent when underneath our layers we are struggling and seeking love, in addition we may make choices that do not feel genuine with the worry that we won’t find or keep love.
Finding your truth is remembering that wholeness is inside of you. You are already whole and complete. Embracing yourself is embracing the world. Healing yourself allows the world to heal. You are magnificent even with your scars and wounds from the past. Even with your shadows and fears and untruthful beliefs of being unworthy.
You do not need to chase love, for you ARE love.
Here are some self-loving affirmations that can assist you in shifting your mindset:
I am unconditionally lovable.
I am amazing, just as I am.
I am allowed to make mistakes.
My feeling are valid.
I’m doing a beautiful job with my healing work.
I am worthy of love and forgiveness.
I am whole and complete.
I am safe.
I am worthy.
I love who I am becoming.