Express Yourself - Tips To Get You Started
Written by Narelle Clyde, a guest contributor.
What would life be like if you were living as the “most expressed” version of yourself? That means your true self. Your authentic self. The one who you came here to be. ALL of her in her power, her beauty, her greatness, her wisdom - her downright magic and all the miracles she beholds! Who would you be? How would you hold yourself? What would you share with the world?
Living a life fully expressed is not something that is reserved for a select few - we ALL get to live in our fullest expression. Every single one of us. We all have a light to shine, something of value to give and an inner beauty that exudes with every move we make. When you look in the mirror, there is a miracle, a goddess, a piece of pure magic staring back at you. I invite you to start to see her now and begin living your life as the most expressed version of you.
That life is available for everyone. It is your birthright to live a life according to your own values, to what lights you up. It is also your birthright to radiate that beautiful light inside of you that we oh-so-know is in there, even if you haven’t quite been able to own it yet -- never mind knowing what the bloody hell to do with it!
Ask yourself this: do you ever wear a mask? No, not the kind of surgical mask we are being asked to wear now. You know, do you put a filter over who you really are, depending on who you’re around? You might have one mask that you wear with your partner. Another with your friends. A different mask for a different set of friends (god forbid they should all meet together and then you’d need to decide which mask to wear?!) Then there’s the mask you wear with your parents, siblings, co-workers, the hairdresser, the next-door neighbour...And the list goes on and on. It’s exhausting. No wonder you’re going to bed each night feeling drained of energy and wondering why. It’s the masks. When you take them off for good, and just be YOU - you can be in any situation, any environment, with any other person in the whole wide world and just be yourself. That is absolute freedom, dear one! And it’s available for you, right here, right now.
Here’s the truth: You get to be ALL of you. ALL of the time.
That doesn’t mean you need to be dancing and prancing and singing from every rooftop - unless you want to, of course, then by all means YES, go do that! Being fully expressed is not about being extroverted, or ‘out there’. It’s about being comfortable in your own skin. It’s about knowing who you are and being completely unapologetic about it. It’s about loving and honouring your light as well as your dark. It’s about being able to communicate and articulate your needs, most importantly with yourself. It’s about having boundaries and a level of love for yourself that deserves an award. It’s about sharing your gifts with the world. It’s about saying yes to you and all of your desires. It’s about knowing you are worthy and deserving of it all. It’s about letting go of judgement, first and foremost on yourself. It’s about choosing you first. It’s about knowing that the more YOU you are - the more life responds to you, bringing you abundance in health, wealth and happiness.
You truly do get to do, be and have it all - whatever that looks like for you.