Don’t Be Afraid To Dance Your Own Dance Of Life
In order to save myself, I must destroy first the me I was told to be – The Dreamer
When you were this girls age, you had dreams about who you wanted to be when you grew up. You may already have been singing, or dancing, or wanting to be a doctor or lawyer. Between this and that statement they let you know that you should choose a less challenging career than a doctor or lawyer, because you really aren’t that smart.
Or it could be more subtle where you are being directed by your parents into the career that they want for you. That career your mom or dad wanted; or everyone in your family has this career (our family is all in the legal or medical field); or the one you want won’t be able to support you – all valid reasons by their way of thinking.
Along the way you learn to hide who you are. You learn that others will judge you or belittle you. So, you put on masks to conform to what friends and family expect – who they want you to dress like, look like, act like. You hide your dreams so that no one can destroy them any further.
You learn not to trust your heart to be in others hands. You give up on what is possible and settle for what is conforming to the needs and desires of others. You forget who you are and what you are here for. You no longer take part in the dance of life, but instead settle back against the wall and watch those with more courage or talent dance it in front of you.
Ten years from now, make sure you can say that you chose your life, you didn’t settle for it – Unknown
There is only one way to truly know who you are deep down inside. You have to get in touch with your own soul. You need to be by yourself, and sit with yourself, and just listen.
Looking back at your life, find the places where you were really happy. Find the things that are so easy for you to do, that others find hard or impossible. Trace back all of the threads that have your name engraved upon them. Start picking out and removing all of the threads that are not you. Look for the gold and silver pieces and toss out the dross.
Now look for the patterns that are left. The amazing thing is that it usually takes you back to this age. The age when you acted out who you really were, before society broke you like a young colt and told you who to be. The threads of genius that are all you, can now be taken up and made into whatever pattern you want. It is never too late to be who you were meant to be.
Sometimes when you make this journey deep into our soul, you discover that your life has to be completely shaken up.
- UPLIFT: You are covered in dust and debris that needs to be removed. We need to rearrange almost everything. Uplift what you buried.
- EMPOWER: Change almost everything. Empower your heart and soul to lead you in the right direction.
- VALIDATE: We need to go to the place we are supposed to be. You need to validate that your dreams are right. You can be and do what they are leading you to.
A close friend of mine relocated from Los Angeles to Italy and she loves it. The best thing to do is to remove what doesn’t belong and then figure out how to rearrange what does. It is an individual journey that defines who you are in a totally new way. You discover your truth by looking for it down deep within and then integrating it into your life. You are on a life adventure. This journey is for you alone. Embrace it and life it fully.
The spiritual journey is individual, highly personal. It can’t be organized or regulated. It isn’t true that everyone should follow one path. Listen to your own truth – Ram Dass
There are some that will say that living your life purpose, is being selfish. That you are ignoring the wishes of others. But actually, the reverse is true.
Each one of us was given as part of our life journey a divine destiny. You were born into the place and the family that would give you the tools to accomplish this purpose. Some of those life lessons come through adversity, some come as part of the journey of rediscovering who you are really meant to be.
If you don’t take the risks, make the changes and transform your life, then your destiny will not be fulfilled. And you will not be living the life that God sent you here to live.
So, it is actually selfish to not live up to your full potential. To not find out who you are supposed to be. To not utilize your power to its full capability. To not live out loud and up front your God given destiny.