Spirit of Oya

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post title background The Real and Authentic You

"who are you"a cloud word on sky over clouds.“Who am I, and why am I here?”

So many of us get caught up in our busy, everyday routines that we never stop to ask ourselves about our mission in this life. We don’t stop, touch our chest where our heart beats, connect to our spirit and feel the glowing warmth within.

So, who are you?

This might feel like a big and crazy question to stop and think about sometimes, but you are a human being who gets to live and connect with the beauty of the spirit that resides within and is blessed to live through your body and make a difference in your own life and in the lives of others. Therefore, it is important to stop and connect with yourself and figure out why you are here and what truly gets you up in the morning.

I meet so many people who say they feel “stuck” in jobs that are not an expression of their authentic selves. They get up each day going to do work that does not allow them to freely engage in creative expression of their true selves. They are stifled and unable to shine their inner light fully. Is this how you want to live out the rest of your days? If you aren’t following the dreams in your heart now, when will you?

And think about this: When you are meeting someone for the first time, what do you want them to see? Do you want them to see a false, fictitious character just going through the motions of living, or do you want them to see the bright, inner you that is itching to get out and shine your light in the world?

It can be scary to dig deep down inside ourselves and shine a light on our dreams, but we all need to spend some time truly looking at ourselves to see how we can lead joyous, happy lives, sharing our inner gifts and making sure that every day we are alive we are living with purpose and making a difference.

I know “connecting” may not feel easy, but honestly, it is also not that hard. It may feel strange and even unnatural at first, but that’s just because you’re not used to it! And once you start connecting with your authentic self, you won’t want to stop! Because, there is just nothing like the feeling of connecting to the truth of YOU and living as exactly who you are. Living at the authentic self level makes everything beautiful, graceful, happy and peaceful!

I feel so present in my own life that sometimes the emotion makes me misty eyed. Of course, it was not always like this, and sometimes even I still have to push through challenging emotions in order to move to a new level. But once I push through the fear and anxiety on one project, moving onto the next project and the project after that gets easier and easier.

Getting through the major fear, anxiety, judgments and negative self-talk or fear of what someone will think about your dreams or vision is a major part of living authentically. But once you learn who you are, why you are here and to stand firmly in your own light, overcoming these roadblocks will come easily to you, and you will be able to move forward with confidence.

be-who-want-beThe glow I feel in my own day to day and when helping others enjoy the peace of living an authentic life rooted in their dreams is what motivated me to write my book, The 5 Star Points for Success:  Manifest your Dreams, Live Your Life’s Purpose. I see so many people who want a “quick fix” for their lives, not realizing that any major life change is a process that requires some work. I continue to share my 5 Star Points system to help provide a structure for this work, because I want others to feel fulfilled, stay on top and reach even beyond that top to greater things for their soul and for the world.

So, I invite you to take the opportunity today to speak, meditate and connect with your true self. Look into that mirror and say, “Who am I, and why I am I here?” And answer yourself honestly! There is no better day than today to be you and live YOUR unique, special life. And when you lead this blessed life, you will inspire others to do the same with their own.

What are you waiting for?

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