Do you ever find yourself procrastinating on things that are really important to you? As if they will go away if you don’t focus on them?
Sometimes we push back on our responsibility to ourselves.
And it is a responsibility to commit to trying your best to make your own dreams come true. To align authentically with your calling.
I’ll admit that I keep putting off Soul Rooting.
I haven’t been working on it. Just like some of you who keep pushing their dreams to the side. Afraid of your own power.
If I made it a goal to post on social media 2x a week and I still haven’t been able to do that even though I am fully aligned to the purpose behind it…maybe I don’t really feel that I’m capable.
Maybe I don’t see myself as powerful enough to have an impact. Or maybe I don’t trust that I will follow through.
What if I don’t have anything worthwhile to say?
These fears pop up all the time. Even for “successful” people.
The difference is, they don’t let those fears get in the way of the responsibility they have to themselves to make sure they follow through and give it their best shot.
They dare to get vulnerable. They dare to be seen.
Remember Your Why
Remember why you need to express…why you need to share your inner world.
You want to make a difference. To move people. To inspire them to live to their full potential.
How can you do that when you’re running away from your own?
Soul Rooting is the expression of your Life’s Journey. Please share it.
Don’t let yourself shrink into the corner. I know that’s your default.
Be all the things you admire in others:
Fierce, raw, wild, free, deep, poetic…
A pure muse.
A channel for the feral nature we all hide underneath our layers of propriety and niceness.
You’ve been there before. Let’s tap into that again.
It’s up to You.
Unearth your animal.
It’s time to show up.
I can feel her clawing her way up from my throat.
Say it all!
Don’t let anything go unspoken.
You have the power to change everything.
Stop being the passive observer for a moment.
This is your chance to let go of all your toxic beliefs and patterns!
You’re aware, yes. But it’s time to take ACTION.
Become that person you know is still buried in there.
Let her out.
It is safe now.
No need to hold yourself prisoner.
You don’t “have to” do anything.
Remember who You are.
Here I Go
I’m being very transparent with this blog. I feel like it’s the only way to keep myself coming back. I am fully committed to my truth and to bearing my soul. If there isn’t any risk then what’s the point? I’m here to transform. I’m here to strip myself of all the layers of armor so that I can finally birth my true self into existence.
But up until now, I’ve been playing it safe. I’ve been creating from a place of half-assed-ness.
I need to feel like I’m being real. I need to get it all out. Maybe that’s selfish or maybe I’m not doing what I’m “supposed to” be doing as a blogger because I’m not putting my audience before myself.
But how can I produce anything authentic if I’m not giving you my truth in my own authentic and raw way?
I feel that if I’m coming from that place of freedom, real inspiration and impact will sprout forth.
People aren’t moved by articles that merely list the steps to becoming a better person. Those articles and books are important and useful. But in my opinion, people are more moved and motivated when they come across something that has been excavated from someone else’s deep pain and lived experience.
So that’s what I’ll do.
This is very difficult and very different for me.
I’ve started many blogs before but I’ve never made them so personal with the goal of growing a business from them. I’ve gotten personal. But not this close to the heart. To the body. To my inner child. My animal.
The Aries Full Moon has lit a fire within me and I don’t want to let it burn out. It’s a flame I’ll learn to caretake by breathing the air of my consciousness into it as often as possible.
I accept this as my responsibility.
If I want to embody my Soul Purpose, I will need to hold myself to this promise.
I hope that whoever is reading this will be inspired to take responsibility for their own unique purpose by committing to themselves every day. Be open to discovering yourself time and time again.
Grant yourself your own freedom.
I have to admit, on occasion I am the master of procrastination. It is normally when I know there are certain things that I have to do, but because I don’t feel like it, or don’t want to face it, I find all sorts of excuses and end up doing other things.
At the moment I am facing some emotional hardship and many days I am behaving like an ostrich and sticking my head in the sand, hoping the problems will go away. But I know that I need to face it and make decisions that are hard. Thank you for giving me the courage to take responsibility.
Thank you for sharing. Facing ourselves and our emotions can be very difficult. You are brave not only by taking responsibility but also for even just keeping awareness of your own patterns of behavior and making the changes that are necessary. Here’s to making difficult decisions in the face of fear! Cheers and good luck:)
Beautifully written. I have to say I used to procrastinate profusely when it came to my needs and self care ” Responsibility for myself “. It has only been over the past three years since I began listening to affirmations, meditating and being more spiritual. That I have stopped procrastinating and started finding things in life that make me happy. Working on myself has not been easy I am so used to putting others first. But I continue to move forward even on the days I just want to give up.
Thank you, Pat. I have the same problem of putting others first and will remind myself every day that my wants and needs are important too. Making yourself a priority is very important for people with self-sacrificing or people-pleasing tendencies.
Congratulations on your 3-year commitment to deepening your spiritual journey! Keep going! Or keep being:)