Do you actively embrace the truth of who you are? I realized that this year I must work more actively to be mindful in embracing my truth.....Well, what does that mean exactly? Great question!
It is actively embracing and honoring the realities of life. I have the honor of seeing & experiencing so many people who are hurting behind the 'scenes' we create. The sad truth is (especially in "Facebook Land"") everything appears to be hearts, roses, & wine.
It is very rare to see anyone speak 'truth'. We are beginning to see a resurgence with this honesty unfortunately due to our sad political climate.
Our technology is wonderful but, it has some serious flaws. People can be literally 'anyone' they want ... with no basis in realty online. I am seeing many individuals, friends, family and sadly many children now; who are struggling because of this.
During my meditation; I recalled my conversation with my 93 year old Grandmother earlier that day who said,
"There comes a time in ones life when we have no choice other than to speak the truth. And my dear, at 93 I have long ago reached that point."
When I looked at this statement it dawned on me ... I intrinsically have always been open and unafraid to say my truth. However, in my case it was just slowly beaten out of me after 16 years of abuse by my ex-husband. I decided after a very inspiring conversation with my Grandma that I cannot abide this within myself anymore.
So....moving forward, I will be sharing truths and in between- I will be reminding myself it is none of my business what other's think about my truths. In general, I have noticed that when people are going through hardships they either don't say anything or if they do they don't receive the support they perhaps could. I would like to see that change.
I see it as a normalization of 'life'. (watching my own Mother slowly fade away has made me feel how people shy away from death and don't want to acknowledge it.) I have spoken to my Mom's friends who see and visit with her and say, "Oh she looks great and she is doing so well." Then I get to see videos of her and talk to her myself and "see" how she is 'truly' doing. No one wants to be the bearer of bad news...Death is a part of life. It sucks........but.....it happens to us all.
I also found this place after spending time in various chat groups with other Neuro-diverse parents and parents of children with different struggles. It then dawned on me how the preponderance of the time we never hear about these struggles. Time and time again when asked why they never reach(ed) out the answer is chronically they didn't get the support. As my own Neuro-diverse 5 year old says, "Life Happens." and it happens to us all. We can either mask it and put a shine on it.....or maybe if we are brave & vulnerable enough perhaps..... We could process our truths, move forward with truth and into not just our own healing - but healing for our society and world.
Jodi Moses, LCHT
Washington State Licensed Clinical Hypnotherapist
& Youth Advocate Life Coach
Proudly serving the Greater Pacific Northwest Region.
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