Accepting yourself for who you are

We want to be accepted; we want to be seen and loved for who we truly are, but we have not found the safe zone.

by Stacey Badger — 

There is no better time than now to feel your heart and be who you truly are. The consciousness of our planet is evolving at a rapid pace few in history have experienced. We have a choice: Evolve to become a more conscious individual and a part of the new age, or resist stubbornly by refusing to advance and grow.

You may be struggling to find the courage to step into the space of who you truly are — the space that you know is your authentic self but have not found the confidence to express. Or you may worry about what others think. You want to give this voice inside of you expression, but you do not know how.

This is a challenge for many of us. We want to be accepted; we want to be seen and loved for who we truly are, but we have not found the safe zone. We do not feel safe to let ourselves be seen. We fear the judgment of those around us.

There are several reasons we may not feel comfortable in our own skin — expectations imposed by our families or societal expectations from the daily bombardment of media images of what we are suposed to be and how we are supposed to look.

This concern about image has even filtered into the spiritual social media. You may consider yourself a spiritual person who is not allowed to think a certain way anymore, yet you still worry: How will people look at me?

Everybody, regardless of social status, wealth or position, wants to be accepted and has a desire for the freedom to simply “be.” The space to be allows us to breathe; it allows us to feel free in our own skin.

In the end, only you can answer these questions: Does this really matter? What is important to me? Can I go to bed each night in peace, knowing I lived true to myself and my spirit? Did my actions today align with my life purpose? These are questions you must answer for yourself.


Stacey Badger practiced law for 10 years and is now a shamanic healer and public speaker. She conducts private sessions and workshops on hearing the song of the heart and is available for public speaking engagements. or 480-208-2030.

Reprinted from AzNetNews, Volume 29, Number 2, Apr/May 2010.

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