I’ve been aware for a long time that the Universe will provide everything we need, if we can just get out of our own way long enough to allow it.
More recently I’ve been thinking and writing a lot about this whole idea of being yourself.
I’ve always had this strong aversion to things I deemed to be ‘false’. I used to judge people who had cosmetic surgery, or who manipulated situations to their benefit, those who pretended to be who they weren’t and got away with it used to drive me to distraction…
Can’t you see who they really are? I would silently rage.
Thankfully, I’ve learnt about judgement and how that just isn’t the way forward.
But I still have a strong feeling that who we are versus who we’re actually being in the world is an important distinction, and it's resulted in me having a very accurate ‘bullshit alert’ – like I can genuinely feel when someone is not true to themselves, or is being inauthentic in some way, even when there is no evidence to see.
It’s become quite the latest fad to say – be yourself – and I wonder why suddenly it’s become so important, why so many others are also picking up on it.
The answer came the other day, when I was re-reading an old book Re-member – a Handbook for Human Evolution, by Steve Rother & the Group. It wasn’t anything that I read that gave me the answer, it sort of came in as a sudden revelation while I was reading.
We are in the midst of a massive shift in consciousness. There is so much upheaval in the world, those who are clinging to what was, and those who are reaching for the new. The most confusing part is that mostly this is happening unconsciously. The result is mass anxiety, fear and insecurity, even if we don’t know why.
So, what has this got to do with ‘being yourself’ and the statement 'the Universe will provide'?
It’s all connected, because at this time we can no longer afford to pretend, to put up a front, to act one way but feel another, because the energy has changed so much that it's almost excruciating to do so for those who are attuned to the new energy.
And for those who haven’t woken yet, it just isn’t working any more. People see through you too easily, things just don’t work out when you act that way any more. In short – the Universe will not support this lack of self-truth and self-awareness.
So, whether you're doing it consciously or unconsciously, the time has come to give up wearing a mask to get by.
If you’re reading this, it’s probably very conscious for you. You can totally get what I’m saying. But for many it’s not obvious and they are fighting to keep things ticking along the way they always have, struggling to understand why things seem to be falling apart.
There isn’t much to be done about that, except to understand what others may be going through and to have empathy for their situation. And the best thing you can do is be a beacon – live as an example to others so they can find their way out of the chaos.
And you do that by allowing yourself to be nothing other than who you really are.
When you embrace your true nature and live life your way, following your heart, you are allowing the Universe to bring you that which is yours by divine right. You are then living in the flow and the Universe will provide everything you need and want, when you come from that authentic expression of who you really are.
What blocks us from receiving what we truly want is not negative thoughts or limiting beliefs, but not being in alignment with who we really are.
If you are still trying to live with that mask, attempting to play a role in order to get some kind of result, then you vibrate at a level that is not aligned with your spirit, and nothing that you want can find you because the path is blocked. Instead, the things that find you are the things you think you want as this persona you’ve created.
This is why so often when we get what we’ve strived for, it arrives and it seems hollow, it doesn’t really fulfil us as we thought it would.
Often, it’s hard to know what is really us and what is part of the false person we have created, that our ego wants to keep in place, mostly for protection.
And it can be hard to trust that the Universe will provide, when we don’t necessarily have any actual proof of that.
It takes a bit of soul-searching, and often this only happens in the face of some kind of upset, or dramatic event that makes us take stock of our lives.
Or, it may be like it was for me. It wasn’t any one big event, but rather a growing feeling of anxiety and discomfort. I just wasn’t happy and I couldn’t understand why.
If you’ve read my story you’ll know that eventually I gave up my dependence on a corporate job so I could have the freedom to express myself the way I wanted to.
It wasn’t always easy.
But easy doesn’t necessarily bring joy. And setting myself free again brought me so much joy it’s hard to put it into words. Suddenly the big check didn’t really seem so important. I found all sorts of ways to get by on less, and I was SO much happier.
And this is what taught me the lesson that I need to honour who I truly am at my core in order to be truly happy.
In turn so many great things turned up in my life at that point, it gave me the trust I needed that in fact, the Universe will provide what I need – as long as I’m being me.
You have been left so many signs, so many gifts along the way – that you can only find once you’re following your free spirit – that part of you that has been calling you to drop all the struggle with life. The part of you that makes you yearn for a hammock, a palm tree, and a long, cold drink.
And it’s only when you let go and allow this part of you to be your guide, that your internal GPS system can give you the directions to follow that path where all the gifts from the Universe are planted especially for you.
Some time ago I decided I needed a job to support me while I built my own business. And within days I got a job – it felt like a miracle it happened so easily and simply.
However – and here’s the lesson - I wasn’t really tapped in to me .. I had manifested a job, that in reality I would probably hate.
I lasted one full day.
The second day I got up, with full intention of going to work - to do what I felt I should do. But then, about 20 minutes before I was due to leave I was overcome by the feeling of – I can’t do this. It’s soul-destroying and I just can’t!
So I sat with it for a while – arguing with myself about the fact I needed the money, I must go to the job.
And then this little voice said – no you don’t; you don’t have to go.
And in that moment I realised that I wasn’t being authentic – I had manifested the job out of fear and it wasn’t for me – this job wasn’t mine, it was meant for someone else. So I told my new (and now ex) employers that I wasn't right for the job, and they were gracious and accepting of my decision.
It was such a scary decision - but once I made it I was euphoric - I felt free and excited and adventurous - I didn't know what the future held, but I'd been true to ME and that feeling is priceless.
Within six weeks I manifested two jobs that were perfect for me – I could only accept one of them of course, which I did.
But the point is, the Universe provided exactly what I needed both times, the only part I needed to play was to be authentic and be me, to follow my own joy, in order to have things that fitted me turn up in my life.
If you follow these simple guidelines, you’ll be emitting a vibration that is in alignment with who you really are – and you’ll reconnect to your authentic self, understanding what it is you really want, not what you think you should want.
Then you’re on the path to living the life that you were born to live, to unleashing your free spirit and setting yourself free again.
And when you do that you’ll find – the Universe will provide everything you ever need, your only job is to allow it.
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