We live in a world of mixed messages, religious dogmas, political ideologies, societal biases and familial structures. Discovering the real you buried under the deeply layered external pressures can be a bit trying however with foresight and perseverance it can be done.
My cousin divorced her husband several years ago. In doing so, she realized her musical tastes were either her dad’s or her former husband’s. She didn’t know what she thought about politics yet alone religion or spirituality. Her food choices were not her number one preferences. She discovered through her journey that most of her beliefs were based on what others had taught her to believe rather on what she felt to be true within herself. Her divorce and subsequent time alone, helped her carve her own spirited pathway, leading her into academia.
That’s probably the case more than we know. We take on others beliefs rather than taking time to really ferret out what makes our heart full and glad. The bottom line is it’s easier to “follow” rather than to “forge.”
At this time of year, when we are bombarded with holiday overdose combined with the darkening of the days, those opposite juxtaposing forces are a wonderful platform for us to really identify what we believe in. What our truths are. What we hold within our deepest cellular matrix, within our hearts to be true just for us. Not someone else’s belief, or religion or political preference. Ours and ours alone.
Then stand up to them, those beliefs, your truths. Hold them near and dear to your soul as they will guide you on your journey across the stars.
Everyone deserves their own truth. And they of course are right.
Cosmic sunshine to you.