Unique, beautiful human!
YOU are the only you in the world!! So if you don’t think you are special or unique- think again. Even if you are an identical twin that has shared the womb together, you have YOUR own passions, values, quirks and unique experiences that make you YOU.
Ya I know… there’s a stigma around being different and being “different” isn’t really what we, society as a whole, are taught to be when we are young. We end up conforming, shrinking ourselves or parts of ourselves to fit in with others. Some of us don’t, some of us figure it out sooner than others, and some of us conform our entire lives- afraid of being judged or labeled as something other than what our Ego (or other’s) think we should be. “Try not to bring too much attention to yourself or they might think you are weird and different”. GASP.
I have literally joked with friends in the past, saying “act normal” when someone new walks into the room. Sadly, it isn’t really a joke, as most of us do this. We conform to whatever our “normal” is to make other people comfortable or happy. Hello fellow people pleasers, raise your hands. I am a recovering people pleaser myself, so this is from the heart. I hope reading the next part of this blog will spark something within you. I hope that it will ring a bell and align with you. So you can, and by the way.. YOU CAN, be who you truly are meant to be.
Sis.. thinking like you have to conform to fit some sort of standard is BS. Don’t dampen your light to fit in with the others- it’s time to turn it up and let it shine. Who cares what other people will think. If you are being your authentic self, living your truest life, you will naturally attract people with your light. Like attracts like. Your highest vibrational self will attract the highest vibrational people. People that match your vibration and love you for being your authentic self.
But you have to put in the work to know what sets you apart AND what sets your soul on fire. You must do the INNER WORK, which is tough, but if you show up and do it, you’ll be so glad you did. Here’s my example:
What makes me stand out from others? What makes me stand out from other wellness coaches? My love and connection to animals and nature, my caring and empathy, my sense of humor, my experience with Hashimoto’s- along will all the pains I have been through in this life, my passion for non-toxic living, my love for teaching, and my obsession of guiding women with health issues to healing with holistic methods. Women with chronic conditions, autoimmune conditions, pain, depression, and anxiety. Guiding these women to their light and to the moment of realization that they have the healing power they need within themselves.
Your turn! What makes you stand out? Aside from your certifications, education, work experience. What makes YOU different from someone else with the same work experience and educational background. If you were to swipe all that OFF and were left with a clean slate- with no titles or fancy letters following your name, what would make you YOU? You can also apply this to your professional self, like I did. What makes you stand out from other people in the same profession as you? Again, think about your passions, personal experiences, your quirks “you-ness” and the people you serve.
When you are ready, spend about 5 minutes (or more) writing down your thoughts, feelings, emotions around this prompt. There are no wrong answers, just answers left unwritten and unsaid. After, if you feel encouraged to share your response with me, I would SO love that. You can either comment here or email me firstname.lastname@example.org and we can become online BFFs ♡
We can all use a lil reminder/reassurance that we actually ARE worth what we know deep, deep down that we are worth (think about that for a sec)… Know what sets you apart so you don’t fall into/ back into the mainstream conformity “trap.” It’s easy to default and do what the others are doing. But, if it doesn’t feel good to you, or align with what you know is true for your highest self or your highest future then STOP- stop pretending to like something because you think it will make others like you. Life is too short NOT to do the things you love. It is too short to fill your time with things that DON’T set your soul on fire. If something doesn’t feel good, don’t do it. It is either a hell YES or a no.
It is time. Time to listen to what your soul says. She (your soul) is wise. Listen to her as she knows your uniqueness. She knows what you have been through and what power you possess. She knows what you are capable of and what makes you jump out of bed in the morning. Treat yourself like YOU are the only YOU. This is your superpower.
You will make the world a better, brighter place by shining your unique light from your authentic self.
Remember this always. Whenever you feel small, or dull, ask your soul what or who is blocking your light ☽