Remaining humble throughout life is admirable.
I truly feel so misaligned with people who have boastful tendencies, who make it sound like life is always easy, always perfect and always up without any downs. We all know this isn't always the case.
What I've learned the hard way is that what goes up, often does come down and it can go up again, and down again...sometimes it is a flat line with little ups and downs, but when we pretend it is all great or when we speak only about the BEST parts of life, we mislead and can lose trust from those around us.
Let's face it...we ALL have good days, bad days. We all have successful and years of fulfillment...but we all do experience days and years of sorrow, discouragement, failure and quite simply like we are drowning in a downward spiral...(money, health, career, business, relationships to name a few).
The more REAL we can all be with one another, the more connected and aligned we can feel with people who are meant to be part of our tribe.
Being someone who LOVES personal growth and development and positive thinking, I am not saying that it isn't important to "change our state" when we are low, and to turn our negative thoughts into positive ones...that is all important for sure, we can benefit from it all...
However as I leave this message here, I want you to know that you are perfectly imperfect, you are a wonderful human being, learning as you go. You are enough even when you are faced with challenges and struggle. You are important...even if life has given you some lemons at the moment. We all have the ability to change our circumstances (yes), and remember it will not happen overnight. Embrace the lows with the highs, don't forget who you are. Stay humble, stay honest, remain kind, appreciate your journey and acknowledge those who are real in their own journey.
Sometimes, we believe social media isn't the place to be "real" because we don't want to put negative posts out there. But the truth is, our lowest days or moments can be positive depending on if we are willing to see the beauty and learn the lesson in those times. And your learning and truth can also help one reader who is looking for hope and to know they are not alone. When people can read a post and they say "me too"...I've felt that way, I've struggled with that too, I've questioned the same things...then you know that your life is impacting other lives...just your honesty, humble nature...will HELP OTHERS who are thinking of giving up!
Show yourself to the world...faults/struggles and all...and know that you are NEVER alone!
(A Soul2Soul download)
Everyday truly is a gift, a gift to cherish, to create, to dance and play....to sing to explore, to laugh and to love...and oh so much more. It’s true that your time here on Earth as a human goes by like a flash. It’s true that life is short, it isn’t just a phrase that gets over used, it’s actually true. Yet, YOUR Soul made the decision to come here to experience life...so don’t you dare waste it in judgement, in what ifs, in avoiding risk to to stay safe. Go out there and really live your life. Every single moment becomes a choice, sometimes you’ll choose wisely, and other times you will choose - well let’s just say, poor choices will come back on you...our Soul’s purpose is to help us truly live fully, without regrets. Yet, as you read this today, this may be something you already know or perhaps, reading about your Soul may be completely new to you (as it was to Tara just over a year ago)
...but please let me be honest with you now.
Have you been listening to the messages your Soul has been giving you? Or are you ignoring these messages?
It may not be as obvious as you think it “should” be...hearing from your Soul has become a challenge for most (especially if you are an adult or a teenager) Most children still have the ability to trust their instincts (also known as their beautiful and very intelligent Soul). For instance, you may recall times during your childhood when you trusted yourself and the feeling you got when you were getting a nudge from your Soul. The most common moments would have been during times you were fearful or not quite sure about something or someone. That (very subtle) nudge helped you think for yourself and to respond accordingly, even though you would tend to want an adult (parent or teacher) to decide for you. If you knew something wasn’t feeling right, you did a pretty good job of listening to the messages that automatically downloaded to you. And guess what, most decisions adults make are based on experiences, but if you really think back to your childhood and the first nudges you got, they were NOT based on any experiences, that was always your Soul leading the way for you.
Why did it stop? This is something we will get into during later downloads, but in a short summary, you became conditioned to stop trusting yourself as much as you did when you were a child. You began to rely on the opinions and decisions that others made for you. Education is one of the biggest places that tells us what to do, how to do it and when to do it; and we begin to trust that others know what is best for us, and we slowly move away from the innate knowing of our Soul. It isn’t your fault, it isn’t the teachers fault or our parents. It is what it is, part of the human conditioning.
As Soul to Soul came to be, the purpose is to hopefully encourage you to seek for your own answers from within. Your Soul wants you to trust that small voice inside that says, “no” when everyone else seems to say yes; the ability to know the next step you must take even when others are telling you what steps you “should” take. (Ps. Your Soul will never use the word “Should” so if you ever catch yourself saying you should do something, you shall not...your Soul never wants “should” to be part of your path...(just a little tip from My Soul to Your Soul), but then again, your Soul already knows that, I’m just here to help you get in touch with yours again!