Authenticity: Realize Your Unique Potential

Be You“Authenticity: Add your unique ingredients to the mix. Be real. Express yourself. Uncloak your originality and manifest your pure potential.” You possess gifts and perspectives which distinguish you from any other human who ever walked on the earth. While you may notice and appreciate some of your aptitudes, you may take others for granted because they seem normal and thus unremarkable to you. The blueprint of your gifts becomes visible when you embrace everything you bring to this life and pay attention to what comes effortlessly for you.

Many children learn to avoid authenticity in hopes of feeling welcomed by family and/or peers, and sometimes even in order to stay safe and get necessary care. You may have felt obligated to shelve your wants, needs, and feelings so you could attend to another family member or crisis. Even if you did not experience family tension, society promotes prioritizing others over yourself. Continuously pushing yourself aside disconnects you from your authenticity.

You may need to excavate below layers of false self to reunite with your authentic self and your yearnings. First you might need to give yourself permission to make yourself a priority which will support both your internal and external commitments more sustainably. Then notice what brings you joy and a sense of connection. You may have to learn to play again so you can reconnect to your curiosity about what resonates for you. Your full potential transcends roles such as good child, parent, sibling, or employee.

Expressing yourself means you admit and honor your wants, needs, and feelings plus you connect to your creativity. While it may seem difficult, even overwhelming, the resulting freedom makes it worth it. Maybe you start the blog, support the cause, stand in your knowing, or quit your engineering job at IBM to become a healer (I did, anyway!). Maybe you sing, dance, make music, write, sculpt, garden, or sew. Whatever calls to you, bring your unique energy and enthusiasm into everything you do.

In Jin Shin Jyutsu® acupressure, when you harmonize “trying to” you can more readily reveal your authenticity both verbally and in your actions. The “trying to” self-helps include Heart and Small Intestine Organ Functions, Safety Energy Locks 24 to 26, and your pinkie finger.

How do you connect to your authenticity? What obstacles remain?

The authenticity quote comes from The Original Angel Card Book – Inspirational Messages and Meditations by Kathy Tyler and Joy Drake.

8 comments

  1. Hi Christy, Another insightful post as always. The phrase ‘stand in your knowing’ is a curious one to me. I wonder if I really know what that means.

    Tricia

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  2. Hi Christy, So much power here – “Uncloak your originality and manifest your pure potential.” Amid the busyness of life and trying to be there for others, it is easy to overlook our own gifts. Or worse, dim our lights so others can shine. Thanks for another inspiring post. Joanne 🙂

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    • Hi Joanne,
      Yes, I too love the powerful angel card quotes. Imagine the seismic shift which would occur if everyone embraced their gifts and could shine as brightly as possible – phenomenal! Thanks for your comment and continued interest.
      Warmly,
      Christy

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  3. WYSIWYG – Wizzywig, what you see is what you get. And what you hear (or read) is me being me, sometimes very serious, sometimes irreverent, usually hopeful, optimistic, positive and still, after all these years and experiences, idealistic. All of that is tinged with a tincture of realism. But it’s Spirit that keeps me centered and on track.
    Psyche has been mistranslated for so long that many don’t know that it means soul, not mind, and that psychotherapy is the cure of souls. It’s all part of my “originality” some of which I have chronicled in a brief memoir, “Seven Decades: A Learning Memoir.” (2013)

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    • Ha Gary, I love the use of WYSIWYG with respect to authenticity, that’s a great twist! Your book looks and sounds delicious, I just ordered it. Great to see you here as well as in #spiritchat, thanks for your comment and interest.
      Warm regards,
      Christy

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      • Thanks. Feel free to share the book with your network. I am not a big self-promoter, must be that early training and conditioning! I see you’re in Vermont. My daughter and son-in-law have a home in Stowe and we visit there from time to time. I was just there a few weeks ago and may not get back until next summer but it’s a great place.
        So is this in northern New Mexico and we’re headed to Mexico for about 3 months this winter.
        All the best to you in your continuing good work.
        Gary

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      • I’m terrible at self-promotion myself so I get it.

        It’s about 35 minutes from our house to Stowe! I noted in your book blurb that you grew up in Ohio. Both my parents were born in Ohio and I grew up in Indiana, small world. I love New Mexico and my husband talks about possibly retiring there some day. Who knows?

        Again, great to connect.
        All the best,
        Christy

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