3 reasons why you want to be authentic, be seen, and serve others.
"“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.” ― Carl Gustav Jung"
1. Authenticity helps your tribe recognize you.
For years Christians lived in fear of openly revealing their religious beliefs. To deal with this, they drew a curved line in the sand “)” as a subtle symbol of their faith. It was only when a person of the same faith showed up, and recognized the symbol, that they would complete the drawing of a fish with another curved line like this “(”. This symbol helped them to find one another and feel safe.
2. Authenticity draws people in like a magnet.
Our external appearance, our words, and our energy are sending messages into the universe about who we are. Make sure you are being who you want to attract.
Several years ago, I found one of my soul sisters in a cafe in Thailand who became part of my soul family. I was immediately drawn to this woman because she had on a very unique mandala necklace, and I felt compelled to make a comment. This mandala, she told me, was a spiritual tool she used in meditation. Right away, It seemed like we had a lot in common.
She told me she drew it, and had it made into a pendant, while she’d been traveling the world for the past 2.5 years, discovering herself.
I knew, right in that moment, I wanted to know her and we have been friends ever since. I became part of her purpose and she became part of mine.
3. Authenticity makes work feel like play.
Doing what lights you up, and sharing your gifts with others, becomes your purpose. If you are living in alignment with your values, and serving people you care about, then you will be doing what you came here to do, no matter how big or how small the job looks to someone else.
So what does your side of the fish drawing look like? What does pure joy look like for you? What are you doing when you lose track of time, and forget to eat?
By answering these questions you will be able to discover your hidden gifts, your unique nature and your reason for being here. This will turn an ordinary life into an extraordinary one.