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What gives you permission to be your authentic self? Spotlight:Transparency + love. A conversation with Jessica Cabrera

Today we are honored to haveĀ Jessica Cabrera, Creator of The Day in the Life of You, who is also blogging + exploring love + transparency in her writing, sharing her experience + insights – taken from actual conversations on facebook … Continue reading

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  1. Otiti says:

    Ahh, where do I begin? Authenticity. Permission. REAL expression. They’re often whittled down or wholly absent from our lives because we’re so attuned to the cues in our external environment: “Maybe I should dress this way so these people will accept me. I should probably talk like this so I can belong to that (cool) circle. I wonder if they’ll like me more if I act just like them?” It’s all such a waste of time!
    The courage to stand apart, to follow your own voice, to BE YOUR OWN person, is something we all need to grab in great big fistfuls. No one’s going to give us their blessing to be our true selves. We have to do it for ourselves, for us. Because it’s liberating. Because we need to. Because we have the right to dare and the light to shine brighter than the stars in the sky and the fire to burn baby burn.

  2. Jessie Jess says:

    Otiti thank you so much for sharing your thoughts! Real expression can be a constant struggle for individuals. We hope we can shed some light on this and get the conversation started. Your thoughts are very inspiring!

  3. Otiti says:

    Oh, I just realised I forgot to share what gives me permission to be myself! Writing my truth. Living it. Having a safe space to bare my heart’s expression with the people I love and trust. Matching my behaviour to my intuition. Dancing in the flow of my core even if I’m the only one hearing the music, LOL.

  4. Otiti says:

    Oh wow, thank you! You inspired me too. I believe inspiration begets inspiration, LOL. Premakarini and I were wondering how to get more voices to open up and share their experiences on here, so I’m just doing what I can to encourage everyone out there. šŸ™‚

  5. Premakarini says:

    Thank you so much for being a part of this, Otiti! Isn’t it powerful to do this?! And fun! I so appreciate all that you add, always! xo

  6. Premakarini says:

    I know that for me living my passions: giving myself permission to do only what I adore, has totally changed the game, too. Thanks for mentioning this: powerful!

  7. Premakarini says:

    Authentic expression:I wonder what makes it hardest? Social pressure to fit in or is it a simple lack of awareness of what is possible? Always trying to figure this out so I can share more helpful ideas + information.

  8. Premakarini says:

    SO SO true! well said! AMEN!! thank you for saying: “It takes courage to stand apart, to follow your own voice, to be your own person” I think just saying these words empowers. And you are so right in saying that we are looking for external cues instead of taking the time to explore who we WANT to be more than anything – or anyone – else. I think that the moment we REALIZE this, everything changes.
    Otiti! Thank you so!

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Love is not an emotion: it’s so much more. Emotional awareness+

EmotionalĀ thing. play. sway. engagement. passion. transparency. awareness. *permission* empowerment. adventure {all in this post} FEEL what you feel. No apologies or worries necessary. TAKE your self respect to a whole new level: quit betraying yourself: honor every emotion: FEEL what … Continue reading

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  1. Dyamond says:

    This is POWERFUL! Definitely an eye-opener. I’ve noticed that the more in tune I am with my emotions, the stronger the pain feels too. And I didn’t think of it (until now) that I’m just becoming more in tune with my being, but that I wasn’t in tune with myself at all. šŸ™‚ Love you!

  2. Otiti says:

    YES!!! Yes yes yes!! Our emotions are who we are and there’s nothing wrong with actually being able to FEEL so intensely or deeply; it just shows that we truly are alive. Whatever happens TO us isn’t as important + powerful as what happens FOR us. I think we get so caught up in trying not to feel negative emotions that we forget they’re part and parcel of life and learning. Thank you so much for sharing your wise words, and I’m thrilled my post sparked a fuse in your heart! šŸ˜€ It’s all about authentic expression, innit? I love you and I know you’ll get through this. Hugs!

  3. Thank you for sharing your beautiful words, insights & perceptions with such love & tenderness. I have been healing some deep wounds within over the past week and your thoughts are helping to shine light into the shadow spaces within myself. Thank you so much for all that you are! So magnificent. <3

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  5. Ben Sichkaryk says:

    Just stretch and go a little farther and find yourself. Great post, I live it.

  6. Zinedine says:

    For me love is tolerance. The acceptance of the fact that the partner can have different opinion about something. and that she or he will not necessarily like to do everything with us.

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Permission granted*

*to be all you, all the time My day so far: 7 ish: woke up + the trees are snow covered. {Been waiting for this photo adventure since like August } Cue assorted gymnastic style, fantastical moves accompanied by a … Continue reading

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Rise + resolve: this is your year

Are you ready to be TOTALLY You? The greatest success in the world is to be absolutely you + live life on your terms, only doing what you passionately adore. Resolve + rise: Evaluate how much you are You + … Continue reading

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  1. Love this post Justine! You are absolutely right… In diving deep inside and identifying my core values… what is important to me, and then building a business around those.. things have been aligning left and right. By letting myself be “me,” and honoring mySelf, I was able to open myself up, for really the first time in my life! The relationships I’ve formed, the doors that have been opened.. all remarkably amazing!

    I feel a new blog post on my end adding onto this great post! Thank you!!

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thank you for being you*

*{authenticity + appreciation is your power} My latest adventure: I have been exploring the experience ofĀ presence and gratitude in more depth. I even took a little break over the holiday from the online world to experiment some + play with … Continue reading

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  1. Otiti says:

    This is magnificent. Now I know for sure that there’s an explosion of love and awareness sweeping across the globe, a wave of enlightenment to elevate us to a higher standard of life and fulfilment. How else can you explain the fact that different bloggers and writers are waking up to the beauty of love, positive emotional expression, and sharing? As always, your writing sheds light on a part of my soul I didn’t even know I had. Thank you for sharing. šŸ™‚

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