Be True to You with the Power of Authenticity

Posted by Chaya | Posted on 04-25-2013

Just think of all the things you would do if no one was looking, no one was keeping score, and no one cared how you lived your life! You might:

Authenticity - Harley Dog Take a month off from work, grab your best buddy, and zip off to get a taste of those beautiful soaring mountains of Argentina.

• Crank up some good music and dance wildly around in your skivvies while you clean your house.

• Cut your hair, dye your hair, dress it up, wear it down, put flowers in it, put hats on it, change it around every day to suit your mood.

Change careers. Yep, just turn over a new leaf and step into doing the kind of work that makes your heart soar. No more Monday blahs!

Spontaneously grab your partner right in the middle of Main Street, swoop him (or her) back and plant a whopping kiss on that sweet little face right in front of everybody.

• Go the grocery store for your weekly staples and instead take a left turn into the SPCA parking lot and come home with a brand new little puppy.

Life is rich and refreshing when you
tap into the Power of Authenticity!

If you’ve never done this, and it’s anywhere in your power or interest to do so, this is one of the highlights of my life.

It was a couple of months after the end of my diving career, which, as you might guess, was a very rigid time spent following rules, doing what I was told by my coaches, and striving for perfection.

I bought an unlimited travel Eurail (train) pass, and I went to Europe, by myself, with just a pack on my back.

For 6 weeks I went where I wanted, when I wanted, with no one to answer to but myself. I didn’t have to compromise with anyone. I wasn’t on any schedule. There was no one I was trying to impress, no promises to keep.

I would just wake up each morning and ask myself, “What do I want to do today?” And, “Where do I want to be?”

I remember having breakfast one morning in Zurich, sitting at a restaurant overlooking a lake, and deciding I wanted be having dinner in Italy.  And so it was.

Sometimes I would just go to the train station and see what trains were leaving soon, and which one called to me. Barcelona? Avignon? Florence? Luxembourg City? Yes, one day Luxembourg was the answer, and off I went. Why not?

To experience no other calling or pressure other than my own heart’s desire… got me in touch with levels of my being I never knew. It helped me hear my heart very clearly, and showed me that’s where ‘freedom’ really lives.

After such a saturating, authentically-me experience, and getting so deeply in touch with the rhythms and desires of my heart, it’s been almost impossible to not follow my heart ever since.

If there’s something like this you’ve always wanted to do – please do it. Strengthen your Power of Authenticity first if you need to, and follow the beat of the drum that is uniquely you.

Don’t be a lemming that follows everyone else off the cliff ~
find your own way, listen to your own voice,
follow your own heart.

Abiding by the rules and doing the same old thing in the same old way has it’s place.

But, is that ALL you’re doing?? What happens if you ignore those inner callings to break free and do something new, different and authentically “you”?

You might:

Feel bitter and ripped off, because you’re so busy following everyone else’s lead or keeping up with the Jones’ that you overlook what makes your own heart happy.

Lose your enthusiasm about life, thinking that living in the moment is just for kids or irresponsible people.

Blame everyone else for stifling your free spirit…and rationalize that if your family, your boss, your community and even the darn government would quit forcing you to do what they wanted, you’d be a lot happier.

Suffer from headaches, stomach aches, ulcers, and all those things that are really your body’s warning signs that you’re not being true to yourself.

• Wake up one day sick of your life and ready to dump it ALL (including the good stuff!) in a desperate attempt to reclaim yourself.

Don’t wait until it gets to that point!
You don’t have to live your life
just to please everyone else!

Responsible people don’t always follow all the rules. Some of the most wonderful inventions and solutions come from spontaneous experiences and unconventional people.

Your heart will keep calling you until you answer, so why not pick up the phone now?

Let your passion be your guide. That’s the best GPS around.


2 tips for leaping into to Lavender authenticity:
#1: Are you screaming inside from all the years of ignoring what excites you! Start greeting your day with this affirmation:

“I do what I love to do!”

We recommend that you wake up every morning and before you get out of bed, say or sing these words 7 times. Then jump up and go about your day, being sure to pay attention to those moments when you have a sudden urge to do something spontaneously “you.”

#2: Keep the Authenticity Vibrancy Essence by your side if you are tempted to follow everyone else’s worn out paths through life. Take 14 drops under your tongue daily or when you need some support in being your yourself.


Do what you love,
and not just the money,
but LOTS of good things will follow!

Follow your bliss.

~ Joseph Campbell

Be real, be authentic, be free!

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