Belonging Part 2: Speaking Truth as a Belonging Practice


Why is it so difficult to Speak our Truth at times? Or even admit our deepest Truths to ourselves?  Recent experience has taught me that the deeper wound, underneath not speaking my truth, is a fear of not belonging. Marianne Williamson famously wrote: "It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us." Ultimately, I think we are afraid of what it could mean to be authentically, 100% honest and seen in the truth of who we are.
Myself, as well as many clients and those around me, have expressed similar fears this time of year. Could it be that we are surrounded by the illusion of what things are "supposed to" look like this time of year? Added pressure to stay small, silent, and not make waves with those we love? Nature is always calling us into greater gestures of bravery. And as we accept those invitations to BE with our personal edge, we lose the ability to shrink into falseness.
My personal practice, above ALL other practices right now, is to relinquish the immature desire to be taken care of, as an illusion of false belonging. I wish to parent my own originality. Again and again, my dream demands leadership from myself, calling my life's vision forward into the world, step by vulnerable step. May we all be brave this holiday season, and step forward to be seen in the raw authenticity of who we truly are.