“The very act of saying what you think and speaking your truth is what transforms you and your relationships”
Speaking your truth is not always easy. I know for me, my fears of being rejected and abandoned would come up. I kept thinking, if I say this they might not like me or if I let them know that their behaviour is affecting me, they might abandon me and I’ll feel all alone again. It got to a point, where all I was doing was pleasing others, saying what they wanted me to say and doing what they felt was right for me. I became a very inauthentic version of myself. I felt so unhappy and quite resentful. I began to feel attacked and defensive whenever someone spoke their truth to me. The internal tape going through my mind was “Why are they saying that? That’s so rude or hurtful etc.” I kept making everyone and everything else around me wrong. Little did I know, I was denying my true self and hurting myself whenever I lashed out at others and their behaviour.
This went on for a few years, I was so busy pleasing and attacking others internally, that my physical body started showing signs of a sickness. I was getting chest pains, I couldn’t sleep at night, was constantly battling sore throats and felt like I was always coming down with something. I couldn’t take it anymore, life was just too hard. The realisation came, when I was rushed to the emergency department at the hospital because I just couldn’t breathe, I felt like there was something so heavy on my chest and at that moment, I needed a miracle. The miracle showed up in a form of a counsellor and psychic. She told me, what I’m battling with is an emotional upheaval of stuff that I’d been trying to push down for a very long time. Her words stuck with me. It was then that I realised, I needed to say what I mean and mean what I say.
Often times we think we can just get away from speaking our truth to people because our fears come up and we think, this will pass and they won’t need to know it anyway. However, I’ve learned on my journey, it is imperative that we speak our truth. We not only have a duty to ourselves, but to those around us that experience our light and presence.
“Take a stand, and speak your truth. Realise you are worthy of being loved, and don’t let anyone treat you less than. It is up to you to protect and respect your Spirit.”
Once I started speaking my truth, the following things happened:
- My relationships rose to another level and are now more authentic, loving, uplifting and inspiring.
- I’m feeling so much happier and aligned with my true self.
- My heart is more open and I’m able to listen to it more.
- I am more able to go within for the answers.
The journey to speaking my truth hasn’t always been easy but it has absolutely been worth it. I now know that I can’t go back to where I was and who I was before I started speaking my truth. The negative repercussions would be too great if I continued on the road of not speaking my truth.
Don’t forgo your truth for someone else, listen to what’s truly in your heart and allow its power to be seen and heard.