Let's Get Naked
Let’s get naked, although not in the way you think. I’m not talking about shedding our clothes, I’m talking about shedding the baggage we have accumulated throughout the course of our life. The emotional baggage we carry with us each and every day.
We may be so comfortable with this baggage, we may not even notice how it impacts our health, and well-being. The baggage I’m talking about is our false beliefs, our negative self-talk, and our self-doubt, among others. Another common form of baggage is our need to blame others for the way our lives have turned out.
The list of emotional things we may need to shed could go on for a while. But the intention is to return to the truth of who we are. The person we were when we were born, naked, lacking any emotional baggage.
When we think of shedding the emotional baggage that does not serve our greater good, do we become overwhelmed? Or are we comfortable with our baggage, and would prefer to remain clothed in its negative energy?
Can we shed this negativity and discover the truth of who we are? With these thoughts in mind a conversation with my Inner Voice may shine a light on our naked truth. My questions will be in italics.
How do we collect emotional baggage as we walk through life?
Much of this baggage as you call it, has come from a lack of self-worth. As a young child, you were unsure of yourself, how you fit in, uncertain of your role as a person, or afraid to make mistakes so you would not draw attention to yourself. It is in this frame of mind where you began to trust those around you instead of learning to trust yourself.
This baggage becomes the way you go through your day. Asking others for their opinion of you, and learning if you have worth by how others treat you. If for some reason you are treated poorly, you may have chosen to change who you were to please them. In doing so, you began to distance yourself from the truth of who you were.
In time, it may be easier to accept the weight of this baggage rather than question its usefulness to your life. The thought of questioning your beliefs, of looking within to uncover the truth of who you are, may be too challenging, or too frightening. With these challenges it may be easier to remain under the load of your baggage.
Our baggage can become such a part of our lives, we may not realize we are carrying this emotional load. How do we begin to shed this load and return to the naked truth of who we are?
To begin the process of returning to your authentic self, it is important to examine your thoughts, and beliefs, to see if they are founded in love or not. Those that have no foundation in love are those that should be discarded from your awareness. Another way to know if a thought, or belief is centered in love is to look at how the world treats you. Are you surrounded by kind, compassionate and loving people? Do things flow easily for you, or do you believe the world is working against you?
When you begin to shed your emotional baggage you will be lifted to a higher state of consciousness through your increased awareness of your inner self-love. As love becomes the way in which you experience life, you will be returning back to the truth of who you are. This truth is pure, unconditional love.
By shedding our emotional baggage we come face to face with the truth of who we are, and this truth is pure love?
When you came into you physical body at birth you knew of this love. Through life you have picked up many emotional traumas along the way. These traumas have separated you from your truth. By questioning your beliefs, you begin to shed those that have been keeping you from experiencing the truth of who you are.
As you release more and more of these negative, emotional experiences from your consciousness, you will begin to reconnect with your authentic self. It is in this powerful, emotional place where you will understand the truth of who you are, this truth is love, kindness and compassion..
Is it possible to shed our emotional baggage and accept the love that is the truth of who we are?
Let me know what you think, leave me a question or a comment below, or email me at email@example.com. I’m always open to expanding the conversation further.
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