Who We Are
Our mission on this blog and the intention of every post that we share are aimed at helping even one get to their true self.
There are many preachers, teachers, ministers, counsellors, gurus etc., widely available in every corner of the world. Motivational speakers are becoming a dime a dozen and some, in my opinion, are only worth that – a dime. While several of us have training in psychology, counselling, coaching, etc, the posts that we share are normally grounded in our life experiences. We share these experiences and what helped us to grow through them. Yes, we do from time to time offer suggestions and even tools that might prove helpful to you to get to your true self. However, they are just that, suggestions or as I prefer to say offerings on a banquet table and you take what you need and are comfortable using.
Yesterday I shared the top posts from the Contributors and while some of them were not presented as means to get to your true self, at the core of each is a seed for starting your excavation. Whether that is finding your community spirit and writing to your representative in your area about human trafficking, holding a mirror up and checking for signs of hurt and wounds that might be affecting your relationship with your children or bouncing back from physical or emotional trauma you might have suffered.
Best True Self Posts
We are doing two Best of the Year articles and this is the second. As promised yesterday, this is a roundup, we could say, of the three (3) most visited posts related to finding your true self that I shared since we relocated to WordPress last year. Bloggers cover many topics and so do we, however, there is a niche for this blog and it is women empowerment, not only in the way usually promoted but including and mainly conversations on those issues that often remain in the shadows. One thing my life, my training and my experience as a practical spiritual coach have taught me is that until we shed light on those dark places, we will not really begin the process of healing and leading a fully empowered life.
Another thing that is very important to me as the Lead Blogger, Owner and Editor of this blog and community is being inclusive. Everyone is welcome, all views are heard in this small chunk of the blogosphere as long you and your views are aired with respect, without proselytizing and without the pointing of fingers – political, religious, cultural or otherwise. It matters not where you live, whether you pray, what you consider sacred we all have our issues and it is the task of each of us to find our true self.
During 2015, my aim was to share some information and strategies that worked for me to get to that place. Quite a few of you responded very well and these were the posts related to finding your true self that you visited and commented on the most:
“Enough: Is There In Your World?” was the #1 post of this category of “finding your true self” pieces. Coming out of the season of thanksgiving, gifts and celebrating, it might be a great time to re-read this particular post and answer that question. My feeling when it was first shared, one that remains true today, is that oftentimes we do not realize how much we really have and strive to get more “stuff.” The ‘more’ we have, the more our true self can get blocked by all that we have gathered. We cover up the empty places in our hearts. I particularly loved the comment of a visitor by the name of Rosey. What she said was to me the best answer to the question:
“I have so so so much going on right now. I’ve virtually lost everything, including my car in a divorce situation that I didn’t even know was coming. It’s bad and then it got worse with an emergency medical surgery that went great but is keeping me from walking much. So from bad to ugly. BUT in my hospital room my roommate was dying from kidney failure. It put a lot into perspective for me. And she didn’t have anyone come visit her while she was there…and on her release day someone came in cursing about the long walk he had to take to come get her, and the long walk they’d have home. I think they stole the wheelchair to get her home. That lady is in my prayers. A lot. No matter what is going on, someone’s always got it worse, so I work on being grateful for my blessings and I work on being a blessing to others when I know I can!”
This year might be one in which you are hoping to find a mate. The second most visited post in this category is one that you could probably have a read before you post your profile to a dating site or go on the hunt. In “Wellness And Your Next Relationship,” I wrote: “We choose and enter into relationships based on the health of our esteem, confidence and identity. You might not want to admit it, but as I look back at my past relationships, it is now easy to see where the “connection” emanated from.” Until you are happy with who you are, until you can be alone with your true self and be happy with him or her, you might want to re-read or check out this post for the first time and check your “why” for wanting a relationship.
As far as possible, my aim in all my interactions is to be uplifting. I do not always succeed. None of us do. The question in the third most visited true self posts “Are You A Power Talker Or Peddler Of Poison?” is one that I ask myself every day. It is one that lies on the table and you are invited to choose if you often find yourself in the middle of confrontations, confusion and chaos. “There is real truth and value in the biblical instructions to “guard your heart” as truly the issues of our lives do flow from it. Our “talk” with others is directly influenced by our heart, frame of mind and feeling of well-being.”
These were the top three posts in the group of finding your true self but there were several others, including those in our Letting Go section as well as the ones we published in the Emptiness series. Do check them out and sign-up to be a part of this community as there are exciting new things happening for Subscribers.
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