Misfit

imagesmmmMisfit (oddity, eccentric….weird, unconventional, unusual, peculiar, strange, oddball, loner, nonconformist, rebel)

As usual I woke up centered in my heart and soul.  I consider my connection to my heart and soul to be my true self.  It is only from my true self that I can speak my personal truth.  Unfortunately it can be difficult for me to stay centered in my heart and soul continuously throughout the day.  I find it very difficult to not speak my personal truth and so I often find myself being quiet instead. I experience this as a kind of self betrayal.  The main factor for this self betrayal is fear.  Fear of making waves, fear of breaking the status quo, and the main fear of not fitting in. 

One of the reasons I write in my blog in the morning shortly after waking is that is when I am closest to my personal truth.  (Meditation, Nature, and Animals help me to re-connect. They hold no lies, nothing is hidden. This feels sacred to me, a way to re-connect without conditions.).  It is at these times when I can hear my own unique voice and also feel a connection to God.  That connection to God for me is a connection to absolute truth and purity, the highest and lightest energy there is.  It can be difficult to stay in alignment with God as I go about my day.  It can be difficult to find ways to communicate to others from this place of purity.  It is a language that most of us have forgotten or never knew.  It can be a struggle to find ways to bring such high energy into the density of consciousness that most of us function from.   

It seems to me that the biggest self betrayal is that of adaptation.  If you adapt to the “norm” long enough you may start to forget who you truly are.  I liken it to the analogy of putting a frog in a pot of cold water and slowly turning up the heat.  The frog won’t know it is being slowly cooked to death so it does not jump out of the pot.  To me the pot symbolizes the status quo, the norm. 

So, this morning I want to honor myself and all the other misfits of this world.  I want to encourage myself and others to be our true self.  We cannot change the world but we can be the change we want to see in the world.  Being a misfit is a good thing.  It means you are awake! 

We all want to belong but if we have to sacrifice our true self in order to belong, I would say it is better to be a so called misfit. 

Belonging

Belonging is the innate human desire to be a part of something larger than us. Because this yearning is so primal we often try to acquire it by fitting in and seeking approval.  Which are not only hollow substitutes for belonging but often barriers to it.  True belonging only happens when we present our authentic and perfect selves to the world.  Our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self acceptance.  Fitting in is the primary barrier to cultivating true belonging.  Fitting in is about accessing a situation and acclimation to it.  We acclimate out of fear, shame, comparison, judgment etc., etc. 

Authenticity Mantra: Don’t shrink; don’t puff up just stand your sacred ground. 

Vulnerability Mantra: Show up and let yourself be seen. ~ Brene` Brown

Excerpt from a poem/song I wrote about Jesus….. He walked alone against the crowd, a quiet man among the loud.  They’d push and he would bend, a freak of nature, a passing trend. 

Preacher of the good life, mistaken identity, born at the wrong time, and still the blind follow the blind. ~ Francis Christian

Was Jesus a misfit?  (oddity, eccentric….weird, unconventional, unusual, peculiar, strange, oddball, loner, nonconformist, rebel)

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