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Sharing My Real Self with Others

Be True to YourselfJesus says that “love is a gift” that cannot be expected, demanded or earned and whilst I thought this is a beautiful way to view love, I’m only just starting to become aware of what this really means. Although, I know that I must let go of my erroneous belief about love and feel God’s Truth, that love is a gift, before it will sink deep into my heart. I have realised that it is a gift of my love to share my real self with others who care for me and want to know me, which I have never thought of myself in this way before today, that who I am is a gift. How I came to this realisation was through my prayer to God yesterday morning, I asked God to show me what my biggest fear is and to help me become aware of what was stopping me from actioning my biggest passion. By late afternoon I started to become aware of my biggest fear, which hinders much of my progression.

My biggest fear is being my real self and sharing who I am with others. I can show parts of my real self with those that are closest to me and on my blog (although this is a small portion of the depths of my passions), but on a larger scale I am terrified of sharing who I am, what I love, and what my passions and desires are. A fear that I have also realised that the majority of people have; afraid to be our real self 100% of the time, afraid of being judged, rejected, abandoned or attacked for being who we were created to be. What I have come to learn on my journey is that, because human love is greatly flawed and is not God’s definition of Love, whether we are being our real self or our façade self, we are not going to be loved the way God Loves Her children. So I would rather be my real self and please God, to live in harmony with God’s Love, and to become happier, healthier, and more free, than to live in a façade degrading my soul in order to try and please people that don’t really love me anyway.

Being our real self, who God created us to be, is a gift of love to ourselves and to others

My biggest passion is to teach Divine Truth through my personal experiences, so that it may assist others that are interested in developing a relationship with God and growing their soul in Love. However, I have a fear of public speaking, which I have had as long as I can remember, so this limits me to sharing my passion to those that are close to me or via my blog. Thus, the reason for my prayer to God, to show me what is getting in the way of following my passions, and also to receiving more of God’s Love. I asked God why was I so scared to express myself to large groups of people, which is my fear of sharing my real self, due to not being able to be who I was created to be as a child and I continued this throughout my adult life. I was taught by my home environment and society that I can’t be myself and if I’m not who others want me to be, than I will be dis-approved of, rejected, judged and/or attacked. So I learnt to be my façade self in order to try and lessen, and protect myself from this unloving behaviour.

Growing up in a restrictive and unloving environment has had a major impact on my whole life, including being fearful of expressing, being, and sharing my real self to most people, and especially in front of large groups of people. As a result, I have not embraced my biggest passion, which is not loving to myself as I don’t get to know and discover more of who I am, as well as limiting my growth. Also, this is not loving to others, as I am making it about me and not about sharing how beautiful and extremely beneficial it is to have a relationship with God, and to receive God’s Love. So my intention now is to challenge my fears and feel through them, so that I can feel the underlying causal emotions, which will enable me to be and express my real self more.

When I sincerely put the principals of Divine Truth into practice, they do work and life becomes more joyful, there’s more freedom and a growing confidence to be who God created me to be. One of the many benefits of developing a relationship with God, is that it makes this process so much easier than working through emotional injuries on your own.

God Loves all Her children and She is with us, and helping us every step of the way, even when at times we may feel God is not.

Love
Jennene 💝

~ Padgett Messages – A message from Helen Padgett November 30, 1914.

She Let Go

The poem below was shared by someone in the art journal course I am doing, which I found very touching and fitting with my last post – My Soul Reflects Upon The Autumn Leaves.

Thank you Safire for permission to share your beautiful poem,

She Let Go

She let go. Without a thought or a word, she let go.
She let go of the fear.
She let go of the judgments.
She let go of the confluence of opinions swarming around her head.
She let go of the committee of indecision within her.
She let go of all the ‘right’ reasons.
Wholly and completely, without hesitation or worry, she just let go.
She didn’t ask anyone for advice.
She didn’t read a book on how to let go.
She didn’t search the scriptures.
She just let go.
She let go of all of the memories that held her back.
She let go of all of the anxiety that kept her from moving forward.
She let go of the planning and all of the calculations about how to do it just right.
She didn’t promise to let go.
She didn’t journal about it.
She didn’t write the projected date in her day-timer.
She made no public announcement and put no ad in the paper.
She didn’t check the weather report or read her daily horoscope.
She just let go.
She didn’t analyse whether she should let go.
She didn’t call her friends to discuss the matter.
She didn’t do a five-step Spiritual Mind Treatment.
She didn’t call the prayer line.
She didn’t utter one word.
She just let go.
No one was around when it happened.
There was no applause or congratulations.
No one thanked her or praised her.
No one noticed a thing.
Like a leaf falling from a tree, she just let go.
There was no effort.
There was no struggle.
It wasn’t good and it wasn’t bad.
It was what it was, and it is just that.
In the space of letting go, she let it all be.
A small smile came over her face.
A light breeze blew through her.
And the sun and the moon shone forevermore.

~ Rev. Safire Rose

Letting Go

A journey of letting go of error/emotional injuries/false beliefs, a journey of learning about Love, about God and embracing the child God created me to be. Somewhere hidden amongst the layers is a beautiful child waiting to shine brightly in Love. Jennene💗

Creative Heart Work – Week 3

Self-Compassion #OLCBreneCourse

Self-Compassion – Brené Brown Art Journal eCourse

I have really loved doing this weeks assignment, which is about self-compassion and talking to ourselves as lovingly as we talk to others. I have developed more self-compassion as my soul heals, so this assignment for me has shown me how much I have progressed since starting my healing journey. I have a long way to go, but its nice to see and feel that I have made some big changes and transformations in my soul.

Our assignment this week was to find two pictures or memories of times when you could have used some compassion. Times when you where struggling or had feelings of being alone or feelings of not being enough. We then pasted the photos in our journals and wrote down next to the photos something loving, kind and compassionate we could tell ourselves, if we could have gone back to that time and whispered to ourselves.

When I first read about this weeks assignment, I felt it might be like doing an affirmation, which I prefer just to be honest with myself instead of telling myself something that I don’t believe in my soul to be true. What I found was, it was opening up my heart to love myself more, I could feel as I was looking through all of my photos again, how healing this process was for me and choosing two photos that reflected my assignment. After completing my heart work I noticed how I was feeling and I could feel my heart was open and I felt a love for myself that was deeper then it was before. This has been a beautiful gift for me to do and I am very grateful to everyone; including myself for the opportunities I have been given to heal my soul and grow in Love. And this is why I’m sharing my soul journey, because this really works, it’s life changing and loving you is worth it! Yes I’m really excited and passionate about soul growth 🙂

Self-Compassion – Heart Work Assignment

Jennene's Heart Work Journal

Jennene’s Heart Work Journal

Brene Brown’s Art Journal Course & Embracing Your Passions

I am discovering on my journey, that God has given us unique gifts, of which we can begin to discover by embracing our passions and desires that are in harmony with love.

In 2007, I completed a 14 week Introduction to Colour Therapy Course – Self Understanding Through Colour. Each week we were given homework to do; we had a white piece of poster size cardboard cut in half and we were given a colour to create and decorate the board with. We could use any materials that would glue or stick to the board: pictures, stickers, glitter, beads, paint, different materials, scrapbooking craft, ribbon…. all in the one colour that we were working with for that week of the course. We then brought it back the following week to share our creation with everyone, if we desired. It was so much fun to be immersed in colour, learning and creating.

Colour Collage

Colour Collage

My first red colour collage, from my Colour Course.

I love being creative, designing, using colours and learning more about myself through art work, which is what attracted me to do Brene Brown’s – 6 Week Art Journal eCourse; that started last Sunday. Each week over the next six weeks, I will share some of my journey through this course on my blog. If it inspires you to get creative, I would love to hear about, if you would like to share.

The first week of the Course is setting intentions of Courage, Compassion and Connection. In my next post I will share the art work we have been doing in the course.

Find what brings you joy, what lights up your life, embrace it and if you desire, share it! 

Jennene 💗

Finding a Treasure

The beauty of sharing our insights from our heart and soul; it may touch the heart of another.

Awakening to the gifts that are right in front of our eyes, there all along but we may not see them, until we awaken and see the truth.

A treasure I found today that touched my heart –

The day I Stopped Saying ‘Hurry Up by Rachel Macy Stafford.

Thank you to Charlotte and Jason for sharing the link to this beautiful post.

Love Jennene