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“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you’ve imagined.”

-Henry David Thoreau

Do you know how powerful you are in creating the life you desire?

It always made logical sense to me that we have the power to create our lives however we desire.

However, understanding that on a visceral level, on an embodied level, where the knowing is in your bones, has been more of a challenge. It’s been a process of shedding away layers and layers of conditioning to come to this truth.

Whether we are aware of it or not, we inherit programming and conditioning from our families, our lineage, and our environments that inevitably shape our perception of the world and of ourself, and ultimately create a layer of protection and armor that keeps us from knowing our unlimited worth.

What I’ve come to understand is that we are more powerful beyond measure, that our essence is one of love, and creativity.

Pure God-like essence.

What I’ve learned, and continue to learn is this:

You are not your upbringing;

You are not the beliefs you’ve inherited;

You are not the stories you have playing in your head;

And you are not the money you make.

Yes, all of those things are a part of you and help to shape your own unique expression, but ultimately, they are not YOU.

I say all this as a strong, stern and loving reminder to myself.

That, I am worthy of myself, and my dreams, and my desires.

As I chip away at the layers, more and more is revealed to me. And the more courage, strength and trust I have in listening to my heart.

Courage, my friends (that means you too, Sirena), is choosing to live a life of joy, a life with an open-heart, full of unapologetic self-expression and self-acceptance.

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