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Embrace Your Authentic Self

Do you embrace your true authentic self?   Or, do you hide behind a mask suffering silently from past hurts, pains, physical, sexual, and verbal abuse.  Some folk have allowed their past to define who they are.  Their minds have been contaminated with harsh name calling, lies, and deceit.  Experiencing undesirable circumstances in life may cause you deny your authentic self.

We all experience undesirable circumstances in our lives.  We may find ourselves in unwanted circumstances which include layoffs from our jobs,  discrimination, unfair treatment on our jobs and in school, minimum payments on our bill doubles or triples, and when we grieve from the death of a loved one or the loss of our possessions. We experience undesirable circumstances when we feel like we are growing apart from our spouse or significant other, and have to adjust to a needed change in our diet. We experience undesirable circumstances when we have to adjust to a different quality of life from suffering from a heart attack or stroke, or being a caretaker of a love one.  We may find ourselves in an undesirable circumstances when the school calls because of our child’s behavior, or when our parents don’t seem to understand.   Life is not fair.  So, guilt, shame, anger, depression sets in and we deny our authentic self.

Don’t be too harsh on yourself. You are an awesome person.  God created you for greatness as you are fearfully and wonderfully made.  Show self-love and compassion. God loves you and forgives you.  Whatever you are going through God can work it out for your good.  Cast your care, open your heart, and allow God to restore you to heath and healing.  There have been times in my life where I have been so depressed, so discouraged, so overwhelmed that I thought there were no answers or a way out.  But God had always been there to guide me, comfort me, strengthen me, and protect me. God gave me a way out.  It may not have been what I expected, but God was in control and turned my mess into a miracle. If God can do it for me then God can do it for you.  Leave the past behind and let go of old baggage.  God will do a new thing in you.  So, remove the mask and embrace your authentic self.

With Love,

Arlinda Lindsay

 P.S. If you feel that you could benefit from counseling or coaching to help you embrace your authentic self then I encourage you to contact me at 317-543-9769 or click here.

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