Today, I want to guide you towards a life lived in alignment with your truth, naturalness, and self-nourishment. In my own life and perhaps you can relate to this, there was always a lot of subtle and not so subtle pressure to caretake and do things out of obligation. And whenever I didn’t meet these expectations, a lot of subtle and not so subtle guilt tripping! I make it a point to give my children as much freedom to be themselves and make their own choices as possible because I have learned how important it is to prioritise our own well-being which is actually not only beneficial for ourselves but also for those around us. People, including the old me, who continually caretake and do things out of obligation are often stressed, burnt out, neglecting of self (emotionally and physically) or playing the martyr. Of course, do things for others, care about others, but not at the detriment of yourself or those very close to you. Trust your naturalness and your heart. Tune in. Let your choices feel good for you…it’s ok!
The power of following your own truth, despite the judgement of others, is so important.
Each one of us is unique, with our own individual truths waiting to be uncovered. When we live in accordance with our truth, we tap into a wellspring of authenticity that radiates throughout our lives. By honoring our inner voice and following our passions, we pave the way for a life filled with joy, purpose, and deep fulfillment and inspire others to do the same. We end up with a full cup that is overflowing, and have more to give from a deeper, calmer, more loving, balanced space. It takes courage to embrace our naturalness. We must shed the layers of conditioning and societal expectations that have been imposed upon us. By reconnecting with our true nature, we rediscover the beauty of our authentic selves, allowing our actions, words, and choices to flow effortlessly. Contrary to popular belief, prioritizing self-nourishment and fulfilling our own needs is not selfish; it is a vital act of self-care. When we tend to our own well-being, we become a source of positive energy for those around us and become role models for something rare – true happiness. When we live our lives based on caretaking and obligation, this can lead to a very frustrated demeanour and sense of exhaustion, emptiness and disconnection from our own desires and passions. By radiating joy, self-love, and truth, we create a ripple effect that touches the lives of others, encouraging them to embark on their own journeys of self-discovery, emotional, energetic, physical health and authentic flow. By aligning with our truth, and naturalness, we cultivate a deep sense of fulfillment that permeates every aspect of our lives, allowing us to show up as our best selves for those we care about.
I encourage each one of you today to embark on the path of authenticity and self-nourishment.
Listen to the whispers of your heart, honor your unique truth, and trust the naturalness that resides within you. By doing so, you not only cultivate a life of deep fulfillment, but you also become a beacon of light and inspiration for others to follow.
May you find the courage to prioritize your own well-being and live a life rooted in truth and joy.
With love and support on your journey,Chantelle Raven xx Founder, Lead Teacher & Tantric PractitionerEmbodied Awakening Academy