We've all heard that phrase somewhere, but have you every applied it to your life? What does it even mean, you may ask.
Being true to yourself can mean many things depending on your perspective, but at the core it means doing things that call to you and resonate with you instead of doing what society, your upbringing, or people around you tell you that you should or need to do.
It can be scary taking that first step. It can even create chaos around you for a while because those who have been taking advantage of you don't want you to say, “enough of this, I'm going to live my life for me.” They will try to keep you in the role that they are used to you being in, or that they want you in for their benefit.
A Weight Has Been Lifted
The negative and toxic people in my life started drifting away and more people who had energies like mine came into my life and I felt like I was finally “home.” All the positive things were amplified. My abilities increased, my resilience regarding the ups and downs of life increased, I've had fewer run-ins with negative or toxic people, and I have more energy.
Those who really need my help have been able to find me easier and more consistently, so I've felt like my work has become more effective. That's not to say that negative things don't happen, they do, but I'm able to move through them more confidently because I work from the basis of “does this support me on my path” and “does this feel right” rather than just reacting to what's going on.