I’m sure you may be familiar with the saying “only out of the mouths of babes” or how about “Kids say the darnedest things.”  It’s never with ill intent.  Maybe it stems from a space of observation or curiosity.  But mostly, the obvious thing, it stems from truth.

When does it become unacceptable to speak a truth?  Why is it, that as a child ages, they lose that simple innocence of being allowed to see and speak the truth.  Why do we subdue their curiosity?  We can’t help but know how destructive it can be simply by how it’s exemplified in ourselves.

Is it our perception as adults?  Is it society that deems what is ok?  The labelling of good, bad, right and wrong starts early in our lives.  Other people’s perceptions become our beliefs.  Let me say that again….other people’s perceptions become our beliefs.

When those beliefs take away the innate innocence of curiosity and quell the simple voice of truth, the disintegration of the child like spirit begins.

Maybe it was a time you were scolded for asking something silly or you were told your question was dumb…..so you felt unworthy and stopped asking questions.

Maybe it was a time that somebody criticized you or cut you down and left you feeling small….so you felt shamed and stopped sharing your ideas.

Maybe it looks like a time you didn’t stand up for what was right or something you believed in…..so you lost a little piece of yourself and felt guilty.

Maybe it was a time that you were afraid to cause conflict or create waves ……so you stood in silence or even walked away.

Maybe it was a time that you expressed your love for someone and you were ignored or worse yet, unloved…..so you built walls and vowed never to speak from a space of vulnerability again.

There is a reason certain things excite you.  There is a reason that when you speak of anything you are passionate about, your face brightens, your eyes lighten and your heart beats faster.

Every time we silence those gentle whispers they leave a little pain in our hearts.  Over time that pain creates doubt.  You question your abilities, your capabilities, your value, your worth.  Now you are not listening to your True Self and the False Self begins to permeate what we believe to be true.  There’s a certain innocence that dies each time a souls cry is silenced.  You burry the very essence of your child like being.  You burry the very essence of who you were and who you are in this world.

I learned very early in life to be a “people pleaser”.  Since I am a firm believer that our strengths are our weaknesses and our weaknesses are our strength, I embrace this quality as something that has served me.  It has taught me many things.  I know that it has made me more understanding, open and compassionate.  However, it also has made me avoid confrontation, allowed others to take advantage of me, and made me afraid to speak my truth.  Even when those whispers turned into screams, the kind that cause your whole body to clentch, I still couldn’t find my voice.

Isn’t it time to let go of fear?

Isn’t it time to surrender to the pain?

Isn’t it time to let go of the doubt?

Isn’t it time to believe in your worth?

All you have to do is give yourself permission to speak your truth.

When my friend asked me to write for her, because we have always connected on a spiritual level and felt very aligned, I knew it was time.  It was time to lean into that fear and start sharing my truth.

My messages may not please or resonate with everybody and that’s okay.  People will challenge me and even disagree, and that too is okay.  For those of you who know me, you know that I love to hear other people’s perspectives but moreover, understand what they believe and how that belief system serves them.  So please, let’s have a conversation.  I also know that each piece comes from a sacred space and always with loving intention.  So I listen carefully to that gentle whisper that guides me to share my truth.  And I know as I share my messages that God willing, it will serve or help others to do the same.

There is a reason certain things excite you.  There is a reason that when you speak of anything you are passionate about, your face brightens, your eyes lighten and your heart beats faster.  Speak your truth sister!  I assure you when your soul is whispering , it comes to you from a pure and sacred space.  Don’t just say anything, but say everything that comes from that sacred place.  I assure you when you start to speak your truth, it is then that the winds will change.  Your mind will lighten and your heart will expand.  When you open your life to listen to the souls gentle whisper, you allow the flow of everything abundant and rich to show its way.  As the child who speaks freely from the purest of spaces, you will unleash that joy.  It’s that kind of joy a child’s grace can bring.  By the grace of God you’ve been given a voice and a purpose so open your heart and surrender your thoughts, speak the truth that promises to set you free.

Love is both who you are and who you are still becoming.  You already are what you are seeking.  All you have to do is trust and simply start speaking.