The Secret To Prosperity ls Being Your Authentic Self
I’m going to start this blog post with a TL;DR upfront: Being your authentic self unapologetically is the ultimate path to true prosperity.
That’s all there is to it.
It’s that moment we choose to follow the flow of our authentic energy that the universal forces around us rise to the occasion to support us financially and energetically (and usually in the most surprising and unexpected ways).
When we are committed to being our authentic selves, despite whatever anyone else keeps trying to drill into our souls, the money and resources will be there for it.
I believe that’s the whole point of the money game: to figure out how to use the energy of money to support our authentic beings and guide us towards our genuine values.
This game gets all the more fun when keep showing up as that disruptive player in the money game because authenticity is the absolute path to true prosperity.
The more yourself you are, the less competition you have and the greater abundance around you.
If you’re reading this, you’re probably at a point in your life where you’re starting to realize that you have what you’ve been socially conditioned to think you want. And subsequently, you are left feeling unsatisfied and unfulfilled.
I believe that we are born knowing exactly who we are, what we want to have, and what we want to do but we spend the pre-enlightened stage of our lives being conditioned to lose sight of that.
I picture it like we’re born as perfectly formed Rubik's cubes that get jumbled up in our childhoods and we spend our adult lives trying to solve the puzzle and get the colors lined up in their respective sides.
Your authentic self might be at odds with the majority of people around you. This can feel deeply uncomfortable, especially as social beings who look to others for context and guidance.
It’s natural for us to compare ourselves to each other and identify what is alike and what is different.
But let me be clear: Unless someone’s authentic expression of self is causing deliberate harm and pain to someone else, each individual is perfect to be exactly as they are.
There is no wrong or right. There is just authentic and inauthentic. And we will spend the rest of our lives identifying what is aligned with our authentic selves and what is not.
We are all gifted with our own abilities, experiences, passions, inspiration, etc. We all have something special and unique to offer the world around us. The thing is that somewhere along the way, we’ve forgotten that.
In order to feel receive true prosperity, you must first give the world your authentic self.
If you’re trying every positive affirmation and witchy ritual to conjure wealth and it’s not working, the disconnect isn’t that you’re not trying hard enough; The issue is that you are bypassing your authentic self.
Competing with yourself, instead of “competing” with other people, is a much healthier way to measure your success. As you decide to live more authentically and explore the art of being yourself, you get to define your own success, instead of allowing other people to do it for you.
The art of being yourself and letting your honestly authentic self roam free and by uncovering who that person is the path to true holistic wealth.
Let’s find them, shall we?
Grow your sense of wonder - that childlike curiosity that drives us to new and exciting things. Seek adventure in your daily routine. As adults, we give up adventure for the daily grind and the courage we need to be honest with ourselves gets lost in the shuffle.
The weight of our material responsibilities drain us of our energy and inspiration if we’re not mindful and playful about what exists in the world around us.
Life tends to remind us, constantly, about the things we don’t have, places we have yet to visit, and things we have yet to discover or accomplish. This can get you down or it can light you back up.
Go out into the world and scavenge for what lights you up so that you can identify what you need to collect to feel truly prosperous. No one can identify these things for you but yourself.
One of the easiest and simplest ways to find yourself again and connect with your true self is with regular meditation practice to hit the reset button and clear the clutter from your mind. It can help you find that silence inside your head, which many of us long for, especially in our burnout culture.
Start with just 10 minutes of quiet time to teach yourself to stop and look inward. You can start with a guided meditation on YouTube or play some nature sounds on Spotify while sitting with a coloring book or a Sudoku puzzle.
Meditation will help you peel away the layers of the onion to find your true self at your core. When I first began my meditation practice, I cannot tell you how many times I’ve been brought to tears of joy to finally hear, see, and feel myself in spite of the material world around me.
I started out as someone who struggled to journal and became someone who deeply relies on writing stuff out in order to fully process it. (This also explains why talk therapy doesn’t work for me… unless I’m talking to myself… or my dogs.)
Journaling is by far one of my favorite ways of connecting with myself. The power of writing takes all the messy and jumbled words in our thoughts and makes sense of them. It allows us to look at things from a new angle to see ourselves, our lives, and our desires from more clearly. It also helps emotional dust settle so we can identify any misplaced fear or anxiety.
Ask yourself some questions, and write down the answers.
You can try some prompts like:
What are my goals?
What am I afraid of?
What are my strengths?
What makes me feel good?
What are some of my personal gifts?
What makes me feel safe?
What feels like a block right now?
When we lose touch with who we really are, when we constantly agree with other people despite us having a different opinion, or when we say “yes” to things we don’t feel like doing, we sometimes forget what we really want. You need to talk to yourself, find yourself again, and ask yourself what your needs and desires are. Journaling is a great container to inquire within.
“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Have you ever had an idea to do something fun, something new and different, but then immediately thought “No, I can’t” or “No, I shouldn’t” and pushed the idea away?
Your most prosperous life is on the other side of that risk in the direction of your desires.
Living authentically takes courage and discipline. Being yourself takes bravery. It might seem like it comes naturally to everyone around you, but you’re only seeing the outside.
Challenge yourself to do things that scare you a little, especially things that you get to do alone. It might feel weird, scary, or awkward sometimes, but there is that incredible sense of accomplishment you will feel afterward. Take yourself out to a nice dinner, go see a movie, travel solo, take a class, go for a long drive, volunteer and try getting more involved in your community.
Don’t be afraid to explore solitude. Doing things alone can teach you a lot about yourself, especially when you try something you don’t necessarily feel comfortable doing, when you do things that are out of your comfort zone.
My time alone taught me that I’m braver than I give myself credit for. Even when you already spend a lot of time alone, trying something new can be a little scary, but also very rewarding. You can find something you really enjoy doing or discover a talent you never knew you had.
Being brave isn’t being fearless but you can be both: fearful and courageous. This will ultimately help you discover new things about yourself and it can give you the courage to live your life on your own terms.
It’s very easy to spend time being immersed in other people’s lives, especially by browsing through Facebook or Instagram. We become addicted to living according to other people’s agendas. We define our success according to lives of other people. That is not authentic living. That is not being yourself.
Stop trying to please everyone.
Stop doing things you don’t feel like doing.
Don’t wait for other people’s approval.
Don’t agree with everyone if that is not the way you feel.
Don’t focus on what the world tells you to be.
If you really want to manifest true prosperity, It’s time to be the real you.