by Patty Shortreed, MSOD. Originally
appeared in Synchronicity Magazine
You know when:
|You could say something but you don’t?
|Your voice tightens, cracks and breaks and what
you say comes out weak and isn't heard?
|Someone tells you not to sing - just 'mouth the
|You shy away from doing what you love because
you think it won’t support you financially?
Each of these moments disempowers you, builds regret
and chips away at your self-esteem - likely because you leave as
much as 30% of your power behind in every conversation.
I mean power from two perspectives: the physical power
to project your sound across a room, and the spiritual power of
expressing your true purpose.
The Power of Projection
When you communicate, engage your full body. Draw energy up through
your legs from Mother Earth through your body. Ground yourself and
focus your centre of gravity in your pelvic core. With knees soft
and butt slightly tucked in, lift your sound from this foundation.
Avoid using your vocal chords and throat to generate power. Your
power comes from your belly. The vocal chords are simply the tuning
fork that creates the pitch and tone. Whether you are speaking or
singing, if you are not engaged at your core, your sound can crackle
and your voice break. You will feel nervous and self conscious.
Engage your core and you will sound better and feel more confident.
The Power of Purpose
Your voice is the means for expressing your life purpose. It continually
seeks expression. You were meant to find your true voice, engage
your power, and fulfill your life purpose.
You have a unique perspective and a unique gift to
share with the world. The world needs your gift. We need you to
bring your piece of the grand puzzle to the table.
But we can’t get that piece if you are afraid
to speak your truth.
Life presents us with painful experiences. We learn
to hold back for fear of being hurt or abandoned again. Over time,
we can end up moving through life more dead than alive, constantly
afraid and feeling small.
In reality, life is simply the playground where you
bump up against your fears in order to discover who you really are
and what it really means to say: I am a spiritual being having a
Your life mission is to grow beyond the apparent obstacles,
illusions, attachments, agendas, stories and limiting beliefs that
have shaped your life so far to discover your true nature and purpose.
How do you do that? How do you get past the fears
that you will look foolish, that you won’t be supported, or
worse be ridiculed and ostracized for who you are? How do you stand
up and speak your truth?
Simply know that your life purpose comes with all
the courage and wisdom you require to express it fully, then begin:
|Make a commitment to yourself
that you will find the freedom to be fully expressed. Make it
your intention to allow yourself to be seen.
|Let go of identification with
ego as your real self. Release the idea you are your thoughts,
feelings and behaviors and embrace the deeper identity within
you: your Presence.
|Love and accept who you are
exactly where you are in this moment, in all your humanity and
divinity. The easiest thing to do is to be yourself. The chance
of a lifetime is to be yourself. Choose it.
|Trust that you are supported
in all directions. You are safe. Believe in yourself. The Presence
within you has the strength and confidence to support you to
say and to be your authentic self. When you ground yourself
as Presence, you can speak your truth easily. You are simply
stating life as you experience it. No need to prove. No need
Within you is all the power you require to physically
project your sound and to spiritually fulfill your life’s
purpose. When you engage the power already within you, you will
change the world. Speak your truth.
Your freedom awaits.
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