I want to remind you of something: you and only you, are the authority in your life. Do not give your power to anyone; you know what’s truly best for you.
You may find teachers who are brilliant, but do not give your power to them. Yes, you want to learn and grow; however, don’t ever put a teacher on a pedestal thinking that they have all of your answers. They don’t. They can assist you in uncovering your answers and bettering yourself, yet the key is still inside of you.
This also holds especially true with teachers who are doing “spiritual” work. Make sure they’re doing their own personal growth work. The ego can be quite seductive, thus my quotes around spiritual, as I know “spiritual” teachers mired in their dark shadow and ego mind.
Own your crown chakra, own your seniority in your space.
I talk a lot about you becoming empowered and part of that is becoming self-sufficient: to make choices based on what you need and what your gut says versus what others tell you is best.
Truth is subjective. Anyone who says they are speaking the absolute truth and that their way is the only way - run, run away.
There is not a one size fits all when it comes to anything. I have a pet peeve with certain teachers in the holistic health industry who say everyone needs to follow the same protocols. That’s simply not true. We’re not all the same. What may work wonderfully for me might do zero for, or negatively impact, you.
Don’t let the idea mess with you that you’re somehow failing if you don’t do what others tell you to do "perfectly." Know the difference between something pushing you past your comfort zone but being good for you, versus it really not being a good fit or whining wanting the easy way out. Big difference.
In your quest to discover what’s best for you, you can seek out the answers and trust yourself.
That’s the rub isn’t it? How to trust yourself. Trust comes from getting quiet and listening to the wise voice within. The one your gut knows is the true you. Not the loud one screaming in your head; the one you need to connect to deep down in your center. Sink into that instinctual place in your 3rd chakra, your stomach area, and see how certain questions make you feel. Get out of your head and into your body.
It may be subtle at first and you’ll need to learn to interpret the clues and messages you receive, yet open to trusting the answers you find. I’m sure you’ve heard, and have even said, “I knew it! I should’ve trusted my gut.” No one ever said, “Damn, why’d I trust my gut?!” Think about that.
Stop seeing yourself as broken and thinking that someone outside of you can “fix” you. You heal yourself. Other people simply clear the way and give you guidance and support. Ultimately, you know what's best.
Be your own authority in what you most need and what path is right for you, even if others disagree. When you own your truth and you trust yourself, you’ll be remarkably empowered and unstoppable.
Me, Tina Germain, just sharing ways to make you the best you can be!