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The Gift of the Authentic Self

the gift of the authentic self

In fact in the years to come, authenticity will become the replacement for enlightenment as the true goal of spiritual practice. ~ Teal Swan

What I have noticed over the years, as a coach and teacher, is that the times when I was being the most transparent and authentic were the times that I was able to touch and help people the most and vice versa. The times that people were the most authentic and open with me, were the times that they allowed me to assist them the most.

Showing your vulnerability can be powerful. There is nothing wrong with the human condition. By removing our masks of perfection we can make intimate connections and touch people’s hearts. It all starts with connecting with our authentic self within.

Authenticity is starting from where you are. It is fully accepting the totality of your thoughts, feelings, actions, your state of consciousness, the state of your physical body . . .(etc.) and not judging one aspect of you to be right or wrong, better or worse, spiritual or not spiritual.

Authenticity leads to a deep exploration of the heart and soul and an honest assessment of who you are now, not who you want to be or who you think you should be. Authenticity does not put you above or below someone else. It is simply asserting, This is who I am, now. Authenticity is not about becoming someone else, it is about being more you, becoming more of your authentic self.

Authenticity leads to recognizing your humanity which leads to recognizing the humanity in others, which leads to humane actions such as compassion, empathy, and love.

Through the gift of authenticity we have a chance to grow at our own pace, in our own perfect time. By being authentic we can look forward to being more accepting of ourselves, making real and intimate connections with others, and being grateful for what we were given to work with. The greatest gift of authenticity is feeling the joyful expression of what it like to truly discover and be our authentic self!

Whatever type of journey you are on, I say, Come as you are. You are welcome here.

Affirmation for Today:

I accept and love myself exactly as I am. It feels good to be me!


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Hope you enjoyed my thoughts on authenticity; please add to the discussion by sharing your thoughts in the comment’s section below. Thank you for reading and have a nice day!


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About Cecilia
CeciliaCecilia is a gifted and compassionate intuitive healer and meditation teacher who is passionately dedicated to helping sensitive and intuitive people tap into their soul power to live strong, balanced, and purposeful lives. Click here to learn more about Cecilia and schedule an intuitive healing session.


6 Comments Post a comment
  1. wonderful post, and wonderfully timed! I agree, the more authentic, the more powerful. It’s hard for me to totally open up all the time, but you’ve inspired me!

    August 2, 2014
    • Thank you Lorin for stopping by. Authenticity is all about permission to just be yourself, which is not about complacency, but rather living your life and making decisions that are true to who you are. Meditation can help you get to that clear place within yourself, where you can sort through what you really want and how you really feel about things.

      Some of my free meditations are here: and here:

      There are many reasons why it is difficult for us to be open, but the main reason is fear of judgement. When you really know who you are, judgement from others becomes less impactful. Inner knowing trumps what anyone could say or feel about us.

      Your willingness to be open and your enthusiasm inspires me! I can feel you expanding the more “you” you become!


      August 3, 2014
  2. Iris #

    Thank you so much for this wonderful &
    compassionate post, Cecelia. So many of us
    are afraid of not being understood. This reminds
    us about being honest about how we are
    feeling & to know & trust that those that really care
    about us & are true friends will understand.

    August 28, 2014
    • Hi Iris,

      Thank you so much for commenting. What you said is so true, when we risk being vulnerable, authentic and deep connections with others can be made. It took me along time to learn that the best people to have around are the ones where I feel like I can be myself, no pretense required. Hugs ~ Cecilia

      August 28, 2014
  3. Neeta #

    Tears rolled down my cheeks upon trying to understand this article! I managed to understand that we are all busy doing great things, busy with responsibilities and pretending to be what we are not…..wasting the precious ‘authentic ME’ lifetime. Being judged is really hard but I will be stronger from now on though am sensitive

    November 24, 2014
    • Hi Neeta,

      Thank you for your comment. The most important and hardest thing you can do is be authentic and real with yourself. There is a freedom when we stop trying to be something or someone else. Feeling judged does not feel good at all, yet we judge ourselves all the time. Much compassion is needed for ourselves and others. Through compassion and unconditional love we find our strength. Namaste ~ Cecilia

      November 25, 2014

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