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Our Journey of Self-Discovery Part 3 by StarzMayaMoon

Jan 20, 2016


"Our journey of self-discovery; finding our true identity" Part 3

Understanding adaption concepts versus disconnection. As we talk about finding and maintaining our true self and identity, it's important to understand that virtually all humans rely to some degree on the ability to shift in our external self/ego. As we used the example of wearing a suit to cultivate our "dream" career when our comfort zone or preferred attire is much more casual. When we delve into awareness and acceptance of our true or highest self all that drives, motivates and engages us to other humans in relationships and also the collective is a part of who we truly are. We have to know our own self intimately, completely and in true acceptance before our journey in life can become or reach its potential. For many of us we tend to learn more about whom we are and who we are not by engaging with others; through close relationships romantic and platonic and even more casual encounters such as the work place or just going about our daily life. Our true identity although IS a process and therefore changes are often made during our path, the basic foundation of who we are generally remains intact. (Envision the house analogy) And because we are all created within the light or via the Divine, whether that represents to you God, some type of higher power or creator in essence we begin as clean, pure slate or that slab of foundation that is driven by and for love, love being the general force or influence or the light. And unless we lose touch with our identity through significant events such as trauma or experiences that by or via cause and effect lead us far from that light, we should be able to maneuver our path without any compromise to the true self. Even then quite often a disconnection or loss of identity such as being caught up in addiction or surrounded by toxic people whether a life partner or family, often these can actually teach us to become closer to self or that base of who we are. For those that have a strong identity and truly are aware and accepting of the highest self, they often have a gentle air of confidence and in turn are quite accepting of other people. The further we are from judgment, biased or "in the box" type of thinking the greater the chance we are fully connected and self-aware. So in evaluating where you stand in your "identity check" try focusing and/or looking at some of the following areas as ways of validating that our true self is being reflected in the essential values or core beliefs with the external or ego self. To know self is to accept that perfection is not a realistic goal. Instead those with strong identities accept that being the best one can be is the goal or vision; and this should extend to all venues or pieces of one's life. Just as my guides believe that we often learn who we are or we build upon our true self through relationships; those that are self-aware and exhibit strong personal identities have healthy, functional and balanced relationships. When or if a relationship becomes toxic, chaotic or is no longer in balance or harmony with one's true self or their purpose, goals and paths they have the courage to move forward. That is not to imply that simply because we have a strong, established identity that extricating from relationships, making job or any changes for that matter comes easy or without risk and sacrifice. The difference is that strong foundation that can be relied up so no matter how difficult or challenging a situation may be, there is a sense of the greater good with faith and hope for the future. Those humans are able to make sound decisions for THEIR best interests and the future or the preservation of the true or highest self. When mistakes are made, whether it involves a relationship, taking a risk at pursuing a new career or even making a location move the perception is extremely different. Those with strong identity are able to accept that mistakes are a part of life and have the flexibility with self, life and others to accept mistakes and be willing to move on. They maintain their "state of grace". How, what and whom defines us; for those with a strong self of self, each time a decision or choice is made even if such ends up as a mistake the intention is always for the greater good. Without a strong identity we may find we are living for and from the external self. And the external self can be manipulative and easily manipulated, controlling or easily controlled. Those with that strong sense of self do not allow others to define their worth or value, nor experiences dictate their potential. There is always a sense of abundance or potential opportunity and no matter what an individual seeks in terms of fulfillment the difference is the seeker versus the complacent. When it comes to relationships most especially romantic, soul mate, life partners, when we have a solid foundation (identity) we do not form attachments, but connections and are conscious and aware of the signals from others. Those that become obsessive or seem unable to accept the reality, not in the sense of being hopeless but to the point of denying all other avenues or paths, then it's impossible to be fully united with higher self. In general the closer we are to our self, the more expanded our personal identity and the greater we rely on our own self to create our world and how we perceive self and others. This is another vital issue as almost all humans ultimately see self the way in which they see and relate to others in the collective sense. So if we treat others in general with respect, honor and from a place of love and support for that person's journey, we most definitely have achieved or conjoined in our identity with our highest self. So as we refer back to the analogy of the "house" before anything lasting, permanent and/or meaningful can be built or achieved the foundation MUST be laid or created and it has to be strong enough to endure all that life and living places upon us. While knowing one's true or highest self and ensuring that we have accomplished that self-identity is never a guarantee of a perfect life. It is a guarantee that we can and will survive whatever may be presented along our path, so that it's rare that we become blocked or paralyzed but instead continue to self-empower and have an innate ability to rebound from even the most challenging of situations, circumstances or events. Next; when our identity is lost, missing or how to recognize there is a gap in our higher self. ~

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