Finding Your Voice
Finding your voice can be hard in a world where we’re told to fit in and differences are not always welcomed.
Struggling to find your voice? You are not alone!
In the past, I struggled with finding my voice both personally and professionally. People think that as a yoga teacher who stands in front of people on a daily basis, expressing myself was natural and easy.
On a personal level, I was very self-conscious about my accent and my mispronunciations. Several years ago, I received very hurtful and judgmental comments regarding the way I spoke.
I really struggled to overcome the insecurity those comments caused…
Professionally, I looked for ways I could be myself without ruffling any feathers. My fear of being different, having an accent were my primary drivers in trying to fit in.
One day I realized that it was more painful to fit in than being myself. It became very clear that it’s in our differences that true beauty resides.
It’s in our differences that true beauty resides.
I finally embraced the fact that I speak two languages. I’m proud to be bilingual and no hurtful comments or judgments can take that way from me.
When you find your voice and make the decision to be true to yourself, you are able to express yourself authentically, set healthy boundaries and feel empowered.
The more you practice speaking your truth, the easier it becomes to speak from your heart without fears and limitations.
On several occasions, I did not express myself out of fear and false beliefs embedded in my subconscious.
There are many people like me that have struggled with expressing him or herself freely and fearlessly. This is why I feel compelled to share this with you.
When we don’t use our voices we feel disempowered.
Over the years I’ve met and continue to meet people that somehow have lost their power to speak their truth.
The reasons have always been different but the result has been always the same “DESEMPOWERMENT”.
When I teach, I have always found the right words. I feel strong and confident about what I’m communicating and what I want to invoke in class. However, when I spoke out of the classroom or out of the comfort of my home, I lacked the ability to express myself confidently…
Sadly, when we can’t express our feelings, thoughts, and beliefs, we start to lose our sense of inner power. We feel disconnected, unheard, and helpless.
Personally, I had to do a lot of spiritual and emotional work to be able to reconnect with my inner strength. This work was not always easy or had immediate results… but the pay off has been very transformative and empowering.
I’ve always admired people that were not afraid to say how they felt and to speak up when necessary.
We all have the ability to speak our truth, but somehow we lost it either partially or completely.
Dwelling in the past and trying to figure out why, where, or when you lost your voice no longer matters. What matters is what you can do now to change it.
Initially, as you begin to speak up, you may feel awkward. You may feel you were too harsh or that others will judge you for saying what you need to say.
As you find your find your voice, you begin to feel more confortable, more confident and worthy of being heard.
We all have a mission, dharma, and purpose. It is through our voices that we express our uniqueness, our gifts, and talents.
When we don’t express ourselves freely and fearlessly, we are doing a disservice to ourselves and to those that are seeking our help and what we have to offer.
Before you have to speak in public or have a conversation with someone where you need to speak you truth, try using Therapeutic Grade Lavender essential oil (oil of communication) so you can calmly and loving say what you need to say or use Therapeutic Grade Spearmint Essential oil (oil of confident speech). You may be surprised to see how effective these two oils are in supporting you during this process. Don’t take my word for it, just give it a try and see for yourself.
So go on, reclaim your voice and share your gifts and talents with the world! If not now when?