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Imposter syndrome

“Imposter syndrome is loosely defined as doubting your abilities and feeling like a fraud. It disproportionately affects high-achieving people, who find it difficult to accept their accomplishments. Many question whether they're deserving of accolades.”

But I think this term just doesn’t relate to our achievements, small business or all the external things we apply it to.

I believe we’ve been convinced by our modern-day society that feeling good and all the good things that come with it, aren’t our usual state of being. That when we do find that success, that peace, that inner calm, we’re encouraged to question if we are truly deserving of it; we look around for the next thing that will bring it all back down to a lower vibration.

We unknowingly associate those good vibes, as too good to be true.

That is imposter syndrome of your inner self.

The core of who you are is capable of so many things. But we doubt. I doubt myself!

I’ve only come to this realisation myself, through my own dive into the spirit self. I feel on some days I get to a state of acknowledgement of where I am, how far I’ve come in understanding, and I step into my power of being. Then I have this small whisper, of who am I to be…

And imposter syndrome steps in. Sometimes it’s instigated with a comment from another of “Why do you meditate?” “Why do believe spiritual existence, consciousness, universal powers?” and these questions could be asked in the manner of the individual truly being curious. Other times it could simply be experiences in our external environment that spark the doubt. But it’s all enough for us to doubt ourselves and our inner voice.

Finding your spiritual self, isn’t something that just happens like walking through a door and going, hey I’m here, I’ve arrived! It’s walking into a shopping centre and having to stop at every stall and shop in the centre. And every place you visit, you walk out with something new and your perception of what you knew and desired beforehand, altered. It's a never-ending journey of self-growth.

We are cyclic beings. With growth comes change, with change comes growth. Without it how can we ever hope to have more for ourselves? How can we hope to work through our conditioning, release all the badges of negative experiences and crack open our hearts?

Having confidence in ourselves is tough. And don’t I know it. I know when I am unapologetically me, fully trusting my intuition, others notice. Strangers will strike up conversations and make comment about my aura, being or sense of calm. (Sometimes the olde imposter syndrome makes an appearance and whispers “who am I to accept this compliment?” or “am I really being my honest authentic self?”)

It's the universe acknowledging you, saying I SEE YOU.

The challenge lies in allowing that feeling to be the norm. To be confident in everything that you are. You will not be for everyone, so don’t force your being to fit into someone else’s mould. Certainly, consider the reactions that take place, yours, and theirs, and how it can be beneficial for your own growth.

When we drop the shadow of the imposter, we embrace everything that our body and soul was destined to be. There will probably always be a small shadow of it for most of our life. I see this as the reminder to my inner self, to trust, have faith, my soul chose now to experience life. To allow growth, to test my resolve and teach me that I AM worthy of all the wonderful things this existence has to offer.

To embody all we were destined to be.

So, I ask this, how was Imposter Syndrome shown up for you in your journey?

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