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Authenticity...

Where do you lie within that word?  I know for me it feels really good when I show my true self… People like... my friends, family & community respond really well!   I feel expansion every time I speak my truth.  When I was younger I remember hiding behind so many masks.  We do it to feel safe and secure; thinking that if we can control the outcome & put on a pretty face or a mean face (depending on how you roll), that we are somehow protecting ourselves.  When in reality we are really just stuffing ourselves, stuffing ourselves into boxes & minding our p’s and q’s, it serves no purpose.  But in the end; it leaves us craving & longing for more, when in all actuality, the truth lives within us!  I challenge you Soulshiners; to step out into authenticity more than you are now.  Remember, baby steps are better than no steps. Take off a layer of the mask and start to let yourselves shine!