Finding My True Self


Who am I really and truly?  Do you know your real self?

OK, this is a big scary topic.  We all hear the word TRUTH used around us on a daily basis, and to be quite honest, many of us hear the word but are numb to it.  We use it, but honestly, are we really engaged with it at a level where we are being totally honest and transparent with ourselves?

Be Your Authentic Self

AUTHENTIC is another word that we hear talked about, and although I understand what it means, I have to say that it has taken me years to really embrace its essence – it’s meaning of being your genuine self (see the definition from the Oxford English dictionary below).


Learning to be yourself, your true unadulterated-self, is a monumental task for many of us.  Over the years we have created layers of masks to hide behind.   We have learned to show the world what it wants us to be.  We have hidden behind some masks for so long we no longer recognise the real person behind. We have lost touch with our “true self”, and it takes time to tune in again and really learn who we are at the core level.

So many people, often women, admit that they feel stuck in their lives as they no longer recognise the person they have become. Over the years, perhaps even decades, they have been moulded like clay into the “wife”, the “mother”, the “employee”, the “carer”, the “nurse” …  So many masks and along the line they have lost touch with who they really are inside.

Learning Your Truth

Learning to own your TRUE SELF is a journey of self-discovery.  You need to go back to a point when you were still YOU.  This often means retracing our life back to our childhood.  As a child when you really knew who you were – you were free, full of curiosity and had incredible dreams.  We ran and played, we knew how to have fun and be happy.  These are the feelings we need to once again learn to embrace.  Stripping away all the layers and masks to find our INNER CHILD – our TRUTH.

What do you remember as a child?

Do you remember a specific event when you felt carefree and filled with joy?

These are the precious moments we need to dig up and feel again.  Make a note of what you were doing, who you were with and how you felt – write it down, create a strong mental image.  Reliving a moment from our childhood where we felt free and filled with joy – is precious. This provides us with the grounding we need to start to reconnect with ourselves – it becomes our anchor point.

The more we strip away the pretence, the more we can step into our own power.  We free ourselves from the shackles that society has bound us by.  We give ourselves the permission to become our true selves – and by doing so, we learn to reconnect with our passions, we learn to dream big again; we allow joy and happiness to creep back into our hearts.

Step-by-step we become who we are meant to be, and with that, there is a great sense of liberation.  Our perceptions shift, and we see the world in a new light.  We listen to our own intuition and know what is good for us.

Becoming your own TRUTH is magical – you feel you fit your own skin for the first time.

Life is so much better when you know yourself, and no one knows you better than yourself.  Own the power of you; you are an incredible being and here to live an amazing life.

Are you living your TRUTH?

I will admit, I am still a “work-in-progress” and enjoying the journey of self-discovery.  I had built up so many layers to please the world around me and to fit in – it is a slow progress of stripping them all away.  Day-by-day I am getting there and with each day I am freer and more my true self.  I am rediscovering my child-like curiosity for new things.  I see the world in a new way and I am connecting with the most amazing people who support me on my journey.  I now tune into my heart and listen to my own intuition more and more. Life is brighter and lighter, with the heaviness and darkness of self-doubt, low self-esteem and even depression becoming a fading memory.

Is it worth it?  

Absolutely – finding yourself is one of the most important tasks of your life, and when you start getting closer and closer to your core self, you will feel a sense of coming home.  A deep knowing that this is where you need to be.

Align with your TRUTH and you will be rewarded with increased joy, a greater passion for many aspects of life, increased creativity and you will radiate with incredible light.  You will touch the lives of people who come into contact with you in a powerful and positive way.

Since I started my Soul Journey a few years ago, it has been incredible the difference it has made personally for me.  I am less stressed, not so prone to depression, I have rediscovered my passion for writing and I know more and more who I am. I now recognise the importance of being aligned with myself, and it gives me the power to forge forward into the unknown with a sense of wonderment, curiosity and a deep faith that everything will work out for my highest good.  It is becoming easier to recognise “fear” and deal with it, preventing it from holding me back.

It gives me a sense of FLYING, and this means feel free and unhindered by the ties of others expectation for me.  I close my eyes and I see myself soaring, like a hawk, riding the warm thermals and seeing the world beneath bathed in sunlight with wonder and awe; and I know anything is possible.


If no – what are you going to do about it?


The WRITE Word TV Show – click here to watch

The WRITE Word Podcast Show – click here to listen

Sign up for our twice-monthly newsletter and receive your special “SNEAK PEEK”
of my upcoming novel “The Naked Knitting Club” due out later this year.