Have you met Beautiful Laura. Recently Laura became the recipient of the "Awaken The Beauty" scholarship. She has agreed to graciously share her journey with the world through blogging and video. Please say hello to Laura. It is with much love and Gratitude I present her to you. xox
Awakening To My Truth
I have spent years denying who I am. I've tried, and succeeded, at fitting into a mold that wasn't mine. Most recently, I've spent time trying to "uncover" the real me, and yet I've always known... I am a strong, powerful, beautiful woman full of passion, inspiration and dreams, that if allowed to shine in my truth could light the way for others the world over. This I know. And yet, I've allowed myself to flirt with life in the theater's wings. Never really allowing the real me to emerge fully onto life's stage. Interestingly, it's those closest to me that have reminded me of who I am. They see through the barricades I surrounded myself with. And with their love and support, I've let down my guarded countenance in order to live my life authentically.
You may wonder how I know my authentic truth if I've spent so many years denying it. And I will tell you that once you begin to explore and live life in your truth, life convulses until you have no choice but to declare and live as WHO YOU ARE. The extraordinary beauty in this is that once you gift yourself the permission to live authentically you give that same permission to all those around you. The ripple effect you set in motion has no boundaries, nor limitations in how far it can spread. Truly, it is entirely possible for one person to make a change to the World in this very manner. Which is why I've been so eager to set the real Laura free from the self-constructed tyranny I forced her to live under.
Little by little, I've allowed myself to emerge from the shadows until I've lost my ability to hide who I am. Nothing compares to knowing, freeing, acknowledging, accepting and living your truth. In aligning with your true self, real living occurs. Recently, I've had the opportunity to give sound to the voice within rather than silence her. Was the experience entirely positive? YES! Was it challenging? By all means it was, and yet I know that in allowing my own voice to be heard, others have begun to belt out their truth as well.
Why has "awakening to my truth" become the repetitive melodic soundtrack of my life? Because I've had a taste of the freedom that accompanies my truth and it's the most mouth-watering way I know to live. I choose to be me. The whole me. The unapologetic me. The me that the world has been waiting to arrive and fully show up so that they can start the journey along with me.
Merci Laura. xox
Much love and light from Paris