Being Your Authentic SelfWritten by Jean Slatter

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Have you ever been scared to open up to others?

Being your authentic self can sometimes be hard. Let’s face it, the work I do is a bit out there… a bit on the woo woo side of things. Finding a way to open up to others can be daunting sometimes, especially if their beliefs differ. But a recent experience reminded me just how it important it is to stay true to your authentic self. You never know what true connections you might make in the process.

Allowing myself to open up

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I was at an Easter party recently and met an old acquaintance that was very interested in hearing what I have been up to in the last few years.

We quickly found a common meeting ground with our views on spirituality and became surprising open with one another. I watched his face for any sign of skepticism as I went more in depth about my thoughts. His eyes were unflinching. So I kept going until I reached a point where I thought surely my ideas would shock and offend him but still he remained open and encouraging.

Stop holding yourself back

I observed myself in this process with some amusement.  It seemed as though I was reluctant to be my authentic self until I knew it was safe. Safe from what?  Who knows, maybe ridicule or disdain or maybe even something as benign as mild disagreement. And even if that happened, so what!

By the end of our conversation I found myself being very impressed with his views and insights.  He may have even shocked me a little. I was very grateful he had the courage to be his authentic self and speak his truth. It was a wonderful exchange that only happened because of the willingness to be open and provide a “safe” space.

If you don’t speak your truth, who else will?

About Jean – Jean Slatter is the founder of the Higher Guidance Life Coach certification program, which teaches holistic healing modalities and spiritual philosophies intended for self-growth and assisting others on their paths to wholeness. She is an accomplished author and inspirational speaker who is helping thousands to receive clarity, direction and purpose through their direct access to Higher Guidance. 

In 2005 Jean published her landmark book Hiring the Heavens which introduces a unique perspective on connecting with the power of the heavens to fulfill your daily and life goals. Hiring the Heavens is inspiring people all over the world to create their world in tandem with the workforce of the celestial realm.

Certification programs and courses – If you would like to learn more about becoming a Higher Guidance Life Coach, please visit the program overview page. Jean also provides multiple self-study courses including Hiring the Heavens-in depth, pendulum dowsing, and tools to raise your Transcendent Intelligence (TQ). You can find an overview of these courses here.

Audio and Ebooks – Jean provides a number of audio and Ebook products, which you can find here.

Jean Slatter

Jean Slatter

Jean Slatter is an accomplished author and inspirational speaker who is helping thousands to receive clarity, direction and purpose through their direct access to Higher Guidance.

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