I have done a lot of hiding in my time. Hiding what I think, feel, want, know, believe, desire, hope for….
But being seen at soul-level is one of the reasons we´re all here. It connects us to our power and each other.
It can also be terrifying. It sounds the internal alarm which wants us to keep everything together and stay in control.
Because your soul is life in motion, it´s fluid, powerful, changeable…who knows what you might do or say next if you live from this place, or who you might offend?
The key is in the body. Eariler this year, my hands shook uncontrollably as I talked honestly in front of a group of people because of an accumulation of fear held in my body.
My body held the imprint of each time I learnt (through an eye roll, a turned shoulder, a telling off) to be something other than what I am.
It is like this for most of us to some degree.
Somatic healing like Breathwork is a way to release this energetic imprint and live with greater freedom.
So too is acting the opposite of what your clenched body is telling you, and living through the experience.
So don´t wait for the uncomfortable feeling to go before you let yourself be seen.
You´re not doing anything wrong, and you're not off course if today it´s hard.
You´re more ready than you think, and you are not alone.