Changing vs. Aligning as a HSP
Written by: Lauren Littlewood
Changing is what happens when a person or thing becomes something else. If a person changes it could be something they wanted because they did not like something about themselves or maybe someone else wants them to be different in some way. We change to make others happy. We change to be more accepted in society or our community. Change, in and of itself, is not always true and honest. Change can happen from a true and honest source but oftentimes are built out of obligation or dissatisfaction.
Alignment, however, is a readjustment to what feels authentic to you. Aligning with your authentic self, needs, and desires is difficult. In a world where everything is, think, think, think, we often don’t feel. And if we do feel it usually is accompanied by thinking such as, should I feel this way… As if the mind is trying to control or create bumpers for your emotions.
Through alignment comes change, but not for the sake of change. Alignment changes you to your truthful and authentic self.
Initially, it is difficult and confusing. The mind interjects a lot and overall it can be frustrating. When you hear the voice of your inner true speak it will be quiet, like a whisper. You may question it at first. You may have already experienced your inner voice. Like that time, you knew you should have gone for one thing but went for another instead then later thought, “I knew I should have picked the other one.”
Our inner truth knows what is right for us. It is our sixth sense of knowing what is the right choice for us.
And the first thing you have to do is tune in. Get quiet. Maybe journal all your thoughts beforehand so they are out and you can have a quiet inner space. Ask the question and listen.
When changing your decision making to this method you will start to see a change. It may be messy at first. Filled with judgment for those closest to you, because you are not acting or doing all the things they expect from you. But with time and consistency, you will see that this is the only way to live. The change will be a re-alignment to your most true self and life. The more connected you are the better everything in life will be.
Lauren's Bio: As a child I was a very sensitive person and very empathetic towards everyone and everything. This is probably why I because a vegan, a therapist, a yoga instructor and a health coach. Through my life I have struggled with rage issues, anxiety issues and depression. I have learned many techniques to overcome these issues which I love to share with others. If we are not lifting each other up, then what are we here for?
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