Integrating authenticity with intention work feels relevant on many levels, especially on a heart core level. As you focus on your intentions, yourself, and excavate away your limiting beliefs, your fears, your doubts, expunge what does not serve you, and clear the path for alignment, what’s at the core? When all this interference is peeled away, you are left with your authentic self. Your truth. Your pure essence. Exploring the relationship between authenticity, truth, and intentions, provides another avenue for self-awareness and inner connection.
Across my groups, I asked, “What does authenticity mean to you?” A variety of answers ranging from “your own truth, to a reflection of who you are, to full self-acceptance,” and more circulated the room. Authenticity is being true to who you are, and offering your unique essence to others. It’s taking ownership for and the expression of the real you. It’s also being comfortable with embodying your true/innate self and full essence as you navigate through your self-discovery. This is a natural passage to living with integrity, living in authenticity, and being aligned with who you are.
As you emanate your authentic self more and more fully, you may also experience a greater sense of self-connection, clarity and alignment with your intentions. This results in a greater sense of freedom and confidence to ask for what you really want in your life based on your authentic self. There is empowerment in deliberately choosing your path by defining and redefining what you want, based on who you are, — as your authentic self. It makes for a more heartfelt practice when you pursue what you deeply desire to create, and explore your intentions. When you are aligned to your authentic self, you become a pulsing magnet for your intentions to materialize.
Within my groups, I shared a personal experience where I turned down a job opportunity for a role I was qualified for, and one that I would be capable of doing. Given a red flag interaction, me being in my truth, and paying attention to messages and signs, it became clear that just because I would be good for the job doesn’t mean it would have been good for me, or my growth from this new place of awareness. Empowered, I was able to confidently make a decision that was best for my broader vision and intention around magnetizing fulfilling work, without compromising myself in the process. In the Law of Attraction and intention focused approaches and communities, we often use the phrase, “this or better.” This is one of those examples of waiting for “better,” or creating better for myself. Sometimes things will come our way “fast and furiously,” but we don’t have to accept it just because we have an intention around it. It may not be right or feel right for our authentic self and that’s ok!
At an intention group meeting, I discussed how as you align, energy and things will often begin to flow more quickly, but to also be conscious of what is coming in, and carefully choose. Just because the opportunity was in alignment with my intention, scope of work, and desire to step into similar work — the ultimate way it was presented with “true colors” shown early on, vividly illustrated it was not really the best fit. It comes down to choice, living as your authentic self, and the decisions you make along the way that align or misalign you. Be watchful for choices that bring you closer to your truth and authenticity, versus choices that distract, or pull you from your truth and authentic self.
A Kundalini yoga mantra that seemed appropriate for authenticity is: “Sat Nam” – The definition is “Truth is my name” or “Truth is my identity.” There are several videos on YouTube if you’re interested in learning more. Be your authentic self. Be in your truth. Align to who you are. Align to your intentions and magnetize them!