Inspiring Others Through Writing & Sharing

A reader’s comment to an earlier post prompted me to write this one instead of responding to her directly. She wrote how inspired she was by what I’m going through and what I’m sharing.

I’m so appreciative of such comments because they make me feel so validated — that I AM taking the rightful steps and accomplishing my vision and mission of being a channel for healing and transformation through my writing and sharing.

As I wrote in that post, I needed to take a leap of faith. It is what my life, my journey, my path has been made of — leaps of faith. Facing the unknowns. Moving out of my comfort zones. Stirring away and removing myself from unloving and unhealthy relationships, places and situations. Taking the path less travelled.

It does take an enormous amount of courage to get out of our comfort zone and status quo. It is a collective fear — our fear of the unknown.

But isn’t that where our growth comes from — when we face our fear and conquer it? Isn’t that what victors do — as opposed to victims who allow the situations and circumstances to dictate and rule their lives, preventing them from living a Life of Joy?

And a Life of Joy, I have learned, is born out of my deep love and respect for myself — nothing else. It was one of my biggest takeaways when I was introduced to the concept of Re-parenting the Inner Child in 1999. It has been an invaluable tool in my way towards wholeness and balance.

Healing, nurturing, re-parenting the Inner Child is an act of deep Love — of one’s self more than and above any other.

But it is an act that not many are comfortable with. To love one’s self, after all, has left many of us confused as we have been made to believe that the ultimate act of love is one that is selfless.

On the contrary — and thankfully — I have learned and realized that self-love, not self-sacrifice, is the ultimate act of Love.

Loving one’s self is what will allow us to practice the universal teaching of doing to others what we want others to do to us.

When we love ourselves truly and fully, we can do nothing else except to love others truly and fully as well.

We cannot give what we do not have. We cannot give Love when we do not have Love. We cannot give Love when we have not embodied Love.

We need to be the Love and the Light for us to uplift others. And it is when we uplift others and celebrate their joys and successes that our Light shines brighter as well. Others’ Light shines brighter, too. The world becomes a joyful haven. It is how we create Heaven on Earth.

It is why I so love this part in Marianne Williamson’s famous quote,

“We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.”

I have dimmed my Light and allowed others to dim it for a very long time. Thankfully, not anymore.

My deep Love and Respect for myself and my commitment to shine my Light led me to all the choices and decisions that I made in my life, to where I AM now — a place, a space, a path that I will not exchange for anything.

Many of those choices — the empowering ones — have been quite unpopular because they went against tradition, culture, society, mainstream. They have resulted in a radical shift in my lifestyle and relationships including those with my family of origin.

But the Path of the Heart is not a popularity contest.

It isn’t meant to gain approval from others. At the end of the day, at the end of it all, it is between me and my God — whoever and whatever that God is to me, and however I perceive or choose to address Her/Him/It.

I’ve also realized that re-parenting my little Nadine is not simply a step or a phase in my journey. It is the journey — my journey, at least.

I’ve written quite extensively about the inner child and my childhood wounds in this site here, here, here, and here. There are also lots of materials and information about the inner child elsewhere on the internet.

My little Nadine has been gagged and kept mum for so long.

And it was a leap of faith that helped me take a significant step in my path of healing and nurturing her — of giving her the chance to be heard and not only seen — through writing and blogging.

I had a lot of fears, admittedly.

How do I handle the criticisms and judgments? After all, they do come with the territory and the world of writing and blogging.

How can I face my fear of rejection and being questioned? What if they don’t support my points-of-view and opinions?

My wounded little Nadine was, without doubt, seeking for approval and acceptance — two of my unmet childhood needs. And my fears were too intense and deeply-rooted to easily dismiss.

But we cannot heal the pain or face the fear when we choose to go around it or turn away from it. The only way to heal is to face it and to go through it. Go through the pain; Go through the fear.

So, I took that leap of faith when I created and launched this blog site. I saw a door, opened it, and walked through it — even if I didn’t know where it was leading. And I’m so glad I did!

How can I overcome my fear of being judged and condemned if I continue to hide my Light? Why keep my Truth only to myself? How can I finally be heard if I do not speak my Truth? Why continue to keep mum and gag myself — as I have since childhood?

Nowadays, admittedly, my little Nadine still feels rejected when I do not receive as many ‘likes’ and comments as I had hoped. My little Nadine still pouts and sulks.

And I simply give her the rightful space and loving permission to do so.  This, as I continue to write and to share.

It is how I heal and grow. It is how I love myself and how I inspire others.

And thanks to this reader’s recent comment, I AM reminded of how much courage, dedication and commitment it takes to nurture my inner child and love myself. That it is an on-going process. That it isn’t a one-stop shop or quick-fix solution — as is what the majority of humanity nowadays is wont to believe with its prevalent easy, quick and instant mentality.

But the act of self-love, the Path of the Heart is precisely that — a path. A journey  —not a destination.

And it is from that space of deep love for myself that I will continue to write, share and inspire — as I heal and evolve, as others heal and evolve. It is what will continue to lead me to what I believe each one of us is also aiming for — to come Home to the Self and Be One with the Divine.

There are countless ways through which we can shine our Light and be an inspiration. How are you inspiring others?

😀 😀

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Copyright © 2011-2015 Nadine Marie V. Niguidula, M.A. and Aligning With Truth

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About NadineMarie (Aligning With Truth)

I find much joy & fulfillment in sharing my experiences & insights through writing & blogging. I created the site, ALIGNING WITH TRUTH as a virtual center for healing where I share my thoughts & reflections, as well as the tools & resources that are helping me as I move along the path of awakening & coming home to the Self. As I live in joy & align with Truth, I AM shining my Light which is how I contribute to the planetary & humanity ascension. Blessed be. Namaste...💗💖💜Nadine Marie💜💖💗
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16 Responses to Inspiring Others Through Writing & Sharing

  1. yogaleigh says:

    Beautiful post. You know I share that fear of putting myself out there but I must admit so far the times I’ve posted something I feared would create controversy, people have only been kind and supportive.
    I’m so glad you’re sharing your beautiful journey with us!

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    • Thank you Leigh! I’m happy to be sharing and experiencing this journey with you! 🙂 It’s also reassuring to hear that you share the same fear. And yes, thankfully, readers have not been as unsupportive or disrespectful as I had feared! 😀 ⭐ ❤ ⭐ 😀

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  2. Skydreamer says:

    To see the light in others and to see the light in ourselves, is a mission I aspire to everyday 🙂 beautiful post

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  3. saymber says:

    What you say here has been one of my long-held beliefs and personal creeds. Glad to see someone else on board with this 🙂

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    • And there are many kind-hearted souls particularly in the blogging community who share these beliefs and who beam their Light so brilliantly! And I’m grateful for having met such Beings of Light and being blessed by their gifts and their presence!

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  4. Shawna says:

    Awe how sweet! This one made my day – thank you! Happy tears. 🙂
    I am so thankful for my angels/guides drawing me to your blog.

    Wow, did I get some aha’s out of this and then from the previous one called Are you giving yourself the 5 A’s. I have been seeking for so long in my life from outside sources for these and I too am finally realizing that I don’t need to seek these from without but from within. And to break this cycle for outside validation and approval that I crave. I have been working on that and when I’m working on something I usually try to share it with others through Facebook. I feel that we learn the best when we teach others. And by my sharing there, that’s how I hope to inspire others. I get a lot of strength and hope to give a lot though Facebook posts.

    How do I inspire? Hmm…I have been preaching self love this last year, that we are enough, not to care what others think, let go and have fun, don’t take life so seriously, we are all eternal, don’t be scared of death, and just not to be scared period (now I need to practice what I preach).

    I’m working in the corporate field as an administrative assistant for an engineering firm and it’s a good job (pays well, nice benefits, but it’s not my calling). I want to spread my wings and fly and teach about spirituality and help counsel the grieving. But my fear holds me back, by thinking can I make a living doing this, etc. Am I worthy? I am not at a place in alignment to help others. All this bullshit that my ego says to hold me back. I know that the Universe/God will take care of me; but for some reason I’m not moving. What the heck is wrong with me?! Still need to do some healing and I’ve been doing some major work! My angels are proud!! 🙂

    Anyways, thanks for letting me vent and open up by expressing here. I’ll be rereading these.
    Much love & light! Blessed Be
    Shawna ~ Little Dove

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  5. Reblogged this on Sindy's Saturday Satsang and commented:
    Good advice sister~Move on out of that comfort zone. Not easy but rewarding ❤

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  6. Everything so synchronous. I just visited Leigh’s blog and she brings up Ho’ Oponopono which also deals with healing the inner child. Mine is healed I believe to a large degree but I may peep in there and give her some love ❤

    Namaste From lil Sindy to lil Nadine 😉

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  7. Shawna’s response to this post reminds me of this poem I wrote…

    A bird falls to the ground.
    To fly again, it must stand.
    Standing, it starts to walk.
    Walking, it starts to run.
    Running, it learns to survive.
    Living on the ground, it forgets to fly.
    The bird’s true nature becomes a distant memory.
    The sky becomes a dream.

    I battle the same things, trying to live others’ perceptions of me versus living the real me.
    -Mike

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