By Millana Snow

Show up fully by accepting all of you

When you fearlessly embrace your true Self, flaws and all, you embark on profound personal growth and fulfillment. By accepting every aspect of your being, you grant yourself the freedom to evolve without the shackles of self-judgment.

Living authentically means making choices that align with your values, prioritizing your own well-being, and going after what truly matters to you. Authentic living is not about perfection; it’s about wholehearted acceptance. When you accept all facets of yourself, you end the inner battles that cause you stress. This level of self-acceptance becomes a beacon, attracting the best people, places, and opportunities for you. You’ll build deeper, more meaningful connections with others who share your values. And at the same time, you’ll weed out those who don’t quite mesh with your authentic self. It’s like having a built-in filter.

Embracing authenticity also means finding joy in the journey, not just the destination. When you focus on personal growth and serving others through simply being yourself, you’ll create a life that feels truly fulfilling and aligned with who you are at your core.

Sure, living authentically isn’t always a cakewalk. It takes courage and vulnerability to show up as your true self in a world that often pressures us to fit in. But trust me, it’s so worth it. When you embrace your authentic self, you unlock a world of endless possibilities for personal growth, incredible relationships, and a life that exceeds your wildest expectations.

When you’re true to yourself, you tap into a wellspring of creativity and passion that can fuel your work. You’re no longer wasting energy trying to fit into someone else’s mold or follow a path that doesn’t resonate with you. Instead, you’re free to pour your heart and soul into projects that truly matter to you.

When you embrace your unique perspective and experiences, you bring a fresh voice to your field. Whether you’re writing a book, designing a product, or building a business, your authenticity is what makes your work stand out. People are drawn to genuine voices and stories, and by staying true to yourself, you’ll attract an audience that resonates with your message.

Of course, doing your best work takes more than just authenticity. It requires dedication, skill-building, and a willingness to learn and grow. But when you approach your craft from a place of self-acceptance and alignment, you’ll find that the journey is more fulfilling and the challenges are more manageable.

Frida Kahlo, the renowned Mexican artist, exemplified the power of embracing one’s authentic self. Despite facing numerous challenges, including physical disabilities and personal hardships, Kahlo fearlessly explored her identity through her art. She unapologetically portrayed her experiences, emotions, and beliefs, creating deeply personal and universally resonant works. Kahlo’s commitment to self-expression and authenticity attracted many admirers and influenced countless artists. Her magnetic presence and unwavering self-acceptance inspire people worldwide to embrace their unique truths and live authentically.

Guide for June:

1. Practice self-acceptance:

  • Embrace your totality, including your strengths and weaknesses
  • Allow yourself to be authentic and changeable
  • Resist the urge to judge or conceal parts of yourself

2. Focus on inner fulfilment:

  • Express yourself freely for your own satisfaction, not to seek validation from others
  • Prioritize your inner state and well-being
  • Understand that being your authentic Self is the most valuable gift you can give to yourself and the world

3. Enjoy the process by taking inspired action:

  • Identify your unique vision and purpose
  • Use your talents and flaws to achieve your dreams
  • Act boldly towards your vision rather than your fears

4. Allow your work to be transformative:

  • Acknowledge and own your fears, using them as a tool for growth
  • Let your work challenge and change you, leading to greater authenticity
  • Embrace the endless possibilities that arise from your nuanced and changeable nature

5. Practice equanimity:

  • Accept the outcomes of your actions without attachment
  • Find balance by taking bold action aligned with your central purpose
  • Trust that your commitment to personal growth and authenticity will yield the desired results

6. Serve others through your authentic presence:

  • Recognize that accepting yourself is the most effective way to help and heal others
  • Allow your authenticity to inspire and empower those around you
  • Focus on embodying your truth rather than trying to save others through actions

7. Cultivate joy by detaching from your work:

  • Engage in your work for the inherent joy it brings, rather than focusing solely on the outcome
  • Detach from the fruits of your labor, understanding that your fulfillment comes from the process itself
  • Embrace the present moment and the satisfaction of expressing your authentic Self through your work
  • Allow your work to be a source of personal growth and self-discovery, rather than a means to an end
  • Trust that by aligning your work with your authentic Self, you will naturally master your craft and attract the right opportunities and outcomes


I fully embrace my authentic self and find joy in the journey of living and creating from a place of truth.

This Month’s Ritual

Heal Your Heart Chakra

Journal Prompts

  1. What are the qualities and characteristics that define my authentic self? How can I cultivate and celebrate these aspects of myself more fully?
  2. In what situations or around which people do I feel most comfortable being my authentic self? What is it about these environments or relationships that allow me to be genuine?
  3. What are the fears, doubts, or limiting beliefs that hold me back from fully embracing my authentic self? How can I challenge and overcome these internal obstacles?

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