I sat in my office this morning thinking about the past few weeks. If you follow me on Twitter, then you know that I am in a movement that is asking for freedom of speech to be upheld for all writers.
I thought about what that really means – to me. I value the opportunity to write my heart and soul in my poetry and to write about healthy relationships and, yes, write about sensuality and beauty of two people in love.
Freedom of speech means much more than that to me. I realized that it means the infinite possibility of being — ME! Sharing myself – heart and soul to my readers and to others that may be sharing the same doubts, fears, concerns, and questions. Being able to share myself with others of my successes, my joys, my wins.
In thinking of this question of freedom of speech and the freedom to be myself, I felt a desire to share what I wish for you – the reader of this article.
And my vision for each of you is for you to embrace the very Being of You. Embrace all of the parts – even those that may not seem constructive. Each part of you is there for a reason. Each emotion is a lesson that you are ready to master. Each emotion that you allow yourself to feel will bring you to a greater understanding of your Greatness.
When you experience anger, you have the opportunity to face head on those buttons that trigger past memories that need to be released. Feel anger when it comes up. Embrace it – allow for the experience of understanding where it comes from. To release it – go out alone and scream it out.
Go to a river, lake, or beach if you are close to one and throw rocks at it. Beat your pillow. When you are done, laugh!!! Humor and joy are the opposites of anger and need to be experienced as well. If you feel jealousy, embrace it. Ask what exactly it is that you need to experience so that you can release those deep feelings of – fear and lack.
Laugh at yourself as you release the feeling of jealousy knowing that you have your own unique and wonderful gifts to share and that you are blessed in your own special way with what you are ready to receive.
Do the same with any emotion that arises. Move into it – embrace it – feel it – question it – release it! If you find that you just can’t release it at the moment, it’s ok. You will when you are ready.
Don’t beat yourself up with this. It’s your experience – no one else’s.
By stepping into your own Being, you can Be Yourself – authentic – juicy – bodacious – With No Apologies!
Yeah, if you have read my thoughts before, you know that is one of my most powerful mantras.
It is hard, I admit, to always embrace it, but I try. And when I fail? I try again.
Camille is a poet, author, and artist with two books coming out soon. She leads women’s empowerment workshops and retreats focused on improving body image and teaching women to embrace their own beauty and sensuality. While the body of her work is in erotica and romance, she focuses on the strength of women and their inner voices. Kind hearted and loving, her motivation in writing and art is the beauty of women – all women!