What’s going around right now is a bit of imposter syndrome. The fears and doubts that come with imposter syndrome can cause us to question our worth, play it safe, sabotage our work, keep us small, or dismiss our journey.
Here’s a few things in the energy world that might be accentuating feelings of imposter syndrome.
One of the antidotes to the feelings of imposter syndrome is to find your medicine.
Find your original medicine.
Original Medicine arises from shamanic traditions and is based on the belief that each of us has unique gifts and talents. These are our ‘original medicine’.
We came here to bring our original medicine into the world. Our world needs our unique gifts and talents.
Furthermore, we need them. We have a deep longing to live and express our original medicine. If we don’t, we always feel that some part of us is missing.
As you seek to know and explore your original medicine, it may be helpful to remember and contemplate on the following.
You are unique. Your path is unique. You don’t belong in the tiny boxes defined by the world around you but, sometimes, you try to squeeze into those to ‘fit it’ or for the approval of others. Instead, embrace the parts of you that seem different. These are parts that the world needs.
You chose to come here at this time. Yeah, I know. Life can feel hard at times. But if you are here right now, it is because you felt it was important to be here at this time. You came here with a ‘why’; there is a reason why you are here.
You have not lost your medicine. You’re never too old, and it is never too late. It may be that you have forgotten about your original medicine as you went about your daily life and tried to turn off that little spiritual voice of your soul. But your original medicine is not lost. As you seek it, you will find that it is seeking you as well.
Find your people. Find those who speak your language, the language of your heart. Find those who encourage you and allow you to encourage them. Find those with whom your voice is valued. The world we experience is a harmony of who we are individually, and who we are collectively.
Your medicine wants to be seen. Your fire is seeking to express. Start small, but start somewhere, somehow, someplace. Being seen doesn’t require a national platform or huge audience. Your’s may be within your friends or family. Everyone’s ‘being seen’ is different.
Center, root, and ground. To remain on your path, you need to care for your full self: mind, body, heart, soul, emotions, spirit, all of it, all of you. Your medicine is embodied work. Nurture yourself.