Being Real

To be real means knowing yourself. Knowing who you are takes introspection and requires courage. This practice of self-awareness through observation without judgment or criticism is a learned behavior. We have been taught and conditioned to act or appear in a certain way for the approval of others. The image-makers tell us how to dress, how to be politically correct, how to conform and how to be followers. A lot of pressure to fit in is strong and deep from a very young age, but not a wise one from a sovereign thinker. If knowing who you are is difficult then commit to knowing who you are not. At a minimum, start there.

Refusing to comply with something that does not serve your Universal Conscious Self and expressing your independent thought takes determination, which is a strength we all have within us. This is a sign of a radical thinker, a fearless individual and at the same time allowing for others to standout.

Those that know who they are have no confusion about why and what they are here to do with their lives. They follow their passion and trust their intuition. They become guiding lights just by being present with their energy and vision. This is spiritual maturity. The opposite is psychological ignorance. We are unique and have much to contribute, unlike anyone else. To be afraid to shine your light is to deny your spiritual nature.

Having said this, being real does not mean complaining and blaming others for your bad experiences. Taking responsibility for your actions, your words, your thoughts and how it affects the whole is yours and yours alone. Being real takes practice. The next step is for us to drop our pretenses and let ourselves be seen and known for whom we truly are. Cut the cord to past wrong actions and negative emotional experiences that do not serve you or your Universal self so that you can find the real you.

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About Maka'ala

Maka'ala is a Kanaka Maoli (Hawaiian ancestry) trained in Hawaiian medicine practices since the age of six. He is the founder of Indigenous Botanicals and Mana Lomi®. He enjoys traveling around the world teaching Hawaiian principles and concepts of being well. In 2005 he was awarded the "Kaonohi Award" for excellence in Hawaiian medicine and community support. He is the author of "Na'auao Ola Hawaii - Hawaiian Principles of Being Well." Maka'ala is the Ambassador-at-large and Minister of Health for the Polynesian Kingdom of Atooi. His focus is "breaking the blueprint" from disease and illness and his mission is "bringing the healer back into the family."
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One Response to Being Real

  1. I especially like, “To be afraid to shine your light is to deny your spiritual nature.”

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