Recognizing who you are

It is important to recognize who you are, without being too egotistical or too humble. It is the two-fold problem of being all you can be. Many of you have not developed a picture of power that you would want to emulate. Many of your images and role models of powerful people come from those who have abused and misused their influence. Therefore, many of you have held back from using your power, because the images you hold of it are negative.

It is important to develop positive pictures about the nature of power.

Many of you are very evolved, have much inner sight and wisdom and are looking for ways to express it in the outer world. Learn to tell the difference between those people who are truly influential and full of light and those who only wear the cloak of power. This skill will assist you on your path of joy for it will also help you to recognize your own nobility…..It is important to recognize people who are full of light, for they come in many forms and packages. And it is time to be aware of those people who are not leading you to a path of greater light and joy. If you can clearly identify those people who have your greatest good in mind, and surround yourself with them, you will grow more rapidly and have much more to offer others.

Evolved people are very gentle souls. Some evolved souls do not yet recognize who they are, and may be too humble. They  are most often generous, helpful, and friendly. It may seem as if they cannot do enough for you. I am talking about a certain level of development where the personality does not yet recognize the level of the soul. Many of you are too humble, still wearing the cloak of self-doubt, of wondering who you are. You who are so kind and loving are full of light; you have so much to offer the world. It is important for you to take off your veil, for it hinders you in serving on a larger scale.

– from Living with Joy, by Sanaya Roman

When my friend and Kundalini yoga teacher Sat Nishan Kaur read this in class, it brought tears to my eyes. Sometimes hearing the things we already know, in a new way, or from a different voice, can crack us wide open to ourselves. I am sharing this excerpt tonight just in case someone else needs to hear it.

Take off your veil. Share your light. The world needs you.

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4 Responses to Recognizing who you are

  1. Marie says:

    It is beautiful Alana, thanks for sharing. I almost always learn something inspiring from your journal. Hope you are feeling better and finding the inner peace you might be looking for.
    Marie xx

  2. Christa says:

    Oh. I’ve never read this before.

    Your tiiming is incredible. Thank you.

    Will try to take this in, and I’m sure I’m not the only one who needed to hear it.

    Love to you.

  3. This was Awesome. Thanks for sharing =)

  4. Pamela says:

    Thanks for this. I struggle with this balance all the time. How much humility is too much? How much power am I allowed to have? It reminds me of what Marianne Williamson said, about how our greatest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.


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