I don’t know about you, but I’ve been watching Halloween-themed movies literally as soon as October 1st hit.
Think Hocus Pocus (OMG-I want to be Sarah Sanderson! and Addams Family.
My fiancé, Rob, has made it his personal mission to have me watch classics that I’ve never seen-example: I saw the original 1970 something Halloween with Jamie Lee Curtis…and I loved it and was completely freaked out after.
He joyfully went on to share that there are like 7 more Halloween sequels. Hmmm, not sure I loved it that much???
Anyhow, it got me thinking about masks.
The ones we wear.
The ones we take off.
And why we even feel like sometimes it’s just not safe to be the real us and ditch the masks.
Especially when it comes to love, there’s nothing more refreshing than watching someone just let their guard down and be themselves.
Sometimes it’s revealing.
Other times it’s surprising.
But when you come right down to brass tacks, truth is powerful.
When someone shows you who they really are, in all their imperfect glory?
It’s beautiful. Refreshing. And you can almost feel the palpable sign for r-e-l-i-e-f.
And it gives you permission to show your true, imperfect self too.
Because only then can you find out if you have what it takes to go the distance.
It takes way less energy to be yourself than to be any other watered down or distorted version.
Energy you could be using to develop a real connection and love with someone!
But if you aren’t willing to drop the mask with yourself, how can you expect to forge that real deep connection that lasts with someone else?
So…here are some Soul questions you can answer to allow more of the real you to come out.
Grab your journal and something yummy.
It’s time to get real with yourself in the name of love.
Q: What I’m afraid people would see about me if they really got to know me is…
Q: If you really knew me, you see that…
Q: If I let people see the real me, the worst that could happen is…
Q: If I let people see the real me, the best that could happen is…
Happy Halloween and happy Soul journaling!
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