R is for Radical Self-Expression | The Layers of Self-Discovery Tour

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You know that feeling?
That feeling that whatever it is that you are, is destined to be something more than average. Something that affects the world in a meaningful and personally rewarding way.

I sit sometimes and think about all the old women and men whose features show up in my face. And in my spirit. And I take shit like that to heart. Do you ever think about the people and powers that make you You?

That You-ness that nobody else could possibly duplicate. That need to explore and express yourself by running your own business, living in accordance with your own idea of bliss, and being comfortable in your own skin.

You know that feeling, right?
That feeling is the core of Radical Self-Expression.
Standing in your own truth in one area of your life, and using that energy to seek out and address mutedness in any area of your life.

It’s about taking full responsibility for the experience you are having, and recognizing that your personal experience IS your power.

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The unique way in which you see the world…
the specific life experiences that helped design the person you are, and the skills you’ve developed as a result of those experiences, are what feed the four principles of Radical Self-Expression.

Those principles are old knowings, new commitments, inner work, and outward expression.

If you feel inspired to explore the source of the voices in your mind.  The reasons behind your patterns.  Your Inner Little Girl…
 
Come talk to her:

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If you have ever felt that nudge, that feeling that there something powerful inside of you but you are afraid to acknowledge it, you need to read this book. Personally, as a girl who grew up very shy and self-conscious, afraid to take up space, this book spoke to my soul. It connected me with so many feelings and truths that I could not put into words before. Akilah challenges us in the most artful, natural way to not be afraid of our power. To not judge ourselves for what we feel and what we can create with those feelings.  This is a must-have for any woman who yearns to awaken that stifled voice within. -GG Renee, All the Many Layers

This post is part of The Layers of Self-Discovery Tour created by GG Renee of All the Many Layers. Follow the tour through the blogs of 26 women exploring the complexities of womanhood and self-discovery from A to Z. Click here to keep up with each post and enter to win a giveaway package full of goodies for your mind, body and soul. #LayersAtoZTour

  • I have definitely felt that feeling and it’s nice to know that Radical Self-Expression is its name! Thanks for this well-written post to motivate me to continue to walk boldly into who I am and what I’m called to do which is far from average.

  • “It’s about taking full responsibility for the experience you are having, and recognizing that your personal experience is your power.” I never thought to align this way of thinking with Radical Self-Expression. I love this post and the way it breathes life into what it means to be with one yourself and how it likens self expression with self love. Thank you for the loud, radical reminder. And you write books too eh? What a bomb woman you are!

    • You’re very welcome, sis! You know your #LayersAtoZ post moved me so very much, so this is just reciprocity in action, and I dig it. Thanks for stopping by!

  • The topic of standing in my own truth and defining what it means to be…me, has come up a lot lately. I feel like it’s my theme for my personal New Year that just began. I was tested quite a bit last year in the area of voicing that truth, now it’s time to let it flow throughout everything I do. This confirms that even the more. #RadicalSelfie

    • I’m really happy to know that, Ivy! So many of us were/are living in patchwork quilts of other people’s ideas of who and what we should be. It’s about time for the world to experience a mass emergence of people who own their power by defining, designing, and living their own truths. More power to you, my friend!