Are you being the person you most desire to be? Not who you want to be, or even who you think you are, but the person at your core who drives your desires. This requires shedding skins, like a snake. As the snake grows it outgrows their present skin or identity if you will and it falls away, sometimes naturally and sometimes with assistance. This is precisely what we do as we grow too, often without thinking about it because it is less literal and mostly metaphysical.
As above, So below… means when we grow we do it on all levels at once. This is more obvious when you are young because life is mostly about growing, but this continues to happen throughout life. As multi-dimensional beings we have many bodies not just the physical body we each identify with here on earth. (Click here for more on Subtle Bodies)
The journey of discovery of self begins with intention and continues throughout life, the deeper you go the deeper it gets and this is indeed a good thing. No worries about getting lost because all roads eventually lead home. Have fun on this journey and at the same time do not get too attached. The skin you live in today is not the same as the one you had as a child and is not the same as you will have on your death bed. For some of us who are awake and aware this skin changes more rapidly than for others, it all depends on your intentions and desires. The journey can take a side path which is often very fun at first and then gets tiresome quickly. Eventually though the journey becomes about seeking your most inner desires in order to connect to your innermost being or soul. Does it really even matter what skin you wear? Only if you believe it does! Still it is important to honor the expression your path has drawn you to, meaning if you find yourself drawn to military things, honor that aspect of your being even if it seems to contradict other aspects of yourself such as gender expression. If you find yourself being drawn to natural processes and nature then honor this path and explore. Life has many blessings, gifts, and pleasant surprises.
So I ask once again, Are you being the person you most desire to be? Are you being honest with yourself? If not, then why? What is the fear motivating this dishonesty? As you face your fears they fall away and this is what it takes to live an authentic life.
Sequoia Elisabeth :-)