From The Wide Awakening Weekly, April 22, 2015

“Nature is busy creating uniqueness, where culture has invented ‘shoulds’ and ‘have to’s’ so we can all conform.  Just because we COULD conform, doesn’t mean we have to. BE FREE”  ~ Jennifer Hough  Tweet Me! 

April 22, 2015

Dear you,

For eons we have been so free to create as human beings, as all things in nature do. We are so free and creative that we created the shackles of ‘shoulds’, ‘musts’ and ‘have-to’s’ that currently run our planet… with slight variances according to culture and geography. However, you’ll notice the themes are the same.

Using this same free will and creative pioneering spirit, we can also choose not to engage in the density of the shackles.

Oh sure, some people will judge and it may be uncomfortable at first to simply be yourself. Consider this: those that judge you are the ones that had the most powerful prayers to make sure you were born. Why? Because they feel the pain of the shackles of the ‘shoulds’ the most… and they need an example so they can believe it’s possible to live another way.

Go get ’em tiger.


P.S.  Isn’t it great that acorns don’t judge the kind of oak trees they become… they simply lean into their journey and give birth to other trees that do the same. No two trees are ever alike and we think they’re all beautiful. Maybe we should consider ourselves “human trees” and our judgments would stop…

If this resonates for you, maybe it will for your friends, too…

What do you think? Acorn? Oak tree? Share your thoughts below…