The Power of Self-Belief

Believe in Yourself24th January 2014

By Emily Doyle

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

Believing in yourself is the key to your dreams. Sound too simple? How can you become something you do not believe in?

Then the question arises… What do you believe in, if you do not believe in yourself? What are you doing with your life? Are you doing what others believe in?

Have you ever stopped and thought about how fantastic you are? Have you ever thought that, just by being alive, you are complete? The universe is an intelligent being, and nothing is here without meaning. There are no mistakes. Nothing is out of place.

The fact that you are born means the world. You came into the physical plane with the talents and skills within you to fulfill your deepest desires. What are your deepest desires? Forget about money, just ask yourself – what is your dream? Sometimes we forget to ask ourselves that question, and we lose touch of ourselves. Why do you think you have the desires you do? Do you think its fate?

Nothing in nature is by chance… Something appears to be chance only because of our lack of knowledge ~ Dutch philosopher Baruch de Spinoza

You are the reason you are here

Do you feel selfish if you go and live your dreams? Don’t. To live your dreams IS the reason you are here. To become who you are. To be alive and to be fully alive. To courageously embrace your BEing-ness, your instincts. To love, and to love yourself. To not be selfish; and you are being selfish if you are not being a bit selfish. The world needs YOU. You need YOU. When you do not give your dreams a chance the world’s vibration sinks a bit more. By expressing who you are and being the person you know you are, you invest yourself – your unique energy – in world transformation. And as a result, you will feel gratitude’s vibration. And you will know happiness.

Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts ~ U.S. author and activist Rita Mae Brown

True north is inside us

We have been taught to question ourselves, to think that our ideas and desires are useless if they don’t conform to expectation. We have been conditioned to get caught in a trap, to become addicted to substances and TV, and mindless trivial activities. We have strayed from nature and our natural path.

Do you think this is humanity’s fate? Or do you think that it is for a reason? Part of a bigger picture?

Realise how truly powerful being alive is. We are given a new gift each morning when we open our eyes. We have the potential to see new possibilities. To see infinity. And when it feels like things are going wrong, we can take a breath, refresh and start over.  You are part of life itself. And life truly starts when you believe in you; when you become aware of your conditioning, accept it, and strive to overcome it. It is time to believe.

Nature’s wisdom teaches us that where life is in motion, it is healthy; where it is stagnant, it is dying. But people have to interpret that journey in a way that is authentic for them… whatever helps you. We call it “finding your own true north”, like on a compass. In production-drive societies, we are tricked into believing that our true north is outside of us. So we are constantly looking outside ourselves to figure out if this is the right job, the right house, the right relationship, the right subject to be studying. But our true north is invariably inside us… if we do what we love to do, what we are inspired to do, what we believe in, it creates an entirely different response. – U.S. activist Julia ‘Butterfly’ Hill

About the author:

Emily Doyle’s soul incarnated into her body 21 years ago. A self confessed “typical Aquarian” who loves her solitude, the young Canadian has lived in New Zealand, Australia and now currently resides in Hampi, India. Her passions include self exploration, writing, consciousness & spirituality, ancient wisdom, reading, spending time in nature, music and food.

Emily is a certified Reiki practitioner and enjoys living a simple holistic lifestyle. She is passionately curious, and lives by the phrase “You can not want what you want, you have to BE what you want.”

Connect with Emily via the  GiveThanksTrustLove  Facebook page.


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