How you are perceived to be
When I was younger I always wanted to be different, look different or behave differently to others not because I thought other people's style or look wasn't good enough for me but because I saw the creative side to being different and plus I didn't want to be the same as everybody else.
Today this remains the same but it has changed form in the sense that the creativity that I see of the outside of me also shows itself from the inside. With anything that we do or say causes an effect in some way especially when it comes to others.
As an adult I was given the name ( The Sage) from a spiritual teacher, it took me a while to not just embrace that title or label but to love the fact that a person could see the sage within me (which we all have within us by the way) the main thing I feared was other people's judgments as I know the sage that I would became would have to show how I was and the freedom of who I am, which would include my creativity and difference.
Now my fear was getting in the way from being able to grow, me being able to embrace the label and being able to allow the label to embrace the oneness of who I was. I was petrified to use the name and embrace a gift someone gave me because how I thought others might see me, after all I saw a sage to a be a spiritual being that maybe already lived the materialistic life, dressed in robes and at times wore no shoes and wanted to experience transitioning into the wisdom of sharing and loving others by just being and not wanting or needing anything else in their life. This was me to a degree however I still wanted to experience the creativity that would want to show itself from within to the outside and that scared me as we know creativity comes in so many different ways, so I went to the place that I knew best my meditation hub to have a sharing with the universe.
What came out was absolutely amazing, the energy within filled my body with wisdom to understand what freedom and creativity really meant. what it meant to feel free to share, express, love and experience enjoyment in the process, I was a child again embracing the inner child and allowing the inner child to remind me why I am here on earth and why we have labels.
" Being FREE can come with fear, doubt
and having to deal with the perception of others"
From that moment a feeling of peace and freedom came over me, it was very clear to me that we all have the sage within us and that labels are words that transforms into energy and creates the experiences that we choose or think we don't choose.
Stereotypes and perceptions will always be part of the human race, something for us to learn from and make the changes that we feel will benefit us.
So how to get other people's perceptions of us out of the way?
1, whenever it comes our way, see it for what it is and let it move on
2, Don't take on other people's opinions about you, after all they are not living your journey
3, release it through meditation or prayer
4, feel the fear and let it go anyway
5, sending back love and a smile always works
We tend to put things in our way when we are fearful or don't understand, apart from this subject anything is able to get in our way in life, it's for us to be able to shift that energy and continue to move forward, it's not easy at times but taking action is always the way forward.
By the way since my talk with the universe I never looked back I use the word the sage with pride.