6. Let go of old people and old patterns
Sometimes when you change the way you are living your life it freaks your homies out. Literally. They are like, “What’s that creepy class you’re taking? Wow you must be really desperate.” And all kinds of sweet supportive stuff like this. The key is to care more about what you want for YOU, rather than what they think of you. The key is to be more in tune with what makes YOU tick, rather than looking cool. This can be a tough one for a lot of people as we all want to be loved and accepted for who we are and what we do. So stay the course, and if it gets so tough that you feel dragged down by someone then let go of them. Easier said than done, but the amount of drain that person will put on your progress and momentum is too large to compromise.
7. Shine your light bright
We are taught to be humble. This is cool because it makes us non-douche bags which is great. What is NOT great is that it makes us feel like it is “cheesy” or lame to be proud of ourselves. Here’s the thing, you need to be proud of yourself first before anyone else’s pride in you really matters. So if you give yourself permission to shine, then you really can make an impact on the world. How would the world be different if Martin Luther King Jr. decided he didn’t want to bring all that attention on himself by heading a movement? We would not be nearly as beautiful of a place to live now would we? Just think about this the next time you decide to play small.
8. Give to others
Givers Gain. This is one thing I learned early on in my rebellious journey of self exploration, and it has made a world of difference for me. Before I had my Awakening I was really bitter about how much my friends and relationships had disappointed me. I felt like if no one is as generous as me and as giving as me then I am going to stop in order to protect myself from pain. This was very logical, and a very normal human thought. What I didn’t know was that it was hurting me, because I was about to change who I was in order to avoid pain. Rebels welcome pain, rebels smile in the face of pain. Rebels do not cower from a scratch or a bruise, we tower over this minute pain and we shine our lights bright. Give, and keep giving. It is the only way to live a happy life.
9. Know that you matter & you effect others by being who you are
This is a huge one for a lot of people. Sometimes it’s easy to feel small in a world that is so big. It’s easy to feel powerless in a world that looks so vast. The truth about it is that we are all connected. What I do effects you and what YOU do effects me. Whether or not we think it does, it does. We are all energetically and unconsciously connected. So if you ever had a thought that you didn’t matter or that it wouldn’t make a difference if you showed up, banish that thought moving forward. It is not true. The truth is you matter, and who you are is important.
10. Be clear on your values to guide your path