Wednesday, April 29, 2009

How to Have a Conversation - Being Vulnerable

What is the purpose of using words? It is to articulate and make known the inner being of oneself.

It is also to give voice and expression to the indwelling divinity - the Self that is part of God.

Many feel that words cannot adequately describe their inner state, and some have great difficulty finding words at all to represent themselves with.

The point of speaking is to make oneself known. To say, "I Am." This is not just for the listener's ears but for one's own ears. And it is not just to express the ego-self, but the self that is a creation of the Divine.

Fear of self-expression sometimes creates a hurdle that one must leap over in order to be seen and heard. In order to leap, the willingness to be vulnerable is needed. The willingness to be nakedly seen, to be viewed with flaws or limitations and also to be viewed in one's beauty.

There are many who have an easier time being viewed in their flaws which they are familiar with than in their beauty.

One learns to have a conversation through practicing the art of listening, but one also learns to have a conversation by practicing the willingness to be vulnerable.

Blessings.

9 comments:

  1. Dear Julie,

    I was stunned when first reading "How to Have a Conversation - Being Vulnerable" and it continues to move me deeply. The whole of it is meaningful to me but what particularly leapt out was:

    "The point of speaking is to make oneself known. To say, "I Am." This is not just for the listener's ears but for one's own ears. And it is not just to express the ego-self, but the self that is a creation of the Divine."

    I am stunned to feel St Germain's I AM Discourses from a completely new perspective that is such the heart of my healing. Thank you Julie. Love, Marie

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  2. Thank you for this profound comment, and may your further healing in this area be blessed. JR

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  3. Dear Julie, I really needed to read this today, as I struggle with conversation and making myself be known. I will continue to open up and be challenged at being vulnerable, I want God to be shown through me. With every breakthrough I will be glad.
    Thank you for your words,
    Wendy

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