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Reading Jean Guyon on Abandonment and a Holy Life. She asks “What is the result of walking continually before God in a state of abandonment?” I love reading some of the thoughts penned by older Biblical scholars - I believe this is from the 1700’s. They took the time to deeply ponder the things of God. Dove into His Word and live lives of abandon for God. The definition of the abandon referenced here is “to give oneself over unrestrainedly.” As Guyon goes on to share, “ The ultimate result is godliness. Once you have made this relationship with God part of your life, godliness is easily within your reach. Being faithful in learning the life of abandonment and living this simple way to experience the Lord, you take possession of God.” Now to possess something so intangible, as a Christian, seems like a proud claim or maybe a bit bold on our part. But to possess is “to take ownership of, to have as an attribute, knowledge or skill.” How glorious would our walk be if we chose to take possession - take ownership of this relationship. To have it attributed to us the idea that “I am His and He is mine.” . “If godliness is not from deep within you, it is only a mask. The mere outward appearance of godliness is as changeable as a garment. But when godliness is produced in you from the Life that is deep within you - then that godliness is real, lasting and the genuine essence of the Lord.” For today I end with this thought: “The Christian who has learned to be abandoned to Jesus Christ and who walks in the life of abandonment to Him, practices godliness in the highest degree.“ Have you abandoned your life to Christ for His ultimate glory? I find I have at times lived in absolute surrender, abandoned to Him and other times I snatch it back, wanting to forge my own path and the direction I think I should be going. Reflection had been replaced with a methodical quiet time and listening for His still small voice continues to be my struggle but God has given me the opportunity to step back and reflect and seek His face in many areas of my life. I’m excited to open the depths of my soul to Him, removing the mask and laying bare my heart for transformation.
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Christmas is upon us! If you’re not sure what to ask for or if you need others to buy for, I’ve created an autistic-friendly gift guide on my blog! I’ve seen quite a few for children, so this one is more adult-aimed and useful and thoughtful gift ideas. Link in my bio if you’d like to read! 🎄 #actuallyautistic #autistic #autismspectrumdisorder #ASD #takeoffthemask #autisticadult
"Starlight" To walk by night and stare into the beautiful cosmos is to see by the brightest lights. All of them. An entire cosmos in the small lenses of my eyes. The day's blue ceilings and piercing gaze direct earth's eyes downward to examine itself and never look up for too long. Never see anything but this day and this month and this year pointed at the sun. Until the purple gates of dusk reveal the calm, captivating, and soothing acceptance revealed by the immense depth of wonderful Starlight and the room it makes for An Autistic Man!
I think wearing your heart on your sleeve can be scary, vulnerable, and even weird sometimes. Though I have found that it allows for the purest and deepest form of love. The other will not love YOU for an illusion you’ve created with filter, or because you learned to do and say the things that you know they will love. This could be a very lonely feeling, because deep down you know that person doesn’t really know you. It all depends how deep you want the love to be. If you edit yourself, the connection can crumble just as easily as it formed. You’re not only fooling the other- you are fooling yourself. If you think you’re not good enough, then maybe you can take a step back and ask “what am I afraid of that this person will reject?” Sometimes voicing those things to them is the solution to a worry you’ve built up in your head. If the person already sees all of you, of course there shall be room for imperfection. Be you and you will be able to weed out the ones who are not meant for you. This way, you can make room for those who are. #yourvibeyourtribe #likeattractslike #bevulnerable #beyou #raw #unfiltered #noedits #wearyourheartonyoursleeve #heartonmysleeve #quotestoliveby #quoteoftheday #expose #takeoffthemask #timeisnow #imperfect #reallove #truevibes #truth #challengeyourself #selfgrowth #embrace #yougotthis #youareenough #youarebeautiful #youarevalid #stopfaking #startliving #listentoyoursoul #respectyourself
Enjoyed hanging out with my family. Awesome Messages!!!! #takeoffthemask #don 'tstopgetitgetit
I know my local friends are enjoying the snow, but my mind has been stuck on something that happened involving a young friend. I’m not happy about it and the only thing I can do is discuss it and help spread a little more awareness concerning Neurodiversity. Once I’m on something I don’t stop thinking about it until I can work on it, finish it, talk about it, etc. So I’ll be sharing some snow photos once my mind clears. I opened a conversation on this topic in our stories and if you listen all the way through, there is a cute snow video of one of our 6 cats as a thank you. # You don’t always visibly know those of the autism community, some people have the ability to mask and camouflage their differences, especially women, because they are expected to assimilate and fit in. This ability comes at a high price and doesn’t diminish ones difficulties trying to function at a typical level in life. It on the other hand causes extreme burnout and trauma. For a long time it was believed autism was basically a boys club. Girls and women are being left behind, making Autism very much a feminist issue.
✨ What do I really look like? What color is my current hair? Here I am! And I’m playing with my hair because I made this for A GUY and no matter how confident if you’ve got that one guy that makes you giddy and be you...well, I can only speak for myself and apparently I touch my hair! So you can see which portraits I currently look the most like myself I posted this. I would rather talk about philosophy, music, art, books, life, exchange stories, and so on. It’s okay though. I’m just a small part of the Universe and for that I’m grateful. Sometimes I think people think I’m much more on their mind than I actually am. I’ll just type 5 things for myself that excite my soul: vinyl, love letters, kids, live music or live theater (counting as 1) and San Fran! #takeoffthemask #modeloffduty #nofilter #model #whatamitosociety #thehashtags #dontdefineme #silly #global_portraits #video #bodylanguage #girl #ohhello
Todos llevamos puesta una careta #takeoffthemask #photography #canon #neon #lights
It's about being real, humble and kind. It will only be real if you admit to the lies and deception. Get rid of the baggage so you can start over in truth. Believe me, it's worth it, but in order to be successful, you have to expose the demon for all to see, including yourself. Then, and only then can you begin your transformation. I know, I've been there. Good luck! Repost from @anne.tanniea Humble..N Kind. #humilityquotes #truelifequotes #takeoffthemask #exposethedemon #admityouwerewrong #admityourlies #admityourdeception #fessup #heal #transform #herestoabetterlife
What happened to the man who got everything he ever wanted?... He lived happily ever after. #takeoffthemask #happy #happywifehappylife #willywonka #junelake
This has been a week of ups, downs and emotional upheavals for so many of my clients, myself included. • The universe seems to be reminding us all that life sometimes can knock you the F out for a little while... • BUT it does not mean it will be like that forever! • When all feels overwhelming and too much to handle remember to practice the basics: • Are you eating healthy nourishing meals? Your body & mind will be much better at managing the emotional stress if it’s properly fed • Are you drinking water & getting enough sleep? • Are you practicing mindful, slow deep breaths? • Can you be kind & compassionate to yourself with your words This discomfort will pass. This rollercoaster will end. You will feel better. I promise 💕 🌒 • #therapythursday #selfcare #mentalwellness #whataweek #buddha #practiceselfcare #therapy #coach #vulnerability #takeoffthemask #perspective #igotyou #imheretohelp #itgetsbetter #keepgoing #courage #justbreathe #anxietyhelp #depressionhelp #mentalhealth
'When we love ourselves loving people around us becomes easy. When we love ourselves the universe sees in us the joy in being' . . Fearless Stories unravelled many journeys we voyage through life - self-love was high on the list. Nobody but @alexpawlowska could say it better ❤❤❤
Thank you for all of your kind messages after our first event for FEARLESS ❤💚💙 ••••••••••••••••••• The evening was more magical than we could have hoped for! We have been overwhelmed and so grateful for such an amazing turn out...so many genuine, beautiful people. Including this gem @danasuchow...thank you for doing such an awesome job
Masks 🎭. . . Everyday we put on our best clothes, dawn the mask and begin the day. . . We want to project our best selves and hide the imperfections. We live in a world full of judgement and we race to be on top. . . All that running around can take a toll on our bodies and our minds. Sometimes it’s better to take the mask off, stop trying to please everyone. Quit faking it and establish how you are really doing. . . . #takeoffthemask #anxiety #depressioncomesinmanyforms #findyourself#CantStopWontStop#SweatMakesMeHappy#depressionrecovery  
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Take off the mask 🎭 . Become aware of the characters you are playing and how you use them to avoid truth. Yes, you play many roles in your life, that is a part of what gives life such beautiful dimension. . There is a difference, however, in honouring those parts of your life and using them as a façade to escape the discomfort of your own fears, beliefs and traumas. This masquerading and hiding of your true self is exhausting. . What narratives are you allowing to play out... Do you bury yourself in your work to avoid feelings of inadequacy? Do you cycle through relationships and partners before things get vulnerable to avoid hurt or rejection? . The more you reflect on the why behind your beliefs and behaviours, the easier it will be to reveal and revel in your truth. You are perfectly imperfect and worthy just as you are and the world NEEDS you to show up and shine your light... unfiltered ✨
Living is believing, experiencing is knowing. I am living proof that your experiences do not determine who you are or who you become. #writer #author #surviver #thriving #nomoresilent #takeoffthemask #lovingmylife
Lets start aligning our lives with what the Bible says....You’re blessed when you can show people how to cooperate instead of compete or fight. That’s when you discover who you really are, and your place in God’s family. #peacemaker #unity #takeoffthemask #cantwealljustgetalong #beautitude #Matt5 :9 #livebetterthanblessed #GodwantsusALLtowin #letswintogether #live #love #mind #body #soul betterthanblessed.com
#tbt to 3 years ago in October when I first started out on this mission to simply raise awareness of ADHD. Which is all I ever intended to do, I didn’t expect to be taken on the magical mystical ride that I’ve been on over the last 3 years!!! With the ups and downs I’ve endured the rollercoaster and if I’m honest I feel stronger than ever have. So here were my views 3 years ago from one of my first posts ..............................When you take off the mask that you've painted on for everyone to see you will begin to feel free. Free from the cage you have been hiding yourself in. Love yourself in all your forms, find something that you are good at and hyperfocus on it. Challenge yourself daily to become a better person than you were the day before and don't be mad at yourself if you go to bed and nothing's changed just be proud that you even tried. Free yourself from your own mind. Don't pretend to be anything that your not, because the people who are important will love you regardless. Be happy to be you! #behappy #beyourself #loveyourself #takeoffthemask #hyperfocus #adhd #adhduk #adhdproblems #adhdawareness #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #bekind #timetochange #action2015 #timetotalk #change #happiness
I'm roasting Autism Moms™ like there's no tomorrow 😂😂😂 [ID]: A meme of Stan from Gravity Falls looking at what is a painting but for the meme it's a white template with the A$ logo on it, with "Autism Moms™" above his head as he says "Oh this- this is beautiful" - - - Tags: #autism #autistic #asd #autismspectrum #autismacceptance #autismlove #antiautismspeaks #actuallyautistic #redinstead #stims #stimming #autismstim #sensoryprocessingdisorder #autismproblems #autisticproblems #autisticpride #autismpride #proudtobeautistic #specialinterest #flappyhands #flappyhappy #flappyhandsarehappyhands #kittenautie #takeoffthemask #endableismnow #actuallyautisticmemes
If you want to people to love you for who you are, then take off the mask 🌹#takeoffthemask #daretobeyou #facetoface #challenge #tobereal #knowwhoyouare #findyourpeace #beyourownbestfriendfirst
It’s time for #takingthewheelwednesday 🎉🎉 Wearing the Mask: Presenting ourselves like we have it all together on the outside, but not doing well on the inside. I’ve done it, you’ve done At first it feels like protection and we’re “pushing through” , but the long term effects of not being honest about how we’re feeling has a heavy impact. Let’s #takeoffthemask and talk about it. Enjoy! Like, share, and #takethewheel Watch full video on IGTV!
It’s time for #takingthewheelwednesday 🎉🎉 Wearing the Mask: Presenting ourselves like we have it all together on the outside, but not doing well on the inside. I’ve done it, you’ve done At first it feels like protection and we’re “pushing through” and “being strong”, but the long term effects of not being honest about how we’re feeling has a heavy impact. Let’s #takeoffthemask and talk about it. Enjoy and #takethewheel
Happy Wednesday, friends! 💁🏼‍♀️ Productivity is key to getting through the rest of your week💡 We are officially at the halfway point, and THAT much closer to a new year 📅 We here at #CTFOD are so proud of you for all you’ve done along your own personal journey 🚶🏼‍♂️but most of all we are proud of you for just being your beautiful self, inside and out 😊 we’d love to see your smiling faces February 10th... are you ready? ✨ . . . #changethefaceofdepression #inspire #takeoffthemask #depressionawareness #motivate #dogood #nonprofit #change #love #inspiration #life #happy #hope #today #depressionwillnotwin #health #mentalhealth #anxiety #cause #selflove #casiecasem #mermaidstace #misskathrynleigh #adventure #makeithappen
Happy Wednesday, friends! 💁🏼‍♀️ Productivity is key to getting through the rest of your week💡 We are officially at the halfway point, and THAT much closer to a new year 📅 We here at #CTFOD are so proud of you for all you’ve done along your own personal journey 🚶🏼‍♂️but most of all we are proud of you for just being your beautiful self, inside and out 😊 we’d love to see your smiling faces February 10th... are you ready? ✨ . . . #changethefaceofdepression #inspire #takeoffthemask #depressionawareness #motivate #dogood #nonprofit #change #love #inspiration #life #happy #hope #today #depressionwillnotwin #health #mentalhealth #anxiety #cause #selflove #casiecasem #mermaidstace #misskathrynleigh #adventure #makeithappen
Random thoughts on this...There are times in life when we will cause pain to others. Others will cause pain to you. I hate not having closure on a situation or relationship break. It leaves me ruminating over all the what ifs and such. I am raw and authentic mostly. I will speak truth to you, and permit you the same w me. I will never love you 1/2 way. Perhaps that is too much for some. I need connection that is honest. Fake people have not found themselves yet. I won't entertain their company.To me, unforgiveness shows a lack of maturity. Lack of communication says "I don't care". It is hurtful. Have the guts to show your true self. Notice those around you. Meet people where they are at. #livingwithbpd #livingoutloud #takeoffthemask #empathizeeducateadvocate www.searchingforgrey.com
26 days until the new year....consider leaving the mask in 2018.....the real you looks so much better.... . . Www.thenluvgroup.com . . #selflove #findyou #unleashthemask #takeoffthemask
Take off your mask, live free, secure, and empowered!⠀ ⠀ #DaphneVSmith #TakeOffTheMask #LiveFree #DVS ⠀ ⠀ Recognize Your Hurts, Release Your Shame, Reclaim Your Voice. Are you ready?⠀
I wonder if autistic people are more likely to have comorbid illnesses and disabilities than neurotypicals 🤔🤔 A lot of our mental illnesses are from being treated inhumanely since childhood so I guess statistically we are more likely to have mental disorders just for that alone, and our bodies very often function differently as well. It's interesting to think about Tags: #autism #autistic #asd #autismspectrum #autismacceptance #autismlove #antiautismspeaks #autisticgirl #actuallyautistic #redinstead #stims #stimming #autismstim #sensoryprocessingdisorder #autismproblems #autisticproblems #autisticpride #autismpride #proudtobeautistic #specialinterest #flappyhands #flappyhappy #flappyhandsarehappyhands #kittenautie #takeoffthemask #endableismnow #actuallyautisticmemes
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