SPEAKING UP

by Tony Steenson, Age 35, Bricklayer, Coraki, Australia

Growing up, I was always a quiet child. In my early teens this continued; I was never loud or outspoken, and I didn’t really talk about how I felt to anyone. What I did though, was become really angry, so I started my relationship with heavy metal music… because listening to angry music seemed to have a calming effect on me when I was upset.

I was disgusted at the behaviour of a lot of my mates. They were rude, offensive and just didn’t seem to care about anything or anyone except themselves… yet I didn’t say anything to them because I didn’t want them to not like me or call me names or give me a hard time – I didn’t want to rock the boat.

This ‘no boat-rocking way of life’ caused me a lot of pain over the years as I experienced countless situations where something really needed to be said, but because of my uncertainty in what to say and my unwillingness to stand up I just moved on from the situation, ignoring what I felt.

Enter Universal Medicine.

From listening to presentations and doing a few workshops, I now have a greater understanding of myself, and of others. I know now that by me not speaking up and saying “that’s not ok”, I am actually allowing it to happen. That’s a big one that I’m sure we’re all guilty of, but one that I want to call from now on.

I have also realised there is a responsibility with the way I express myself; if I express in anger I get anger coming back to me.

The fear I once had of not fitting in isn’t really there anymore – I say what I feel a lot of the time now, and it feels great to get it out.

I am still learning and experimenting with this and sometimes it goes great and other times not so crash hot, but I learn from my mistakes and am willing to give it a go.

477 thoughts on “SPEAKING UP

  1. To express or Tooo EXPRESS that is the question?; and when we are Expressing from our bodies we feel the True power of our essences in connection with our body, which is self Empowering and thus True EXPRESSION!

  2. Although we think we are seeking security in playing safe and not speaking up we are actually freer when we do speak up as we are expressing the truth of who we are and the truth of us all.

  3. The key here is ‘to give it a go’. I also have held back what I wanted to express for the best part of my life and quite frankly it retards us. It causes conditions in the body that could be avoided just by speaking up, and once we get the hang of it all the fears of what might happen, disappear.

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