Olya Kosogova
intuitive & artist

What does it mean to live as your True Self?

22 February 2020

To live as your True Self, to live from your Spirit, to live completely authentically, to express the full spectrum of who you are, to express your True Self, to be fully You - for me, are synonyms of a certain way of living, a strategy we may choose for ourselves. This is also a special energy frequency, a delicate tight rope of our true path we are walking in life.

New year 2020 has been shaking and kicking me powerfully and forcing me to face the question of what part of my True Self I am still yet not expressing in real life - due to fears, laziness and "not being ready". Which parts of my Soul's plan I am trying to avoid in the now, because it makes me very uncomfortable. And yet I can't afford to postpone no more. Like really, no more.


So I have been deeply in the topic of my True Self and where even sometimes to find it, along with courage, with commitment and truthfulness to myself. That's why I would like to share with you some of my current insights and the energy of being your True Self that I have been exploring.


Maybe life is pushing you too - to become more True to yourself and who you are?

Maybe life is pushing you to actually live that way from now on?


And please have no confusion, this search for being our True Selves is far from being theoretical or nicely pleasing to the ego - it is about as deep, primal, emotional as physical survival. And it is never final, we are continuously facing this question on every new level of our life. And yet there are moment of unmistakable tension when you know that your answer is the one which will stay with you in eternity as a "result" of this particular incarnation. Are you ready to fulfil your Soul's Plan or choose not to do it and get ready to face the consequences? Ready to stare your own Soul in the eyes and say "I chickened out"?


That's all quite scary and even painful, yet this exactly give us courage and a necessary "push" to make necessary changes.


Below you will find sentences pointing you to different ways of finding what does it mean to be living your True Self. Treat these words as vibrations (rather than intellectual truths) and notice where in you and your life something tingles, moves, pulls or contracts in respond to my statements. Follow those nudges, they are a gift for you and will help you find a more True version of who you are and help you realize it in real life.


So, what is living as your True Self?


Living as Your True Self means to actually do what your soul planned for this lifetime. That thing which is terrifying, yet so exciting to the point of being terrifying again.


Living as your True Self means what your soul planned to do - to start doing it NOW.


Living as your True Self means telling yourself more truth and stopping self-deceit. In those areas of life where you know you can't afford to do that no more.


Living as your True Self means admitting that you do know what you can't afford to keep doing any more. Admit it to yourself. Breathe. Change your life with a small baby step right now.


Living as your True Self means to start doing those things you always knew you were meant to do, but which you did your best to filter out, control, avoid - so you wouldn't ever fail, feel ashamed, feel like a complete novice, feel too much fear and criticize yourself beyond any freaking reason.


Living as your True Self means becoming more honest, open, authentic with yourself and others - admitting your gifts and your weaknesses without any excuses, glorifying or hiding. "I am that".


Living your True Self means feeling all that you actually feel right now and know that you feel within yourself below the surface. Angel, fear, terror, sadness? Heck, yeah!


Living your True Self means looking your own death in the metaphorical eyes and asking Her: "Where am I lying to myself? What have I not fulfilled yet? Where I am not done yet?" - and apply this truth to your life NOW.


Living as your True Self means being very courageous. Brave, lion-hearted kind of brave.


Living as your True Self means not hiding who you are any more.


Living as your True Self means starting to actually what your soul have planned to do for the benefit of other beings. Do your freaking service if that's what your soul have chosen for you.


Living as your True Self means being You without any compromise (with yourself). Yet staying kind enough towards other beings (your soul doesn't like hurting other beings).


Living as your True Self means using ALL of your talents.


Living as your True Self means growling, roaring, screaming, angry breathing - if that the truth of what is within you right now.


Living as your True Self means living in a way that you find time to take a breath.


Living your True Self means not confusing your aspirations with your real actions in real life. Yes, I will repeat myself - actually do what you came to Earth to do.


Living your True Self means dancing with honesty and fear.


Living as your True Self means no more criticizing yourself - just be truth and be brave enough to try again and again, new things and new actions.


Living as your True Self means being ready to change yet again and face questioning yourself again and again: "Am I being my True Self?"


Living as your True Self means forgiving yourself. And others, as a consequence.


Living as your True Self means using all tools, tricks, practice to not be afraid of living.


Living as your True Self means looking your own fears in the eyes.


Living as your True Self means not telling yourself scary or false stories about future or past - and not believing your own thoughts in your head too much. Use less of the head and more of the rest of your body.


Living as your True Self means remembering your humility. Remember both the power every one of us possess and at the same time the small size of each of us comparing to the vastness of the world.


Living as your True Self means admitting mistakes and recognizing endings.


Living as your True Self means asking for the help you really need, not less.


Living as your True Self means seeing your current challenge as an invitation to become even more True version of who you are - NOW.


Living as your True Self means often double-checking if you are being authentic right now.


Living as your True Self means looking within for answers.


Living as your True Self means actually living, being alive, awake, present.


When you live as your True Self, you are no more afraid of the future. And so grateful to be alive RIGHT NOW.




That's what I have for you for now.


As a suggestion, write down your next authentic steps and do at least a small baby step before you fall asleep tonight.


Remember, you are very Loved.




If you would like to receive an intuitive reading and learn more about your True Self and your next steps, please book a reading here.

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What does it mean to live as your True Self?
22 February 2020

To live as your True Self, to live from your Spirit, to live completely authentically, to express the full spectrum of who you are, to express your True Self, to be fully You - for me, are synonyms of a certain way of living, a strategy we may choose for ourselves. This is also a special energy frequency, a delicate tight rope of our true path we are walking in life.
New year 2020 has been shaking and kicking me powerfully and forcing me to face the question of what part of my True Self I am still yet not expressing in real life - due to fears, laziness and "not being ready". Which parts of my Soul's plan I am trying to avoid in the now, because it makes me very uncomfortable. And yet I can't afford to postpone no more. Like really, no more.


So I have been deeply in the topic of my True Self and where even sometimes to find it, along with courage, with commitment and truthfulness to myself. That's why I would like to share with you some of my insights and the energy of being your True Self that I have been exploring.


Maybe life is pushing you too - to become more True to yourself and who you are?

Maybe life is pushing you to actually live that way from now on?



And please have no confusion, this search for being our True Selves is far from being theoretical or nicely pleasing to the ego - it is about as deep, primal, emotional as physical survival. And it is never final, we are continuously facing this question on every new level of our life. And yet there are moment of unmistakable tension when you know that your answer is the one which will stay with you in eternity as a "result" of this particular incarnation. Are you ready to fulfil your Soul's Plan or choose not to do it and get ready to face the consequences? Ready to stare your own Soul in the eyes and say "I chickened out"?


That's all quite scary and even painful, yet this exactly give us courage and a necessary "push" to make necessary changes.


Below you will find sentences pointing you to different ways of finding what does it mean to be living your True Self. Treat these words as vibrations (rather than intellectual truths) and notice where in you and your life something tingles, moves, pulls or contracts in respond to my statements. Follow those nudges, they are a gift for you and will help you find a more True version of who you are and help you realize it in real life.


So, what is living as your True Self?


Living as Your True Self means to actually do what your soul planned for this lifetime. That thing which is terrifying, yet so exciting to the point of being terrifying again.


Living as your True Self means what your soul planned to do - to start doing it NOW.


Living as your True Self means telling yourself more truth and stopping self-deceit. In those areas of life where you know you can't afford to do that no more.


Living as your True Self means admitting that you do know what you can't afford to keep doing any more. Admit it to yourself. Breathe. Change your life with a small baby step right now.


Living as your True Self means to start doing those things you always knew you were meant to do, but which you did your best to filter out, control, avoid - so you wouldn't ever fail, feel ashamed, feel like a complete novice, feel too much fear and criticize yourself beyond any freaking reason.


Living as your True Self means becoming more honest, open, authentic with yourself and others - admitting your gifts and your weaknesses without any excuses, glorifying or hiding. "I am that".


Living your True Self means feeling all that you actually feel right now and know that you feel within yourself below the surface. Angel, fear, terror, sadness? Heck, yeah!


Living your True Self means looking your own death in the metaphorical eyes and asking Her: "Where am I lying to myself? What have I not fulfilled yet? Where I am not done yet?" - and apply this truth to your life NOW.


Living as your True Self means being very courageous. Brave, lion-hearted kind of brave.


Living as your True Self means not hiding who you are any more.


Living as your True Self means starting to actually what your soul have planned to do for the benefit of other beings. Do your freaking service if that's what your soul have chosen for you.


Living as your True Self means being You without any compromise (with yourself). Yet staying kind enough towards other beings (your soul doesn't like hurting other beings).


Living as your True Self means using ALL of your talents.


Living as your True Self means growling, roaring, screaming, angry breathing - if that the truth of what is within you right now.


Living as your True Self means living in a way that you find time to take a breath.


Living your True Self means not confusing your aspirations with your real actions in real life. Yes, I will repeat myself - actually do what you came to Earth to do.


Living your True Self means dancing with honesty and fear.


Living as your True Self means no more criticizing yourself - just be truth and be brave enough to try again and again, new things and new actions.


Living as your True Self means being ready to change yet again and face questioning yourself again and again: "Am I being my True Self?"


Living as your True Self means forgiving yourself. And others, as a consequence.


Living as your True Self means using all tools, tricks, practice to not be afraid of living.


Living as your True Self means looking your own fears in the eyes.


Living as your True Self means not telling yourself scary or false stories about future or past - and not believing your own thoughts in your head too much. Use less of the head and more of the rest of your body.


Living as your True Self means remembering your humility. Remember both the power every one of us possess and at the same time the small size of each of us comparing to the vastness of the world.


Living as your True Self means admitting mistakes and recognizing endings.


Living as your True Self means asking for the help you really need, not less.


Living as your True Self means seeing your current challenge as an invitation to become even more True version of who you are - NOW.


Living as your True Self means often double-checking if you are being authentic right now.


Living as your True Self means looking within for answers.


Living as your True Self means actually living, being alive, awake, present.


When you live as your True Self, you are no more afraid of the future. And so grateful to be alive RIGHT NOW.




That's what I have for you for now.


As a suggestion, write down your next authentic steps and do at least a small baby step before you fall asleep tonight.


Remember, you are very Loved.





If you would like to receive an intuitive reading and learn more about your True Self and your next steps, please book a reading here.

If you would like to receive new materials, blog posts, videos and be up to date with my offerings, please subscribe to my free newsletter.
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