I have always kept diaries or journals at various stages in my life.  I have records of all my messages from Spirit. Before now I could not even dream of making them available for others to read. But, hey, what is there to lose?

My card this evening told me to drop my masks and be myself. What mask? What, me? Surely not...there must be some mistake!

Our masks become so much a part of our way of being that we fool even ourselves into believing that's who we are. To let my real self shine sounds scary! That could change everything! Rock a few boats, bring new boats into harbour, all sorts. Mmm...

The thing about masks is that they allow us to hide. Why hide? Umm, because I'm afraid I will receive negativity from others if I honour myself completely. Who am I fooling?! Nothing could be further from the truth. Okay, so we might as I said, rock a few boats, but hey...

So, we get on with our self-development, but really sometimes all we are actually doing is working at changing our masks. Our need for a sense of identity is so strong that we fool ourselves yet again by adapting and making our masks appear more real.

Who we really are is already complete. Total. Fulfilled. Beautiful. At one with the Universe. Pure spirit.

Years ago I had a dream. In the dream, everyone was wearing a mask. It was one of the freakiest dreams I have ever had. And yet, is 'reality' so very different...?

Masks are not always necessarily of our own making. Many would project a mask onto someone else for their own comfort, although the recipient does have to give themselves permission to wear it.

Some people allow themselves to get really ill rather than take the darn thing off, for fear of what others might think. Then the illness itself becomes the mask. The need to hide and stay safe prevails. No blame. Not that illness is necessarily a mask, but it can be.

I don't want to get ill and I don't want to live a lie. I choose to honour myself, take off all masks, take the plunge and get on with it.

It's all about accepting my vulnerability, being true to myself and trusting Life. It's also about being ready. At certain times in our lives, we need the protection that our dear mask affords us, when there seems to be no alternative.

So, the more we engage on our spiritual journey, the closer we come to identifying with our own true authentic self. And isn't that what the journey is all about?