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1. a person who pretends to have virtues, moral or religious beliefs, principles, etc., that he or she does not actually possess, especially person whose actions belie stated beliefs.
2. a person who feigns some desirable or publicly approved attitude, especially one whose private life, opinions, or statements belie his or her public statements.
I met my Inner Hypocrite recently and now I’m introducing you to her. It’s a bit scary bringing her out. I’ve had a week or so to ponder whether I want you to meet her. Because it’s so important to me that everything I say matches what I do. And everything I do matches what I say. Wheeling her out might jeopardise all that. 
And I value your opinion of me. 
Bugger it, I thought. If I’ve got an Inner Hypocrite maybe you do too. And if I show you mine, it might not be so scary to acknowledge yours.
Before I go on, I’ve chosen not to share the actual events that brought forth my Inner Hypocrite. Here’s the truth – it’s not something that affects anyone else. No man, woman, child, animal, plant matter or inorganic material was harmed in this process.

So for now, trust me when I say that the said events only tell so much of the story. Because what happened next is far more relevant.

Meeting my Inner Hypocrite was a brief affair. She came up, I said Hi and then I felt uncomfortable.

She’s one of my Shadow Selves so they’re bound to cause discomfort. I looked her straight in the face. She stared back, hard. Who was going to blink first?

She was ready to move in and take over. Show me a thing or two about my values and beliefs. Call me out on my high n’ mighty ways.

Her end game was Shame.

But I wasn’t playing. I realised I had a choice. Either allow this feeling to consume me, or come up with an alternative game. 

I chose Love. And Trust. And Intuition.

Love for myself first and foremost. It was pretty full on choosing events that stirred up my Inner Hypocrite. Which is why I trust. I fully trust, and surrender, to not being able to see the Big Picture. There is more going on here than my small mind – my Ego – can see.

Finally, my intuition led me to this place. I trust my intuition.

My Inner Hypocrite bowed gracefully and left the room. I still love her. She teaches me about myself, my imperfections and my humanness. But she’s not welcome for a long visit. Teach and leave, lady! 

Be kind to yourself, always. Trust that your decisions – although they might not make sense to others or even contradict what you’ve said or done in the past – are right for you. Trust your intuition. Learn to love yourself.

And, as always, if you need support and guidance on that journey consider working with a Coach. I offer a complimentary no-obligation Discovery Session to give you a start on the coaching journey. Contact me to arrange your appointment today.

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