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Are you living your truth or someone else’s? You are unique. You were created to live in this world, at this time. You were not created to become someone of someone else’s idea. You were created to fulfill a particular purpose unique to you for this period in time.

Those of you living under the preferences of others are sacrificing who you are, who you were meant to be, and what you were meant to do. Knowing your purpose for this lifetime, you received inspiration to lead you to explore and gain the knowledge and expertise necessary to fulfill that purpose. If you followed that inspiration, you learned what was necessary to express yourself adequately and share the gifts you innately hold.

The universe leads you to what you need to know and do to express your best self and fulfill the reason you were born. When heavily influenced by those who have their own ideas and agenda, you can easily fall off track and become something other than your best self. By giving your power to those in influence, no matter their role, you empower them rather than own your own power.

No one on the planet knows more about who you are or what you are meant to express than you do, unless you don’t know yourself enough. If you absorb and accept the influences of others as your own, you fulfill their vision rather than your own.

Who do you want to be? Do you want to be the creation of someone else, or live as your own unique creation? Do you want to express the ideas of others? Or, do you want to share what you believe to be true? Do you want to be a clone of others? Or, do you want to be unique?

When you automatically accept what others say is true, you are living the expressions of others. Their ideas may or may not be correct or accurate as to you or the period of time in which you live.

Let go of the automatic mindset. Stop and think for yourself. Who are you? Who do you want to be? What do you want to express? What do you want others to know about you? What is your unique perspective? All are created and exist from their own perspective. So, why live the perspective someone else experienced or believed to be true?

Could your perspective help someone else who experienced something similar? Could you impart wisdom from your perspective that could enlighten and assist someone else? Can you broaden someone else’s knowledge by sharing insights from your perspective? Could your wisdom inspire someone? Could the example you set of being all you were meant to be inspire someone to be all of who they are meant to be? Could your expressing yourself freely provide the freedom for others to be free?

Live your truth, be yourself, and be free.

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Dr. Joy Pedersen is the Founder and President of Express Success, which she formed during her ten-year career in Hollywood. While working on TV shows such as “Cheers,” “Taxi,” “Mork & Mindy,” and “Happy Days,” she wanted to help people who were struggling succeed quicker and easier. Discovering everyone had some sort of block in one area of life or another, she discovered spiritual healing to remove those blocks. She then became a Licensed Spiritual Healer, Certified Spiritual Health Coach, Certified Law of Attraction Practitioner, non-denominational ordained minister, Doctor of Divinity and began sharing her intuitive gifts with an international clientele over the phone or Skype.

She works closely with individuals and businesses to identify and release the cause of their challenges with money, relationships, career, business, health and well being.

Her #1 International Best Seller, Clear Your Past and Change Your Future speaks to her work with Archangel Michael, which began in 20014. At the time he asked herJ to author his book Wisdom of the Guardian: Treasures From Archangel Michael to Change Your Life. She has also been a contributing author to a number of other books. You may also find messages she receives and shares from God, angels and others at She also offers a free private membership group on Facebook called “Help from Heaven.”

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    1. Thank you for saying that Wanda. I’m glad my name could inspire motivation. The words that just came to me to share with you are, “You are meant to do great things. Trust your path and it will open to you.” May your path be blessed.

  1. This is such a wonderful opportunity in Unity! I am open to all of its possibilities.

    1. Love it. It’s great to be open to possibilities. That’s when the magic can happen.

  2. As always Joy, you impart such universal truths. Being yourself sounds so simple yet most of us are living someone else’s life. Thank you for the beautiful reminder 🙂

    1. I agree Anita that it should be easier to be ourselves. Society, however, has so often diminished that because of rules, outdated concepts and limited beliefs. It’s time for all to shine.

  3. Thank you Joy for sharing the importance each of us have while here on Earth. You have helped me to enjoy life and receive such blessings from God that I never felt were possible.

    1. I so appreciate you Rose and so happy that I could make a contribution to your life. Thank you for sharing your comment.

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