How to Live More Authentically


Many of the people who are drawn to my work often feel tired, exhausted and on the point of burning out. When I work with people with these challenges, I often find that they are not as aligned to their soul as they could be. I often recommend the six following things to help people to get themselves out of a rut:

Be True to Yourself: Before you do or say anything, go within first and ask: Is this aligned with who I truly am inside?

Look at Who You Hang Out With: Who you hang out with or connect with the most can have a huge impact upon your quality of life. Studies have shown that people often earn an average of what the ten people closest to them earn. So write down a list of the ten people you most hang out with and then ask yourself: Is hanging out with this individual aligned with who you are. If not, begin to hang out and spend more time with people who are aligned energetically with who you are.

Do NOT People Please: From a very young age, we often feel the need to please others in order to receive something. For example, many of us when we were children acted in a manner to please our parents so we could be loved or to please our friends to be accepted or to please teachers to get good grades, etc. And often these small modifications in behavior take us further and further away from who we truly are.

Don’t Give Away Your Power to People or Things:  People pleasing is often the precursor to giving away our power to others. We all know people who give away their power to their parents or partner or boss or clients or doctor or minister, etc. Every time we give away our power to others; we have less power to be ourselves.

Honor Your Time and Energy: Our time and energy are our greatest gifts; so use them wisely in ways which are aligned who you truly are. And honor the time and energy of everyone you encounter as well so they can most effectively use their time and energy. I no longer choose to hang out with people who waste my time or do business with them either.

Take Your Life Off Auto Pilot: You are an energetic being and it is wise to monitor your personal energy level several times throughout the day. And when you are not feeling good, notice what you are doing and try to do less of it in the future. If you are feeling good, try to do more of that activity in the future. And especially focus on how you feel when you are hanging out with a person. If they make you feel good, do more things with them. If they make you feel bad, cut down on the time you spend with that person and hang out with people who make you feel good. The Abraham Hicks body of work discusses this extensively as do many spiritual teachers and law of attraction experts.

Listen to Your Inner Guidance and Wake Up Calls:  Before you do something, go within and ask yourself if this is a good idea or not and TRUST whatever your first response is. FEEL the answer rather than think about it. The first, immediate answer you get is usually the right one for you energetically. As you begin to listen to and honor your inner guidance, it will become stronger. It is like learning to ride a bike in that this can be challenging at first but after a while it will become effortless.

About Spiritual Healer and Teacher Bill Austin:

Bill Austin is a Reiki healing facilitator and spiritual healer, teacher, artist, writer and visionary living in St Petersburg, Florida in the United States. Bill specializes in spiritual healing, spiritual growth, healing art and healer training. He is the founder of is the founder of several spiritual healing and Reiki healing modalities. He has trained healers in over sixteen countries and has helped people from all over the world to heal, grow, succeed and realize more of their full potential. Bill infuses healing and enlightenment energies into vibrational healing art images and has created a line of healing books. You can click on this link to download a free healing ebook called: Vibrational Color Healing Art. He offers a number of free holistic healing resources on the freespiritualhealing.com web site. Please follow Bill on Twitter!

Contact Information

Bill Austin
Healing Holograms, Inc
Post Office Box 1178
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688
Bill.Austin@prodigy.net