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How to Navigate Roadblocks to Speaking Your Truth

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How to Navigate Roadblocks to Speaking Your Truth

When I started this article, I was down with a sinus and throat infection. Talk about a road block to speaking your truth!

I really hate that I get these, because I know without a doubt that it has to do with some aspect of speaking your truth and expressing your spirit. I have to keep reminding myself that finding my voice is the cornerstone of my life journey and that’s why it’s my life purpose.

So, nothing is wrong. It’s just another growth spurt, in which if I allow it, I will deepen my self-expression and my purpose… and hey, being sick inspired this article. You never know where inspiration will come from.

Sometimes extreme self-care is required – and this is one of those times.

When something affects my ability to share my gifts or speak my truth, I pay attention. A LOT of attention. I check in with my body and ask questions. Sometimes the questions aren’t very nice or very helpful. Like “why oh why does this keep happening to me”.


  1. In what areas am I a little afraid of expanding my self-expression?
  2. How am I holding myself back from whatever I’m about to step into?
  3. What truth might I be afraid of saying or living out loud?
  4. What can I do to soothe my subconscious into allowing me deeper self-expression?

When you uncover truths through these questions, awareness sets in, which is always the first step to genuine transformation. Then you can ask your deeper self what your next steps are. Trust whatever comes through for you, even if it seems to be nothing at first. When you ask with the intention to KNOW what to do next, your next steps will arrive and often in a package you aren’t expecting. In other words, keep all your senses open to receive and pay attention to your intuition.

For example, my truth is, behind the curtain, movement has been happening towards 3 new projects in my business. I’ve been frustrated that it all hasn’t been moving more quickly… but Spirit stepped in to slow things down so that I would have enough time to complete some very important time-consuming but absolutely necessary tasks. Now, I have the time.

Sometimes when you’re feeling a big block in your throat chakra or you’re having a hard time speaking your truth or birthing a creative project, it requires patience and a lot of self-compassion and self-care.

One of the reminders I say to myself during difficulties is “I am committed to loving myself through the process.” Whatever the process is, that is my commitment to myself.

What’s a mantra you can use to stay on track when something is trying to pull you off your path?

For me to dive into a new, deeper expression of who I am, I have to keep asking my true self, my spirit, the question “What wants to be expressed through me right now?”

When I get the answer, it’s time to ask my Higher Realms Support Team, Source, the Universe, Spirit, All That Is, to show me the way.

The answer will come. Then it’s up to me to follow through.

Your throat chakra is your truth centre.

It’s also where most of the blocks are hanging out to stop you from being fully expressed. Throat problems like colds, bronchitis, throat infections, thyroid issues or even just clearing your throat a lot are often indicators that you are on a bit of a deeper journey with your self-expression or your life purpose.

You can think of it as something wrong with you and just try to fix it. Or you can remind yourself that you are on the verge of a deeper form of self-expression and life purpose, and move into bringing out more You. Which do you choose?



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About Brenda MacIntyre

Medicine Song Woman Brenda MacIntyre, author and artist of the Medicine Song Oracle Cards™ & Music, is a Juno Award-winning singer, motivational speaker, indigenous drummer and wisdom-keeper. Brenda has shared her leadership and soul nationally on stage and in the media, such as MuchMusic, APTN, CTV, CP24, Global and CityTV’s Breakfast Television, as well as CBC Radio. Having experienced major loss and fear of being seen and heard, she is passionate about helping women to bring out their playfulness, edge and inner rebel, so they can live a life brimming with self-authority and soul-satisfying expression.


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About Brenda MacIntyre

About Brenda MacIntyre

Known by her indigenous name Medicine Song Woman, Brenda MacIntyre has shared her evocative melodic voice and fusion of reggae, rap and indigenous hand drum healing music with appreciative audiences of 30 to 3,000 across North America. The Toronto-based Juno Award-winning singer has been featured nationally on MuchMusic, CTV, CP24, APTN and most recently, Global and the front page of the Toronto Star.

Powered by her grief from losing her son to murder in 2016, Brenda MacIntyre pours her soulful voice over a confluence of indigenous hand drum healing, soft rap and conscious roots reggae in her album “Picking Up the Pieces,” released in September 2019.

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