What thoughts and beliefs are running your life? Do you think you need to act a certain way and say the right things in order to be loved? Do you think something bad will happen if you actually follow your heart?
These people-pleasing mechanisms can be released when their underlying beliefs and assumptions are held up for questioning: you think that the world is outside of you, your identity is shaky at best, and you think that you need a lot of approval and being liked in order to feel good about yourself.
The truth is, and A Course in Miracles teaches, that you were created in innocence and God’s Will for you is to accept your innocence. Desire nothing else and the truth will be returned to your awareness. You are a miracle worker and can lose nothing by being authentic.