Being me is sometimes the most effortless thing in the world - yet sometimes I fight and resist who I am at the core.
IT MIGHT BE DUE TO AN OLD STORY THAT SAYS I'M NOT GOOD ENOUGH - OR LOVEABLE OR WORTHY - JUST AS I AM.
MAYBE I FEEL BROKEN BY PAST EXPERIENCES - AND THEREFORE FEEL THE NEED TO CHANGE OR FIX SOMETHING BEFORE I CAN ACCEPT MYSELF FULLY.
How about you beautiful?
What would it look like to give yourself full permission to be you - with all your individual ideas and preferences, eccentricities and experiences, vulnerabilities and imperfections?
What would it take to truly love all parts of yourself right now?
Recently I started seeing a psychologist.
This isn't the first time I have sought outside help with an inside dilemma.
I have leaned heavily into therapy over the years when life played me a card that was too difficult to play on my own.
During one particular session recently we dove very deep emotionally - creating space for the story that rests behind the emotion (that rests behind the story!) to emerge - and on this day I had a moment where I found myself face to face wth little Star.
Young, innocent and so sweetly vulnerable.
In this vision my adult self knelt down and gazed into the eyes of this little girl, and slowly took her into my arms - our hearts melting together as one.
Whisperings from the depths of my soul where shared openly wth her - 'Beautiful you are safe...it's safe to be you....you don't have to change anything...you're not broken...it's safe to be you'...
As I held her in my arms, I could feel her tiny body surrender and yield to mine as the healing power of my words bathed her entire being.
As you can imagine, this brief yet powerful moment was profound for me, and has stayed with me ever since.
I don't need to hide away behind my mask anymore.
I am free to be me - ALL of me - in all my gloriousness and fierceness, imperfection and beauty.
I am not broken - and there is not one thing about myself that is unworthy of LOVE.
It's time to be seen....
Understanding this truth from the intellect, and embodying it is where things can get juicy - for knowing it's safe, and trusting in this safety when life over the years may have presented you with the very opposite of that isn't always easy.
I can no longer carry the burden of these tired, old and untrue stories anymore.
My whole being is exhausted from the weight...
I am ready to show myself as the women I truly am.
I consciously choose trust and love over fear.
I am claiming -
The pure radiance of my heart, the fierceness of my love, the rawness of my vulnerability - the undeniable TRUTH of WHO I AM!
Unapologetically ME, in all my colours and hues...
I am FULLY ready to be seen as the leader and mentor I KNOW I am inside - I am embodying THIS...
no more hiding!
What are you ready to claim sister?
Are you ready to give yourself full permission to be you - ALL of you?!
I will hold this safe space for you to be all of yourself - no resistance or denial necessary.
It is time to love ourselves wholeheartedly - not selectively - so I invite and encourage you to lovingly welcome all parts of yourself here - the imperfect, the messy, the loving and the divine.
There is space for it all.
I have happily shared my vulnerable parts with you in the hope that you will feel safe to lean into your own tender parts, so please do let me know in the comments below - what you are welcoming and claiming and what you are shedding and releasing...
NO more hiding beautiful...for I see you - and you SHINE!
With all the love in my raw, vulnerable, fierce and beautiful heart,