You don’t have to be bulletproof to be worthy and powerful.

You don’t have to be bulletproof to be worthy and powerful.

Dear Sister,   I have a special invitation for you and a story to share.   I was hiding under the covers last night as my soul sister and I had a heart to heart over the phone.  I had spent the afternoon stepping OUT, claiming my power and becoming more visible.  The vulnerability that followed drove me to the bed. Thankfully I had the wisdom to reach out.   As my soul sister and I talked she bathed me with love, support and affirmation. It was just what I needed for my body to relax and release the fear.   More than ever we as women are stepping out to use our voice, claim our wisdom and power – to SHINE.  But as we stop hiding and step OUT we invariably encounter places of vulnerability and fear. Given our age-old legacy of having been silenced, suppressed and sacrificed this is not surprising.    And yet the world needs our voices, our leadership and our light more than ever.  It is our modern day privilege and calling to break this legacy, transmute the fear and step OUT to SHINE.  To honor those who came before us and clear the way for those to come.   That truth was the foundation of my heart to heart last night as I took refuge under the covers. As soul sisters do, mine offered me some beautiful wisdom that I couldn’t wait to share with you.     She described how she had spent a lifetime overriding her fear and vulnerability to perform, achieve and claim a place of power in the world.  But...
Do You Dare?

Do You Dare?

Can you remember that feeling of riding the rails of fear and exhilaration – that feeling of technicolor living when your whole being is rosy and vitally alive?  And when you’re filled with laughter and exuberance at the kick of it all?   When’s the last time you felt that alive? When’s the last time you went for it, were audacious, and daring? When was the last time you let your hair down and threw caution to the wind? When was the last time you found something worth summoning all your courage to pursue?   I’m not talking about some adolescent male version of daring -risking life or limb to test fate for the thrill of it all.  I’m talking about putting it all on the line for something that really matters to you. Well maybe your dare is skydiving or summiting a mountain or something else your teenage son would be thrilled to join you on.   But what if your bold, audacious step was following your heart, or baring your soul, or living your truth no matter how many feathers get ruffled? What if your act of daring was no longer settling or staying on script?  Or diverging from a lifelong habit of deferring, being agreeable, and playing nice.   Suppose the next time you are on the receiving end of the full court press and you feel ready to cave even though everything inside you screams, “No I just can’t do it!”  you cue the movie music in your head, envision your swaggering badass persona,  adopt a bold but casual stance and simply respond, “I couldn’t...

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