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...
What lies beyond I’m not enough?

What lies beyond I’m not enough?

Hello Love, I have a story for you.   Just imagine you’re on a journey through the woods. While there are many paths, you choose a well-worn one that leads to a clearing and then abruptly stops. You stand staring at a wall with a bolted gate.   The sign on the gate reads, I’m not Enough” and it stops you in your tracks.   You can see there’s a whole other world beyond the gate but you’re not sure how to get there. You backtrack into the woods and try another path but you discover it feeds into the same well-worn path that ends at the gate. You try again and again with the same result. Until it seems you’re stuck and you make yourself comfortable – or at least a little numb – and start to forget there’s anything beyond the gate of “I’m not Enough”.   Until one day the light breaks from beyond the gate and you feel a stirring of curiosity as you remember there’s a whole other world over there.   You start to dream what it could be like to dwell in that world, the one beyond, “I’m not Enough”.  You begin to: To recognize you were created to thrive.  To move with absolute confidence and freedom.  To feel loved, valued and appreciated exactly as you are. To express yourself fully and without the slightest reservation.   In your reverie you find a celebration on your behalf. Those gathered have waited a long time for your arrival and are delighted to tend to your every need. They see your unique essence and...
There’s No Comparison

There’s No Comparison

Hello Love,   Do you ever have those moments when you don’t feel quite put together or that you’ll ever reach your dream only to look over to see a sister soaring with success? It can be hard to appreciate the butterfly when you feel like you’re still crawling on the ground.   I was having one of those mornings today where I was admiring fabulous accomplishments of some of my visionary sisters and feeling like I didn’t quite measure up. Then I remembered this wisdom I received a while ago. It was just what I needed to gain some perspective and peace of mind.   While I hope you’re on top of the world today I’m sending you this for those times when you need a reminder you’re exactly who and where you need to be.   With deep love, Joni   No Comparison   She’s so beautiful I feel so fat Oh, look She’s sooo good I wish I could do that   She’s got such talent She creates with such ease   When I try It’s like wrestling a pig into a bathing suit Another epic fail   I really think she must be perfect Not a hair out of place She’s always dressed just right Knows just what to say   I can barely take myself out in public Wrong clothes, wrong hair I never got the memo   I fear I’ll never measure up Always be less than How can I not be Surrounded by such beauty, accomplishment, brilliance, wit, savvy and skill   But my dear I think you have forgotten Even as...
Today I hope you realize deep in your bones ….

Today I hope you realize deep in your bones ….

You’re the Gift!   You’re a Gift You’re a treasure You’re a one of a kind Dazzling display of Divine Radiance! Can you see it as you gaze into your mirror? No? Not really. Oh, I see It’s not showing your true reflection. Let’s adjust that. OK, Deep breath. Let out a soft sound as you exhale. Great, now let your consciousness drop down into your heart space. Take a few more breaths with a soft ahhhh as you settle in. Looking with your inner eyes Soften your gaze and behold the reflection of your own heart. Peak beneath the broken and well worn armor Beyond all disillusionments and doubt Can you see it? The beauty The treasure The gift! It’s you! Isn’t She glorious! What more could anyone want but Your Presence. It has been such a gift to be with you in community this year.   With great love & blessings for your New Year! Joni...

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