BECAUSE WE’VE BEEN IN YOUR SHOES…
Hey lady, it’s one of your coaches, Jenn. Like so many women, I had been giving away my power for as long as I could remember. So this Grace & Grit stuff is PERSONAL. Here’s some of my story:
I was in a marriage we had checked out of, I was frustrated with not being mindful and present with my kids as life passed us by and I often wanted more even though by many social measures I had it all. All of which contributed to feelings of shame and guilt for not being grateful. I couldn’t be grateful though…because what I had I didn’t fully achieve from a place of my values being guided by my inner power/ knowing. I practiced not expressing myself, over accommodating, not speaking up and not being authentic in my life. A compromise here and there over many years added up. For me this resulted in feelings of longing for more…more authenticity, more confidence to express my wants, needs and desires. Wanting to be more me. Wanting a life that sparkled.
Then I had a radical shift in my existence. I hit my head, literally. It turned out to be both a concussion and a face-slap from the universe. This forced me to take time off from my regular life, to heal. At first all I could do was simply sit with my thoughts and feelings. I couldn’t busy myself in to avoiding them anymore. I learned to sit with curiosity and kindness. I explored myself. I asked questions I wanted answers to and gave myself time to answer and work through what came up. I sat with discomfort and excitement. Occasionally I sat with boredom. Whatever came up I embraced. I wanted to show up whole; in my gifts and my shadows. And the more I practiced this, the more I learned about myself. With that my inner knowing grew. I felt my sparkle return. The sparkle I felt when I was a little girl and the world was magic and I felt connected to it.
I want to share these tools with you and other women. And yes, it is possible to get your magic back without hitting your head!