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FIND THE CENTRE OF YOUR STORMY EMOTIONS

FIND THE CENTRE OF YOUR STORMY EMOTIONS

Posted August 05, 2013

I really love the idea that we are not our “emotions”. When I say emotions I am talking about the highs and lows we experience. I’m not talking about ‘feelings or desires’… which I feel often can come from a more intuitive place directly connected to your truth and essence. Think about that mental energy that spits out ’emotions’ that leave us feeling elated or deflated. Sometimes we are left feeling a little ‘out-of-control’ as if we had no say in the matter and we are just battered left and right but circumstances, experiences, events. So, I really appreciate the idea that I am more than those emotions. That I am HIGHER than that. Yes, as a spiritual being having a human existence my purpose  (OUR purpose) is to, well, have a human existence. And part of that is to experience emotions, challenges, joys, loss, happiness … the whole range of human emotions. However, isn’t it reassuring to know that if we truly are not these emotions then we have the power to not be controlled or bullied by them. Our whole life is not at the mercy of these some-times ego driven emotions. If you are not your emotions then who are you? Good question. And it’s a question that no one can truly answer with concrete evidence. So my response is based on years of yogic, spiritual and personal development study. Truly though, my response is based on my own intuition. This is what I do know. You are not your name. You are not your face, body, clothing. You are not your job. You are not your experiences, habits, problems, addictions If we keep peeling away the layers we eventually get to this space where there is (seemingly) ‘nothing’. But within that nothingness is everything. Have you ever meditated and had a moment, even a millisecond where your breath seemed to stop, your thoughts ceased and you entered ‘the gap’… some in-between land of nothingness. And, instead of feeling scared you actually felt blissful. As if you’d just come home? As if you’d just stepped into love. That space of infinite love, complete and utter trust and universality… that’s who you are. The Higher You is everything. Are we supposed to transcend our emotions? When I first started on my journey of self-exploration and dove into yogic studies I often thought I was supposed to rise ABOVE my ego or above that which I am not. It confused me… Why do I have this body, this human experience, this breath if I am  supposed to rise above it? Why do I have these emotions (sometimes they serve me, sometimes they don’t) or this ego, if I am higher than this? It took me a while and even more recently I’ve started to come to terms with the truth. I’m not supposed to transcend this. I’m not supposed to supersede my ego. I’m not required to shed my human-ness or the emotions that I have. I’m just supposed to remember….Remember who I really am. Watch what I do in my life. What I say, how I act. Become aware so I can grow and evolve from there. Become more conscious so I can use my truth, within this human experience to simply live LIFE and be the best I can – emotionally rich, physically healthy, spiritually connected, mentally alive. Find the centre of your stormy emotions So, we undersand we are not our emotions. We also understand that we don’t need to ignore them, stifle them, transcend them. But what do we do when we have them? What do we do when we experience high voltage emotions – anger, sadness, moodiness. We sit with it. We BE with it. I like to say, we get super cosy and friendly. Hear me clearly though – this is not creative license to run wildly off into the horizon with your emotion. This is not an invitation to let said emotions overtake you, control you and run the show. This is different. You acknowledge those emotions. You let them be rather than squash and stifle. If something needs to be expressed from that emotion, you allow it – safely, with love, with consciousness. Instead of letting them blow-up or be buried – neither of which actually provides any real insight or understanding – try and just sit in the centre of those emotions. Like the eye of a storm where it’s calm and serene, despite the fact that you KNOW there is the whirlwind around, you are centered. You are watching it, objectively, separate from it and not caught up in it. This applies to the whole spectrum of our emotions – even the good ones! From a ‘positive’ perspective, rather than run away with your elation and happiness can you savour it and enjoy it but not get so rapt within it that the only way for that emotion is to head south, sending you to its polar opposite? Your turn: How do you feel about sitting with your emotions (fears, sadness, anger, hurt, happiness, elation, joy) rather than identifying with them and getting caught up in it all? Love + light. Claire x Image Source Read more

THE INSPIRATION CORNER WITH CONNIE CHAPMAN

THE INSPIRATION CORNER WITH CONNIE CHAPMAN

Posted August 01, 2013

I am SO excited to share with you this amazing woman. Connie Chapman is a Transformation Coach, Blogger, Writer, Creator and more! I’m honoured to call her a friend and feel blessed that we have connected. When Connie and I get together we talk deeply, intuitively, passionately for hours. We are both ‘beneath the surface’ type gals. We don’t switch off the ‘coaching’ way that we both have instinctively – we both love to dive deep.  I cherish the connection I have with this gorgeous lady. She is a Transformation Coach and blogger – and many of the beautiful words she posts on her blog make my heart sing! Below I asked Connie to dive into ‘Inspiration’ and she does so from  from truth and reading her words I feel almost as if she was writing about myself. Maybe you’ll feel the same? I know you will love her as much as I do. P.s. I just have to share this with you! Connie has just launched her amazing 90 Day Transformation Project. This is an incredible 3-month journey that will seriously bring about true TRANSFORMATION. The program will guide you deep within yourself so you can create the life you want from the inside out! You get a bucket load of content, videos, support + more. You can start anytime or join in on the next kick-off day – August 11th! Click here to visit Connie Chapman. Happy reading! Tell us a little about who you are, what you do, how you got here. I am a life coach, writer, speaker, green juice lover, seeker and inspirer!  I create coaching programs and online courses designed to support women to reconnect with their heart, hear their inner guidance and find their truth so that they can step up, shine their light and create a life they love. My journey began with an inner yearning that I have had for as long as I can remember. A yearning and curiosity to know more about life, to understand why I am here and to learn how to live out my full potential. I became obsessed with personal development programs and motivational seminars from a young age, and I spent years looking outside of myself, trying to find who I was through my career, my relationship or my body. After I several years I realised that wasn’t working, so I began looking inwards to connect with who I truly am, to hear my intuition and tap in to what my heart truly desires. This led me to the work I do today and I now have the privilege of supporting others to do the same. What INSPIRES you? I feel inspired by practices that enable me to drop in to a deeper space within myself or connect with myself more. Practices like yoga, meditation, reading beautiful books, being out in nature (especially by the beach) all really connect me with that inspired feeling inside of me. Where do you SOURCE your inspiration? I used to look outside of myself a lot for that inspiration, but more recently I have been finding it inside of me. I feel so inspired when I allow myself to quieten my mind and really tune in to the magical guidance that is within me. It is in that inner space that I feel so loved, so supported and so complete. Being in that space enables me to be more creative, more at peace and more authentic in everything I do. How do you USE that inspiration? How does it integrate into your life? I use it by embodying it. For me it is about bringing that beautiful energy of presence and being-ness in to each moment. I have a tendency (as we all do) to get very caught up in the doing-ness of life. But when I focus more on who I am being in each moment and the energy I am bringing to that moment everything shifts. Life takes on a whole new dimension and it brings so much more joy to what I do. When it comes to health and wellness what’s important to you? It is really important for me to listen to my body as I have always been quite sensitive to certain foods. So, I pay attention to how my body responds to things that I eat. A good night’s sleep is important, along with eating an abundance of greens every day and staying away from foods that don’t really support my body like dairy, sugar and gluten. I also need a lot of ‘me’ time in order to feel balanced, so this will come though taking time out for meditation, going for long walks on my own or just curling up with a book. What’s your routine? My routine varies a little day to day but it typically involves Waking up before the sun (around 5.30am) Starting the day with a big jar of warm water with lemon, apple cider vinegar and ginger A morning meditation A big green smoothie for breakfast Sitting down at my computer to start my day which can include anything from working with 1:1 coaching clients, working on new creative projects, collaborating with amazing women, writing or maybe just simply catching up on emails and admin I love to finish up work by about 4pm and I will then head to an afternoon gym class The evenings are quiet time for me. I tend to eat quite a light dinner and I will then either read a book or spend the evening with my boyfriend How do you find balance + happiness? Simply taking time to be in quietness and stillness each day with myself really balances me out and creates a gentle and beautiful sense of happiness and contentment within me as well. I support myself by being really aware of how I am thinking and seeing the world too. I am always working to become more and more self aware of any niggling negative or […] Read more

6 WAYS TO STAY WELL IN KAPHA SEASON

6 WAYS TO STAY WELL IN KAPHA SEASON

Posted July 30, 2013

As I write this It’s a balmy 23 degrees in Sydney. Yep… we call this winter. But this is no early Spring. It’s a freak-of-nature moment that only does one thing – trick us! The problem is right now middle/late winter and into early spring we are in the thick of what is called Kapha season according to Ayurveda. In case you want a little recap or you are new to Ayurveda head over to this post written by the amazing Ayurvedic Expert, Monica Bloom. What is Kapha Season? Every dosha/nature within Ayurveda – Vata, Pitta, Kapha – relates to a season or time of year. As mentioned, for those in the Southern Hemipshere, we are in the middle of Kapha now. Have you ever noticed how you will almost make it through winter without a cold/flu and then towards the end of winter you get knocked down with the snottiest, goopiest cold ever? Yep, you can thank Kapha for that! What are the qualities of Kapha? Kapha relates to water AND earth. What do you get when you put those together? Goopy, slimy mud. Thick, slow-moving, wet, unctious. That, my friends, is Kapha. Kapha energy is cold, wet and heavy. Sounds like winter and early spring, right? These qualities on a physiological perspective are important. The lubrication within Kapha is responsible for keeping our body supple and strong. Now… because we are entering the season where there is MORE Kapha qualities thrown about (more cold, rain, heaviness) we need to be mindful of this and do what we can to stay in balance. This applies to everyone, even if you don’t have any Kapha in your Ayurvedic profile. I am a Vata-Pitta and yet I still get affected by Kapha if I don’t manage it properly. How do we stay in balance during Kapha season? We stay warm and dry. Try not to let the warmer weather tease you and go throwing off your winter layers. Don’t be fooled. Stay bundled up and stay dry – out of the rain and even out of the ocean (unless you’ve been swimming all season). Get mobile! MOVE. Kapha energy tends to be slow and heavy, we need to counteract that big time. So get walking, running, do a PT session, go to more dynamic, flowing yoga classes. Get sweaty! When it comes to diet keep it light. Lots of veggies and a small portion of carbs and protein. Eat spicy foods – turmeric, cayenne pepper, cumin, chilli – to keep the fire going. If you are a vata/pitta go easy on the spices! Rise by 6am. Kapha season coupled with Kapha time of day (from 6am – 1oam) can make for a very sluggish, slow kind of day. Get up by 6am to keep your energy alive and rocking. Start clearing out. Spring clean your home, do a spring clean of your wardrobe, recycle /donate  stuff you don’t need. Go through every corner of your life and detox! Prepare for a cleanse by early spring. It’s time to detox from all that beautiful wintry food – stews, soups, roasts are perfect for winter, now we need to clear out the colon and kick-start our metabolism again. A Bonus tip for you! Enjoy turmeric in your diet! Check out this post for ideas. Keep eating a clean, fresh diet. Up your intake of Vitamin C, B, Zinc, Olive Leaf Extract, Andrographis or any other immunity boosting supplements you prefer. love + light, Claire x Read more

THE POWER OF LAUGHTER

THE POWER OF LAUGHTER

Posted July 29, 2013

It wasn’t that long ago that I introduced you to Sarah Tolmie via The Inspiration Corner series. Sarah was the incredible celebrant that married Christopher and I earlier this year. She is a woman who cherishes life + love in all it’s glory. As a Celebrant, Coach and Pastoral Carer Sarah loves to explore the whole repertoire of experiences within life and love. I love this woman. She has such a gorgeous, naturally open energy to her. I’ve wanted to get her in front of you, my gorgeous readers, for so long – and today you get to meet her. Sarah is also, (amongst so many other skills) a Laughter Yoga Leader. Being a passionate yogi and a true believer in the power of laughter to heal and encourage surrender I jumped on the chance to chat with Sarah about this interesting practice. Below you can check out my recent chat with Sarah on Laughter Yoga – the history of it and how it came about, why laughing can be so healing, the topic of surrender and letting go. I loved learning more about this and it has really helped me to remember the power of laughter. Sarah is captivating, intriguing, infectious, bubbly. Make a cup of tea, get comfy and prepare for some insights and laughter. love + light, Claire Read more

WHY WE NEED TO GET PASSIONATE ABOUT WEIGHT-LOSS!

WHY WE NEED TO GET PASSIONATE ABOUT WEIGHT-LOSS!

Posted July 26, 2013

I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t focus much on ‘weight-loss’. I do believe that we need to manage our weight and be in a healthy range, but from a coaching perspective and even via this blog you’ve probably noticed I don’t talk ‘weight-loss’ much. Having said that, it’s incredibly important and for some of you out there perhaps you are battling with your weight at the moment and need some support. Cue Sally Symonds. Today’s guest post is from the director of Love Your Weight Loss and the author of 50 Steps to Lose 50kg… And Keep it Off. Perhaps you’ve heard of the incredible transformation that Sally herself underwent – losing over 50kgs and keeping it off. Today she shares how PASSION is an integral to losing weight and staying healthy. I hope you enjoy this post as much as I did. P.s read till the end – there is a giveaway for you! _________________________________________________________ 60% of Australians are now overweight or obese and by 2020, a mere 7 years time, the figure is tipped to top 80%. While there are many theories as to why so many of us are overweight, one often overlooked factor is the negative messages of deprivation and discomfort that people receive from much of the fitness and weight-loss industries.  In the January 2013 issue of the American Journal of Health Behaviour, researchers have discovered that shows like The Biggest Loser are discouraging people from starting an exercise program. The debilitating exercises, which are a popular part of this show, are really suggesting that the only way to exercise is to torture yourself, turning people off from exercising all together. Who wants to exercise if it looks like torture?  For many of us, those “all or nothing”, “go hard or go home” messages actually just make us go home – or not even leave the house in the first place.  In Australia it’s actually only the equivalent of the population of Melbourne that has a fitness membership of some kind or another and only the equivalent of the population of Canberra that use that membership more than once a week – i.e. enough to be effective. In terms of diets the situation is not much better.  Anyone who has been on a diet knows that diets mess with our heads just as much as they mess with our bodies.  They set us up for failure by creating on again/off again, good day/bad day, good food/bad food mentalities.  Not surprisingly, nearly 40% of people who participate in weight control programs end up binging on food!  There’s just no such thing as a guilt-free diet.  They are demoralizing, demotivating, disempowering, dispiriting and dull.  Worst of all, they leave us with mental “diet baggage” that can be difficult to get rid of.  Not surprisingly, many people don’t want to lose weight.  They think it’s too hard, too time-consuming and too painful.  And human beings avoid pain like the plague.  Instead we seek pleasure – and, I believe, so we should! Pleasure is motivating.  Pleasure is delicious, pleasure activates so many wonderful feel-good hormones in our brains – and bodies.  Turn pleasure up a notch and we move on to passion – and that’s where the fun really begins.  Passion is uncontrolled, unrestrained and unstoppable!  Does that sound how you’d like to feel about weight loss?  Well that’s how I felt when I lost my weight (the first 45kg in 33 weeks in 2002, which I kept off for five years before losing another 8.5kg after that).  For me, the most important aspects of exercise and healthy eating are the emotions, the inspiration, the subjectivity, the exotic, the revolutionary and the unpredictability. Feelings are more important than facts. My approach is unrestrained and adventurous, spontaneous and fun, irrational, erratic and unpredictable. It’s imaginative, creative and intuitive. I am constantly trying to rediscover and reinvent new ways of exercising and eating well so that my mind and body can have a constant source of stimulation and of passion.  For me, the experience of healthy living is much more important than the outcome because if the experience is great it follows that the outcome will be fantastic too.  And if you love how you lose weight – if you feel passionate about it – then you won’t struggle to keep the weight off. Sally x _________________________________________________________ For further information on Sally’s methods be sure to check out her upcoming Passion is Everything weight-loss and healthy living seminars in Sydney & Brisbane on August 3 & 10.  You can also follow Sally on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or YouTube. GIVEAWAY! If Sally’s words have inspired you then I’m sure you’ll love a copy of her NEW book: 50 Ways to Weight-loss Motivation.  There’s just two steps to enter and win one of FIVE of Sally’s new book. 1) Make sure you sign-up to my enewsletter (I’ll announce the winners there in a week) Remember you get my FREE member pack by signing up which includes a sneak peek of my ebook, 3 Steps to more Wellness Video guide, Must-have foodie shopping list AND a Declare Your Dreams worksheet 2) Comment below – simply tell us why you want to read Sally’s book. love + light, Claire Read more

YOGA WITH CLAIRE: GET DOWN WITH YOUR DOG

YOGA WITH CLAIRE: GET DOWN WITH YOUR DOG

Posted July 25, 2013

Ok… so, I totally get the Downward Facing Dog (Adho Mukka Svanasana) can be one of the most challenging postures when you first start yoga. Firstly, because it’s not so easy to understand where you are putting what. It’s also difficult to use your legs and arms properly, so we often end up with a lot of weight and tension in the shoulders and upper body, but also it’s practiced OVER and over again in each class. I had a few requests from some of my lovely readers (p.s SEND me your requests, I’d love to know what you want to learn) to break down the dog. This is a super-short video – 2:49 actually, so even if you aren’t beginner you might learn something new in the short time. CLICK PLAY TO WATCH Enjoy. Namaste, Claire x Read more

DESIRES IN YOUR HEART + POWER IN YOUR HANDS… FINISH 2013 STRONG

DESIRES IN YOUR HEART + POWER IN YOUR HANDS… FINISH 2013 STRONG

Posted July 23, 2013

Recently I blogged that I was hanging out in the plateau between stuff. It’s been good, it’s been great. I needed it. It felt right to be in a space where I wasn’t trying to fix, improve or change anything. But let me tell you something. I am ready to move upwards and onwards from this plateau. I’ve had a few kinesiology sessions that have helped me. I’m feeling inspired and ready to create. What changed? I was sat at my desk looking back over the last 6 months and realised how monumental 2013 had been so far. From a personal and professional perspective there have been some major transformations. I feel so blessed (for the challenges and the wins) to have experienced all of this. It left me with this strong desire to rev up and make the rest of this year just as special. This desire didn’t come from a thinking space (ego, fear, concern). It came from a heart-space – a feeling that called me to create! I used to see the few months after July as a downward slope towards the ‘finish line’ – Summer, Christmas, Holidays. And yes, to some degree I still do. But I realised, there’s still 6 whole months of goodness waiting to bloom. Get clear on your intentions This realisation had me sitting down and checking in with myself – you can do the same. What do I ultimately want to FEEL over the next few months (I’ve been Danielle LaPorte’s Desire Map if you are interested, it’s amaaaaazing!) What do I feel intuitively I am being called to do? What are my intentions for 2013? Have I hit them already or is there a stone left unturned? Do I have any dreams (big or small) that represent success to me? Do I have the capacity to tackle the dreams I have or do I need a dollop of realism here and more a little more intelligently. Make a map and map it out Once I got clear on my intentions it was time to sit down and map it out. Remember, a map is to direct and guide you. But you can also take a different turn! At the beginning of the year we are all so keen to plan our year out and set goals. I do see goals as an important way to motivate you, but I also see that they can be limiting, especially when you set goals for a full year or when they are coming from a space of ‘lack’! Here’s what I mean. Lack = I don’t have X (I think I should, everyone else does, I’m nothing without it) so I’m going to work towards it to get it. Intuition = I feel this is right for me – I feel called to this. So, instead, in my opinion, checking in at the halfway point can be a healthier approach. It takes the pressure off ‘ticking things off your list’ from the last 6 months because you thin you should and instead allows you to be honest about what you really care to do. It’s more intuitive. It flows. It’s real – it responds to changes, curve balls, a new and perspective. With a clearer idea of what my intentions have become I literally write up a list of my top 5 – 10 desires/intentions/goals – whatever word works for you, use it! I then get super honest. What CAN be done this year? What SHOULD be done this year? What COULD be better done at a different time or totally ditched? This is an important step – it means I siphon off what is really feeling true for me to create this year, what I still have a desire to do but feel now isn’t the right time and what, really, should be binned because it’s not coming from my truth. Finally, connect the dots – what do I need in order to make these desires/intentions/goals happen? What’s the map towards it? Plan it but don’t over plan it! I love to plan it all out. If your intentions are coming from a ‘feeling’ space then honestly, what we need to do is just take ONE step forward. I’ve written about this before in my Thursday Thought (if you aren’t a friend of facebook come say hi – I put up weekly insights and inspiration!) If you feel you are called to do something, and then you go about ‘over planning’, what tends to happen is we ‘see’ all the challenges and difficulties in what we are trying to do. Often, the over-planning can lead to some serious self-sabotage. The our idea/dream ends up in the bin out of fear. So, instead. This is what I do. Month by month I write up into a little planner my desires/ intentions/goals. I just use one or two words to represent what I want to do. E.g. ebook or holiday or website redesign. Some months it might be something less life-changing. Maybe it’s a planning month, or a holiday, or a month of attending interesting workshops and seminars. Other months there might be a BIG project that takes up a considerable chunk of time. Either way, by having it down on paper I feel clearer about moving forward. It’s not until I get closer to that date that I check in and say ‘Ok, how real is this intention?’ And if it is I start to flesh out in detail any relevant steps needed to make it happen. E.g. With my ebook I knew I needed to draft it, brief a designer, research how to sell it etc. Obviously, for your bigger projects you are going to have to check in earlier and get going on the nitty gritty earlier! But as an example – I have a few ideas simmering away at the moment. I’m just waiting to FEEL if I want to get them going this side of Christmas or the other. […] Read more

BE VULNERABLE & RECEIVE MORE

BE VULNERABLE & RECEIVE MORE

Posted July 22, 2013

In a few weeks time I am heading out with my beautiful friend Mel Ambrosini to hear the amazing Brene Brown speak. When we booked the tickets I felt inspired to watch Brene Brown’s TED talk on vulnerability. I can’t encourage you enough to watch this, if you haven’t. If you have, watch it again! Not surprisingly the topic of vulnerability has come up more than once since then – mostly in client sessions. Just like surrender, which I’ve explored extensively on this blog and through my ebook, vulnerability is a word loaded with negative connotations. Weakness. Exploitation. Wounded. Assailable. Exposure. But, if we allow it to be and we look past the conditioning we have around the word, as with surrender, I think there is so much positivity embodied in the experience of vulnerability. As Brene Brown says: “Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change.” Both surrender and vulnerability are uncertain territories. There is a level of risk involved in opening up to these. In fact, the simple act of ‘opening up’ is surrender, letting go and allowing your vulnerability to shine. What does it mean to be vulnerable? To me, being vulnerable used to feel unsafe. It felt raw…nakedly exposed for all to see and to ridicule. I feel that I used to have that impression of vulnerability because I lacked a deep, inner trust that I will always be looked after by the universe and that I am more than enough, just the way I am. I am, most definitely, still working on this truth – translating it from what I know to how I live is a journey I will be on for a while, but I am closer to it. Despite that, my connection to that truth is stronger. I now have a stronger hold on the idea that if I am more than enough, if I am always supported by ‘life’ then there is no need to fear judgement from others or being ‘exposed’ or that who I am (flaws and all) is worthless. As Brene Brown points out in her TED Talk, when we witness someone standing tall, sharing their fears, their story, themselves (whole or not) we don’t look to them with judgement or ridicule, we look to them with encouragement and respect and even love! We are simply inspired by their vulnerability. However, for ourselves we see it in a very different light. We see pathetic. Weak. Limited. We are afraid of being judged. We are afraid, therefore of not being loved and accepted. Today, I see vulnerability in myself and in others as a beautiful thing. I see it as empowering act. A moment of truth where you feel fear, insecurities and resistance but your inner knowing that you are MORE than that shines through instead. You are no longer caught up in the desire to receive another’s love and approval because you have it within you already. You have a direct line to the source of love. You are love. “To share your weakness is to make yourself vulnerable; to make yourself vulnerable is to show your strength.” Criss Jami You feel what you feel, you let it be there, but yet you still open up to it, share your fears, share your weaknesses, share your journey. It’s within that vulnerability that your light will be revealed. It’s in that moment where you surrender to your vulnerability that you can connect deeply with other people, change people’s lives (and your own) and create something magnificent. It’s that moment that in fact you give love and receive love back. Embrace vulnerability I have always been open. Self deprecating at times, silly even, an over-sharer. That’s the easy part for me. What’s not been easy is learning how to put myself out there in moments of doubt, wrapped up in limiting self beliefs. Those moments there is a mini-battle going on. One part ego calling up all my insecurities and limiting beliefs. One part intuition guides me to share, to connect, to express. Every time I write a blog post, a facebook post, share my story with a client or open up to a stranger, I do so from a place of vulnerability. I check in – does it FEEL TRUE for me to share this right now, to write this post, to speak to this person in this way? 95% of the time it does. That’s my truth. If in that moment my ego often chimes in with a running list of why it’s not a good idea (I’ll look silly, I’ll be judged, I can’t help this person, I don’t know what I’m talking about, no one cares… and on it goes) so I will acknowledge it but instead move forward despite the apparent ‘risks’ I’ve been presented with. I then allow that vulnerability to be the driving force. I look at the risk, feel the fear and move forward. Sometimes, I surrender that right now, right here I am feeling too vulnerable and that’s ok. Today is not the day for me to go there and it will be soon. In order for you to allow your vulnerability to be present, to be ‘allowed’ you simply need to own your moment. To remember that you are enough. You are loved. You are love. If you keep moving from your truth that vulnerability can be empowering because from that space of vulnerability you will inspires others and manifest into your life more of what you are putting out. It’s the law of attraction. “Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.” Brene Brown Your turn! Share in the comments below: Does this […] Read more

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