It’s rare and takes courage. It’s collective and co-creative and collaborative.
We are all learning to be more of our self, our highest and best versions of ourSelf. And, to do so we need to do our inner work.
Monthly, we are guided by the phases of the moon to do the deeper work of releasing and listening to see what is coming through us, what wants to become “real” from our visions, dreams, and goals.
The new moon is a darker night, feels more magical and mysterious. These nights bring forth the fertile soil to plant new seeds, ideas, initiatives, or patterns of behavior.
I like to take the time to write out, speak or share with another, what I’m releasing and what I’m bringing forth.
The beauty of burning this (whether a stick, a log or the piece of paper you wrote out your thoughts on) allows you to see the visual of the concept changing form.
Other ways besides a fire ceremony are to literally give away old items, clear time on the calendar, or clean up your finances, all of which provide new space for what you are bringing forth. Making the space for what is coming into our lives both energetically and physically.
What are you bringing forth? Who are you calling into your life? What types of support or community do you want or need?
What new moon rituals do you practice?
The recording begins with a cry from my cat, Salem. He’s a constant reminder for me of grounding and being fully present. Enjoy!
For more ideas (or for a community to practice with) connect with me, I’ve got guided meditations and curriculum to share each month from Unify Global Sisterhood and The TreeSisters.
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It’s harvest time for many but not for me. Autumn is my “spring cleaning” time.
Letting Go to Live More Fully is one of my mantras and I’m typically singing it as I welcome this time of year.
I’m finding myself tossing old items, giving away piles of clothing and linens, cleaning out toiletries, (how does that drawer get so cluttered?) and generally, cleaning house.
Culling from my freezer and pantry too. Getting off of mailing and email lists. Aligning my bank accounts. And, reviewing/assessing/releasing relationships. This one is the hardest.
This brings me to my topic for today. When we consciously make the decision to walk away from a person who has been a big part of our life, it’s a big deal. So is standing up and asking for things to change. And, additionally, being willing, AND READY, to leave if they don’t.
So, here is that time of year. Mastermind circles ending. My first Authentic Leadership Academy coming to a close, the realization that the romantic relationship I’m in is no longer where I’m flourishing and happy.
With all of this “letting go” comes a sense of clarity. Freedom. More space to BE. And, the fear of being “alone” is also present.
Many of my friends, clients and colleagues are coupled. If you are one, you may not understand what I’m going through, It’s been one hell of a decade since my divorce, and I thought I was done healing.
Maybe we are never done. Just like we are never complete.
Here’s to seeing where this takes me and how I’ll grow in the process!
“Landslide” cover and full Sweet Letting Go playlist on Spotify by desiremap ((Danielle LaPorte)
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Luxury and the Worthiness to Enjoy Vacation
I’ve been excellent at DOing all my life. What about you?
To-do lists. Grocery lists. Packing lists. Project lists. Full Schedules and making sure I stay busy, busy, busy.
Time off and time alone used to scare me. I felt lazy. Or like a loser.
How many people do I know that live for their vacations? They then spend half their time on their phones, checking emails, returning work texts, writing up reports (because they have time away from the office to focus on them) or getting stuff done that doesn’t happen during a typical workday?
And, here I am. Amidst a group of amazing leadership consultants, trainers, coaches and thought leaders. People who work with CEO’s and leadership teams of well-known global companies. And, I feel like I need to work to feel like I belong.
The space is luxurious. A ski resort in Park City, where the whole space is filled with us. My beautiful room is filled with amenities and the turndown service comes with the most delicious chocolates!
So, I’ve been struggling to feel worthy. Wanting to “belong.” Or to let go of the worry that the money invested in the expensive lodging, cost of the Summit or airfare is stretching me financially. Can I spend this kind of money on ME?
I’m choosing a new way to look at all of this, today. As if I am stepping into the next level of my work. That I’m surrounded by brilliant, conscious and heart-centered, self-aware and successful individuals who cry and laugh and share from the heart for a reason, to remind me to SHINE. Remind me that I’m welcome in this space. In this community. That I belong. That I have much to offer.
And, so I pause. I’ll record a podcast at some point. But not today. I want to steep in the conversations. The depth of the intimate sharings. The wealth of knowledge shared in the sessions. And, to take a long bath in essential oil scented salts in a gorgeous tub.
Yep. I’m pausing. Reflecting. Radiating. Renewing. Rejuvenating. Re-membering my worth, my wealth, my own contribution. You see? I’m valuable just by BEing me.
As are you!
Let’s talk about stepping into your leadership. Let’s talk about amplifying your impact as a leader. Let’s share the journey of BE-coming. Together.
Ready to retreat? Join me on Friday, October 13th
for an overnight retreat where we will dive into the Freedom of our Feminine Leadership Power. Where you can relax and remember YOU.