And Turning on the Light
What am I speaking on, ranting on, sharing about or wanting to shine with today? I’m ready to open my heart and share what can be the most useful, most valuable to those who are listening.
Do I start by blessing you? Or by blessing me? Blessing my wisdom, channel Source, inspired words and the messaging reaches the audience with just what they are ready to hear and allow?
Is it my gift to share in this way?
Or is video blogging better, where I”m speaking to you more directly?
Either way, I’m not sure. When I start second-guessing, the flow becomes constricted.
OK, so Grounding. Centering. Breathing mySelf back Home.
Today, I am speaking my truth. Sharing from my heart, soul, and inspiration.
Opening up to be the brightest Lightworker I can be. Or a Whitelighter.
If you ever watched the old TV show, Charmed, you would understand the Whitelighter role. It’s the guardian angel who helps heal, guide and support the ones doing good magic in the world. Whitelighters also protect and nurture them for their intended destiny.
You see, that’s where I like to play. In the support of each of you stepping more fully into your power. Into your roles of change agent. Into the next highest, brilliant source of Good you are here to share.
Today’s leaders need Whitelighters. We all do.
It’s a universal feeling, don’t you think? To bask in the security of being watched over, guided and loved with no conditions. Reminded of who we are as we get off track and forget and held during times of illness or trauma.
It’s time we recognize we are not here to do our great work ALONE. We are much stronger, powerful, magical, effective and brilliant when we come together in unity.
But first, we need to come home. Do our inner work. Tune in, turn on and turn up our Essence. From this place, we can SHINE. We can SHARE. We can co-create. We can serve. We can live, love, lead with Authenticity, Grace, and Power.
So today is about Coming Home. Returning to our own Selves. Regenerating, renewing, remembering the power of “I am.”
Then, help others. Then, allow support in. Only then, give. From here, receive. Allow, Be guided. Inspired. Co-create.
Then we can go on out and do our Great Work.
© 2017 Deborah LeeAnn www.DeborahLeeAnn.com
Authentic Leadership Academy & Consulting
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)
Authentic Leadership Academy & Consulting
Stepping into a Higher Version
Last week I attended The Leadership Circle™ Summit. It was way more than a training opportunity. Or a vacation. Or a conference with like-minded hearts, minds and souls.
Last week was my own Axial experience.
“Axial” in that it was a pivotal moment when I could see all of who I have been coming together for this particular group of people, with that specific location, and those unique speakers and leaders. I knew it was going to be life-changing…just wish I knew how much was going to shift for me and those around me.
We had speakers from NASA to Harvard, experts from Google and MIT, Tai Chi Masters and international journalists and beekeepers who all shared their authentic selves and messages.
I was literally in heaven!
Beautiful conscious deep conversations…moments of transformative learning … tears and laughter of intimate sharing.
So many memories!
Lots of new people that I was initially feeling disconnected or separate from have now become new friends, colleagues, connections, and potential partners.
Then the re-entry. A term many of us at the Summit used to describe our returning to our Real Life. It’s been a rough one, personally, professionally and on a spiritual level too.
At this time of continued heartbreak, chaos, low confidence or trust in our nation’s leadership and the mixed messages from our media, it’s time for us to find this Summit within. And, from that strength of inner knowing, groundedness in our Truth and Wisdom, share and act from Compassion and Love in our circles, families, and communities.
I felt my own wings and heart expand and grow last week…not just my mind.
There was a deep knowing that I am perfectly perched, ready to take off and soar with my message.
It’s time to take a stand. Rooted in our physical self and connected to our divine self. Guided by our Passion/Purpose and Pleasure.
My new mantra for the next 100 days is:
I am a powerful creatrix who easily receives outrageous prosperity creating beauty and excellence all around me, simply by being my authentic embodied self.
What is yours?
©️ 2017 DeborahLeeAnn.com
Authentic Leadership Academy & Consulting
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.
Are you too open?
Operating more from outside influences (people’s expectations, society’s norms, cultural or religious practices?) or from your own Inner Guidance System?
When we “go with the flow” sometimes we are not checking in to see if it’s our Flow. Our own wisdom. Our own soul’s whispering of where our heart is desiring to go.
This is what I call Living Outside of Ourself. I know it well. It is how I spent the first 50 years of my life.
Even when I felt strongly about something and shared my view in a conversation or heated discussion, I could feel persuaded to move/shift/turn away from it by listening to another’s well-reasoned explanation or perspective.
It felt wishy-washy. I wasn’t sure where I stood sometimes. I could see the world through so many other’s eyes, I wasn’t confident in what I was really seeing.
Sometimes that is a good thing.
Anything at ALL times is not a good thing.
I listened to all the gurus, teachers, experts, and wise ones and would shift and slip away from my own Truth.
This was good in some ways. Just not in ALL ways.
How do you determine what is right for you? Where you stand? What your Inner Wise One is saying versus when to listen and learn from others?
Where do you stand in Integrity? Wholeness? Self-Alignment?
That’s the topic today. Let’s see where this takes us…
As always, I welcome your comments, suggestions, questions, and conversation.
Join us in the Facebook Group SHINE Challenge or message me at deborah@DeborahLeeAnn.com
Much love and gratitude for you being here with me on this Journey!
©️2017 SHINE Principle www.DeborahLeeAnn.com
With Radiance and Vibrancy
How much do you SHINE? And, where?
Are you SHINING in some places in your life but not others? Are you aware of how you operate differently with different people? In different scenarios? In different roles?
It was easier for me to SHINE when at work for many years. My career offered me a place to be smart, witty, strategic, a people connector and a brilliant problem-solver. All strengths of mine.
When I was with clients I felt the most comfortable and engaged and fulfilled. I know now why that is, I enjoy helping them see different ways of operating their businesses, open to new ways of leading, learn about how they are getting in their own way and how to navigate differently.
I am a manifesting maven when it comes to supporting others in creating their dreams.
Not so much when it comes to my own.
Yet, the more I dip into, deepen in, or fully dive into my own dreams, I’m not feeling as magical. Not as powerful. Not that brilliant.
I know this is true for many of us. We love to support others, advocate for them, argue for their cause and open doors for them all while seeing them at their highest and best, especially when they forget. Think of how we parent!
And, then turn it around. Do we support ourself? Advocate for ourself? Argue for our own cause/value/mission/dream? Open doors and receive? See ourSelf at our Highest and best?
This is the direction I’m heading into today. While also exploring what creates that Radiant Health and Vibrant Energy that we all desire.
Share with me any thoughts you have in the Facebook Group, The SHINE Challenge.
We’re all in this together. And, we all SHINE a bit brighter when one of us shares their brilliance!