Commitment tests us all, not just women who are stepping up to be leaders in their community or business.
No matter how much we are encouraged and supported or the wealth of resources available, some of us will not take the next step. We feel unworthy or our lives are just too busy to even considering doing just one more thing for ourselves. We are all on unique pathways and we are all at different stages and it's totally okay to be scared, to not be ready and to not trust what lies ahead. I think about how sad it would be if we were always being the roadblock or handbrake to our own joy, happiness and life purpose. My intention for this wild and precious life I have is to THRIVE, not just SURVIVE. It's an intention I uphold for every woman I cross paths with. Life isn't easy, but it can be joyful.
The moment you commit to the big C (commitment that is) it is a soul defining & empowering moment. It's also terrifying. The pathway of the awakened gutsy woman is not for the fainthearted. You will be stretched, you will be transformed and you will morph in ways you never thought were possible. You will have good days, you will have not so good days...BUT you will be held, you will be supported, you will be encouraged and you will be inspired. You must believe it. You don't have to do this alone.
Why do I know this? Because I have experienced this multiple times every year for years. Every time I step up, I feel the change. I get really, really uncomfortable. I sometimes feel like giving up. Every time I say yes to myself, something in me shifts and I'm never who I was the moment before, ever again. I have had shocking head pounding migraines, spiritual flu and growing pains every step of the way since I woke up to my potential. Each of us is unique and this might not be how your adventure unfolds. I'm not trying to scare you, not at all.
I see potential and endless possibility. I am positive about the future without exactly knowing why. I'm cool with that. I’m sometimes also not at all cool with that! Sometimes I wish I knew that things would get easier.
One of my favourite quotes is by Georgia O’Keeffe:
I've been absolutely terrified every moment of my life - and I've never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do.
I want you to know my personal manifesto: Be true to yourself, stand your ground, stay strong and do not give up. This has been my mantra for more than 3 years and is my anchor. I regroup, smudge, cleanse, soak, clear, reiki, ground, breathe, pause, retreat, rest, dance, sing, cry, laugh, shout - whatever it takes to get back on track. I know this is part of the process. Perhaps I even embrace the shadow more than the light. Us shadowdancers do that. I feel the wild truth in the shadows. When I am in my shadow self, I can see more clearly and my intuition is higher. I know that I'm becoming and I know that when the time comes, I will see the brilliance of the lessons I’m learning.
Why am I telling you this? I made a big commitment to my soul and life purpose to always show up no matter how light or dark I feel. Never one for highlight reels and faux, perky happiness that needs its arse slapped, I invest my heart, mind and soul into what I create and it isn’t always pretty. Quite often there is body convulsing tears in the shower. I invest so much of my Highly Sensitive and Empathic self that it is sometimes too much to bear. Yet I know this is what I must do despite the HUGE truckload of fear. I’m fiercely devoted to my true north.
What if everything is possible? Every dream, wish, intention, goal, plan, whisper? What if you really tune in and say yes? Will you say permission granted to being the fullest version of yourself? The possibilities are truly endless. You never know what will set you off on a new path, deepen your experience or make you face your most wanted desires and biggest challenges for personal growth unless you dive in and commit.
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Hello, I'm Sharyn: Founder of of Gutsy Girl and Gutsy Girls Will Rule The World. I am the Creatrix of Sacred Circle Leadership Training and Gutsy Mantras.
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