As women sometimes we shuffle along in our own world forgetting that there's someone next door, across the street, or across town feeling the same internal tugs that we're feeling. Often we banish those tugs to the corner, like Cinderella feeling alone in her room.
Then suddenly something magical happens. We put ourselves in connection with other women and allow ourselves to be seen. We show up true, leaving behind the camouflage of "supposed to" and "appropriate" that's hidden us for so long.
Last night I met with a panel of courageously beautiful women I put together to interview for my upcoming online class, Courageous Beauty: Love Your Body. Little prodding was necessary once we forgot about the cameras.
Hearts opened wide and true. The natural connection of sistering took place, as we explored our common ground as women. It was electrifying to talk about issues that most women carry alone in silence around topics like; body image, sexuality, expectation, shame and learning to truly love ourselves apart from outer approval.
We each acknowledged how important these types of discussions are for the heart and soul of women. Creating a safe space of nurture and non-judgment is vitally important if we are to show up true, awaken to who we truly are, so that our hearts and lives thrive.
It's taken me years to learn to hold the space of non-judgmental welcome for the abandoned and orphaned parts of myself. And it's taken even more time to acknowledge the fact that the work I do as a life coach is to support and help women tend their hearts. Is it any wonder its taken so long, when most of us stay in perpetual motion, overlooking and abdicating our truest selves on the alter of service to others? But until we truly learn to love ourselves, how can we love and support others?
If you've been putting off making space to nurture and tend to your heart, just do it! If you have a yearning to awaken more of your own courageous beauty, long for the wide-open space of gracious hospitality in a perfectly arranged serene and beautiful get-away for creative unsticking, and nurture to aliven your heart, then join us! There's no heavy burden of hefty "to do" list here! Register for the Untamed Creative Retreat where no artistic experience is necessary, but artists are welcome and will have a blast.
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