Anyone who knows me knows that I tend to be a bit wordy in my descriptions of life. It wasn't just a sunrise, it was a sherbet sky that opened itself to the newness of possibility. I often find myself drooling over long thoughts and insights that spark an internal flame of curiosity. Words are erotic. Words are poetic. Words are how I express my heart.
As I have been staring at my vision board lately I noticed that one of my visions for 2016 was to submit a piece to a magazine or online subscription site. Since we are almost to the end of February, it seemed more than appropriate to not only create the piece, but to utilize a personal coaching session with my coach to see what was stopping me.
I am so grateful to the hearts that hold containers of unconditional love and support so that I/we may all do the real work of living. Living isn't packaged up in a blue Tiffany's box, living requires us to navigate the rugged terrain of self. This is no small feat! This awakening of awarenesses might very well change our lives.
As I spoke with my coach yesterday, we began exploring my lifelong sense of perfectionism. Yikes...I cringe as I write the word, but heck yea, this is probably a very real struggle for a lot of us! Who hasn't tried to pigeonhole themselves into perfection?
As Michael explored this notion with me he chuckled and said, "That must take a lot of energy Sarah."
I couldn't help but take a deep breath and feel exactly how much energy it had been taking up in my body and my mind. I brought my hand up to my neck and told Michael I felt like I had a beautiful fabric screen separating me from truly seeing my life. We worked with this notion and more than halfway through my session I had summoned up a 'Kick-Ass Lady' who in my minds eye moved the screen to the side and I saw before me every possibility! It was like the best Pixar animation come to life! This 'Kick-Ass Lady' was wearing my grandma's pearls and a smoking hot pair of red pants. She was fiercely determined to get to the task of 'living' her hearts desires.
As we dialogued a bit more, Michael had me connect to this 'Kick-Ass Lady' who is at her very core me. We tapped into her fierceness and called upon her persistence to help me write an article to submit to Elephant Journal. It's not enough to just desire change, we have to be willing to put ourselves out there!
We made it a goal that I would submit my article by Thursday evening. I was so energized and excited, that I submitted it Wednesday afternoon. I'm anxiously awaiting a reply. More than anything, I am grateful for the insights that Michael stirred within me.
These powerful awarenesses allow me to pose these question in any given situation, "What is my life supports this fierce 'Kick-Ass Lady?"
"What blocks my expression of myself?"
His kind smile broke into his closing remarks, "How can you make this process simple Sarah? Can you trust the unfolding? Can you let go of needing to do it perfectly? Can you make it easy?"
I smiled as I brought my hand to my throat and felt the fierceness of my passions awaiting a space of self expression. This 'Kick-Ass Lady' is ready to share, and I'm pretty sure I need to find a pair of red britches to accessorize her attitude!
How can you trust the unfolding of your life? How can you make it simple? We are all doing our work and it is in support of one another that we lighten up and go with the flow!
May You Sweetly Seek:)