Remember when ANYTHING and everything was completely possible? When you were going to be president? Or go into outer space? Or be a super hero? Or a fire truck? Or a Broadway star? Or marry a prince or princess and live happily ever after?
There were no limits to what could be.
You, and The World and your place in it were All. Pure. Potential.
And then life happened.
And every time something happened…
…you formed or validated a belief about you
Yes, all of the aspirations above were mine … well, except for the fire truck (but it was a legit aspiration of a family member).
A whole summer of my youth I dreamed of saving the world and flying in my invisible jet as I spent every day in Wonder Woman underoos … as my regular clothes.
I used to practice – daily – for the day I would be “discovered” and play the lead in Annie on Broadway.
Ah yes, those were the days ….
If you’re human, your story is probably similar to mine. As life happened, I learned what not to say, or do.
I learned how to tame my boisterous laugh to a manner that wouldn’t be mocked.
I learned what I was supposed to look like, and dress like (ummm…not underoos).
I learned that if I excelled in school, then I got lots of praise and props – especially if I did better than my older brother.
I learned how to dim my light so as to not be scolded for shining brightly.
I learned how to adapt.
And with every lesson, a new layer of armor went on, and my spirit was further dimmed.
By adulthood, many of us already know exactly what mold we need to fit – what character we need to play. And if you think you’re a non-conforming original, I dare say that’s a role, too. Whether we started our careers or marriages or families or personal interests knowing exactly what we wanted or we just scuffed into them, before long, many of us are just scuffing through.
But I have a secret to share…
It doesn’t have to be that way.
You are not a human being trying to have a divine experience in a few fleeting “mountain top moments.” You are a divine being having a human experience! You were made for more than to just survive and get by. You were made to SHINE!
You have a purpose, and you have the right – perhaps even the DUTY – to fulfill it!
Twenty years ago I found my passion. I believe it is my purpose. But I also believe I’ve been hiding from it, trying to make other things fit it all these years. I’ve been in the general vicinity, but it’s been on a limited playing field. It’s like trying to play the Master’s on a Putt Putt course.
I guess I always knew when I was training to be Wonder Woman, I was made for bigger things.
And you were, too.
I believe that my purpose is to inspire others – even you! – to live life fully – to be bold and passionate and go after everything you want and blow any barriers out of your way. To strip off those layers of armor that may have once served you, but probably don’t anymore. To live a life you love filled with passion and peace and clarity. Or not – maybe that’s not your vision for what you want.
The point is – we should ALL be able to authentically look at what we REALLY want (not just what we think we can get – or won’t be too disappointed with – or is ‘good enough’ …but what we really, genuinely want) …
and CREATE it.
You want to hear the REALLY crazy part?
It’s usually RIGHT. WITHIN. REACH.
Even the stuff we think is impossible.
It doesn’t have to be hard and take years and struggle. It can come in a moment.
I’ve experienced it in a big way.
I’m going to share something personal with you…for 10 years of my life, from age 10-22, I struggled with pretty hard-core eating disorders. I had been through multiple years of therapy and read almost every self-help book in existence, and while I was no longer acting out with destructive behaviors, I still felt “damaged” and like I would always have to struggle with it and manage it.
It Had Me.
(and if I had balls, it would have surely had me by those)
ONE conversation ended it forever. From one conversation I came to see that it had me, and I decided right then that I was NOT going to be a victim to my own thoughts and feelings. I have the power (we ALL have the power) to choose my own thoughts – maybe some are “automatic” and push their way in, but I have the power to be conscious to those thoughts and choose whether I live into them as “The Truth” or cast them aside as clatter.
It’s been over 20 years, and I have never gone back to body image or food struggles.
You know why? Because once the blinders are removed, you can never authentically avert your eyes again.
It’s like the Matrix. Once you go down that rabbit hole, there is no turning back.
Once you see, you can never un-see.
That powerful conversation that set me free was designed
- to remove my blinders and let me see myself objectively
- to allow me to separate fact from fiction (The Truth vs. my truth)
- to let me choose whether to stay caught in chains, or to merely walk away
There is a story of an elephant that was chained and fought and fought to break free to no avail, and eventually its captors were able to keep it tied with merely a string around its ankle.
It had given up, but all the time had the power to walk away.
Which leads me to the big reveal…
(drum roll, please)
With the proper tools, you can set yourself free from anything!
You can CREATE a life you love, 100%!
Our new line of offerings is designed to do exactly that.
NO area has to be “good enough.” Not if you don’t want it to be.
Many courses will be available online or by phone, some even free, so if you no longer live in the area, you can still get ALL the opportunities!
And for those of you who are local, we’ll have some local pow-wows.
Once we’re up and running and have had some programs, we’ll have some ah-mazing retreats. We’re picturing beautiful places, building the life you love, eating delicious soul-feeding food, with yoga, spa services, and perhaps other areas of interest, too (cooking classes? health/wellness sessions? creative outlets?) – “I am open to the infinite possibilities!”
I’m just starting to develop my plans/programs but I NEED YOUR HELP!!! I don’t want to design stuff that I think is good/wanted, I want to design what “the people” want.
If ANY of this speaks to you, please let me know if you would be willing to do a 20 minute interview with me purely for market research – I’m not selling anything (yet!), and in exchange I’ll give you a FREE 30 minute session to help you gain clarity on any area of your life where you feel stuck. You will leave that session with clear, actionable steps to set yourself free!
- If you feel like there is even one area of your life where you would like more freedom, power, or full self-expression (you feel like you’re living someone else’s life, or stuck in a can’t win situation)
- If you feel “blah” or like you’re getting by and surviving but you want MORE out of life
- If you are in or thinking about a change (new career, relationship, empty nest, etc.)
- If you are curious to uncover what you don’t even know that you don’t know
I’ve used these tools to create incredible results in my life:
- I’ve co-created a marital relationship that exceeds my dreams
- I’m comfortable in my own skin and love myself and my body despite all the “reasons” why I shouldn’t (I was even comfortable in my skin when I got up to almost 220 pounds for BOTH of my pregnancies!)
- I’ve created financial freedom, that ironically enough, developed when my first marriage fell apart just 2 days before moving into a new house with exponentially larger home bills to pay from significantly less income. I got more calm, clear, and comfortable with my relationship with money than ever before, and my bank account reflected it.
- The latest area of breakthrough: heeding the call to pursue my passion! My “desk job” of the last 18 years has been “good enough” (it’s a great company and I work with an amazing team of great people), but it’s not even Putt Putt by way of my passion and purpose.
And you know what I realized recently? I’ve accepted ‘good enough’ because to do THIS – to work with you to inspire and motivate and encourage you to pursue your passions and live the life you were born to live, I have to do the same.
I have to do the work.
Lead by example.
It’s much easier to teach people how to use accounting software. They don’t care if I’m just getting by and surviving. I don’t have to shine bright for them.
But that’s a small game. And I’m bigger than that. And I’m meant for WAY more.
And so are you, my beautifully divine soul!
In what areas would you like to set yourself free?
Contact us, and we can explore together so YOU SHINE BRILLIANTLY!!!