Being true to myself
Happy December Everyone!
As we are rapidly approaching the festive season, regardless of whether or not you are celebrating, it is hard to escape everything that is being shown to us in the media. Black Friday and Cyber Monday have passed and now it is all about this years must-haves, Christmas gifts and gift giving, a physical demonstration of how much you love the people in your life.
Believe me when I say there is nothing wrong with that! I love the act of gift giving (and receiving!) just as much as anyone else. Like you, there are definitely some things that I am hoping for under the Christmas tree this year. There are also the things that I am excited to gift to Eric, my husband, and my daughter Ella as well as my wider family and friends.
As exciting as the physical act of gift giving is, there is another kind of gift that I want to encourage all of you to give yourself this year. No, its not the latest device (although if you can gift yourself that as well, go ahead!) Its actually the greatest gift I have ever given myself.
It’s the gift of being true to my feelings and my inner guidance. Listening to the voice inside of me has helped me make some of the best decisions in my life.
When I was in Junior High I didn’t have the easiest time. I wasn’t one of the popular kids. Heck, I was at the other end of the social chain. I wore thrift store clothing and hand-me-downs at a time when all the cool kids were wearing those indigo Calvin Kleins that were so amazing that Brooke Shields wouldn’t let anything come between her and those jeans. I knew that if I stayed in that same environment, with those same kids in the same cliques, I would never become who I was meant to be. I made the decision to change school districts when I started High School, to go to a place where there was a larger group of creatives (my people!) and I never looked back.
It was that same inner voice that led me to Eric, (even though it wasn’t a perfect situation leading into the relationship – which is a story for another time!) We chose each other – and 21 years later I am still so thankful that I listened to my intuition. That I paid attention to the voice telling me that this is the man for me, this is the person who gets me.
I cannot imagine what life would have been like if I hadn’t made those choices. I’m sure in your own lives there had been similar times, when that inner voice is desperately trying to get your attention!
1. Has there been a moment in your life when you’ve listened to that inner voice? Think back to a life changing moment – did it come from following your intuition?
- Think of that situation now. How did you give yourself permission to listen to your inner voice? What will give you permission now?
2. Is your inner voice clamoring for your attention right now? If you knew that the outcome would be positive, what changes would you be confident enough to make?
- Think about it, what would be the easiest or quickest step that you can take in that direction?
As always I appreciate so much everyone taking the time out of your busy day. Not only to read this email but to participate with the Spark Explorations. The hardest part of any journey can be taking that first step and I am so pleased that you have chosen to let myself and “Spark Your Being” be part of your life.
Until next time, be yourself, express yourself and share your spark!