I was on a business call this morning and initially I was feeling so distracted, judgmental, disconnected...
My nervous system has been fired up.
Then as the meeting went on, I turned my camera off, did some deep breathing, and began watching all that negative mental chatter. Whew!
I eventually found some space around the thoughts and slowly began to soften.
It got me thinking...
I refuse to give my power away to darkness. And I invite you to do the same.
I’ve been giving these negative energies (eg. lost souls like trump) the power over how I feel, the power to set the tone of my day, the power over my capacity to show up from Love...really??
I’m being whipped around emotionally by what the media is serving up, comments by people I don’t even know, the collective fear, the desperate attempt by some to maintain the mindset and systems built on white privilege.
I’m taking my power back.
I’m choosing to be happy, even thrive, even in the midst of these circumstances.
I will feel ALL of my feelings...the anger, the heartache, the despair...and hold them with reverence, curiosity and tenderness as they move through me.
I will continue to do my work in the world, with a clear intention to connect, love, hold space, offer support, and advocate for systems and policies that reduce suffering and support Life.
I will prioritize my wellbeing by resting, meditating, journaling, music, loving, listening to media that inspires me and reminds me of the truth.
I will not feel guilty for my joy.
I will cultivate it...unapologetically.
And I will serve from that space as best I can.
“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.”
- Audre Lorde
Why L2YL Coaching
Living and working in alignment with my deepest values and intentions is my daily practice; helping women and the organizations that employ them THRIVE by offering a proven mindset management model to embody values and achieve transformational goals is my life's work.