I have been pondering what it really takes to give myself the permission to be me.
There are many layers, as I have written about in this blog, but fundamentally unless I learn to TRUST myself; my inner knowing; my desires; my believes; my values; my message, I will sabotage the process.
We all need to be able to trust ourselves; its the only real ‘guarantee’ we have in life as un-guaranteed as that is. The trouble is it is so easy to override trust with our logic, thoughts and overwhelming emotions.
Can my intuition really be my guide? Can I allow it to be? Am I prepared to take the risk to hear my intellect but choose to follow my heart? Am I brave enough to move beyond the limits of my beliefs, my experiences or the ‘potato famine’ psyche of my direct Irish ancestors?
Does giving myself the permission to be me mean trusting my intuition?
I believe so.
Through learning to love all parts of myself, including my dark side, something shifted.
I heard it. I felt it. The soft, quiet yet unwavering truth of MY HEART.
The path suddenly became clear! I must follow my heart; what lights me up!
Not because it’s a nice way to live. Not because I want to. Not because I’m selfish. Not because I want to avoid struggle. Not because I’ve heard it many times before from my mentors and teachers. But because its the only way to truly BE ME. It’s the only way to THRIVE.
To NOT follow my light is to live a half-life. To live a lie.
To thrive at life is to fulfil your potential and build the RESILIENCE to keep on bouncing back from life’s or our own self-imposed challenges, with more PASSION and PURPOSE than ever before. To dig deep and RISE again and again.
So first we must hear the call. Then we must ACT.
Here’s where trust comes in. You will RESIST taking action on your big goals if you don’t. God knows I have been doing this for years.
Is trust something you feel or is it a choice?
I certainly feel it when I listen within but I also have a choice to believe it or follow it. I can choose to affirm it just as I have a choice over any of my beliefs. Affirmation paired with the feeling of trust is a very powerful partnership.
When you ‘know’ in your gut that your heart speaks your truth then affirming this choice enhances trust. With practise trust will grow. And your head becomes the tool it was meant for; taking ACTION, not your guide.
To act from a place of trust; giving yourself permission to follow your dreams, requires: grit, determination, hustle, consistency, risk and stepping out of comforts zones.
To ACT on trust leaves you feeling exposed, vulnerable and judged but also liberated, carefree and authentic.
To NOT act on trust leaves you feeling STUCK and in survival mode.
To truly thrive is to trust.
What areas in your life are you stuck: Love? Work? Purpose? Health? Fitness? Wealth? Where are you not thriving? Where have you not acted on trust? What is stopping you from trusting yourself?
I choose to trust myself. I allow myself to trust myself. I trust that PerMISSION ME is my call I am willing to act on.
I invite you to trust that PerMISSION YOU is your call you are willing to act on.
I trust you will.
P.S. Come explore your trust issues in The Dark Side Revolution – a supportive and safe closed FB group for WOMEN ONLY to embrace and move through all that stands in their way. I look forward to welcoming you on the other (dark) side. x