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Friday, February 18, 2011

fearLESS Friday

 with Me


"As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we're liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others." Marianne Williamson


I've been thinking a lot lately about fearLESS Friday.  I've had all kinds of ideas swarming around in my head, trying to get clearer about what I really want it to be.  Over the last few weeks, I have felt my energy drop a bit around these Friday posts so I am wanting to open and allow something fresh to be born.  What's clear is that I want it to be about stretching & expanding & dropping what no longer serves me so that I can open to who I already am, the me that is often buried under layers of old limiting stories, stories that do not serve my highest good.

I would so love it if you would play and stretch along with me.  I envision this being a safe space for sharing/encouraging/connecting/growing/shining our lights right along side one another.

My plan is to come here each Friday with some sort of stretching/expanding/inspiring/unravelling exercise--something for us to do together (if you are so called).  I know that when I get things out of my cluttered mind and share them with others or declare them in writing, it just feels good...it feels like release & relief & expansion.  I may, at times, still have guest posters share their  "fearless" stories and I may still share some of my own...I plan on staying really open around this and letting it evolve as it will.

My stretching exercise for this week, beginning tomorrow, (and this is seriously a stretch for me) is to commit to something that I know will step me more into my power, something I've (for some unknown reason) resisted for years.  It is to establish a mediation/sitting & breathing quietly practice.  I can't tell you how long I've heard these whispers telling me that mediation would be so good and nurturing for me and, although I've meditated sporadically, I've never truly committed to a daily practice.  So, that's what I'm going to do.

I wonder why we often avoid the very things that could send us soaring.

The commitment is this:  15 minutes (minimum) of daily sitting/breathing/quiet/non-doing.  No excuses.  And because my 41st Birthday (yikes) is a few days away, I'm going to commit to 41 days of this.  I have learned that if I don't make a commitment to myself, if I don't schedule it into my day, it typically doesn't happen.  The clearer I am, the more likely it is to happen.

My question to you is:  Is there something you know would be good for you that you continue to not do?  Is there something that you could commit to doing daily (or as often as you choose) that would step you more into your power, that would nurture you & stretch you?  Something that might send you soaring?  

Think about it.  Or let the answer bubble to the surface.  And, if you come up with something and want to, please share in the comments.  I'd love that.

I plan on letting myself really sink into this.  I'll let you know how things go from this side of the screen.


***If the idea of committing to 41 days of getting quiet sounds like something that would nurture/stretch you, I would love to have some company! You can jump in here anytime.  And if you decide to join me, I'd love to hear about how's it going.

Here we go!


4 comments :

  1. Good morning,

    I stumbled on to your blog this morning and I have to tell you how delighted I am. I'll be coming back again and again :)

    Lisa

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  2. i wonder why we often avoid the very things that could send us soaring.

    oh my, i struggle with this daily. i love love love your idea for fearless friday.

    sending lots of love your way

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  3. Hello love,

    Thanks for sharing the process you've been going through around FearLESS Friday. Sounds like there's a lot of transition here for you, and what is emerging sounds wonderful.

    I think that 15 minutes of non-doing quiet time a day is a brilliant idea. I'm getting there with this being a consistent feature in my life. For me, it usually needs to happen first thing in the morning, otherwise it doesn't happen at all (except for recently, when it's also been a late night thing sometimes).

    I will join you... you came running along the Shoreham by Sea coast with me today... your presence was a delight and I really felt you there with me!

    Love love love xxx

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  4. You are just feeling to me so free to move and expand with all that you are creating and open to. This is so beautiful to witness.

    My contribution:

    I am finally making time to condition my body, and it feels so good and organic as my readiness, and the means have intersected in time!!! It is actually feeling nurturing, even fun to challenge my body beyond limits that I would have quit long before in the past. This is my fearless fierceness, to feel the strength of my spirit reflected in the strength of my body! MMMMMM, good! No more excuses needed, because I think this is powered by something beyond me. Thank you for letting me share here!

    I hold the space for your beautiful connection to the big Self during those fifteen minutes of communion.

    Sending love,

    Brooke

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