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Friday, June 17, 2011

Conscious Questions and Resounding YES-es

“If you don’t feel that you are possibly on the edge of humiliating yourself, of losing control of the whole thing, then probably what you are doing isn’t very vital.  If you don’t feel like you are writing somewhat over your head, why do it?  If you don’t have some doubt of your authority to tell this story, then you are not trying to tell enough.”  John Irving  (I stumbled upon this awesome quote here, thank you, Judy)

Another school year has come to a close, today is the very first day of summer break!  Part of me is bracing myself a bit, the other part is remembering and feeling the excitement that my girls are feeling with a whole swimming, camping, playing, sleeping in, swinging, sunshiny summer ahead!  I'm sure there are other parts feeling other things, but I haven't had my coffee yet so those are the only parts I can think of right now.  This means I will have to fit things in as I can and will probably have to let go of a whole bunch of things I think I need to do, along with any preconceived notions about how I think the summer should look.  And probably shorter blog posts.

This morning (before they awake), I want to share something that popped up as an idea a couple of weeks ago and keeps getting stronger.  This blog has always been about connection for me, the more back and forth exchanges, the better!  It is so incredibly energizing when we open up and share and declare together. The response on the giveway (that's still in progress, by the way) warmed my heart so much.  And made me remember my idea.

So, here it is!  Today, on this fearLESS Friday, I want to begin having more conversations with you, lovely readers.  I want us to ponder and ask questions and declare together...doesn't that sound beautiful and empowering and freeing and fearless?  Each week (or most of them), I will come here with something for us to ponder.  As I mentioned in Alia and my first podcast, this declaring aloud, this consciously saying YES to our highest truth, is incredibly powerful.  I can tell you for sure that it's been absolutely, completely life-changing for me.  I also want it to be a space where we can shout out our YES-es together.  

So, here we go.

Day 1 of Conscious Questions and Resounding YES-es.

What do you know that you need to shed/unravel/get rid of/declutter/let go of/DROP so that you can say a more resounding YES to your deepest Self?  It could be something as simple (and not so simple) as clearing out a closet in your home or saying no to something that is sucking your energy. Or something that feels much bigger.  For the sake of not getting totally overwhelmed here, let's take this one small step at a time.  What's one thing you can do today (or soon) to begin this shedding process?  How will this shedding/decluttering help you say YES to something deeper in you?

I, with a wide open, receiving, honoring heart, invite you to declare it here. As I've expressed, there is a tremendous amount of empowerment that comes when we say our wishes aloud, when we open ourselves to others (vulnerabilities and all) we open to love and support and immeasurable beauty.  Okay, here we go...I'll go first!Alia


  1. Okay, so...I'm totally in decluttering mode right now, specifically house-decluttering. My goal is for each room/space in my home to feel clean and clear. I want to let go of all the "stuff" that doesn't "zing" with some kind of good energy. I'm going to take this one small step at a time, otherwise I'll get totally overwhelmed.

    So, first, is my oldest daughter's closet. (This is an area I've been totally avoiding!)

    I know that clearing my physical space will transfer to my mental space...I want it all to be buzzing with clarity and openness. I'm saying YES to open space, to making room for all of the God-stuff to come pouring in.

  2. Continue to work on freeing myself of always having to be in charge, in control of my surrounding space ... very hard for me to give that up ... but I continue to work on it daily and remind myself ... it is ok for others to take charge ....

  3. i need to stop criticizing myself and others. ugh, like really need to.

    thanks, julia for leading the way.=)

  4. I read this earlier today and have been giving it some thought. This evening I need to just start, just START and create something. I pay very close attention to my dreams and work with them to decipher their meaning. One way I can do that is draw the images that appear in my dreams. So this evening that is what I am going to do.

    I put it off way too often...because there is some stupid fear deep down that raises it's ugly head and takes over.

    Thanks, Julia, for starting this. Love ya!

  5. Someone recently said to me, "You don't value yourself enough." That was a necessary awareness for me right now. I sat with that for a while and decided that it is time to let go of self-doubt and insecurities that don't serve me. Little by little, one step at a time.

    One thing that always helps me to lighten up on myself is laughter. So, I declare more time of laughter, which will naturally release so much of that junk on my mind!

    I love the connections here. Thank you Julia. Love.

  6. "Missing Moments, Kelli, Deb and Alia, thank you so much for coming here and sharing yourselves...I so love these connections.

    I'm sending each of you love today and a little prayer--seems to fit so well with all of our words....

    ♥ "Let all those who guide me, support me in peeling away whatever it is that keeps me blind to what's possible,that keeps me hidden from my greatness, that keeps me separate from my loved ones. Today I ask you to lighten my heart, to lift my burdens, my worries, my fears, my anxieties, my grief so that I may know and cherish all that I am. I see it, I feel it, I acknowledge it right now and so I know it is." Deb Ford

  7. Aahhhh...that beautiful prayer is a soothing balm for my soul.

    Thank you. ♥

  8. Thank you for this Julia.....

    Today I let go of listening to all the people who tell me that what I really want to do (offering a workshop I created - what I consider my best work - without charging for it) doesn't honor me or value me or my experience and that I HAVE TO charge for it and make lots of money at it when all I want to do is offer it from my heart.

    Today I will honor myself and value myself on my terms by following my heart and giving from my heart. For free. Because I said so. Because I said yes.


  9. I would - if I could - shed my need to prove myself productive each and every day...and simply let all of life be a practice and process and flow.
    What a wonderful idea this is!!!

  10. I did this! I mean, I missed your post until tonight, but I went into clean-and-toss mode on Saturday. Six bags of stuff to Goodwill. I hadn't thought about it, but you're right. In creating physical space, I create some creative space as well.

  11. I don't know how I missed this post! I'm with Marcie on this one. With kids home for summer, I want to celebrate each moment together and feel flow, so, I guess for me it is letting go of the ideas that I need the moment to look a certain way, or to feel a certain way--to be okay with the messes I can't get to, knowing I'll get to them when the time is right.XO


What are you thinking/feeling? I'd really love to know...

♥ Julia