This was a day I decided to release a lot of old feelings I had been carrying around about being invisible. I did a transformational photography session with my friend and professional photographer Diana Simonetta and this is one of the images she gave me. It was interesting to sit down and write down the things I wanted to release, because there was a definite theme to everything I was feeling. It was being completely invisible in my family.
I was a mother, a wife, a daughter, a sister, and all of those roles required much from me. All of it was expected, none of it was recognized or acknowledged and I felt as if I didn’t matter. When you feel like you don’t matter and you are invisible it’s a real dream killer. Your confidence wavers, your belief in yourself shrinks, and you can’t live your highest and best life.
As I threw the ashes of my sorrows in the air that day I realized I am so much more than I think I am. I am free, I am empowered, I am creating change in the world and the recognition of that is not what matters, it’s who I AM that matters, it’s what I do for the people who come to me to release their suffering and their old programming. It’s about helping people who want to elevate their lives through energy work or coaching. We don’t all have to be recognized or acknowledged to have impact. It must be enough to know who we are, and to know that we show up every day as our highest and best self. That is more powerful than getting a nod of acknowledgment.
I didn’t realize how much I had held on to, old stories about who I was and what people thought of me that didn’t serve me at all. I didn’t realize how I responded to people I had felt judged by creating friction and conflict. Had I embrace my beauty and power sooner, I could have healed many relationships or at least healed myself. I have told my clients that what you seek is seeking you. If you are seeking a fight, you will find a fight, if you are seeking resentment, you find resentment, but on the flip side if you are seeking love you will find love, if you are seeking greatness you will find greatness. It all begins with us. It all begins with the decision we make about what we are going to allow into our thoughts, into our hearts, and into our life. We get to choose what we believe about ourselves. We get to choose who we are. No one else gets to decide who we are as individuals. That is something we get to define and create ourselves.
It is time to take back our power. It is time to stand fully in our power. Today, I will show up for all who come across my path, clients, friends, souls sisters and brothers. I am here for you and I have learned to be here for me. Imagine who we can be if we all just love ourselves unconditionally.