“If you want to learn something, read about it. If you want to understand something, write about it. If you want to master something, teach it.” ~ Yogi Bhajan
Welcome to my new digs.
When I thought about the official launch of this new site, I imagined something…well…official. I imagined that the minute it went “live” I’d be sharing the link on Facebook and shouting it from the rooftops.
I thought about giveaways, contests, and prizes…with thoughtful, clever stories and heartfelt gratitude.
I imagined writing this post…crafting it to perfection. I thought about all the ways I could celebrate this new step in my life and my business.
What I didn’t expect was shame and sheer terror. I mean, I’ve taken many similar steps in the past. I started a blog. I wrote a book. I changed my website. I went back to school and got some amazing training. I created a business.
I’m no stranger to putting myself out there and to being seen. I am also no stranger to shame…and to learning how to accept myself, ALL of myself, “shameful” bits included.
And yet this new site has been live since Tuesday and here it is Friday. And every time I sat down to write this post, I felt…shame. Crazy, huh?
So how and why is this different?
Long story short, with this new step I am choosing to claim my brilliance and reveal my super power.
When I thought about announcing to the world that I was stepping it up, The Voice reminded me of something that happened a very long time ago…something I did when I was a child for which I have judged myself very harshly ever since. And I thought, “How could a person who did what I did then, do what I want to do now?”
Can I be trusted?
The Voice said, “Who do you think you are to have a super power?”
And then I heard Marianne Williamson’s voice paraphrasing her own quote: “Who are you NOT to have a super power?”
And so I am announcing to the world that I am a teacher of, and a role model for, Profound Self-Trust. And at the same time I know it’s what I most need and want to learn.
Profound (heart-felt, sincere, deep, discerning, insightful…from the divine and through me)
Self (the total, essential, or particular being of a person; the individual; identity; autonomy)
Trust (believing; having faith; expecting the good stuff; confidence in)
Profound Self-Trust: the abiding belief that YOU* are the expert of your own life, that you can trust yourself, no matter what, and that you can show up for yourself and for others from that beautiful place.
*YOU: not your parents, not your teachers, not your spouse, not your kids, not the person down the street, not the media, not the glamour magazines, not your boss, not your Lizard Brain, not me…you get the picture.
And it is from that beautiful place that I am choosing to shine. Care to join me? I’d love it you did…
P.S. This wouldn’t be a celebration without gifts and heartfelt gratitude!! Starting next week I will be giving away some pretty sweet gifts. Because of the way my new site is set up, my blog won’t show up in your reader the way it used to, so please use one of the “stay connected” buttons to subscribe or paste this link into your reader.