Why aren't you..... 03/27/2011
As I sat down to write this week's article for you I knew somewhere deep down inside my creative soul that I had to look at a very particular question; "Why aren't you?"
As I started to write there were soooo many questions that flowed into my creative mind that all asked in one way or another why this why question? The reason I feel so compelled to write about this why question, the "Why aren't you?" is because it's a question that we often don't want to ask ourselves and it's also an incredibly powerful question to ask and one I believe can make the difference when it comes to turing our creative dreams into reality
Now I'm going to reveal something about why this particular question is so difficult to ask so please stay with me.... I do have a really important point to make. Do you want to know what the why is, the reason it's a hard question to ask and even answer?
The difficult in asking and answering the question "Why aren't you?" is usually grounded in fear of some kind. We may have a number of creative dreams living and breathing inside of us but the fear, the deep seated terror even, that we feel when it comes to sharing our creative gifts with the world can literally stop us dead in our tracks, paralizing us from being able to birth our creative dreams. Your fear may be fear of acceptance, fear of failure, fear of not being good enough, fear of ridicule, any fear in fact. It's the something that stops you from taking the action you need to take to birth your creative dream. So what can you do about it?
Are You Hiding From Abundance? 03/20/2011
Hello Creative Goddess! I've got a very important question to ask you today. I want you to take a moment to answer this honestly and without judgement;
"Do you feel as rich as you want to be? as abundant as you deserve to be?"
Ok, that was sort of 2 questions rolled into one but they are very important questions that I hope you take the time to answer. You see I find that when I'm not feeling as rich as I want to be, not as abundant as I deserve to be and I stop to consider why, if I am really honest, I have to admit that I am hiding! Now that might sound strange but I am opening up here in an attempt to help you understand something that women do. We hide! It might be because we feel scared of what might happen if we step up, who we might upset if we do what we really want to do, what we stand to lose if all these hopes and dreams we have become a reality
That might sound a bit irrational but if it were so silly then why do so many of us share these same feelings? Why do we hide? Surely if we want something bad enough we do everything we can to make that a reality? Not necessarily. There are soooo many reasons behind our behaviours and I'm not going to go into them here. Instead I want to give you the opportunity, if you have been hiding, to stop hiding once and for all and come out into the light of abundance where you can shine brilliantly and brightly and be well rewarded!
Today I was invited to spend some time with some very special women as part of a week of celebration in this, the week that we saw the 100th Centenary of International Women's Day occur on 8th March. I was a guest speaker at the 'Strengthening Women" event hosted by the Ishar Multicultural Women's Centre here in my home city
In preparing for my presentation and thinking about how, as women, we can best connect with our inner strength I contemplated a lot of different possibilities. No matter how much I thought about what to say there were 3 key elements that stood out to me as essentials to cover when speaking with the 60 women who were participants in the weekend event. Embrace these 3 elements and you'll be stronger on the inside and happier on the outside! These 3 key elements stood out so strongly that I wanted to share them as part of this week's article for you
1. Self Belief
Believing in your self is one of the most empowering things you can do and one of the key elements of inner strength. When you have self belief I believe you also have focus, direction, determination, resilience and the ability to make things happen
Self belief is an attainable attribute for all women. Sometimes you need to look within, to the very essence of your core, and to find what it is that holds you together and then give yourself permission to live from that place, from the place of self belief
Happy Monday and Happy International Women's Day for tomorrow, 8th March!
Did you realise that this year is the 100th Anniversary of International Women's Day? This day was first held as an 'event' in 1911 in Germany, Austria, Denmark and some other European countries following events the previous two years that saw women come together with a determination to gain equal rights and more
International Women's Day is for me a time to celebrate what it is we can, have and do create as women. It's time to celebrate what makes us who we are as individuals and the power that we can generate when we come together as a group. I know on March 8th around the world there will be women gathering together to join in celebration - to celebrate what they have created, as individuals and as collective groups. During this very special week I want you to take some time out to celebrate what it is that you have created in the past, are creating now and are manifesting for your future