“If I didn’t define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people’s fantasies for me and eaten alive.” – Audre Lorde
I was “eaten alive” for years of my life because I was so skilled at performing, achieving, and sensing into who I “should” be to please others. It was EXHAUSTING!
Whether we like it or not, we are continuously and most often unconsciously responding to the expectations of others. As humans we naturally fall into the flow of what others are doing, feeling, believing, etc. It’s human nature, and it’s how we learn to feel connected. The “fall in line or be alone” conditioning starts early!
It’s when we consciously challenge these patterns to practice pausing, listening within, and actively aligning our actions and beliefs with that wise voice within that we can create magic, joy, and fulfillment beyond what we thought possible. . . and often beyond what those around us think is possible, because new story = new possibilities.
Lovingly rebelling against the expectations of others to honor and live into MY truth has changed just about everything in my world. . . and this daily practice of sacred rebellion continues to guide me toward a life that I love waking up to every day.
THIS is the work of living fierce love, and THIS is why my clients often say things like “I can’t believe this gets to be my life!”
Magic is real, y’all. . . and it starts with coming home to yourself.