|Ciao Amica Mia|
Here we are on the cusp of the inauguration and it feels like a nail-biter.
The media, on both sides, have revved us up with 24/7 news.
I imagine, like me, coverage of the National Guard sleeping on the cold floor of the Capitol Rotunda, in full tactical gear, has pierced your heart with disbelief and sorrow.
Yet, this is where the United States is right now in her history.
And the thing is, it shouldn’t be a surprise.
Shocking yes. Surprise no.
I don’t intend this to be a political rant.
Though trust me, in the company of my own self I sure can go there!
🤮The truth is rants don’t help in the long run.
Nor does wishing the madness away with love and light.
That’s simply spiritual by-passing.
What I’m asking of you, is what I’ve been asking of you for years.
🏽To start with yourself.
To take time and look deep inside the cave of your own heart, mind and actions.
And then ask yourself:
“Where in my life have I been afraid, or ashamed, to shine the light of awareness into the dark corners of my behaviors?”
“When have I silenced my voice for fear of being unaccepted?”
“How many times have I turned my eyes away from the homeless person on the street corner as I drive through the Starbucks window and order my Cappuccino?”
I’m not suggesting that meditation, prayer, journaling and contemplation is no longer necessary. In fact, it’s my life-preserver and how I start every single day.
What I’m suggesting is, it’s not enough.
You and I and all beings need to take responsibility, and as I mentioned last week, engage in an inner revolution.
🏼How empowering is that?
I believe that in order to create lasting shifts in this world we need to go within.
You might be thinking, “oh yeah, I’ve done that before.”
The truth is, to continue to grow and expand, to raise your vibration, personal development is an ever- evolving journey.
You do the work, then you take action. No matter how small.
I’ve been mentoring women for over 25 years helping them master the art of living their desires.
Because there’s MORE to life than what you’ve experienced in the past and what you’re experiencing today.
So, don’t lose heart Love.
We will get through this challenging time.
The question is, and then what?
If you haven’t been unpacking the truth of your own heart, and owning the desires of your spirit, life will resume as before…same ole’ same ole’.
So, don’t let the gremlins in your head talk you out of taking a bold step for YOU.
“It’s not time yet.”
“The world is still so F’d up.”
“I’m too old.”
“Ya da ~ Ya da ~ Ya da.”
Instead, I invite you to think about the next decade of your life.
Get excited again about the possibilities that are yours.
Yes, it does require you to invest in dusting off and polishing your unique crown of BRILLIANCE.
I’m wondering, are you ready?
Are you ready then to LIVE FULL OUT ?
With love and appreciation, xoxo Paulette
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Plus, details on my upcoming 1:1 coaching immersion, BADASS & BRILLIANT.