It takes a lot of courage to speak our truth; to listen to our hearts and take the road less traveled.
For the better part of a year I have exercised the right to speak my truth and I’ve followed my heart even when it didn’t make sense to my rational mind.
I also let go of the roles I was good at playing, including: selfless wife & mother, teacher, people pleaser, devoted daughter, doting big sister, loyal lover, dependable best friend- the list goes on and on…
Needless to say, every step along the way has been an act of courage.
But between you and me (whoever is reading this), the real courage lies in being able to watch all the dreams, all the stories and all the false perceptions and beliefs about oneself & others completely fall away.
To be able to sit in the fire, be consumed by the flames and let it ALL burn…
this IS the point in which even the most courageous human beings opt out and choose a life of mediocrity instead.
For me there is no greater act of courage than completely dying to yourself to know what it means to Truly LOVE yourself.
Friend, what are you ready to let go of and are you willing to let it burn?
If so, let us sit in the alchemical fire together, hand in hand, until all that remains is the scorched ground laden with ash and seed that will always give way to new growth & life.