Fierce Grace. If you asked me to describe embodied Feminine Power in two words i would say "Fierce Grace." When we are truly rooted in our unique expression of fierce grace we have access to our full power, presence, purpose and wisdom.
Fierce grace comes through our presence, through our words both spoken and written, through our passion and purpose, through both courage and compassion - it's all about embodied pure heart.
Now more than ever the world needs each of our pure hearted power, presence and purpose in the world. Imprints of what it looks, feels, and sounds like to embody both fire and water.
This month is the two year marker of my fourth book, Overwhelmed and Over It was sent final edition to the printers ... this book was the first book in which I fully unleashed and embodied the energy of fierce grace. I had spoken from this place many times, including this podcast and all of my programs and trainings. But a written book or really any written form is a different animal. One I think all of us can use some wisdom on.
I was inspired to re-run this conversation to dive into how we can share our words and writing with the world.
Whether you are a writer, or want to be, or you want to write a book, or a blog, or just show up more powerfully in your authentic presence in your communications -- or just start writing for JOY because you have something to say or you just want to! COME to this conversation.
I invited Kristine Carlson, NY Times Best Selling Author of Don't Sweat the Small Stuff for Women, founder of the Book Doula incubator and community that starts every September, and a woman who has been like a big sister to me in my writing and book career to join us for Fierce Grace Talk #1: Sharing Your Words & Writing with the World"
It seems like the perfect time to pull the veil back and have a heart to heart about what writing a book is like ... how it catalyzes your personal growth ... and what support and structure is really needed. And HOW to just get started.
And to also explore at this time when so many voices are speaking out there -- how do YOU want to show up, speak up and share ? In a way that matters to you? Feels good to you? And is adding to the world you desire to create for yourself and others? This is the power of Fierce Grace.
Take us with you for a walk.. pour some tea and settle in... take us out in the sun to do some earthing, heck pour a bath or snuggle up in bed ... it's a heart to heart ... supporting us each to share our words and writing in the world in ways that light YOU up and light up those you touch.
Wherever this finds you... the words you share and the presence you share them through - in your voice, your energy, your purpose - matters. Nothing is too small, we start where we are.
You matter. Believe it.
Resources for Sharing Your Writing and Words with the World
the BOOK DOULA incubator and community with Kristine Carlson - learn more or reach out to Kris for a conversation at www.BookDoulas.com ... her incubator starts early September. Check it out and you can also schedule a conversation with her. If you decide to do it, Kris offered 10% savings to all of us. Just use christinearylo10 as the discount code.
Learn more about Kris Carlson, her blog, podcast and books at www.KristineCarlson.com
Every year I take a pause to make this these inquiries: "What is calling to be liberated.. within me, within my work/career, within my relationships, and within my physical foundation of health/wealth/home?"
And "What 'skins' am I shedding/ do I need to shed, so I can more powerfully, fully and freely express as who I am now, and who I am evolving and elevating into?"
Think of your 'skins' as the roles, responsbilities, robes of expression, and robes of repression you have taken on consciously or unconsciously.
I do this practice every year because it's one of the most empowering, effective practices I know to support us to make conscious change.
When you actively and intentionally choose to catalyze yourself, and you pause to put language to what is being called to catalyze (in your life, relationships, career, money, health, etc.), you are much more likely to have the resiliency needed to meet the challenges that arise... and the wisdom to create the reality your heart and soul are calling you to.
The practice uses the Feminine Super Power of Catalyze - which is:
The power to use the circumstances & situations that life brings you as liberators and elevators that lift you (and others) up into expanded levels of consciousness & reality. To initiate and call forth oneself out of the comfort zone, through the lightening fire of transformation with focus & quickness. And as a result, take a self-empowered step into your evolution, liberating yourself to a more full & true expression.
This year, I felt inspired to bring us all through this ritual here in episode 190: Shedding What No Longer Serves. Tune into as we:
At the end, I will take you through a 5 step process to reveal what wants to be liberated and freed within you, what skins are ready to be shed, and what support you need to make the transformation with grace.
I love this super power and this ritual - see you there!
Upcoming Classes, Feminine Leadership & Professional Develoment Programs
1. Choosing ME & WE - 4 Week Relationship Pop Up with me and Noah Martin, my partner. www.ChoosingMeandWe.com
2. Overwhelmed and Over It: Path to Sustainable Success, Impact & Wellbeing - 4 month Council & Experience for Professional Women - Starts first week of October. www.PathofSustainableSuccess.com (registraton opens 8/17)
3. Self Love Essentials - 12-week Training for those who guide others in emotional, mental, physical, spiritual and relational wellness. Starts Sept 13th www.SelfLoveTraining.com
4. Gather and Guide Your People - A Feminine Leadership Training, Creative Catalyst & Collaborative Council - for people who do or desire to create potent experiences -workshops, programs, classes, circles, events, retreats - online and in person - that lead to real connection & lasting transformation... AND sustain you. Starts early November. www.GatherandGuideYourPeople.cpm
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Inquiries from the Skin Shedding Ritual (from the Feminine Wisdom Way book, page 162)
1. What inside of me desires to be more free to Express?
2. What do I desire to be more fre to RECEIVE?
3. What skins am I shedding (name them)? Roles, responsibliities, robes of expression, robes of repression
4. How have these skins served me? Why must I shed them now?
5. What support do I need as I make this transformation?