I once recieved a very clear message from my guides "I gave you a voice to speak, NOW SPEAK!"
I turned to my fiance
and offered it to him, "I think I have a message for you. This seems really direct but I don't think it applies to me..."
You see, at the moment, I had concluded: 'I am an author, podcaster, and professional speaker. I definitely use my voice to speak. This can't be for me.'
Here we are months later and we have used it in our relationship to speak up for ourselves and each other. We have forged new paths together with our commitment to speak up.
Remember how I concluded that message wasn't for me?
I am growing in my business in stellar new ways and I clearly understand that I was a channel for that message because there were still (and always are) things I was not saying.
I have been long overdue for some upgrades in life and biz. It has been time for a while to set up some new boundaries, standards, and expectations. It's been time to practice new levels of responsibility that I have been able to dodge this far.
Speaking up is an invitation from divine guidance to release outdated modes of operation and step into next level leadership.
The thing that usually stops me from speaking up is my belief that I am inherently unlovable. That standing fully in my worth, power, and grace will turn people off and away.
I have used this fear to justify staying small and quiet...haha, yes, quiet. I have so much more to say and from a much larger platform.
I have used this fear to judge myself, can't enough be enough? Why do you always have to go for more? Will you ever just be chill/satisfied?
I have said a lot meaner things to myself about my dreams and desires and that meanness has never gotten me anywhere noteworthy.
My heart has taken me to great lengths but my critical mind has always kept it's foot on the break pedal.
Well, for the last few months, I have been taking a break from that.
I was riffing in a journlaing workshop and said "if you are too afraid to ask for it, you can't have it." Heads were nodding in agreement, I saw a few people write it down for themselves, and that message from my guides flew right back into my memory.
I GAVE YOU A VOICE TO SPEAK, NOW SPEAK!
Ask for what you need.
Admit what you want.
Talk about your dreams.
Say no when it's necessary.
Say yes when you know to, even if it's scary.
Shout your excitement from the mountain tops.
Speak life over your life.
Your words create your world *in the positive and negative directions* so watch your words and use them like building blocks for your life.
Take your foot off the break and let the life you dream about flood into your reality. It's waiting on your ask. It's waiting on your permission to enter.
You get to create a life you love, if you are willing to ask for it.