Feel the the thing you don’t want to feel.
And be free.
Fine is the calling card of conformity. Things are merely fine in life when passion has been slowly bled from our veins. Things are fine when we are bored stiff. Things are fine when we’ve done what they’ve told us to do, and we’re sick and tired of it. Things are fine when we have been marching to the beat of someone else’s song for far too long. Things are fine when we are aching for more adventure, more passion, more intimacy, more creative expression, more contribution, more drive, more independence, more freedom, more life in our days. If we are merely fine, we are not alive.
Each day we have a choice to go with the wants and whims of the world or to chart our own course. If we abandon self-determination, we are left adrift in a chaotic sea and the only things on the horizon are swells of boredom or suffering. And so our attitude each morning must be that THIS is our day, no matter what. If we can start with that intention, if we develop clarity and write our own manifestos and plans and we execute them with heart and discipline, if we stick to it and fight it through and stay in charge, we suddenly find ourselves one day, to be happy, motivated, and alive.
As said by @brendonburchard
So may you rest tonight, assuring yourself that tomorrow, indeed, is YOUR day. Your opportunity to grow, to step out of comfort, to relinquish the past and to step forward into growth, to release the desire for control and to enjoy the journey. May tomorrow be a day of which you acknowledge the sorrow and the valley that you have been feeling and living in, and realize that there is a mountain ahead of you to climb, one foot in front of the other, one step and one day at a time. May you feel confident, unwavering, loving, and may you feel enough.
I believe you are enough and deserving.
I believe that all you have within you is all that you need.
And I will be cheering from you, though from afar, because I believe in you.
I really, really do.
#growthmindset #facingfear #thepowerofnow #becomingabetterme #conformity #selfdiscovery #aspiretoinspire
I failed public speaking twice✌️in college before I finally passed.
The 1️⃣st time, our professor told us **on the first day of class** that the next week we would need to come back with a 5 minute speech. I promptly walked out of the class, straight down to the registrar desk and dropped out. NOT having that. 🤢
The 2️⃣nd time- I was scheduled for a speech and on my way to class I started breaking out in #hives
because I was so nervous. I ended up turning around and driving to the doctor’s 👨⚕️office because I had no idea what was happening to me. I finally passed the class my senior year of college (because I had to). I used to have such bad social anxiety that I would literally drip sweat while talking to people. Like- I had to always wear clinical strength deodorant. 🙃 If you know me now- you may not have guessed that- because I have made it a goal to conquer these fears. I still have moments- but I am so far from where I used to be. And now- most of the time- I truly ENJOY public speaking! 👂 I listened to a podcast today about fear. One quote that really stuck out to me was- “It’s your biggest fears that sometimes lead you to discovering your greatest gifts.” 🏆 The goal is to run TOWARD your fears. Gah!! Even saying that makes my stomach turn and the sweat to start pouring. 😅 But it’s TRUE!! 🔥 We can continue to run toward what makes us afraid. We don’t have to let anything stand between us and our God given purpose in this life. There is too much at stake. 💪🏻 Fear is a LIAR, friends and it’s one of Satan’s biggest tricks. Just like that quote that says, “courage is not the absence of fear, but feeling the fear and doing it anyway.” I don’t think we will ever be immune to the FEELING of fear- but I do believe that we don’t have to let it run our lives. We can’t hide our God-given gifts, talents, and purpose - we gonna let em shine. 🎶⭐️ So - with the risk of being criticized, misunderstood, judged - comes the greater reward of HELPING others. Let’s be more attached to the latter - because this world 🌎 has so many needs and there are so many adventures ⛰to be had!! 🙌🏻♥️
When your mates convince you to ride 🤦♀️ Firstly I trained legs yesterday and Im in a bad way....
Secondly, he is the bloody biggest there!
White knuckles and sweating hands but I faced a fear 😁
Thank you @miss_rainbow_make_your_fun
Travelling used to set off my anxiety. In general and for most of my life, actually, I have struggled with anxiety and ocd tendencies where I want to have a tight grip on everything. Tight. Freakin. Grip.
This weekend I realized I have changed a lot in this area. I still feel anxious at times (uhm, especially when I had Bell's Palsy!), but I have learned to let go in some areas of my life. .
Travelling was... hard, lol. I needed everything packed, to do lists drafted, triple check everything had been packed AND have a specific order and layout for packing my bag. I needed to be at the airport at least 30 min before the 2-3 hrs ahead you already need... oh! And also sitting at the gate for no less than 1 hour before boarding because that would ensure I would not miss a flight... lol.
Now? I pack in advance but my philosophy is that as long as I have my wallet/passport, essentials like any prescriptions and my house keys, everything else can be bought if I forget it. I still pack in a very specific order and layout, though... some habits are hard to change 😂😂😂
I get to the airport early, but I use the down time to enjoy eating or drinking coffee.
I have a to do list, but I don't make it endless. I prioritize between must's and nice-to-have's.
I don't have the key to cure anxiety, but I do know how to begin letting go and allowing your mind and body to flow a little better. It begins small. It begins with one thing, a lot of mindfulness and cutting yourself some slack.
How about you? Are you a nervous traveller or a last minute person? Do you struggle with anxiety in any area of your life?
I read something this morning about the expectation to do life fearlessly; fearlessly pursuing our dreams, fearlessly speaking our mind, fearlessly embracing the unknown.
But I don’t really buy into the whole fear avoidance game. Don’t ever feel less of yourself for feeling frightened. For me it’s less about running from it and so much more about not letting the fear own you. It’s about igniting that fire in our bellies and letting our passions burn even brighter.
If you listen to @hollytucker
’s podcasts (which if you don’t you really really should 👌🏻) she shares the stories of incredible business women - and none of those stories were without uncertainty, obstacles and at times, fear. But these women let passion and purpose take the lead and overshadow the fear that could have held them back.
It’s okay to be frightened. You can still pursue your dreams, you can still speak your mind and you can most certainly still embrace the unknown. So feel the fear, lift that chin up and show it who’s boss. You got this ✨
In our community page this morning I spoke about this for #motivationmonday
What would we do if we weren’t afraid?
I’m currently studying to be an intuitive life coach and last weeks call was all about fear.
My golly did that spark up some shizz for me! And still I’m processing that energy as I speak (or in this case type lol).
We all have fears that we have picked up along the way, be it from past experiences or circumstances.
But this last week I choose one of my fears and did it anyway.
It might not of been huge to anyone else, but that very small actions step builds confidence and encouragement (even if bloody nervous!).
So this week what action step can you take to move through your fear?
#motivationmonday #community #facingfear #raisingthebar #truepotential #behealthandwellness #wellnesscoach #alwayslearning #thejourney
Today I tackled the snake pit 🐍 aka the roughage side of my compost bin. I was into it while it was still below 10deg, hoping that if the cold-blooded bugger was in there, he/she would still be slow. Note the shovel was very close by. No sign of it, just one mouse that had me jump out of my skin when it scurried through. A bonus was the beautiful layer of well rotted compost on the bottom of the pit, which I have scraped aside ready for dressing vege beds. It feels sooooo good to get this job done. Hopefully the resident Brown chooses somewhere else to live this summer. #gardenjobs #snakes #brownsnakes #facingfear #bebrave #compost #compostbin #makesoil
ACTION IN FEAR
When brainstorming for my logo in 2016, I knew I wanted something that represented women, the moon and feminine empowerment. But right from the start, there was also Rabbit – even when I didn’t yet have the brand name, and even when I knew it would be an unpopular choice in Australia, given Rabbit’s appetite for destruction.
Rabbit symbolises many things for me (and I have a lifetime of future posts to share them all), but firstly, Rabbit represents overcoming fear.
Think of Rabbit at dusk, camouflaged and still, then racing madly to safety at the first sign of danger. Inquisitive, prolific breeders, with an appetite that is destroying ecosystems, rabbits seem to survive the most violent of counter-measures. And not just survive – they THRIVE.
Now think of this culture where women are not celebrated so much, where feminine voices are silenced in both crude and sophisticated ways, and where femme-identifying folk struggle to live the authentic life they desire.
Launching a space that celebrated the feminine was going to involve me facing my own deep-seated and quite real fears about sharing my authentic voice.
For me, Rabbit became the face of resilience. The symbol of resistance. The reminder that even in fear, there can still be action.
In fact, there must always be action in fear.
Two years later, I’m braving my own fears and hosting a workshop to talk about fear, to make magic, and to learn some sacred self-defence.
I’d so love you to join me - the link to my Alchemise Fear workshop, in Brunswick on the 13th October, is in my profile.
Photo by Gary Bendig.
#rabbit #symbolism #resilience #surviving #thriving #branding #kravmaga #brunswick #melbourne #melbournetodo #melbourneevents #selfdefence #training #wellness #fitness #facingfear #facingfears #safespace #defence #fearreleasing #confidence #bodyconfidence #lettinggo #findingstrength #allwelcome #empowerment #inspiringwomen #empoweringwomen #empresscrow #empresscrowandrabbit
I've been doing weekly video chats with a life coach. Pretty much every week brought up fear. I have been constantly afraid of stepping out of my comfort zone, pursuing my dreams, moving out of situations that are no longer serving me, or expressing my authentic self out of fear of what others might think of me. And it's not that any of the people in my life currently did anything to make me feel afraid. But I did find that in doing this deep work that my fear was based on some things that a couple adults said to me in 8th grade. 8th grade!!! I'm 37 now! And I've been basing my life choices on something 2 people said to me over 20 years ago! I was afraid that everyone else would say or think the same things as them. I'm learning that not everyone has the same opinion. And if they do, who cares?
#facingfear #overcomingfear #takingaleap #spiritualjourney #spiritualgrowth #fear #courage #lifecoaching #lifecoach #atlantatarot #georgiatarot #tarotreadersofinstagram #enlightenedtarot
“Recovery does for us slowly, what drugs and alcohol (insert addiction) used to do for us quickly.”
The positive changes in early sobriety were frequent and easily felt for me. Despite the intense cravings, I felt like I was on top of the world. I was practically standing there with wide open arms welcoming the next challenge to arrive.
Now that I’m a little further along, I’d say I’m a little slower to send out my welcome. Mostly because the emotional challenges I’m being faced with are coming from a much deeper place. Deeper meaning the roots are much longer. They’re harder to find. Scarier to dig up. These challenges require much more than a small little shovel. Sometimes i feel like i’m basically dragging out the entire tool shed.
Each level of recovery not only demands a new level of willingness, it asks for renewed commitment to myself. Each day requires a surrender of my will. A deeper level of trust.
In other words: I can’t stay sober on yesterday’s sobriety.
It’s important for me to remain honest with myself about this.
So I ask myself: am I taking my will back? Am I doing all that’s being asked of me? Am I mindfully living in today, or am I living in fear of tomorrow?
Am I showing up for others? Am I showing up for myself?
This disease is patiently waiting for me to let my guard down. It capitalizes on my unwillingness. It feeds off of my fear.
If I don’t show up for today properly equipped and spiritually fit, there’s no guarantee I will succeed.
This reality humbles me.
I’m grateful for that.
I am reminded that recovery isn’t for the faint hearted or weak-minded.
This is not a fight that is won over night.
How could it be?
I am reminded why this is done one day at a time.
Patience, compassion, and faith are a must.
We are being forced to look directly at the darkest parts of ourselves that we’ve been running from. Despite our biggest fears, here we are.
How brave is that?
Did you hear me?
We are brave. So brave.
Lately, I've been feeling called to find "my tribe" and I wonder if anyone else is feeling the same?
I am an introvert. I don't need to go out much, see a ton of people or meet new people to feel happy.
Actually, I have few friends who I speak with literally every day. Those friendships have survived time, distance, time zone differences, big dramas and tiny insecurities. They are honestly more like my sisters than my friends.
So, it made me wonder... Do other people feel the same need to connect with others and be friendly? Since I decided to have a "side hustle", I have learned a lot of people pretend to be friendly while having a hidden agenda. They want to eventually sell you or "partner" with you for visibility.
It sucks. It hurts. It makes introverts like me retreat back into our cozy shells and bing on just one more Great British Bakeoff episode.
What if we just legitimately supported others because the Universe has a lot available for all of us to win? One therapist can't listen to the entire world who needs help. One surgeon can't operate on all illnesses or patients. One baker can't bake all the cookies.
How can we create a sisterhood where it is truly about bringing women together, empowering each other and shining light on one another vs worrying about it being stolen from us? How can we prevent imitation and promote individuality?
How can we do better? How can we BE better.
This week is all about balance 🧘🏻♀️ and recovery!! Still on a high after completing SCC 💯 last Saturday!! 👊🏃♀️💥
I have a tendency to get emotionally involved with my thoughts.
Yeah, mostly with the negative ones - yay!
Rather than stepping back & objectively noticing what’s going through my head 💭
I’m like “hey! whats that? Oh that’s a pretty fuxked up thought. You want to go back and index your entire life to validate that horrible belief you have about yourself?! Ok!”
The more I try to outthink these thoughts, the more emotionally involved I get with them.
I’ve come to learn that i have to interrupt this process by doing and/or listening to something else.
Usually music or meditation are the most helpful for me. I know everyone says that, but it’s because it WERKS.
So I’m off to go do exactly that; mediation.
This guy always does the trick -@jasonstephensonmeditation.
Ok bye! Namaste or whatever!
7 days left at our Kickstarter, you guys, and things are gettin’ weird... 😳
I just announced the big Alaska FACE YOUR FEAR Final Challenge that’ll run all the way through this last week and I’m starting to wonder what I’ve gotten myself into.. 🧟♀️😧👻😫🛳
From now until the campaign ends next week, pledging just $5 or more (or upping your pledge by 5 bucks) will automatically grant you a #vote
to determine which fear I will have to face this October (and live-stream here on Instagram!) Not gonna lie, my palms were sweating the entire time I was recording this video haha.
will you make me face this October? 😳☠️
⬅️ Swipe left to hear your three options: A, B, or C ⬅️ (PS pledges are still being matched by our matching donor until midnight Friday (!!!) so that $5 would instantly count as $10!🎉)
The message today is: I see you for whom you are & I see the power that lies inside of you.I see your value & it is time you know your worth.I govern all areas of warfare be it physical or spiritual.I shall stand by you & help you overcome the darkness.Though I shall have you face the darkness & your fears so that you shall overcome them.I shall test you so that you can be stronger,wiser & from your experiences provide insight in which can help others.If you ask I shall help provide a platform in where you can help others.But first you will have to face everything that holds you back.You must know your self worth & your strength.I shall help you find your voice,I shall help you overcome obstacles, but I shall help you by making you help yourself.You diminish your greatness by choosing to be a victim when you are in fact a warrior.Why choose to downplay yourself by thinking yourself weak when you in fact have a great deal of strength? When you choose to no longer tolerate what holds you back,when you choose to help yourself & no longer think yourself incapable,you then can become all that you can be.So the question is: Are you ready for me? & are you ready to be all that you can be? #morrigan #transformation #strength #power #warrior #overcomingobstacles #facingfear #facingdarkness #powerful #novictimhood #iamawarrior #iampowerful #iamstrong #ichoosemypath #destiny
It isn’t your fear that holds you back, but your perception of fear that does...
If you really want something that you believe YOU can achieve, it’s always going to be worth pursuing!!