Last Sunday I attended an event that my friend Jennifer Lewis curated in Healdsburg featuring songwriter and 2016 Oregon Book Award finalist, Nick Jaina who sang and read from his memoire “Get It While You Can.”
The creative show was totally inspiring and prompted me to purchase Nick’s book.
While reading, I stumbled upon this beloved quote:
“Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love.” ~ Rilke
I absolutely adore this quote, and when I think about what is being called of us as leaders and visionaries right now, it’s about learning how to unconditionally LOVE all the parts of ourselves, all of our dragons, our doubts, our fears, as well as our LIGHT…
The world needs us – even in the midst of fear to stand up with courage and speak our truth. To hold space for and powerfully lead our communities even when we fear rejection – even when we worry what others might think of us, even when we feel scared that no one is going to come to our party.
It’s not about busting through our fears or getting rid of them per say, but rather about acknowledging our fears, appreciating them for their positive intention (which is usually the fear trying to keep us safe), sending them love, and lovingly letting them know they don’t get to be in the driver’s seat.
We are going to be working extensively with what I like to call “dancing with our fears” at my upcoming Unleash Retreat, right during the Fall Equinox (which I’m SO EXCITED about and have just a few spots remaining for). At the retreat we will focus on fully embodying ourselves as leaders through mindful movement, voice work, writing, ritual, nature, self-care strategies, and working closely with the archetype of The Queen, so that we can free our fears, build a deeper sense of confidence in holding sacred space for others, heighten our leadership and expand our service-based businesses.
We’ll be kicking it all off with a super powerful Autumn Equinox Ceremonial Ritual to restore BALANCE and ground as women who hold space for others, and we’ll explore advanced skills for leading retreats, women’s circles, classes, workshops, groups and experiential events – and how to stand even more powerfully into our confidence as visionaries as we hold space for the beloved communities that we serve… because the world needs more Light Workers out there doing their good work!
We Invite You to Apply for the Unleash Retreat HERE.
If you’ve been hearing me share about this retreat over the past couple of months, and have been feeling the calling to attend but haven’t been exactly sure how you’d be able to swing it, or had some resistance coming up – instead of throwing the towel in, I encourage you to apply so that we can hop on the phone to explore and see what might be possible.
We have an amazing community of women coming together from all over the country for this experience, it’s going to be incredible, we only have a few spots remaining and close registration at the end of next week. We’re also offering a sliding scale option for this retreat because my deepest intention is to have you attend, and I truly believe that when there’s a will, there’s a way.
I would be deeply honored for you to join us on this completely life-altering and game-changing journey, and I’m sending so much love to you – and your demons too! :)
Always in love and gratitude,