The Visibility in Vulnerability
#pleaseadvise the visibility in vulnerability. Brene Brown defines #vulnerability as “ the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, courage, empathy and creativity. It is the source of hope, empathy, accountability and authenticity. If we want greater clarity in our purpose or deeper or meaningful spiritual lives, vulnerability is the path.” The last 6 1/2 weeks since working to open my private yoga practice have been a lesson in choosing to be vulnerable with myself and my higher power. The choice to be as authentic as I know today and allow the layers of my artichoke to unfold to get the heart of who I am in the Universe. In my mind I was about to be the Beyoncé of Destiny’s Child and blow up in the Dallas Yoga world ! Teach all the classes and rake in those coins. Not so much. Blessings come in all shapes and sizes, my friends. I found that closing one chapter of my life and walking to the next chapter requires clarity and courage through vulnerability. I recognize my fears were much bigger than my faith. I have a HUGE fear of myself, financial security, and success. Those fears kept me from receiving the full abundance and prosperity it requires to run a successful private practice. Fear and faith can not be in the same sentence UNLESS I am asking for FEAR to be replaced with FAITH. During my prayer and meditation time I became open and willing to do something different by not only being honest with myself and my Higher Power about my feelings, but received grace to share with my spiritual tribe. I allowed myself to Oprah ugly cry and ask for guidance. I was relieved that my #fearstory was not 100% reality, and I lovingly accepted the help and love I generously give to others. That was the biggest step in walking into my Power- allowing myself to be seen for ALL that I am and not worry about being judged. I accept that when I worry about others judging me, I am actually judging myself therefore, I am judging my Higher Power. Vulnerability is the most courageous sign of strength, unconditional self acceptance, unconditional self love, and unconditional self forgiveness. Take leaps of faith and activate 24/7 self trust while the Universe does for you what you can’t do for yourself.