What if you believed that your innate talents are fact?
That your gifts are indisputable and non-negotiable?
Imagine declaring, as fact, the truth of your unique creative genius.
"It is fact that I am am a great coach. It is fact that I was born to uplift, inspire, teach others to express their deepest truth and desire. FACT."
Pause. Notice what comes up when you read my statement.
How much of your resistance is fueled by your unwillingness or inability to accept your greatness and know it to be "Capital T- True"?
For a good portion of my life I did not RECOGNIZE my natural gifts as valuable.
Over the years I followed precious crumbs other people offered.
There were people who SAW ME, who SAW MY GIFTS and THOUGHT THEM TO BE SOMETHING POWERFUL and ESSENTIAL.
It took time to see myself through their eyes.
But when I did, a kind of empowerment took hold that metabolized into a creative courage I didn't know I had.
It's radical for a woman to declare her brilliance as FACT.
But it's also critical.
Because until we do, we can't connect to our soul's calling which needs our courage to manifest what we must express.
I spoke at the Eileen Fisher Leadership Institute a few weeks ago and a woman pointed me to Rollo May's 1975 book The Courage To Create. (How did I miss this book? I talk about the courage to create every day!)
He writes, "Every creative encounter is a new event; every time requires another assertion of courage."
And why is that?
Our light is a threat to our survival. That is what parts of us still believe to be true.
So instead of taking creative risks we stay in status quo.
I believe you can teach your parts a new way.
That new way will be lit by your soul's desire to create something new.
Gather the facts of your brilliance! Follow the crumbs to rediscover yourself if you have to!
With evidence, your courage will emerge to help you take the first of many small steps to create something True.