Do you ever feel like no matter what you do there is a never ending stream of turds getting flung in your direction on this journey?
Do you ever want to shout, “SERIOUSLY?! WTF?”
If you have felt that way (or feel that way now), just know that you are not alone.
There were times when I strung together a ridiculously long line of expletives to describe how I felt on this journey because the pain was so intense.
I often wondered if I was working off some insane karmic debt.
Then one day I stopped to really think about my pain. Not just curse it–but, really think about it.
When I considered my pain honestly and with an open heart, I could see that it was not in vain–it was systematically leading me to that which I desired most.
My pain exposed my perfectionism for the fraud it was— trying to do everything “perfectly” didn’t put a baby in my arms.
My pain forced me to see that I was living by other people’s expectations, not my own—ridiculously exhausting.
My pain revived my faith in a higher power, which I had so foolishly abandoned–because things weren’t happening on my timeline.
My pain invited me to be more compassionate with myself–and in turn others.
My pain catapulted me into living with a level of authenticity that I would have never otherwise known–there ‘s nothing like grinding pain to keep things real-real.
My pain required me to embrace the dark, messy, embarrassing, and inconvenient sides of myself that caused me so much shame–a killer way to instantly feel 10,000x more confident!
My pain gave me the courage to stop ignoring the call to live my purpose–to be in service to women across the globe living this journey.
My pain did all of this, because in the darkness, there was just me.
Heartbroken, insecure, exhausted, jealous, victimy me.
Pain gave me the power to choose–to continue living my journey in darkness, or use the lessons from my pain to light the way to my healthy, beautiful, baby boy…at 43…despite ridiculous odds.
The same power is within you. Yes, YOU. Give yourself the chance to use it.
“Sometimes when you’re in a dark place you think you’ve been buried, but you’ve actually been planted.” Christine Caine
My ladies turn their pain into power.
They use it intelligently to sew the seeds of possibility…and triumph.
Decide you will be one of them.
Change your mindset, change your results.
Intrigued? Here ‘s an exercise to take this to the next level…
Turn your pain into power.
Answer from your most empowered and wise place:
- What lessons do you choose to take from your pain?
- What has your pain revealed to you?
- Who do you have the chance to become as a result of your pain?
- How can you use your pain to become your truest, most authentic self on this journey?
- What will you choose to let go of as a result?
Give yourself a chance to harvest the good from your pain–it just may be the key to removing the blocks that stand between you and what you desire most.
Stretch yourself. Remember, it’s about progress, NOT perfection.