Speaking your feelings is not as easy as it would appear…

Twice today I have seen the bravery of individuals speaking about life experiences that are not easy to share and are not easy to be heard. I myself spent my morning catching up with someone who has been in my life for a long time, listening to her talk about her day and her struggles to be seen reminded me of a younger version of myself. Over giving to be loved, not feeling the strength to ask for what I wanted or to say how I felt whether it was welcomed or not.

I was taught from a very young age that I was not to be seen or heard unless it was absolutely necessary. This skill was necessary to survive. I took that survivalist skill into my adulthood and it translated into me not having the ability to speak my feelings no matter the situation or outcome. I have over the last 5 or so years been able to bravely give myself permission to speak. It is not always easy, actually sometimes it is downright scary! I have learned the following by exercising this new skill:

I will still be alive after the last word is spoken

I am loved and lovable even if what I have to say is not popular

It is way scarier to think about saying it than actually saying it

My feelings are important and relevant

I actually enjoy sharing myself when I am asked to

My listening skills have gotten a lot better now that I am not afraid to be listened to

 

I am trying to be mindful of truly listening to others when they speak to me. Giving them my eyes so that they know I am engaged. I am also working hard at not offering my words in response unless asked. Sometimes all I want is to be heard so I can only imagine that others must feel the same. Speaking for me has built a strong confidence in my ability to articulate my life in a way that paints a picture of who I truly am instead of who I so desperately want to be. I am grateful for all you listeners that give me the opportunity to talk!

 

Hugs, Mira

By |2017-02-24T23:08:13+00:00February 24th, 2017|

Let the Thunder Roar!

Today as I embrace the Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse I am ready to let go of:

*Editing for my audience (even if it is just me) before I speak.

*Holding onto what others may think of me or my choices, for only I know the strength and courage it took to make the choice and live it.

*Any and all expectations to be perfect, I am who I am in this moment and I am proud to be me.

 

Wow…that makes me take a deep breath and shake with a little fear, but I am all in! ¬†This is my life and I am the only one that can live it.

 

What are you letting go of today as the Full Moon promises to pull it away into the Universe to be recycled into beautiful new stars?

What Thunder are you going to let roar?

Have an amazing experience letting go and embracing the room it makes for something new, I know I will!

 

Hugs, Mira

 

By |2017-02-10T23:00:18+00:00February 10th, 2017|
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