What is your core calling?
Women come to me with big ideas and core callings that they think are too bold, edgy, or out there. They fear they aren't enough to live up to their dreams of making a big impact. I guide them through their fears and into their brilliance so that they can achieve success and impact as leaders, activists, and change makers.
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The Nourished Home Blog
I was working with one of my beloved clients yesterday who is going through major change and releasing so much that no longer serves. One thing that's been stopping her from the change she desires is the fear that she'll lose her "identity."
So we went there. I encouraged her, "Let's go straight through to the fear. What will happen to your identity if you make this change?"
With a deep breath of relief and knowing in her body she realized, "Ah, this change won't truly alter who I am in my life and community." A simple yet profound revelation.
If you watch the news these days it is easy to be overcome with fear, anxiety, and confusion. Yet something that transcends the politics and conflicts of our times is arising.
A great awakening is unfolding and I'm thrilled to speak to this on International Women's Day.
While our anxieties may be rising about the great complexities we face politically, technologically, societally, and environmentally, our consciousness and resolve to DO something is also elevating.
I believe that by virtue of being alive at this time, we have been given an assignment to be peacefully powerful stewards for our children, families, communities, and planet.
"Your mother is a woman. And women like her cannot be contained.
There is a curse that will be broken. One thousand girls raise their arms now that reconciliation is possible.
If we're gonna heal, let it be glorious."
~ Beyoncé Knowles
Whether you're finding shelter in harsh weather conditions, navigating an emotional storm in your family, or finding your way in the political storm that's unfolding this year, do you want to fight or be brave?
Notice the difference between the two.
When you fight you are engaged in violent struggle.
When you are brave, you are engaged in courageous behavior.
There is no no greater therapy for me than this. Snow shoes. The trees. The snow. And the sky.
What is your medicine? And how are you taking it in today?
I hosted my annual Word of the Year call on January 31st and I shared that my word this year is FREEDOM.
And as it typically goes for me, I get a great opportunity to test out my devotion to my Word of the Year as soon as I claim it!
How are you doing this week? It's been a turbulent time here in the U.S. I know that many people around the country and world are feeling tremendous fear, anxiety, anger, confusion, and sadness.
Please hear me on now.
These times require us to do the inner work of our own healing and self-discovery so that we have the energy, vision, courage and resolve to CO-CREATE THE REALITY we desire to be living.
The work of allowing yourself to feel the relief and freedom of inner healing isn't the "end all be all" of your awakening. It's the BEGINNING.
Swoop, silent, where did it go?
A black cloak draped across the shoulder of our world.
What has happened to life, responsibility, rights?
All of our history gone silent.
Vigilance overcomes us, we need to act.
© Laila Brady, January 22, 2017
My daughter, Laila, will be 10 next month. She has been writing poetry since she was 6. Poetry that has left her mama speechless time and time again.
I don’t know about you, but for me, it takes time to really release the stuff I know I want to no longer be burdened by.
And one of the most powerful ways I’ve learned to release is through the intentional act of ritual.
The more I create simple rituals to help move through my life, the more I find myself empowered, enlivened, awake, and courageous enough to listen to my callings.
Last year, my Word of the Year, was JOY. And 2016 ended up being one of the most painful years of my life.
Not because anything awful happened in my external world.
The universe works in mysterious ways, and looking back now I sense that claiming this word required a deep initiation through darkness into light.
The journey I took last year wasn’t one of rejecting darkness to “be the light.” It was a year of learning to love my darkness as much as my light.
We lost a lot of iconic artists in 2016. David Bowie, Prince, Carrie Fisher, Gene Wilder, Natalie Cole, Leonard Cohen, George Michael, to name just a few. Beyond their celebrity, these artists had something in common. They dared to share their truths, their art, their unique voices, even when they faced fierce criticism for being who they were.
These artists were not "perfect" people. They made mistakes. They were human. And my sense is that they were likely more free than many of us will ever be.
I know how easy it is to get caught up in your desire for approval, acceptance, and "belonging." My attachment to these things held me back from a deeper, more enlivened joy for many, many years.