It takes courage to show up in our realness and our vulnerability. But I often find when I am less rehearsed, I am more real, and the more real I am, I give courage to others to stand in their power. I am learning to create video blogs, not to promote myself but to offer my voice to others on the journey. My first video blog was about showing up because it is time, not because I am perfect. I don’t need to be perfect, I just need to show up and be present. That is all we ever really need to be to share our voice. The reality is that while I practiced and prepared what I was going to say today, my inner wisdom knows so much more about being present, and what word will touch the listener.
This past week, I had the opportunity to share pieces of my own healing journey with a young mother whose baby might have Celiac disease and a woman my own age who had her colon removed. I could relate to both women because of my experiences. Both women were so happy to talk to someone who understood where they came from. They wanted validation that they were on the right path, trusting their own intuition. I encouraged them and reminded them they were moving forward, and there would come a time when the issues at hand would lesson, and life would move forward. I celebrated with them that they were doing the best they can.
Trust that you have a message no one else in this world can deliver. No one else has had your life experience, and no one else sees the world as you do. It doesn’t matter whether you are showing up to speak to a group, or just showing up to have coffee with a friend. Trusting your voice means having the courage to be real, to be vulnerable, to pull off all the masks you wear and allow your authenticity to shine through. You don’t have to be perfect, you just have to show up and be present.