SAY YES TO YOUR TRUTH BY LEARNING TO SAY "No"
Last week, we enjoyed a glorious full moon in San Francisco where I live. The fullness of the moon represents a time to go inward towards ourselves. It's a potent reminder to nourish ourselves fully and bask in our wholeness. Did you see it? Did you FEEL it?
Recently, I've noticed my own desire to go inwards more. After expressing my life's work so much this year and putting on a phenomenal Reignite Your Radiance Retreat! at the end of August, I know it's time to refuel my tanks and bask in my inner creativity again. It's felt wonderful to slow down and practice RADICAL self care. Just like the ocean ebbs after it flows, we too are called to go inward and swim in our own creative oceans of True Self after periods that are more dynamic and externally focused. By allowing ourselves to go inwards, we become so full up that we can't help but express and birth projects and LIFE itself through us.
In honoring my delicious journey inwards right now, I notice how important it's been for me to enforce more boundaries than usual so that I can truly create the restorative and creative space that feels so right for me these days. It's been a while since I have enforced a good "No!" in my life and let me tell you, it feels AWESOME to honor myself so deeply and share my gracious and loving "No" with others. It feels great because I've learned that by saying "No", I'm actually saying YES to my truth; saying YES to my fulfillment, my purpose, health and happiness. Saying "No" becomes fun and easy when we approach it in this way.
For many, especially women, setting boundaries can be terrifying. People often fear that by saying "No", they may disappoint another, be deemed selfish, potentially destroy an important relationship or even be left alone and broke. You may even feel powerless and voiceless in the face of needing to exert a boundary with another. It's SO critically important to know how to set boundaries with an open heart and how to honor the YES in our life by learning to say "No" graciously.
Ready to say YES to your ultimate life? Ready to say YES to freedom, authentic connections, joy, purpose and love? Start aligning yourself with all you want by learning to say "No!".
I wish you an abundant, juicy and restorative fall season. Stay tuned because I know this replenishing phase of mine is going to yield TONS of exciting new material and opportunities from me. I'll be excited to share it all with you!
Happy boundary setting!