For years I knew that I had a calling inside of me to break free of the world I was too familiar with, the day-to-day routine, the people, the normality of it all and follow my dream! The problem was that I didn’t know what my dream was, so I stayed stuck in my usual reality for years, feeling frustrated and dissatisfied with my life! They say if you don’t follow your dream it will haunt you…mine certainly did for almost 20 years!
Looking back, I realise that I stayed stuck because I thought I had to find, to discover ‘out there’ my dream! The reality was that my dream was inside of me all that time.
“A dream is intrinsic not extrinsic”.
It is the voice of your unique self, calling out from within and our lives are a journey of self-discovery to allow its power to be unleashed so we can have the impact we were born to have on the world.
Sounds like heavy stuff, right?
Well, it is, and it can be complex. It took me years to get my head around it all. The really big changes started to happen when I spent a week with Otto Scharmer in Berlin. (Otto is founding chair of the Presencing Institute but more on that in another newsletter!) Otto described it as “breaking through a membrane in which I lose myself and yet am even more myself.”
Understanding that feelings of fear and uncertainty were a normal and necessary part of discovering and releasing the unique me allowed my courage to show up. For the first time in my life, I was able to see through and tolerate the mess and endless confusion in a way I hadn’t before, with a knowing inside of me that all would be well….and it is!
Today I smile at photos of my younger, frightened self with compassion and respect whilst being thankful every day for the life I now have, the people I share it with and the businesses that allow me to create wealth, freedom, and impact. If you are reading this knowing that there is a dream calling from inside you take time to hear it and nurture it and share what you discover!
The world needs your voice…
If you’d like to find out more about finding your unique voice and creating the life and business that works for you – take a look at my free workshops.