“You are more than you have become.”
I just started reading Rachel Hollis’ book Girl Wash Your Face and I got stopped right here. Only page 6 of the intro and I mean I got stopped cold like ice water washing over me both waking me up and numbing/freezing me in place. Flashes of insight flood over me so fast and furious I can do nothing but stop everything to write. It’s either write or I will choose my comfort food replacement of choice – Netflix – because “I’m just too tired”; “It’s too late to start an engaging book”; “I’m not ready to handle or deal with all that is flashing fast and furious through me”; “I just want to relax my brain not wake it up.” The lure of Netflix sings like a siren call luring me to the sweet bliss of numbness.
But, my Muse has awoken and at least She is committed to moving forward with my life. Even if my inner Sloth is saying “Shhhhhh, let’s just chill out and relax our brain”, tonight my Muse has won as she has both Dragon and Kraken – my massive inner movers and shakers – on her side. So I jump deeper into the fire of insights created by one simple sentence “You are more than you have become.” Buckling up and moving forward!
These flashes come to me as my Muse speaks, no more like shouts at me. YOU HAVE BECOME…
*a half risen Phoenix. One minute you are flying with power and grace, then the next you are fumbling around in ashes of your own making. These aren’t the ashes of your grieving and loss. These are the ashes from continuing to burn your own passion for a mission of empowerment to the ground. You are letting fear clip your wings and leave you floundering. BE THE PHOENIX RISEN, not the one in the ashes of dreams you don’t pursue with all you could be.
*a mess of doubt about speaking your truth; your own unique, powerful truth that is your gift to the world. You are second guessing EVERYTHING. STOP ALREADY! Live it – your truth, your dream – out loud in every time and every moment. Love it as the truth that is you.
*a hit or miss person. Somedays you hit it and others you completely miss it. Every single day, just do it! Hit your goals hard, taking you ever closer to making your dreams more than just dreams. Only consistency and persistence will equal your success.
*a warrior woman dragging her shield and her sword behind her like an anchor. Pick them up already. Carry them like the badass, warrior woman you are and stop making excuses. You ARE a warrior. BE ONE!
*a woman who is not using her full gifts for why? Why? Why? Why? Why are you not writing more? Why are you not shouting from the rooftops “I’ve found a way to greater health that WORKS! Who needs more for their lives and is ready to run with me?” Why are you not running towards creating an empire around “I AM A WARRIOR”, your mantra and your deepest desire for all women? Why are you selling yourself short every blessed damn (yes it is both and) day?!
I want to be the more I dream of, the more I write of when my Muse awakens. I want to be the Phoenix who has not only risen but is flying towards all of her dreams. I want to expand in abundance, love and success every day while inspiring others in my life to do the same. (The Big Leap, Gay Hendricks)
I WANT TO BE MORE!!!!!