How to harness the power of Everyday Courage.

My darling friend you have courage, the Everyday Courage that it takes to survive and thrive everyday! Share your dreams with the world! (Even if it’s only a whisper in the dark before you go to sleep) Dare to believe! Be willing to do the work! Reach out…You are NOT alone! Today is the day to follow your heart.

What is Everyday Courage?

It’s the courage to get up, get dressed and say no, say yes, stop when you are told to run and forgive yourself when the world tries to tell you that you are not worthy of forgiveness.

You are enough. You are worthy.

You are powerful. You are lovable. 

Okay which one of these statements hit you a little harder than the rest? Which one. Which piece of brilliance stuck out like the lie in a sea of truth? A part of you that twinged when you read it, did you feel that? You pushed the feeling aside, (like all those other feelings that are too real), and you dismissed it, like you would an annoying insect.

You are enough. You are worthy.

You are powerful. You are lovable. 

Part of you knows that each of these statements is 100% true and it busts its ass to ignore that insignificant, yet unbelievably loud and obnoxious voice, that works very hard to keep you small.

Here’s the thing…

You’re a strong, independent, “get shit done” woman…oh honey I get that! You’ve got your shit together, you have a great partner, you have a good job and people compliment you on your kid’s manners (ohhhh they fucking better use their manners). And you walk through life checking things off lists and pleasing the hell out of everyone…oh honey I get that too.

And I wonder, if (like me) out of desperation to feel like you are enough, worthy, powerful and lovable you’ve decided that being all of those things (and more importantly showing others that you are), requires that you do EVERYTHING all on your own. I wonder when you decided that being enough meant that you don’t need anyone else. That being worthy meant that you must show others you are an invaluable and extremely capable good-girl. That being powerful meant that you must lead and not need. And that being lovable meant that you are “practically perfect in every way” (fuck Mary Poppins btw!)

When was the last time you asked for help? More to the point…when was the first time you asked for help?

What comes up for you when I ask you these things? When I say these words…

You are…

Enough

Worthy

Powerful

Lovable

Are you noticing any feelings in your body? Any specific thoughts in your mind?

I wonder if you can sit with all of these questions, for just a minute and really find the courage to take the time to listen and pay attention to your reaction.

Are you fine? (freaking out, insecure, numb & emotional) Or are you tuning in to what your authentic self already knows…

Okay time to do a little work…yes work…pull out your journal…yes the pretty one that you never write in, because you are saving it for when you have something really profound to write…guess what … this is going to be some profound shit!!!

Ask yourself…

Which word felt untrue…enough, worthy, powerful or lovable?

When was the last time you asked for help?

How does your body and mind respond to both of those questions?

Not sure how to start? How about with…

“Dionne is fucking crazy if she thinks that asking these super simple questions are going to do much. She basically asked if 4 words meant anything to me…and what??? I’m supposed to feel moved or something? Seriously… ask for help… I mean…

How could she know that that one statement would make me feel…

And that now that I think about it, I wonder if…

I have never sat and really thought about it like this and now I get a sense that…”

You know the rest…now go and write it down. Go. Now.

 

 

All good things are rooted in love, laughter and learning!

PS Thinking right now might be a good time to reach out…book yourself in for a free discovery session with me and let’s uncover your Everyday Courage together! https://calendly.com/dionnethomson-inherelement/discovery-session

PPS (or is it PPS…I never know…I should probably Google it…lol) Click HERE to read a bit more about my Everyday Courage!

How to harness Everyday Courage. Dionne Thomson - In Her Element. Everyday Courage is the courage to get up, get dressed and say no, say yes, stop when you are told to run and forgive yourself when...