You came into the world screaming, clearly announcing “Here I am. Look at me! I have something important for you to hear.”
When did you lose that voice?
At one year old when your parents were shushing you so they could rest?
At two years old when you boldly said “No!” (to define your own power and boundaries), only to be met with time-outs?
At 5 years old when your joyous exuberance for learning was met with “Settle down and stay in your seat.”
At 18 years old when you desperately wanted to go to your senior prom but your boyfriend dumped you when you spoke your truth that no, you weren’t ready for sex.
At 25 years old when basking in the glow of a promotion, you spoke up at a meeting and afterwards your boss told you “Pushy women don’t do well in this company.”
So when exactly was it that you lost your beautiful, direct and outspoken voice?
Whenever, IT’S TIME TO GET IT BACK.
Now, today, this is what I want you to do.
1. Acknowledge the insidious moments that slowly, methodically, caused you to “lose your voice”. They brought you to where you are today.
2. Write them down with the feelings that went along with them.
3. Go outside and, with intention, burn that piece of paper, allowing the wind to carry away the worn out obstacles that use to keep you from speaking up for what you believe in.
4. Joyously reclaim who you really are with an irrefutable affirmation:
“I am a powerful woman born with a voice that deserves to be heard. In fact, it needs to be heard. The world is crying out for peace, love, justice and kindness. I happily add my voice to the chorus of strong women who are singing loudly for what they believe in.”
I love the uniqueness that makes you, you. I want to hear your voice. I want to stand with you in your right to be heard.
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