You are not a number on my email list or a silent consumer of content who no one notices. I notice you. I feel you. And this morning, when I asked in my quiet time what you need from me, what I heard was,
she needs to know she matters.
So here’s it is. You matter. You matter just because you are you — without having to do or be anything. You matter because you are alive.
And you matter to me. You matter because we are in this together.
You matter because you being here on this journey of finding more freedom from food addiction, anxiety, depression and whatever else you’re struggling with, makes you part of the solution that is going to heal this planet.
Not that you are here as a martyr to be sacrificed for the greater good.
But rather that your journey, your healing, your path to accessing greater self-compassion and self-love, IS the solution that will heal this planet. It is YOU BEING YOU that will heal and light up this planet.
I know this because every woman who finds herself in my community — whether she knows it or not — is on some level responding to a deeper draw towards being part of the global constellation of women who are here to light up and go on to light up others.
And so I’m not giving up on you. Even when you give up on you. I don’t. I don’t care what your mind tells you about you. I don’t even care what your mind tells you about me.
Because there is something way deeper, way wiser and way more TRUE that is typing this right now that knows all of your judgements about you, about me — all your beliefs about what is and what isn’t possible — all of the things that you think that you need and you think that you know — all of that means squat in the light of the TRUTH of who you really are.
So I’m going to invite you to set aside all of your beliefs, all of your ideas, all of your rules and patterns and problems.
I’m going to invite you to join me in a prayer, today and every day. So that you can return to you. So that you can remember your own heart beat. So that you know that it is all real. That you are real and that the time for you is NOW.
There is no better time for you to fully step into this life. The people who you’re here to help are ready for it. The world is ready for it.
And here’s the secret, you’ll NEVER feel ready for it. You will never think you’re healthy enough, fit enough, aligned enough, good enough…you’ll never think you have “arrived.”
But here’s the other secret, there’s nowhere to arrive.
Just you and this moment, this precious moment, of which you are an invaluable and vital part.
So stop telling yourself that you don’t matter. Stop acting like you don’t matter. Stop fearing that you don’t matter.
Take a deep breath, feel your feet on the ground, and repeat this prayer:
“Dear God/Source/Spirit, please enable me to set aside everything I think I know for an open mind and a new experience. Please release me of the patterns, beliefs, thoughts and attachments that defined me up until this moment. Please fill me with the truth of who You are; of who I am. Please inform me, with each step, what your will is for me. And please, from this moment forward, let me no longer indulge in the false pride of self-annihilation. Please help me to be humble, receiving all of You, and allow You to express Your love and Your light through me. Let me be open, like a vessel, receiving You fully, and let me walk forward in this life, filled to the brim and spilling over. Let every person who I encounter feel the fullness within themselves, and may we together, one breath at a time, spread a ripple of light and love into this world. May each person on this planet feel close to You, may they remember who they are, and may they feel content – filled with a deep knowing that everything they need is right here, right now. May all of these things come to pass as it is Your will. And so it is.”
In dedication of all things raw, real and recovered,