We all have at least one – often a legion of them. They speak when we least want them to. They show up when we most wish they would disappear. They whispers into our ear when we venture into new (and necessary and powerful) territory. They shout when we start to speak the words that need to be said, must be said, that we can’t not speak.
Not one bit of what those inner voices have to say comes as a surprise. Not remotely novel or unique. An old, old saw that still cuts.
So, those of us who continue to grow and transform, seek to name them for what they are and move past their reach.
- We hear the negative statements and reframe them positively. “You’re so stupid!” becomes “I may make mistakes, but more times than not, I make the right choice.”
- We recognize the voices – and their power – but choose to not respond to their incessant harping. We separate from the destructive thought and (hopefully) become stronger.
- We look at what we are hearing with acuteness and specificity – acknowledging what just is NOT true: “I’ll never be successful” just isn’t an accurate statement.
- We pay attention to what the voice is saying, identify the “who” it most closely represents, and choose to learn from it.
It’s this last one that I want to speak to, that I utilize (with far more success than the other three), that I want to invite and encourage in and for you.
LISTENING TO THE VOICES
Instead of just disregarding them, reframing what we hear, or even naming them as inaccurate and untrue, we gain immeasurable wisdom from paying attention to what they are actually saying. And maybe it’s just me, but immeasurable wisdom is what I want.
IMMEASURABLE WISDOM IS WHAT I ALREADY HAVE!
As do you…
When you listen – closely, carefully, and with great attention – to the voices within that whisper, speak, and shout, you will discover an even deeper truth – the one that has been evading you but which has been present for decades, the one that offers you the very healing you long for most.
And underneath that deep truth? Well, that is where we want to go.
Underneath, deeper down, deeper still, is a far wiser truth, the you who always has and always will exist, a far wiser voice that has always been there and never leaves.
What is this voice? Where does it come from? How can you trust that it is there, that it operates within you, that it still speaks?
I’m so glad you asked.
It is the voice of every woman who has lived before you – and who dwells within – in your memory, in your subconscious, in your lineage, in your very DNA. It is in the air that you breathe and the unknowable-unnamable water in which you swim. It is embedded within every archetypal story that has ever offered you strength. It is speaking through every “mysterious-but-undeniable” experience you’ve ever had…but might have never talked about. It is present in every glimmer and glimpse of The Feminine Herself that does not, will not abandon you, no matter how many stories, circumstances, emotions, and core-beliefs cause you to think or feel otherwise. It just is. Because you are you.
Beautiful. Resplendent. Glorious. Wise. Amazing. Sovereign.
‘Don’t feel any of these things? ‘KNOW that they are somehow true, but cannot, for the life of you, step into them with any consistency or compelling commitment?
I get it.
AND this is what needs to happen, what must happen, and what you most long to have happen, yes? You: stepping into and standing in the you you truly are, always have been, and long to be.
May it be so.