following your path

There is a calling in my heart
One I know I need to listen to
It tells me I am a speaker, teacher, leader of this world

It reminds me of my power to encourage
The positivity I bring to a room
Calmness, ease, light

It is not easy to recognize what we are meant to do
So often we push it aside
Pretend we do not know

But once we see it, we can't deny it
We are here with a purpose
We must fulfill our prophecy

We know the road that leads us to happiness
And although we may not be traveling on it
We have plans to make our way there

When the light bulb goes off
We cannot extinguish it
We must follow the bat signal and shine

What is your life path?
What destiny is calling to you?
Reach for it, go for it, begin today!

love letter to you

Dear Brave Soul,

You did it!  You showed up.  There may have been moments of fear and hesitation, but you showed up anyway.  Be gentle with yourself on this journey.  Take time to savor the moments that make you laugh.  Feel all the emotions that wash over you.  

Listen to the sounds of nature and breathe in deeply.  For you did it.  You took the hardest step, which was getting here - and now you are here!  Inside you are expanding.  Know that you are so much stronger than you give yourself credit for.  Know that you can do anything you put your mind to.  You are enveloped with love and the world wants to see you shine.  

As you step out that door stand a little bit taller.  Lift your head up to the sun, breathe in deeply and know that you totally got this!  For you are deeply loved.  

Love always,
Your biggest fan

in front of you

It was in front of you that I was stripped
Raw
Standing there
You saw my scars
You felt my wounds
You knew everything I was carrying along with me

Yes, it was in front of you that I was standing there
Heart open
Beating wildly
Unsure of what would come 

There was a moment of terror
Would you flee?
Would you surrender and say this wasn't for you?

But there I stood
My armor down
My body open
Ready to receive whatever was going to come my way

I would not hide behind my baggage
I would not fake a smile
This was me
Scars and all

I have made bad choices
I have gone down terrifying roads
But I have come out stronger
Wiser
Braver

I cannot guarantee that I won't travel down more bad roads
And make more poor decisions
It will happen
In fact I am pretty sure of it

And as I stood there
Completely
and fully me
You held out your hand
And you invited me in

You did not run
You did not flee
You embraced me for me

It was in that moment that i knew I could stand
Talll
Strong
Fully Me

It was in that moment
That I knew
Loving myself was the greatest choice I have ever made