Though Winter seems determined to hang on, I am keeping my heart and soul focused on the light, warmth and renewal of being the most radiant version of myself that I can be.
This month I had the opportunity to discuss with a wonderful group of women a vital component of nurturing personal radiance.
This vital, but oft forgotten component entails fostering deep connection to who we are beyond the roles we play. It is a perpetual wonder to me how we can regularly (and sometimes for many years) go unconscious and let our roles run us. We seem to forget that we exist as independent and complete individuals before we sign on to execute many different and sometimes all consuming roles.
In preparation for this discussion, I wrote A Radical Shift in Self-Care: Reconnecting to Who You Are Beyond Your Roles to gather my thoughts and to lay out a two part process for setting yourself free:
Part 1 – identifying how you let your roles take over;
Part 2 – establishing a practice to reconnect to yourself and recreate your roles as a reflection of who you truly want to BE in the world. You can check that out here.
Also, as I mentioned to this wonderful group of women, I have found meditation to be an essential practice in returning to myself in order to create from presence. During the talk I lead a meditation intended to help you connect to yourself in your natural, unfettered state of presence.
If you would like to give this type of centering practice a try, I have a recorded a centering meditation on my website that you can access and download the by clicking this link Tuning In To You.
In addition to meditation, I pointed out the value of a practice buddy or group to support yourself when you are committed to shifting out of old habits.
Participating in integration groups has been a way I have supported myself over the years and, for a long time, I have wanted to create an opportunity to come together to learn about how we contribute to and create drama in our lives through unconscious habits; AND how to integrate into our lives new ways of interacting that diffuse the drama, create connection and free up energy instead.