SHEro Guidance for the Week Ahead
1 – The Crown
Claim Your Sovereignty
“It’s time to take back control of the pen and write your own ‘Happily Ever After’”
Crowns are a traditional form of headwear that represent power and authority. They’re often worn by queens and kings who rule over and are responsible for the people and land of their domain.
The Crown reminds you to claim your sovereignty
You are a sovereign being. You’re responsible for yourself, your choices and your behaviours. You have authority over how you show up in the world. That means you get to choose whether you move towards something or away from it.
Responsibility, authority and choice don’t always come easily. There are judgements and expectations to overcome, from both yourself and the world around you.
You may not be responsible for the situation you find yourself in, but you can take responsibility for changing it, or changing how you respond to it.
Sovereignty doesn’t mean you have to do it alone. It does mean, however, that you’re the one who has to choose what you’re going to do next.
Take responsibility for your life.
Where have you been settling?
It’s time to step up and take responsibility for creating the life and experiences that you want, and not just putting up with the mediocre.
What action can you take today to change your situation?
Make a plan.
It’s not about using your energy to prove that you were right or wrong. It’s about moving on from the situation, so you can be free to consciously create the life you desire.
Pause and take a breath as you claim your sovereignty.
“I take full responsibility for how I show up in the world.”
2 – The Labyrinth
Consciously Create Your Life
“Create a life on your own terms, even if it makes no sense to others”
A labyrinth is a pattern of curved pathways around a central point. Many people walk the path of a labyrinth to centre themselves, for contemplation or for mindfulness.
The Labyrinth reminds you to consciously create your life
You may have been prioritising a life that looks great and aligns with the values, energy and desires of other people. Instead, choose to create a life that feels great and aligns with your own values, energy and desires.
Create a life that nourishes you emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually.
Focus more on honouring your feelings, rather than on how things may look to others.
Consciously create a life of substance and meaning for yourself.
It doesn’t matter if that life isn’t what’s expected of you. It doesn’t matter if other people don’t understand the way you choose to live your life. And it doesn’t matter if your life looks messy – or if it looks glossy.
All that matters is that you create a life that nourishes and nurtures you.
This is your life. You need to live it for you.
Notice the choices you’ve been making.
Notice where those choices have prioritised how you look to others over honouring how you feel.
- What choices would you make differently if you were to focus on your feelings?
- What lights you up?
- What changes can you make that nourish you and prioritise how you feel, rather than how you want to be perceived?
Pause and take a breath as you get clear on what you want to consciously create.
“I choose to consciously create a life that honours who I am.”
3 – The Map
Trust Your Knowledge
“Trust what you know to be true, not your fears”
Maps are easily portable, so we can carry them to show us how to get where we want to go. They indicate the pathways or directions to exactly where we want to be, allowing us to navigate obstacles and visit places of interest we might otherwise miss.
The Map reminds you to trust your knowledge
Sometimes, it can be wonderful to set off and try new things with no restrictions. Just letting your heart lead you wherever you feel like going can create magical experiences.
The risk is that you can get lost, end up somewhere you never expected, or get results that you don’t want. When this happens, it’s important to know and understand how to get back to your centre, gather your thoughts and resources, and try again.
Trusting your intuition is important, and being able to blend that intuition with discernment and knowledge is invaluable.
Use your knowledge to help you navigate the challenges you encounter on the path to your dreams and desires.
Expand your knowledge.
What fascinates you?
What would you love to learn more about?
Sign up for a course, read books, listen to podcasts and watch videos. Really immerse yourself in a subject to gain a greater understanding of it.
Don’t choose something because you think you should, or pick it because you think it will be useful. Choose a subject because it inspires you, it fascinates you, and you can’t wait to learn more.
Pause and take a breath as you value your knowledge.
“I trust and value my growing knowledge.”