Listen. Because listening’s important:
Hi and welcome to the Re-Enchant Your Life reminder.
Your sacred pause in the day where you’re encouraged to take a moment to stop and tune into your inner wisdom and become present, so that you can reconnect to your personal power and confidently embrace who you’re becoming, as you Re-Enchant Your life and create the change you truly desire.
Today you’re being reminded that you are in fact human, or at least mostly human…
And as a human you do not, under any circumstances have it all together all of the time.
You certainly do not have to have everything together every hour, every minute or every second of the day.
You are not here to be perfect.
What is perfect anyway?
Whose idea of perfect are you trying to live up to?
Who even sets the criteria for perfect?
You’re a human who will inevitably make mistakes.
It’s far more important in how you deal with, comeback from, and overcome any mistake, or perceived mistake, outburst or feelings of overwhelm.
If you need to say sorry, do so with meaning, compassion and an open-heart to learn and do things differently next time.
And yes, sometimes that compassion and open-heartedness will be directed towards yourself.
You are constantly evolving throughout life.
Life is a dance of falling apart and then falling back together again, in one continuously beautiful, and often messy, unending and unfolding process.
Allow yourself to make mistakes, to get messy, to lose your cool. Give yourself time to honour and feel all the feelings. Then come back with greater awareness, feeling stronger, more aligned, and ready to try again.
In this very moment, just pause and take a breath, as you let yourself fall apart.
Today’s SHEro Action:
Today’s SHEro action is to consider where you’re too hard on yourself for being human.
Where do you berate yourself for making a mistake?
Or perhaps the fear of making a mistake, getting it wrong, or not being perfect prevents you from trying new things, meeting new people or saying ‘yes’ to opportunities.
Whose voice is it telling you not to try, not to make a fool of yourself, or not to draw attention to yourself – the chances are that voice isn’t even yours.
It’s time to ask the voice to be quiet, to turn down its volume, to push it away from you so that you can no longer hear it, and give yourself a break and give yourself a chance.
Pause, and take a breath. As you allow yourself to be human.
“I love the messy human that I am”
I’ll see you tomorrow for your daily reminder to Re-Enchant Your Life with me, Rebecca-Anuwen,
In the meantime, enjoy the ever-unfolding path of your SHEro’s Journey!
When I interviewed women about their SHEro’s Journey for a previous podcast that I had, the one thing that every woman had in common was that they all had experienced a process of falling apart before they could rebuild themselves back together again.
Every single one of these women had experienced some form of crisis that demanded that they let go of the pretence of everything being perfect.
Once they let go, many describing themselves as having hit ‘rock bottom’, they could then rebuild their lives in a way that aligned with who they were and what they truly desired.
What each of them also said was they they wished they had asked for help, been more honest with themselves and their families, and let people know that things weren’t working for them sooner, so that they could’ve avoided rock bottom and the inevitable crisis.
Certainly these women grew from these challenges, but their message to the audiences, and a message that I’m passing on to you right now, is that you are human, there’s no such thing as being perfect, so ask for help when you need to, rest when you need to, say ‘No’ more often so that you can make way for the ‘Yes’s’ you really mean.
And remember it’s okay to fall apart, as you are in fact only a human.