Updated: Oct 27
Your Magenta Monday Magic.
Was Mother’s Day exactly what YOU needed to replenish your soul and fill your heart with love?
I hope so.
For some of us, the search for truth is right around the corner, while for others it can be a lifelong journey.
And I’d like to believe that,
"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away." (Unknown)
Each and every one of us gets there in our own time. There is no right or wrong. There is no perfect equation.
For me, finding out I had absolutely no idea who I was or what I truly wanted completely caught me off guard. And turned my entire world upside down.
I was a young mom, hanging out with colleagues at a hotel bar after a sales meeting one day and the President of our division sat down with us and asked us what we were passionate about.
As we went around the circle and it got closer to my turn, I panicked.
I knew what I was supposed to say. My job (duh), and my family but beyond that I had no clue.
The truth was I had never stopped to really think about what my true purpose on this earth was or who I was meant to become.
I had gotten so wrapped up in DOING what I believed was the “perfect plan” for my life, that I hadn’t spent any time BEING me.
I was struck by the fact that even though the words were coming out of my mouth, I felt nothing.
Wasn’t passion something you were supposed to feel?
It was at that exact moment that I knew something was very wrong.
In fact, I was so afraid that I stuffed it deep down, terrified that I would never find the answer. I now know that it was more likely that I might, and it could be very different from this life I had created. Then what?
Was there something wrong with me?
As moms we get further away from our truth - every role we take on seems like we’re adding another layer between our authentic selves and who we show the world.
To live in denial is allowing the fear to dictate our lack of living life to the fullest. There is a purpose for you, and this fear keeps you from realizing and living out that purpose. -Justin Thompson
How do we, as women, reconnect or stay connected to the truth of who we are?
When this question finally became untenable years later, and I had exhausted therapy and self-help books, I did the only thing I knew how to do - reflection and inquiry.
Every morning got up early, before the kids, and wrote down what I liked, didn’t like, and thought long and hard about what I wanted to do and about what I wanted my life to feel like.
Did I have the answers overnight? No! It’s a process.
Over time, a picture started to form about who I was and what I was passionate about.
And within this week’s Mindshift is a challenge for you.
Take some time out this week for…
Self-Inquiry - Ask yourself what do I like? What don’t I like? What lights me up?
Journaling your thoughts - write freely and without self-judgment.
Recording yourself unedited - if that voice pops up asking ‘who are you to think you can….’ thank it and move on.
This is all about peeling back the layers, identifying your roles, and discovering what makes you feel lighter and makes your soul shine BRIGHTer.
I would love to hear about what hidden dreams surface for you so feel free to share it with other moms in our Thriving Moms Collective Group on Facebook.
Living BRIGHTer is...
B - Be Brave
R - Cultivate Relationships
I - Live with Intention
G - Practice Gratitude
H - Prioritize Health
T - Live your Truth
What is Magenta?
The color magenta is one of universal harmony and emotional balance. It is spiritual yet practical, encouraging common sense and a balanced outlook on life. Magenta helps to create harmony and balance in every aspect of life; physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
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