Hello Brave Heart,

 

Last week, I posted the above picture across my social media channels and received one of the biggest responses to date of anything I've ever posted.

It read:

Fear gets a really bad rap these days when truly- it's one of the greatest tools we have to actually move forward in our life.

Sounds counter-intuitive I know, but it totally works to have Fear as an ally- when you work WITH it instead of against it.

And when you drop the story that you need to be 'fearless' as you walk the adventure of your life.

Fearless does not equal strong, and in fact, can get us in a lot of trouble... Here's why: Fear is housed in the same center of our body as our Power. In this space we have organs that help us and adrenal glands that give us *just* the right amount of juice to get through many a situation where we need some extra strength and- you guessed it- power.

I call it the UUMPH factor, the place that helps us go from ordinary to extraordinary.

But like all power, we have to be careful how we use it. Let that juice pump over nothing or little things and we burn out.

OR WORSE {I BELIEVE} NEVER STRETCH OURSELVES FAR ENOUGH TO ACTUALLY BE AFRAID, AND WE LEAVE A POTENTIAL GOLDMINE OF POWER ON RESERVE. WAITING WAITING WAITING FOR THE DAY WHEN IT CAN FINALLY BE USED.

THE KEY IS LETTING OURSELVES BE SCARED OF SOMETHING *JUST* BIG ENOUGH THAT IT MAY ACTUALLY CAUSE US TO GROW. TO STRETCH. TO DO THINGS WE NEVER THOUGHT WE COULD DO OR GO BEYOND ANY LIMITATIONS OF THE MIND.

Stick to the things that feel 'safe' and well... The power never surges + the stretch never comes.

So that step you've been wanting to take? That dream that just won't quit? That vision that appears every time you close your eyes?
Does it scare you? Do you feel the rush of 'What if...'

If the answer is yes- what may happen if you just freaking WENT FOR IT already?

And if no- is there something beneath the surface wanting to be seen?

I have my own version of THE THING that scares me to bring back into my programs & teachings. It's THAT THING that makes my heart race, my palms sweat, and my body tremble in the enormity of what it could BECOME.

Up until now, I've played it relatively safe. But this week I'm facing that fear + planning my steps.

Because that fear love- that fear is the thing that sets us free.

It's pretty crazy what happens when we share vulnerably- hearts are touched and dreams begin to come true. The part of the caption that really got to the heart of the matter for so many, and for myself as well, is this:

Or worse {I believe} never stretch ourselves far enough to actually be afraid, and we leave a potential goldmine of power on reserve. Waiting waiting waiting for the day when it can finally be used.

The key is letting ourselves be scared of something *just* big enough that it may actually cause us to grow. To stretch. To do things we never thought we could do or go beyond any limitations of the mind.

You see, I realized several months ago, after I closed the applications to the Unbridled Heart programs and fulfilled that vision, that there was something my heart was still yearning for- burning for- that was left unrealized.

That burning was a sign to me that even though I was able to bring one dream to life this year, a deeper and wider vision was begging to be seen again. Of course I wanted to avoid it, but in living by example that If it Doesn't Scare You, It Isn't Real, I had to finally face this nagging fear... and do something about it.

You see, I had to face that I myself have been sitting on a dream so big, so scary that when I got a taste of how truly powerful it is in 2015 when I first introduced it, I was so scared... I ran away. Closed shop. Told myself every story in the book that there was no way that I could possibly be the one to carry the task of bringing it to the world. 

At the time it felt heavy. And I felt unprepared. And so I listened to the whispers, surrendered to the not knowing, and put the entire project on hold.... indefinitely.

It was the kind of deep Trust & Surrender they write about in books, and I had to experience first-hand to truly understand it's potency.

Truth is, I had no idea if the Muse would EVER come back. I had no idea if this project would ever see the light of day again. I truly could have been giving up my chance at what many people said was a golden opportunity.

But I trusted the timing and the messages. I listened to my inner guidance despite my ego wanting to push forward. I took 10 steps back without knowing if I'd ever be allowed to return again.

And I'm incredibly grateful that I did. 

Because I still had some BIG lessons I needed to learn. I had some growing up that I needed to do to truly be ready to hold the space for this level of soul work. And I had to be willing to let go of any and all expectations of where this body of work wanted to go.

And so I waited. I created other projects and have worked with some amazing women and men in the meantime. And I brought back The Unbridled Life which has proven to be an incredibly grounding force- and not only exactly what I needed, but is in fact part of the greater body of work I was creating. Not an either/ or situation, but a BOTH situation.

But over the past year, I haven't been able to shake it. This knowing. This desire. This deep transformation that I know is possible for those who work within the framework I created known as...

A few weeks ago, I had a powerful dream that gave me the 'greenlight' to start teaching this work again. I can only describe it as a gift from God, the Goddess, the force greater than. So I quietly began to introduce this body of work to my private clients once again. And well- I'll let this text message speak for itself from one of them the day after I sent over the materials:

I devoured them like a sponge. Love them!! So Much!!!

And definitely spoke to my heart and soul- big time!! Lots of reflection & prayers that's been done from it. 

And I'm feeling reborn again after such amazing wisdom. I'm nodding upon reading each paragraph and feeling sensations line after line.

I felt broken open and felt resurrected and actually able to rebuild my ship of intentions, dreams and purpose once again (much better version and engine) one grounding moment at a time. 

The woman who wrote this has been working with me intensely on her money and body 'stories' as she launched a luxury jewelry brand that is already getting rave reviews. After months of feeling stuck, it was access to these materials that I have spent 1000's of hours creating that finally shifted what was happening deep inside of her.

And it was exactly that evidence I needed of just how REAL this work is- and how by letting my fear hold me back from offering it again, I was doing a great disservice to those who I am here to serve.

And at the end of the day, True Magic happens where our Visions + Dreams intersect with how we can best serve our communities and the world in the present.

So today I offer you a gift- a sneak peak into The Heroine's Odyssey and the foundations of what this concept is all about.

Click HERE to access your own copy to download of The Heroine's Odyssey Introductory Guide copy.

This guide is just the beginning- it introduces the Stages of Embodiment that all of us- men and women alike- experience in the inner journey of the soul, and how these experiences shape our outer reality.

The Heroine's Odyssey is a true map of the adventure called life, and can be used in countless ways to understand, ground, pray, create and be in full embodiment- no matter what is happening in your life. With each stage you see below there is archetypal work, meditations, body movements, inner inquiry work, outward actions, mantra, prayer.... and so much more to explore to fully experience the power of not only understanding where you are in your journey, but to FULLY LIVE IT.

Because when we realize that life is a series of cycles and rhythms and have a framework to understand them, then life becomes an adventure and truly- anything is possible.

SO TODAY I AM MAKING THE COMMITMENT TO BRING THIS BODY OF WORK BACK. WHY?

Because I realized that The Unbridled Life is my own Heroine's Odyssey, and the next level of my service in the world is helping as many people as possible have access to the tool that can unlock their own Odyssey as well- and help you LIVE IT. FULLY.

This is a path that millions- billions- of people have walked over centuries. A tale as old as time, some might say. The path of the Inner Warrior. The path of the Hero. The path of Your Heart.

And now, I'm facing my own fears and I'm bringing Her to the home she deserves- the spotlight.

So- what may you be scared of right now that is just begging to come alive today?

In Liberation + Celebration,