Hello Beautiful,

I'm sitting here in awe today at how 2016 is shaping up to be quite a year so far on many fronts- and for so many people. One one hand, things feel like they are happening at rapid speed while on the other hand, it's like a handbrake is on asking us to get crystal clear on what we REALLY want... and how much we are truly willing to stretch ourselves to get there.

I've recently been sitting in contemplation about one subject in particular that is coming up for so many clients the past few weeks-

Where in your life are you sitting on the fence- waiting, hoping, hiding, longing?

Where are you living half in, half out?

Where are you needing to Awaken to the truth of who you are... And what you stand for?

These have been the questions in my heart the past few weeks as 2016 has taken her first few steps forward.

It's felt like a fierce wake-up call suggesting that the time is now- more so than ever- for so many of us to embrace what leads to our individual happiness and not just allow it, but COMMIT to it. A sentiment I'm hearing day in and day out in my sessions- that you have things you wish to accomplish, words to say, gifts to give & art to create.

However it's showing up for you, it's clear that you wish to bring it to the world- and you aren't willing to sit on the sidelines anymore waiting for something to happen.

Maybe you've felt this too?

For me, the shift of the year came in full-force with an almost primal need to step up the game in EVERY area of my life:

BODY. SOUL. MOVEMENT. STILLNESS. PRAYER. WEALTH. CONNECTION. RELATIONSHIPS.

GROUNDING. RISING.

And noticing all of the places I was too scared to fully show up, too fearful of using my FULL voice. Hiding in a very sneaky way- taking the steps and 'going for it'... But just enough. Not with my all in all the places I could.

Why? Because somewhere deep down inside, I was still too scared of being truly seen. Fearful no one would get me. Convinced that playing it safe was the only way to go.

In essence, sitting on the fence with one foot in the ring and one foot out. Having an exit strategy in place just in case... in case of what? Who knows- failure? not feeling understood? abandonment? a combination of all and more? Something in my primal body needed to know that she had a way 'out' if things got unsafe.

But as we've explored here over the past few months, this flavor of fear is not pointing out danger, but rather is pointing out where we have the most potent power- IF we allow ourselves to face that fear and fully claim that hidden power within you.

It can be a tricky road to navigate this play between fear and power, but the one thing I've learned in over 8 years of professionally dancing intimately with it is this:

THE MORE YOU LEARN TO TRUST THE FEAR, THE MORE YOU WILL REALIZE THAT IT IS POINTING YOU TOWARDS THE ACTION OR STEP THAT WILL ACTUALLY SET YOU FREE.

I talk about all of this and more in this week's episode of The Unbridled Life Podcast: No More Hiding. You can listen by clicking the link or hop on over to iTunes, search for Unbridled Life Podcast, and subscribe so you never miss an episode!

 

The irony of course is that it took me over 2 weeks to finally hit record and send on this topic even though I've been turning it over in my mind and feeling it in my body for weeks. Why? Because this is something that we all are guilty of at some point in our lives, and there tends to be a correlation- the bigger the freedom on the other side, the more we resist and sit on the fence hoping, wishing, praying when really- all it takes is a simple step. Then another. Then another...

With all of this exploration into how I was hiding and what I'm doing about it, today I'm making the commitment to be HERE- really here.

To share more, be more, play with you all more here and via other channels on social media { like HereHere, and Here}.

To go after the big dream I've had since I was a little girl that came back to life last month {more on that soon!} and trust that it may take- oh! who knows how long! weeks, months, years of daily commitment - but will ONLY happen if I begin taking steps TODAY.

So my question for you today-

How might you be hiding in your life?

Where is it time for you to allow yourself to be seen?

What tactics, strategies, and cover-ups have you devised to keep you safe and cozy when really, you are burning for something more, bigger, fuller than where you are now?

AND TO ADD A TWIST- HOW MIGHT YOUR BODY BE PLAYING A ROLE IN THIS GAME OF HIDE-AND-SEEK THAT YOU ARE PLAYING?

I'm the first to admit this isn't the easiest of explorations but woman let me tell you- when you unlock this key and begin to turn it up and on- whew... there's nothing quite as exhilarating or exciting as being able to finally live the life you've been daydreaming about.

Because here's the thing- we can talk until our lips fall off about all of the things we want to do, be, have and see- and all of it is absolutely possible- but only WHEN you step up, step out of hiding and start to walk the path towards those things.

Do the inner work.

Get clear on what is in alignment for you- and walk away from anything that isn't.

Find your courage.

Develop a relationship with your body. {She is the key to all of this afterall. Curious or ready to discover how? Let's discuss}

And perhaps most importantly-

SAY YES TIME AND TIME AGAIN TO WHAT YOU SAY YOU WANT.

Maybe falter and stumble or even fall at time... but get back up and keep going. Say yes even if all of your excuses tell you it is impossible. Say yes even if it means early mornings when you aren't a 'morning person'. Say Yes not to the things, but ultimately to yourself.

Otherwise- you are still hiding.

And love- I'm so tired of seeing so many brilliant women hide.

Imagine what would happen if this week, hundreds, thousands, millions of us all decide to take that step into the light and be seen.

One big blinding light of brilliance is what I see when I imagine that. 

WHAT DO YOU SEE?

And so here is my full-hearted, Courageous Leo Braveheart Battle Cry for the Unbridled Tribe for 2016-

NO MORE HIDING.

READY TO BE SEEN.

READY TO STAND TALL IN YOUR POWER- FULLY VISIBLE.

FULLY BEAUTIFUL IN ALL OF YOUR UNIQUE GLORY.

THIS BEAUTIFUL- THIS IS WHAT INVITES IN MIRACLES & GRACE, MOVEMENT & COURAGE, JOY & PEACE.

I'm calling on each and every one of you- this is the year you finally say YES- to you. To your life. To what you came here to do and all of the amazing brilliance you have to offer.

Every day we have a chance to Awaken more, Open to more, Become more.

And through these acts, we open the door to our full Embodiment. Our whole dirty, messy, beautiful, rowdy, regal, breathtaking, Unbridled Embodiment.

It's an adventure that takes courage & trust, openness and surrender. And I wouldn't be here if it weren't for all the mentors who encouraged me to get off that fence and do something with this one wild & precious gift of life we have.

As I mentioned last week, my own mentorship programs will be changing within the next few weeks- a deepening and stepping up that's been a long time coming.

If you've been on the fence about joining me in one of my programs, now would be the time before these changes come. A heads up- I am closing enrollment to Becoming: A 4 Month Immersion on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 and Embody: A 12 Month Odyssey will be undergoing a major overhaul- and price increase- also on 2/2.

So if you've been on the fence about either of these programs or are currently enrolled and wish to extend your program before the shift, email me at Jen@JenBlackstock.com or Apply HERE.

SO MY QUESTION TO YOU TODAY IS THIS:

WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO GET OFF THE FENCE AND PLAY THIS ADVENTURE CALLED LIFE FULL OUT?

I KNOW I'M IN- ARE YOU?

If you are ready to take those steps & have solid support along the way, or even are curious about the changes coming, please email me Jen@JenBlackstock.com to set up a time to discuss.

IT'S GOING TO BE AN EPIC YEAR FOR SO MANY OF US- I CAN FEEL IT IN MY BONES.

In Liberation + Celebration,