Last week's Democratic National Convention made history.
Whatever your political persuasion, there is something to celebrate knowing that for the first time in US History, a woman has a 50% chance of holding the highest office.
As a Feminine Empowerment Coach, I finished the convention on a high about the possibilities for women in our world.
And yet, I was overly emotional and discovered sad, shadowy tears leaking out of my eyes?
Tears of sadness, judgement and comparison poured out of my eyes all while celebrating the joy of growing women's empowerment …my critical voice chanting like protestors off-stage, “No matter what, you are not enough.”
I know I am not alone in this carrying the wound. As women, the belief “I am not enough” is pervasive and when unchallenged, it shows up in over-giving, shrinking from our talents and ultimately, not sharing our true essence with the world.
This voice sometimes called the Inner Critic or the Saboteur, has the important job of protecting the ego. By saying “You are not enough”, this voice keeps us small, safe and status quo.
Challenging a false belief empower us to flip an old, dull mindset like a coin, and show it's bright, unexposed side.
To do this, I ask the first of 4 questions from Byron Katie’s wonderful 4-step process called “The Work” (check out her website for more details)...“Is it True?”
The Four Questions
1. Is it true? (Yes or no. If no, move to 3.)
2. Can you absolutely know that it’s true? (Yes or no.)
3. How do you react, what happens, when you believe that thought?
4. Who would you be without the thought?
We rarely ask ourselves, “Is it true?”, but instead stay spinning in what question #3 reveals.
But when we ask, “Who would I be without the thought…I am not enough?”, a whole new world of possibility opens up.
Suddenly the coin flips over and we see the bright, shining face of a belief born of love rather than fear:
“You are enough, no matter what.”
What's found on the other side of the ego's protective lie of "not enoughness" is your soul essence truth that you are enough and nothing can diminish this. No matter what.
what someone else thinks,
how many times you've tried and failed,
how different you are from others,
how hard it is right now,
what happened in the past
what you fear in the future
what other's have told you or what you've told yourself
You are enough. No. Matter. What.
During this new moon in Leo, I invite you to access your own inner lioness and explore all the ways you are enough.
- Roar this out as you write in your journal.
- Share this with a friend or sister circle and be witnessed as the powerful woman and feminine leader that you ALREADY are.
- Look at someone you compare yourself to and list out that you admire about her. Look at those qualities and know that they are seeds already inside you waiting to bloom.
From this full cup of I AM ENOUGH, ask yourself "What's the next inspired action that will help me better align with my dreams, passions or projects."
You are enough, no matter what.