It’s the alignment that creates the blossom, the alignment that creates the energy of emergence. Every moment you make a choice to align with the truth of who you are, you're making tiny little emergences towards your authentic self. You know, in your life, when you’re aligned with your values and when you’re not. Let's work on strengthening that knowledge and fueling that emergence together!
This week in Juicy Bites, we discover:
- Why it's important to be true to ourselves
- How our 6th sense can help us align with our most authentic selves
- Why Jane Fonda is switching to waterproof mascara
- How daring to be different can lead to success
- A call to put your true self out there NOW from Elizabeth Gilbert
At the end of this post, we encourage you to join us for a conversation. This week’s Juicy Bites question for you, dear emerging women, is:
1. How to be your authentic self via aQuarius
It can be confusing and disorienting to discover you've become out of alignment with your true self. But the important thing is to stay on the path, and know that there are others who are making the same powerful journey. This article highlights changes in self and society that occur as we turn our attention towards authenticity.
“It is OK to lose your equilibrium when others think your life should be smooth sailing. It is OK to question your life’s purpose. It’s OK to say, ‘I don’t know who I am.’ It is better to ask the questions and seek the answers than to live a numb life. Sometimes you have to lose yourself to find yourself. Some call this a mid-life crisis… I call it the Heroine’s Journey." - Marcia Reynolds
2. Interview with Sonia Choquette: Raising Six Sensory Kids in a Five Sensory World via Mindful Parenting
Sonia Choquette, speaker at Power Party Chicago, April 10, 2014 is a transformational visionary guide, known for her delightful humor and skill in quickly shifting people out of difficulty and into flow. In this interview, she shares her thoughts on helping children (and grown-ups) listen to their truest selves, along with some practices to enhance our sixth sense, intuition.
“When you are connected to your Spirit and intuition, you don’t get caught up in the noise of the world. You’re able to differentiate between your authentic voice and everyone else’s.” - Sonia Choquette
3. CRYING via Jane Fonda
Many emotions wait for us on the road to authenticity. In her beautiful blog post, Jane Fonda talks about how she is touched by these emotions living closer and closer to the surface as she grows older.
“I’ve listed sad things but what startles me even more is how I get emotional about nice things... Maybe because I’m older my heart is wider open, like a net that wants to catch all the things that matter." - Jane Fonda
4. ‘I Have Been Told That I’m Different’ via The New York Times
We've all wondered, as we work towards self-alignment, 'what if what emerges is too freaky for people to accept?' If you've ever felt that way, take inspiration from Alison Chung, who never compromised her authentic self to conform to society's expectations and now runs an awesomely unique tech detective agency.
“I have been told that I’m different, that I’m wildly eccentric and I think some of that might be true. I am proud of that.” - Alison Chung
5. Elizabeth Gilbert’s Advice to Women: Get Out of Your Own Way via The Shriver Report
After Emerging Women Live 2013, getting advice from Elizabeth Gilbert feels like getting advice from a most trusted friend. Here, she reiterates her belief that perfectionism never kept men from "putting it out there," so women can't let that stop them either. As we take those "Frankenstein steps" toward our authentic selves, it may not be pretty, but it is progress.
“Step forward out of your own lingering residual sense of smallness, take up every inch of life that is your blessed inheritance, and DO YOUR THING." - Elizabeth Gilbert
We are excited to start a conversation and learn more from YOU, dear emerging women. Please join in with a comment below:
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