The conversation has begun:
What does more than enough look like to you?
What does more than enough feel like to you?
If you fully embodied you are more than enough, what would you be doing now that you haven’t dared do before?
The day I hosted, Dream a Bigger Dream ~ a conversation From Not Enough TO More Than Enough, started out like any ordinary day. By the evening, it had become magical.
The best way I can describe the experience is by sharing a passage from my current work in progress, Mirror, Mirror ~ A Girl’s Guide to Cultivating Good Enough~ness in a World Full of Fairytales.
I spent the summer pouring my heart onto the page. Little did I know that what I wrote months and months ago would be so wholly embodied within something I hadn’t even created yet.
I do love how the Universe works.
*According to Dr. Brené Brown in her book, Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent and Lead, “Courage is a heart word. The root of the word courage is cor – the Latin word for heart. In one of its earliest forms, the word courage meant, ‘To speak one’s mind by telling all one’s heart.’ Over time, this definition has changed, and today we typically associate courage with heroic and brave deeds. But in my opinion, this definition fails to recognize the inner strength and level of commitment required for us to actually speak honestly and openly about who we are and about our experiences—good and bad. Speaking from our hearts is what I think of as ordinary courage (39).”
Speaking from your Heart is one of the hardest things you will ever do—the first time and every time after that.
THAT is why it takes Courage.
You are opening your Heart. You are being Vulnerable. And you know there is nothing like being Vulnerable that will put Fear and Not Enough on RED-ALERT faster.
Having chosen to BE Your Own Princess Charming, acting as Your Own Best Friend, you KNOW being Impeccable with Your Word is you SPEAKING YOUR HEART.
When you speak your Heart, you are Willing to share what really matters to you, you share who you are at your core because you are done playing the victim, you’ve set aside being A Princess in Distress and you’ve quieted Your Inner Mean Girl, and decided that speaking your TRUTH IS WHAT YOU STAND FOR.
All of this is you being Courageous, because none of this is easy.
It takes Intention and Attention.
It takes a bold Willingness to not always go along with the norm.
It takes Gumption to figure out what you believe in and then to live from that truth.
It takes Love and Gratitude and Joy to keep dancing when the Ball has gotten dark and spooky and you don’t know what’s going to happen next, but you do KNOW what the next right thing is ~ to FOLLOW YOUR HEART.
And there is nothing and everything ordinary about that.*
That’s what our conversation was. A shared vulnerability wrapped in the warm embrace of courage, and the willingness to feel, to lean into, not only the possibility of More Than Enough but what it means to embody it, to live and breathe from a place of knowing you are not just enough, but that you are MORE than enough.
It may only be a one degree shift, but it’s transformed the way I see the world around me and the way in which I now feel compelled to respond to the Universe’s question: Will you be courageous enough to love yourself the way I love you?
The answer is, a whole hearted, YES! AND it’s absolutely a road I have just stepped upon. I know the direction I want to go ~ wherever my heart guides me.
To love more than enough
To be bolder than more than enough
To leap and not only know that my wings are unfurled and carrying me high, but to know unlimited possibilities lie ahead because from this place of More Than Enough, there is a whole new world outside of me and within my soul to re-discover.
But, it’s also a journey not meant to be tread alone.
What began as a gathering of my beloved girlfriends has become a new kind knowing we have the opportunity to build something within ourselves and within each other ~ a place where we are ALL more than enough because we dare to love our selves more than enough and thus, seeking our truth, speaking from our heart, becomes ordinary courage.
I’d be honored if you became a founding member of Dream a Bigger Dream, and joined the (r)evolution, From Not Enough to More Than Enough, where we not only dare to dream big, but declare what it means to Dream a Bigger Dream and live not AS IF we are more than enough, but KNOWING we damn well are.
If your heart says, YES! to this opportunity, email me and write, “I’M IN!” and I’ll send you the specifics on how to sign up.
PS You ALREADY are enough, you matter, and we are all so lucky to have you in this world being yourSELF.
PSS Stay tuned for my next offering. In the meantime, know I love you.
Blessings and InJoy,