As women, we are often guided today by a fear (consciously or unconsciously) of loosing the “me” in the “we’. In particular, women who have begun to truly explore and discover what lights them up tentatively step into collectives, fearful of loosing themselves. As a result, we can pull back, choose not to engage at all, or do the dance of bob and weave as requests roll in! We do our own work, and yet, what happens when we show up with another and the “we” emerges?
I can say that HAS NOT BEEN my experience. Like the layer of an onion, the first peels are truly about getting clear inside of myself of who I am, what lights me up, what are my gifts. The story does not end here sistas! Then what happened for me, is I stepped in presupposing that the magic of collaboration would occur. It doesn’t. It has and continues to require another series of “peel backs” of that onion. Like a master exam, stepping out and into relationship with the “we” demands something different than what lives and breathes in much of our lives today. Like the missing link,
THE NEW STORY DOESN’T GET A “THE END” WHEN WE “KNOW THYSELF”.
What it does do, is prepare the ground for the adventure of a lifetime — Fully activating collaboration that is deeply rooted in love and NOT fear.
AS WOMEN WE ARE (LIKE IT OR NOT!) HARD WIRED FOR WHAT THE WORLD IS MOST DESPERATE FOR TODAY.
For many of us we have spent years and MUCH time and $$ into uncovering and discovering what makes us unique, what lights us up and fills our souls, and yet when we step into the “we”, old habits, patterns and fears take root.
STAY WITH ME HERE….
YES! we must enter into the “we” with a solid grounding of compassion and conviction of who we are. Once armed and emboldened with this self knowledge (and it must begin there sistas!), we then have another layer of discovery that compels us to design a new way of dancing with the collective.
A DANCE THAT EMBRACES THE AND OF THE “ME” AND “WE”. A DANCE THAT EMBRACES COLLABORATION AT ITS CORE, A RELATIONSHIP WHERE EACH INDIVIDUAL SHOWS UP FULLY TO THE TABLE WITH A DEEP SENSE OF CLARITY OF PURPOSE AND RESOURCEFULNESS! FULLY LETTING OUR UNIQUE LIGHT SHINE THROUGH.
Days of quietly tip toeing through the forrest have past, pretending that the historical roots of hierarchy, command, control and one-up-man-ship are not still in play in the many collectives we are all apart of, must end.
NATURE, OUR GREATEST TEACHER SHOWS US EACH AND EVERY SEASON THAT, IN ORDER FOR NEW LIFE TO TAKE ROOT AND BLOSSOM, DEATH MUST OCCUR.
With each new beginning, something has just ended. Are you ready to move out into the world and not loose yourself? Have you been holding back for fear that ALL you have uncovered and discovered might go bust if you were to fully shine and serve with others? Then, the time is now to create your new narrative of collaboration of the me AND we!