This morning I was on my regular Monday call with two of my favorite women. During our hour together, both of them noted that in their own way they had blindly followed someone else’s ideas about what they should be doing.
In one instance, my friend told us that she was filling out forms for a project and she didn’t like doing it. Since I had previously completed the same project, I said that I had only filled out the particular forms that made sense to me.
The bells went off for her and she exclaimed, “I never thought about that. I was just doing what I thought I was supposed to do.” She then happily proclaimed that she felt complete with the forms the way they were and was going to attend to something much more fun instead.
After the form filling out conversation, my friends jokingly suggested that I have a permission wand, since I often give permission, through direct conversation or role modeling, for women to rethink the ‘rules’ and make life fit exactly right for their unique self.
I love that idea! Not because this is about me having a sparkly wand (though I do have a tiara!), but, because I love the thought that there IS a permission slip from the Universe, which gives you permission to be you all the time!
I want you to claim your own permission wand and to wave it liberally over your own life!
How often do you follow someone else’s instruction without questioning if this is the right path for you?
What do you need in order to feel like you have permission to do exactly what is right for you? And, is there someone you need permission from?
Continuing on our call, my other friend shared that she recently realized that she had been giving up her own power regarding business decisions in favor of those people who she felt knew more than she did. Consequently she was doing things she didn’t want to and felt confused and scattered. However, she wisely was taking the reins back and focusing herself on those decisions and projects that held meaning and fun for her.
She realized that only she knew what was just right for her. Nobody knew more than she did about herself and what she wanted. She waved her own permission wand.
If you could wave a wand and give yourself permission to do, or not do, something in your world what would it be?
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And, stay tuned for the next post when I tell you how I waved the magic permission wand over my own life.