The thing with Affirmations is that there’s a helpful way to use them & a harmful way.
Helpful: recognition of old patterns, Love for & healing of old wounds, and finding the wisdom & strength to recalibrate your life in a way that serves you better and brings you Joy.
Harmful: bypassing difficult emotions, triggering trauma without offering healing & perspective, and ignoring the true lived experiences that you have as valid.
So please know this: when I share, I am sharing from a place of some level of my own healing. And I have come a hell of a long way, but I know that this is MY journey and yours may look quite different. They aren’t supposed to look exactly the same, because healing isn’t one-size-fits-all. We need each other because we all have something to offer that helps us in our personal growth, whether that is physical, spiritual, emotional, mental or communal.
So…If I ever inspire you, encourage you, or in some way challenge you lovingly to begin living YOUR best life, then I am doing my job well.
BUT… if you ever see me or any of my work and it makes you feel small, scared, less-than, angry, hurt, triggered, undeserving or in any way incapable of being happy, secure, & positive; please know that you are NOT broken, or hopeless, or unworthy. I will never see you as anything less than perfect & amazing & wonderful, AND- I know that what you feel is real, what you’ve been through matters, AND it has held a purpose for you, AND you can begin to safely learn new ways of being in the world that give you peace & safety & love & joy with a strong support team in place.
Please know that it is safe & okay for you to ask me anything- please don’t be afraid to reach out to me. I am here for you.
IMPORTANT: Today’s post is inspired by the amazing work of two of my favorite women: Nicole Lewis-Keeber who is amazing at identifying big-T and small-t Trauma as it shows up in our work/business/life and Tanya Geisler who is amazing at identifying Imposter Complex as it relates to leadership. Check them out, follow them on social media, work with them, and share their genius far and wide!