Activation Tuesdays

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Overcoming the Valleys

Sometime in spite of having clarity and purpose in what you are doing you hit a valley… you lose that sense of direction and clarity. And that can make you feel lost and maybe even sad, like what you are doing doesn’t matter. It’s not really being lost, it’s being disconnected.

#MondayInsight:

This week’s #MondayInsight is below, but before we get to that I want to take a quick moment and encourage you to check out my most recent podcast episode featuring Elizabeth Lesser. Elizabeth is the co-founder of the Omega Institute, one of Oprah’s “Super Soul 100,” and the author of an amazing, influential book, called Cassandra Speaks: When Women Are the Storytellers, the Human Story Changes.

Here’s the deal – women are so often gaslit, dismissed and made to feel crazy for what they know. In this episode we talk about why that’s so, backed up by her research on thousands of years of stories and myth about women and power. I consider this one of the most important episodes I’ve done and would love to share it with you.

You can check it out on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, YouTube, or wherever you get your podcasts.

Now, let’s get onto this week’s @MondayInsight:

I go through peaks and valleys on a somewhat regular basis, and I want to share this with you because I don’t think it’s something we talk about much.

It usually occurs like this: I’m going along with a clear sense of purpose, direction and clarity, feeling like I’m on the top of a mountain!

But then somewhere along the way, I lose it.

This sense of numbness, flatness or sadness creeps in and I just hate feeling that way! I start asking questions like, “What am I really doing? Does what I’m up to matter? Does any of it matter?”

Eventually though, I surrender to the feelings and engage with them. I enter the valley, which is where I grow and learn and integrate what I need to learn and who I need to become for the next phase of my journey.

As I exit the valley and move back up the mountain, I step back out into the world and teach what I’ve learned!

For many years the valley pissed me off – I felt like it was a distraction from the work, like it’s what was keeping me from a life of fulfillment and purpose.

Here’s what I’ve learned though…

The valley is where the work is done and where the insights are won!

The mountaintop is where the work is shared.

The valley is instrumental to my work, just as it is in yours.

You may be in the valley now… and if you’re not, you’ll likely be there again sometime soon. I want to invite you to welcome it. To shift from “this is distracting me from my work” to “this is where the work is done.”

Yes, it’s uncomfortable. It can be dark and murky and scary. Yes, it requires surrender (which is where you learn to trust the unseen). Resisting it, though, only prolongs the experience.

I want you to know that you’re not alone. It’s part of the process, especially for those of us who are called to be guides! The sooner you engage with it, the sooner you’ll reap the rewards that the valley has waiting for you.

Now, doesn’t that make your tummy feel better?!!!

Have a great week y’all.

Monday Insights

A weekly email broadcast which encapsulates a key nugget of wisdom from the previous week’s broadcast to start your week off. These will generally be messages you can read in 1-2 minutes.