I'm just back from my SoulSpark retreat in Sonoma and flew in today to vote. I know – you may not want to hear from me about voting. Not to worry – I won't tell you who to vote for. But after crying in the voting booth, so proud of my choice, AND that we GET to speak our VOICE in this country, I had to share something with you.
My love, you have a voice. In this election, yes. And, in your whole life.
What is it that you need to say? To your husband? To your boss? To your kids? To your dreams?
Too many women hold back their voices out of fear. You think: Maybe no one will like me if I share my truth. Maybe my boss won't include me if I voice my opinion. Maybe I will be rejected, ostracized, made fun of, belittled, bullied, or betrayed if I speak up.
All of these are possible. And yet when you don't speak up, you betray yourself.
You end up feeling small. You become sad and a shadow of your old self. And then it's so hard to break that cycle.
I get it. Just last week, I blogged how I've hid my wild, sexual, sensual side because of shame and fear.
Similarly, for months with this election, I held back my views. I was afraid that if I shared my view, I'd lose followers and clients. But holding back only made me feel diminished, because I feel PASSIONATELY about this election. Hiding out of fear isn't the answer. I realized that if I don't speak my voice, I'm not the EMPOWERMENT coach you deserve.
Empowerment is all about you standing in your power. And me doing the same. And even if we don't agree, we respect each other for being truthful and passionate.
The same is true in your life. If you've wanted to voice your desire for a new career, speak it. If you've needed tell your husband that you're unhappy, voice it.
You will never get what you want and need by staying silent. You will never be happy by staying silent. You will never fulfill your dreams if you stay silent.
My love, speaking your truth is the path to freedom.
I taped this video to support you in speaking your truth. In honor of Susan B. Anthony and every brave, bold, beautiful woman who has come before us and made it so that we CAN vote, I speak up for her.
Here's to us all doing the same!