Do you ever feel frozen, as through you can't move forward?
Lost in a freezing fog of paralysis where every step feels like wading through a muddy swamp.
Pushing doesn't work. And after a while binging, browsing or whatever other booby traps catch you don't feel so great either.
Why does this happen and where does it come from?
In this Visionary Voices Poetry Dive I share my experience of chronic invisibility.
How for years I thought there was something wrong with me.
What I finally discovered about the deep, ancient, collective roots of our visibility blocks.
And I share a few powerful poems and stories that reveal how we can heal and transmute them.
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Meet the midwife behind my magic!
I'm so excited to introduce you to Lynn Hord, my business mentor and alignment genie. She has a special gift for helping soulful business women birth their magical offerings and communicate through messaging that feels so aligned.
She helped me to birth
Watch this video to learn from Lynn's genius and discover how to:
‘For the rebels and the misfits, the black sheep and the outsiders. For the refugees, the orphans, the scapegoats, and the weirdos. For the uprooted, the abandoned, the shunned and invisible ones.
May you recognize with increasing vividness that you know what you know.
May you give up your allegiances to self-doubt, meekness, and hesitation.
May you be willing to be unlikeable, and in the process be utterly loved.
May you be impervious to the wrongful projections of others, and may you deliver your disagreements with precision and grace.
May you see, with the consummate clarity of nature moving through you, that your voice is not only necessary, but desperately needed to sing us out of this muddle.
May you feel shored up, supported, entwined, and reassured as you offer yourself and your gifts to the world.
May you know for certain that even as you stand by yourself, you are not alone.’
Toko-pa Turner, from Belonging: Remembering Ourselves Home
Do you feel called...
Music heals, lifts & inspires us. So does poetry.
What’s your favourite song or poem that lifts you up when you need it?
I’m thrilled to be in conversation with an incredible artist who’s dedicated her life to creating music that heals and uplifts. And discovered her own path to freedom in the process.
Sundri, lead singer of Sundri Feeling from Reunion Island, will share how she explored her multicultural heritage to touch deep ancestral wounds and transform them into light, love and soulful songs.
I first connected with Sundri in 2014 through my Poetry Alchemy for Our Times interview series. As a songwriter, she’s a true lyrical and musical alchemist and this process informed her own journey into visibility from shy child to international performer.
This year, I was so inspired by the universal wisdom in her song Roots that I just had to share her profound magic with you.
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Our soul whispers to us daily.
Learning to listen is our life’s work.
What does it feel like when you’re living aligned with that voice?
And what does it feel like when you’re not?
For me, it felt like a dull ache in my heart.
A quiet, inconsolable sadness.
Waking at 4am feeling off track.
A sense of daily dread for no tangible reason.
At times it showed up as burn out, exhaustion.
Deep disappointment in life.
Reaching success that brought no fulfilment.
And the times I did feel aligned with it, it seemed like miracles.
Finding my soulmate.
Creating a sacred marriage ceremony.
Manifesting my dream home (twice!).
Feeling incredibly blessed by my friends and community.
Creating amazing work where I’m on purpose and making my difference.
Experiencing magical synchronicities and flow.
These synchronicities recently brought me together with an amazing group of people who’ve been on similar magical journeys.
And we felt called to share our experience and what...
Let’s talk about money.
I just had my best ever month in my business!
And touched the hearts of more people than ever before with my free FB group experience.
Abundance and impact go hand-in-hand.
And yet, I speak to so many people who can’t afford to invest in the support they need to step into the next level of their impact.
Which is why I’m so happy to introduce you to my pal, the Abundance Activator Lara Waldman.
Lara goes super deep to heal and transform the ancient roots and modern myths relating to abundance.
She so often says or writes deep insights that name my own lived experience of the deep journey of transformation. And vice versa!
Money blocks can be some of the biggest visibility blocks. And vice versa.
I had to do so much deep work on my ability to receive abundance in order to grow my visibility. And that applies at each next-level leap.
How about you? What could you do in your life and your business if you transformed your abundance...
There’s a push-pull that happens when we put ourselves out there in new ways.
I want to be seen. I want to feel safe.
I want to reach people. I’m afraid of being attacked, criticised, ridiculed.
I want to create a successful launch. What if I fail, look like a fool, feel the sting of disappointment?
Revealing the real you can feel intensely exposing.
Often what shows up instead is procrastination. Brain fog. Paralysis. Perfectionism. Distraction. Chasing shiny objects. Caught up in other’s dramas.
When I help clients get present to what’s underneath, they discover that they’re unconsciously keeping people out to stay safe.
Very frustrating when they’re investing so much energy in attracting people without the results they need.
Energy doesn’t lie. You can’t force this.
If you’re bringing transformation, you need to be willing to bring people into your energy field. The right people for you....
Woohoo! Breakthrough!! Now what?
Ever experienced this?
If (like me) you love transformation you may know this cycle.
You go deep. You see the old story. Huge shift! Come out the other side with a glowing new you.
You feel your truth in every cell: My voice matters. I have wisdom to share. There are those who want to receive what I long to give. I’ve got this!
You return to your life fired up with new plans.
Then you realise. Your life is still your life. Your interactions with those around you haven’t changed.
Worse! Old habits invite you to slip back into their well-worn grooves.
When you take steps to show up in new ways, the old story still whispers in your ear.
Sh*t. No one responded to my post. See! I knew it was true that my message doesn’t really matter!
Doubts creep in. Negative voices grow louder. Procrastination. Paralysis. The weight of impossibility.
Shift your energy back into alignment with your deeper truth can be exhausting and frustrating.
And utterly unique.
There are gifts you were born to give.
Songs you were born to sing
Stories you were born to tell.
And if you do not give it,
The world will simply lose it.
It is yours alone to offer,
No one can give it for you.
from Showing Up by Carrie Newcomer
I see you.
You have a dream.
A calling that whispers and urges you forward.
An ache that won’t let you settle for less.
A yearning to inhabit your essence.
A hunger to empower others.
A burning longing to forge a better world.
Maybe you created your own business to follow your soul’s path.
Or you aspire to transform your professional setting.
You’ve sacrificed a lot.
There’s plenty at stake.
It’s scary as hell.
You discovered just how much you don’t know …
… about running a business.
… about being a leader.
There’s SO much to learn.
Fortunately, there are plenty of people who can tell you how.
You should … start a blog,...
The journey of embodying a poem, engaged with fully, is a transformative act.
It gives you a visceral experience, like a physical memory, of inhabiting your desired future self - now.
This enables you to step into your new story, beyond your current patterns and habits, and live into the vision that’s calling you home to your deepest self.
In this video I share a powerful and moving interview with my sister, Liadain Aiken, where she shares her inspiring story of embodying a poem.
She tells you how she brought the poem into her daily life to embody it deeply, the heart-opening, magical moment she stepped into visibility to share her poem with a group and what happened in her life as a result.
You can also read her story below in her own words.
"The journey of embodying a poem with Rionach is a beautiful one. The poems she suggested all hit a cord, but one pulled on my heart strings.
I stumbled over the words initially. The words felt...