27 Days to 40!!!!! Yipeee!!!! I have no idea why I am so excited! Really!!! Joy just flows through me at the thought of getting to 40 and beyond! I really do feel like I have been blessed a lot more than I deserve and I feel like life itself is a huge gift!!! That’s why I am excited!!!
So at 27 days to go, I have learnt and I am learning to use my voice in my favour!!! In many ways! First and most importantly, I am learning that my OWN words as they concern me, matter the most! So I use my voice to my benefit! I say and speak life to myself! I don’t know about most people but I realise that as a person I used to be quite fearful and prone to worry. But I find that that’s because I was letting a narrative run in my head unchecked!!! I let lies, my environment, my fears and the experiences of other people affect me. Now I speak my truth to me! I say to myself “you are strong!” “You will succeed”, “you have joy”, “creation is working in your favour!” I have learnt to use my voice in my favour!
I have also learnt to speak up! Too many dangers inherent in being quiet! Someone is hurting you, let them and every one that needs to know, know! Including the authorities if need be! I am learning to strongly reject the stigmatisation that is prevalent in Africa! You abuse me, I keep quiet because of “shame”! Nope!!!! I use my voice in my favour! I refuse to be victimised twice, once on the outside and a second time by my silence!
In learning to use my voice in my favour, I am learning to ask for what I want, how I want it! And that’s the beauty! That to identify your own voice, you have to first listen to yourself! You have to step back and be in touch with you! “How do I feel about what’s happening?” “What can I do about it?” “What do I want to do?” “When?” I am also learning to identify how I feel, “I am joyful now”, “I feel sad!”, “why?” And then to think it through so I offer myself comfort and leave that state that I don’t want to be in.
I am learning to put my voice out into the universe! That’s part of what this #countdown was about! I am learning that what I think matters! It will bless someone! I end today’s post with one of my favourite quotes by @mariannewilliamson
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear in that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the World.
There is nothing enlightening about shrinking
so that other people won’t feel unsure around you.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone.
As we let our own Light shine,
we consciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.”
Shalom!!! Here’s to living liberated!!!
27daysto40 #useyourvoice #inyourfavour