Fall is in the air as the days get shorter, the nights cooler, and a new season of Transdance Circles with Heather Munroe Pierce begins. In the past few months she has added a Thursday evening option, and that is when I have danced – and I LOVE IT SO MUCH. (Check out my post here about it, although the circles I am now doing are a much deeper and even more wonderful experience than the class I used to take at the Y.) This season, there are still a few spots open on Thursday nights and so I put the word out to my friends about it and several are in contact with Heather now about joining the circle (you can contact Heather here if you are in the SF Bay Area and are interested in dancing too, but hurry as circles begin this week!)
This got me thinking, every time I am involved in something I love – something that gets my energy, passion, and juices flowing – I tell everyone I know about it and usually others try it too. I am often getting calls or emails from people thanking me for referring others to them or helping to fill their classes. I do this over and over again for others, and not so much for myself. There is something about tooting my own horn, banging my own drum that makes me shy, hesitant, squirmy. Not only does this stop me from reaching out and connecting with those who I could really serve, it dims my own light – hey, that’s my whole mission, helping people shine their light, I’d better shine mine!!
I am going to experiment here, with you all, and bang my drum. First with a word cloud I made when I asked people to give me words they felt described me and my gifts.
Another way to bang my drum is to tell you my deepest belief that underpins all of the work I do – I don’t have all the answers, you do. I believe this so strongly, that each one of us has our own guide, right inside of us – call it soul, connection to God (or any Divinity of your choice), spirit, Source, intuition, gut instinct or any other name. What I can do is help you connect with that guide inside of you. I listen closely and deeply, ask you intelligent and insightful questions, rely on my own intuition and deep knowing to help you find and rely on yours.
As you can see from this and previous posts, I’m no expert in banging my own drum or shining my light. We are all works in progress. One way I’ve learned is essential for me to grow and bloom is to work with others in the growing and blooming process, this is how I shine!
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