Do You Ever Feel Like  Fraud?

Do You Ever Feel Like Fraud?

Last week I spent three days at the most amazing event I have ever attended. And I was a speaker. The three days were filled with fun, deep bonding, belly dancing, meditations, kick ass coaching and strategies, breakthroughs, drum circles, Access Consciousness tools and so much love. My heart has grown and, even though I am on a high, I miss that space. So why do I feel Like a fraud? Well, I don’t really. Not to you. I feel as if I have been defrauding myself with a big lie that I released at the event. For a long time I was a little mouse. HATED speaking in front of groups. I would get exhausted and a headache after a full day at an event and spending so much time around people. I even got up on the stage on Day 1 and announced that I am shy and an introvert. What a load of bullcrap. I was afraid. Afraid of being visible. Afraid of speaking my truth. Afraid of not being enough. Afraid of Success. Hiding behind my computer where it feels safe to be visible. I know that is counter intuitive for some of you but that’s my truth. But something shifted. It started when I had my Bars run. I felt the shift. But it was the wholeness of this amazing event that contributed. As I had my Bars run, Angella Johnson, was speaking about using the clearing statement to release different things. And I decided to release the story that I am shy and an introvert. I am not suggesting I will never need...

Overcoming Fear and Becoming Fearless

I have discussed many aspects of overcoming fear on this blog over time. A simple search in the search box on the right will lead you to many posts. What is fear really though? What is being fearless? I thought I would explore these topics further. Fear has been described as many things and many acronyms are bandied about the internet. ‘False Evidence Appearing Real’, ‘Forget Everything and Run’ and ‘Face Everything and Rise’ are just three that jump to mind. These are simplistic in my opinion. Some fears are healthy. If you are walking alone and night and you hear someone following you and they stop when you stop and run when you run, then it’s a healthy reaction to be fearful. If someone comes at you with a knife fear is also a healthy reaction. It’s what happens to you when you are fearful that is more important. If fear paralyzes you then you are unable to deal with a situation. I was once trailed by a car with four guys in when I was a teen. I felt fear but instead of panicking I walked up the driveway to a random house and rang the doorbell. The car drove off and I waited until I was sure they were gone before walking the rest of the way home. I didn’t let it paralyze me or let it rule my life, however. I did continue to walk home. We lived in a generally safe area, it was before cell phones and I was too young to drive. No way was I going to let this stop me...