Sometimes, creative self-empowerment looks a lot like doing nothing.
You know what? There's power in acknowledging that right at this moment, I just need to recharge.
Stop, drop, and be.
I’m always full of ideas for getting myself to take action and leap. That’s what gets me going—activating my creativity and self-empowering and getting up that courage to do something scary, and then going for it. And I love sharing these stories and ideas! But today? Today, I am still full of ideas; it’s also just that I’m feeling, well, full.
I have so much to share that I’ve been working on for a while, and it’s all coming down the pike soon! But I’ve been firing on all cylinders for a while…
So, for today: Power down.
Anyone with me? Do you feel like you could use a breather?
Don’t do, just be. (It’s okay, just breathe, my friends, breathe. You can do this! Actually, you don’t have to do anything. That’s the whole point!)
I do love growing—the exploration, the boundary-pushing, the self-empowerment, the exhilaration and trepidation that are the companions of stretching outside our comfort zone. But today, I’m decelerating.
Today, I don’t want to transform, ignite, launch, rocket, transcend, or leap. Today, I want to just hang out where I am for a while.
I am giving myself permission to NOT be more empowered, wise, loving, patient, mindful, educated, successful, centered. I’m inviting in aimlessness. Puttering. Mind-wandering. Possibly even boredom.
Right now, my brain is yelling, “It’s a TRAP! Push through it! Do something! Anything! Power up, lady! That’s what you DO!”
But today, I’m not listening to my brain, I’m listening to my body, which is quietly but firmly saying,
I can feel my intuition smiling indulgently at my brain, as if to say, “Poor, misguided little thing. She’s been taking a lot in; that’s when she gets all uptight and pushy like this.”
Even the sun sets. Even the bulbs rest before the bloom.
So, today, I just AM.
I am everything that I am, and nothing I’m not, and I think that for today, that is the perfect thing to be. Somehow, I doubt I'll be bored.
Who’s with me?
Power down, friends. It’s allowed. Forget A+.
Love + courage,
>> When’s the last time you gave yourself permission to power down? Did you live to tell about it? I’d love to hear from you in the comments! And if you’re looking for strategies to power up AND down, I’d love to connect!
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