Dare to Fly!
I dare you to dream. I double dare you.
Come on, you know you want to. You’ve held back for long enough; kept it all bottled up inside for the sake of your family and friends; taking care of and trying to please everyone else but you. Now it’s your time to shine!
It’s time to dig deep, excavate your divine genius and step into your true self – your brilliance. It’s okay. You’re safe. Nothing can hold you back unless you choose for it to. ~ from the I Am, Inc. e-book.
When I was around 35 years old I experienced an awakening. I suddenly realized that my life, which looked perfect on the outside, was not so perfect after all, because I wasn’t completely being true to myself and the desires in my heart. I felt as though I was on the verge of really stepping into the person I was meant to be. The image that kept popping into my head was of being inside a large bird cage suspended in midair. The door of the cage was open, inviting me to simply step out and fly, but my fear and insecurities kept me locked inside. I wanted so badly to be free of the confinement my life felt like. At the same time I had grown comfortable where I was. I was in a rut yes, but it was my rut! I was weary from struggling to identify myself. I wanted to play safe and yet wanted to throw caution to the wind and step out and fly. In my imagination I stood at that open door frozen with fear. There were times when I would imagine stepping out and flying. Oh what freedom, exhilaration and complete trust. The cage represented my outward identity. I had fashioned this cage from sturdy metal, comprised of the roles I wasattempting to juggle in life – pilot’s wife, mom, business woman, daughter and sister to name a few. Also present in its sturdy composition was an accumulation of my failures, successes, accomplishments and the conclusions I drew about myself as a result of them. All of this defined me and confined me to be this person who I suddenly realized was not really me at all, and whom I had grown to resent and feel trapped by.
I was ready to discover more. I sensed there was more, much more to me that I didn’t know or perhaps had simply forgotten. I wanted to rediscover me. So I embarked on a new journey to remember the real me.
That was 14 years ago and the beginning of my ‘Conscious Self Discovery’ journey. I’ve learned much a long the way and accomplish things I I only dreamed of like writing a book and speaking in front of people. What my journey has shown me is what we are capable of…every one of us. And it’s also shown me how we resist and hold back because of fear and insecurity.
You are so much more than what you and others see on the outside. You have gifts and talents that perhaps even you are not yet aware of. They are the very aspects of you that perfectly equip you to embark on this journey as an entrepreneur.
In A Course in Miracles it says all it takes is a ‘little willingness’.
That desire in your heart is that ‘little willingness’. It’s the Divine’s desire to express through you and the work you are doing. You, your business, book, or whatever you are called to right now is an expression of the Divine. Now if that seems too ‘far out’ or ‘too big’ for you to grasp right now – it’s ok. For now just trust. For NOW, in this moment (and in every moment) all you have to do is BE YOU in everything you do.
So as you go through your day today, in your marketing, conversations, blogging and business planning allow your true nature to shine through. Don’t try to be anyone else Just Be You! And Dare to Fly!
May your work be blessed abundantly.
Love and Blessings,
Cathy Silva, The Innerwiz Coach