#ThrowBackThursday I REALLY channeled my inner-designer when I created this full circle skirt INSPIRED by ESCADA circa 2014. I was right on the brink (1 month to be exact) from leaving everything I knew behind and LEAPING out on FAITH for a journey that has taken me deep within myself to discover my Brilliance – my gift from God, my gift to myself, my gift to You: a remarkable ability to see Your Brilliance within You, to support You identify, know and own Your Brilliance, and to guide you through a scientifically based and proven personal growth 8-step process - Live Your Brilliance™.
The beauty of the creation of this skirt – from inspiration to finding the perfect fabric to channeling my grandmother Mildred's spirt of excellence to LITERALLY finishing the hem (by machine!), zipping up the skirt and dashing out the house with Micah Ragland so I could host my Links Chapter's holiday party (so typical of me to "believe" I can make an entire outfit a day before an event – I was asking for a nervous breakdown and ensuring I'd nothing to wear!).
The beauty of this skirt and its meaning to me today is that I KNOW, LIKE I KNOW, LIKE I KNOW that I am more than the title: teacher, esthetician, event planner, pharmaceutical sales rep, non-profit executive, comms/pr strategist, leadership coach – I am me: I am an INSPIRATOR. I am the only common denominator within the listed experiences, expertise and excellence I've been able to produce. I have not ALWAYS had the courage or confidence to believe this to be the Truth. In BELIEVING TODAY: TO KNOW, LIKE I KNOW, LIKE I KNOW that I "am" it, I "have" it, I "do" it, I "be" it, I "see" it, I "believe" it and I've "created" it... I am an INSPIRATOR!
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is 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, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? YOU ARE A CHILD OF GOD. YOUR PLAYING SMAL DOES NOT SERVE THE WORLD. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people will not feel insecure around you. WE ARE ALL MEANT TO SHINE, as children do. We were born to make manifest the GLORY OF GOD WITHIN US. It is not just in some of us; IT IS IN EVERYONE and AS WE LET OUR OWN LIGHTS SHINE, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same. AS WE ARE LIBERATED FROM OUR OWN FEAR, OUR PRESENCE AUTOMATICALLY LIBERATES OTHERS." Beloved quote by Marianne Williamson (thank you Father God).
I am claiming shining in this lifetime! Claim it with me! I can help You shine! My Brilliance is to inspire, support and celebrate YOU identify, know and own Your Brilliance. NO MORE HIDING!! : )
Who are you not to shine? Don't wait to find your Brilliance – you're playing small does not serve the world. Play bigger in 2017: Schedule your *complementary* Spark Your Brilliance Strategy Session – TODAY! Go! Go! Go! Go! Go after YOUR BRILLIANCE!! IT’S ALREADY WITHIN YOU WAITING FOR YOU!! #SayNoToFear2017 #LiveYourBrillince #BeInspired!