What I know to be true is that you cannot help anyone without first helping yourself. Trying to do so would be unauthentic and cause you to give what you don’t have – leaving you feeling empty and drained. I’ve been empowering women for over a decade and in 2012, I became a certified Dream Coach, It allowed me to build a brand and impact the lives of disadvantaged and professional women striving to purposefully live out their versions of happiness!
I found myself mimicking the personal development coaching model, it all started to feel unauthentic… I no longer felt like I was doing it MY WAY…I began to lose myself in the “WOMEN EMPOWERMENT SOCIAL MEDIA” model. What I do has always been more than work, more than passion and even more than purpose…It has been the work of my soul….an expression of the love and compassion I have for this life and the people in it.
I needed to reconnect to the core of me and peel the layers! I had to face resentment, shame and grief head on….It was either go full throttle or go nowhere. But, honey….I’m rejuvenated and back like never before. There is something so special about understanding you, accepting you, loving you and forgiving you. It is a cleansing process that makes space for you to SHOW UP and your biggest desires to foster into your life.
There comes a time when you must cease looking forward and cease looking back, you must not drift to see what’s happening on the left or the right…your only focus must be looking inside of you and being deeply rooted in the essence of your being. This level of acceptance is the pathway to Peace and Inner Joy.
I took some time from Coaching clients and each day I met myself exactly where I was and peeled the layers, behind each peeling the answer remained the same: ACCEPTANCE! This reflection allowed me to see that I was running from something. Not only was I running but I was hiding behind self-image. I no longer wanted to hide… I wanted to thrive and feel true Inner Joy. So I started to write in my journal – I mean write from my soul which led me on a journey to awakened living. Through writing and meditation, this came up…”I HAD SOMETHING TO PROVE!”
Majority of the things I’ve done leading up to this moment were derived from having something to prove.
Can you relate? There may be moments in your life that you put on a facade to appease others or maybe even yourself. I know first-hand; I’m transitioning from chasing what I thought I had to be into a woman who is not defined by recognition or validation. I was forced to accept some insecurity that was hidden behind achieving my goals. Only in this moment did shame and pain start to feel more like enlightenment. I am here to tell you when you stand in your truth and be unapologetically YOU…you feel so much lighter. There is power and healing in vulnerability. It starts with transparency. If I want to pour into others and be the BEST DREAM COACH, I must DO THE WORK: Inner and Outer.
YOU MUST DO THE WORK! If not, the lesson will continue to show up no matter where you are or what you are doing…YOU can’t run from growth it’s inevitable.
Life is filled with ups and downs and there is no human being in the world that is up 100% of the time. Whether we live in our true or false self depends on our willingness to stay authentic, keeping our actions in the world connected to the truth of our inner being. Remember, we can begin again by having the courage to face ourselves. This, my friend is a journey to awakened living.
DeVonna is a passionate Certified Dream Coach® committed to the growth and empowerment of women entrepreneurs and dreamers around the world. She is a Women Empowerment Advocate and Mentor that empowers her clients to discover their life’s purpose, step into their power and Live out their versions of Happiness! Her ability to outline clear roadmaps that transform Dreams into realities is authentic and entails how to make Purpose Driven Businesses profitable while serving the world with your unique talents and gifts. DeVonna teaches women, step-by-step, how to live out their Dreams, replace their income, quit their jobs and finally have the freedom to live life on their own terms. Her clients value her passion to help them reach their big goals faster than they ever thought possible.
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