I have been doing some reflection the last week or so.
I have been thinking about the personal growth that I have undergone in the last 18 months and it’s been big.
I have also been contemplating what it means to be an Awakened Woman and what the embodiment of that looks and feels like.
At the beginning of 2020, I was in paradise (Fiji) with an amazing group of women from around the globe as a facilitator for the first UGWA International Retreat.
The lead up to this felt intense, scary even as this was yet another level of stepping out of my comfort zone, I could feel intuitively the expansion in this and the uplevelling that was about to occur, and I leaned into this with trust in the Universe and deep faith in myself.
I knew in my heart that all that I had learned and all of my lived experiences had been leading me to this very moment.
It felt SO right for me to be here in this space with all of these glorious women and I KNEW on a soul level that I was exactly where I was meant to be and that I was worthy of all of it.
I felt expanded, empowered, and completely at ease with who I was and all I had to offer those I was destined to meet.
I felt no better or no less than anyone, I was simply at ease with myself and everything around me, my heart was so full of love and gratitude and I felt completely at one with the flow of life and had complete trust in the guidance of the Universe.
My first meeting of Elizabeth Gilbert felt so surreal, she was much taller than I thought she would be, and she did not just walk, to me she appeared to glide like an ethereal goddess, and we hugged as we met despite the excessive amount of sweat pouring off me from the humidity and heat.
This moment in itself filled me with so much joy and I thought to myself “well if that is the only interaction that I am blessed to have with her it will be enough to last me a lifetime” little did I know it was just the beginning of so many more.
After dinner on the first evening as I was walking toward her table with my heart so full of gratitude, she looked at me and put her arms out above her with a huge smile on her face, so I walked right on over to her and hugged her yet again.
As I hugged her I gushed into her ear, “I promised myself that I was going to totally cool and not gush all over you but fuck it, I can’t help it, I love your work and everything about you, I’m so grateful to meet you” she laughed and said it’s perfectly ok and I love that you did anyway.
I walked away floating on a cloud of bliss and joy and as I was sharing this moment with one of my fellow sisters she came around the corner where I laughingly told her how I was yet again gushing about her and asked if it was ok to have a selfie with her.
She replied with a laugh and said yes absolutely you can have as many as you like with me.
My friends this was Day 1 of many more moments like these with her throughout this magical week.
She was real, she was open, she was generous, she was honest and vulnerable, she was accessible and she taught me what it meant to be a relaxed woman.
The most magical experience with her however was when I had the opportunity to give her a healing treatment.
I will admit that I was nervous about this, there were thoughts of what if she doesn’t like it, what if she doesn’t have a good experience what if, what if, what if, blah blah blah.
So I took a breath, aligned myself to my heart and the love of the Divine, shifted my focus from myself, and instead placed myself in the hands of the Divine and trusted that all was as it should be.
The moment I tuned into Universal life force energy and the Angelic Realm she was no longer “Liz Gilbert” and I was no longer “me”, we were simply two souls meeting in that moment wrapped in the unconditional love of the Universe.
During the session, I received a message for her, and I seriously considered not passing this on to her, her story is publicly known and she had shared much with us throughout the week and I just did not want to be seen as taking advantage or have the love and integrity of the message doubted.
Again I was asked to trust, and as I always trust the guidance I am given I took a deep breath and asked her if she was open to receiving the message I had received for her.
To this she said yes, so with my faith and trust placed fully in the Divine and love in my heart, I shared it with her.
She looked into my eyes with tears in hers, she placed her hand on my face and whispered to me that I was an Angel, that she loved me, she said thank you, that message is absolutely perfect and the same that I received myself this morning in my journaling. Thank you this was exactly what I needed to hear.
I’m sharing this story with you not to big note myself or say how awesome I am.
I am simply sharing this with you because, on my reflection of what it means to embody being an Awakened Woman, I know in my heart that if I had not embodied the belief in myself,
If I had not trusted fully in my own intuition, wisdom, gifts, and strengths,
If I had not had faith in myself and the Divine,
If I had not felt so, at home within myself and all that I am, none of this would have been able to happen.
An Awakened Woman trusts herself and her innate wisdom
She is brave
She is confident
She is compassionate with herself and others
She says yes to herself and life
She is resilient
She is resourceful
She believes in herself
She knows how to ask for what she wants
She is clear about who she is
She celebrates all that she is
If you are ready to embody what it means to be an Awakened Woman then I invite you to join me in my Awaken Program.