This class has one of the most fun assignments of the entire workshop. You’ll be invited to ‘design’ a new picture of how you want to be, then begin to imbue how that feels into your being. You’re going to like how you feel as you become the woman you’ve always wanted to be.
This week you’re going to develop a kind of template for how you want to be.
The assignment below will give you an opportunity to ‘try on for size’ a variety of words that describe all the ways a person can be.
This can be a fun project if you’re willing to just play with it.
But do take it seriously because the more you can feel how it would be to become the ‘woman of your dreams,’ the more effective this exercise will be. As Carole, one of our members said, “Of all the exercises you can do, this is one of the most effective in helping you feel more alive.”
You Are Already Perfect
“If someone shows you who they are…believe them.”Maya Angelou
I hope you are beginning to feel the truth that you are perfect, that you are fully able to be a joyful, glorious, and loving woman. All we’re doing in these classes is revealing that truth.
The stories that you came up with are only the outer view of who you truly are. Certainly, your stories are part of who you are, in that they are a map of your life’s path. But they are not what resides deep within your heart.
Once you begin to remove the layers that have dimmed the light that is within you, those stories will take on a different meaning, especially if they are part of what needs to be ‘re-written.’
So do the assignment below with the awareness that what you’re doing is beginning to bring forth your True Essence, for you to live and others to experience. Be curious, like a child. Be excited to know what it will feel like to be the woman you are going to ‘design.’
Everything you want is already within you, waiting to emerge. If you were sitting across from me right now, I know I would see more of your potential than even you do. That’s because you have limiting beliefs about yourself that are keeping you from fully expressing your magnificence. Everyone does. When we wish, or hope to be or do something more than we are today, that desire comes from someplace within you.
Part of the pleasure you’ll experience as you go through the classes will be enjoying how it feels to come into rapport with your True Essence. That’s when you’ll actually start glowing. This week’s assignment is just the beginning.
Have faith that as you do the assignments in this course, your Woman Energy will begin to flow and you will feel it. It’s exciting but don’t try to rush it. You must be patient with yourself. This kind of inner work is all about taking baby steps. With each step your level of awareness will expand, and concurrently, so will your Woman Energy.
It’s important to relax and allow everything to unfold in it’s own way, in it’s own time. Actually, that’s a wonderful way to live your entire life. It allows you to slow down and savor every precious moment of your life and each experience. It will also allow you to be more open to serendipity, to things happening that you hadn’t planned on or thought of, like magic.
How Do You Want To Be
If you need to let go of the cares of the day, before you do this assignment, you might want to do a simple Relaxation Meditation. That way, you’ll be more present, and more connected to your Inner Wise Being. You can listen to the basic Relaxation Meditation below, or if you’re now comfortable doing it on your own, simply sit quietly and relax your body, starting with your breathing, then focusing on the muscles throughout your body, starting with your toes and working up to the top of your head.
The goal of the following assignment is to personalize your Woman Energy so you can begin to feel it in your heart, spirit and soul. This assignment will help you identify your Personal G.L.O.W. Flow so it describes your uniqueness. The more personal you can make it, the more you will be able to feel what your life will be like when you have incorporated this new way of being into how you see yourself.
In just a moment, I’m going to give you a list of words. Please spend as much uninterrupted time with this assignment as you need.
One of my primary goals is to help you discover who you really are, that which is at your core, what I call your True Essence.
Every assignment I give you has a great deal of growth potential built into it. The more you immerse yourself in the assignments whole-heartedly, the more benefit you will gain and the more quickly you will feel yourself shifting toward a more happy, joyful you.
Remember the first assignment you did, which was to determine your intention of what you wanted to gain from going through this program? Well, this next assignment will help you create a powerful intention for what you want the Real You to be. So do this assignment with a joyful curiosity about the woman you wish to become.
I want you to select the words in each category that best describes you, or how you would like to be some day. You can also pick words that aren’t listed. If you find you wish you had a particular quality that was once a description of you in your past, add that to your list as well.
When you do this exercise, I’d like you to actually try each word on for size. See how it feels. Don’t just look at it and judge it with your head. That’s why I asked you to do a Relaxation Meditation first, so you will be more connected to your core.
Close your eyes and sit with each word. Imagine what it would feel like to have someone use that word to describe you, or for you to know it’s how you would describe yourself. And notice if you come across a word that described you in the past, and how it feels to have lost it.
Some words will feel right, others you’ll know aren’t you at all. That’s why this is about discovering your own uniqueness. Your list will be like no other member of this workshop.
Your Assignment: Select the word or words for each letter, to create your personalized description of G.L.O.W. Flow, either how it is now or how you want it to be. Write them down as you go through the list below, and add any that come to mind that aren’t on the list. Then ‘try them on for size’ by noticing how each word feels:
G: Glorious, generous, genial, genteel, gentle, genuine, giddy, girlish, giver, glamorous, gleeful, goddess, good-hearted, good-humored, gorgeous, graceful, gracious, grand, grateful, great, gregarious, growing, guileless (add your own)
L: Ladylike, learning, level-headed, life-giving, light-hearted, likable, limitless, lively, lovable, lovely, loving, loyal, lucky, luminous, luscious, lusty, luxurious (add your own)
O: Outstanding, open-hearted, open-minded, optimistic, orgasmic, original, open, over-abundant, overflowing (add your own)
W: Warm, welcoming, well-balanced, well-bred, well-defined, whimsical, wild, wholehearted, wise, witty, womanly, wonderful, wondrous, worthy (add your own)
And to help you personalize your Flow, select the word or words that best describe you from the following:
F: Fun, fantastic, flavorful, fabulous, faithful, favorite, fearless, feeling, flamboyant, funny, free, free-spirited, friendly, frolicsome, fulfilled, fortunate, fit, fashionable (add your own)
The Real You
You now have a selection of words that feel good to you. The next step is to determine which words are the ‘right’ words, a description of who you really are.
You might think this is about discovering who you want to be. But actually, because you’re going to now do a deeper meditation, you will be unveiling the real you, the Essence of you. Your Inner Wise Being has been helping you select the words that best fit
So now it’s time to take your list of words and do the meditation for this class:
Discovering Your True G.L.O.W. Flow
A Visual Interpretation of Your G.L.O.W. Flow
Now that you have your list of words that describe your personalized G.L.O.W. Flow, if you enjoy creative projects, especially if you don’t take the time any more, I recommend you design what is often called a vision board, which you can put somewhere you’ll see every day.
Basically, this is a visual representation of all the words you selected in your meditation that describe you. This vision board should represent how you feel about being the woman you want to be. You can draw it or cut out pictures, images, words or letters from magazines, found objects, special mementos. Maybe add photos of women who inspire you, a photo of you when your Woman Energy was flowing like a waterfall. You can be as creative as you like.
Then put it where you will see it several times each day. It’s helpful to move it around to different spots in your home because you will get used to it when it stays in the same place, and after a time you won’t notice it.
Most people have some creative outlet, but as they get busy with life, being creative often falls by the wayside. Unless your creative outlet is your work, most people get too busy to keep being creative. Maybe doing a vision board will awaken your creative nature once again. Just let loose and have fun with it.
Use your vision board to inspire you, on a daily basis, to be your most glowing self, reminding you that your Woman Energy is coming alive.
The more your Woman Energy flows through you the more peace, love and joy you will experience in your day-to-day life. The brighter you shine the more you will celebrate each day of your life and the more love you will experience.
Use Writing To Deepen the Feeling Of the Real You
Another way to deepen the benefits, if you enjoy writing, is to take the words above and write a story or poem about what it will feel like when your Woman Energy is flowing freely the way you want, the woman with a powerful G.L.O.W. Flow. Make it as colorful and alive as possible so you begin to actually feel like the woman you are describing.
I hope you’ve enjoyed discovering your G.L.O.W. Flow. Over the next weeks, take a word and wear it for a day. Remind yourself throughout the day and allow the feeling of each word become your natural way of being.
Any that you find you struggle with, either because you can’t feel it, you are not yet comfortable with it, or whatever feelings come up, write them down. We will use this to discover your blocks to glowing your brightest.
You can always go to your Inner Wise Woman and ask her for advice, or insight into what you are feeling. The answers are there within you, but letting go of the conscious mind, and going inside, is the pathway to your Truth Connection. Let it be your guide…