Over the past couple of years, I have been through some epic transformation. Just as the butterfly goes into the cocoon and completely liquefies before re-emerging as the new self, I’ve been stripping away many layers of my “perceived” self in service of finding the real me buried somewhere underneath.
Lately, I’ve felt just like the butterfly sitting nearby its old cocoon home and drying its wings. Not quite ready to take flight and leave the old world of tree branches and leaves behind, but oh so very close.
As the moment draws closer and closer that my wet wings dry and solidify and I take a daring leap towards meadows and wildflowers, I have felt myself slightly hesitating. The butterfly is driven by some primal instinct, and so perhaps does not question what comes next, but rather boldly moves forward into a life it seemingly just KNOWS and TRUSTS to exist. I can feel this same primal urge – pulling me towards something beautiful and new. Yet my thinking brain fearfully questions if it really could even exist.
I am ready to take flight. I am ready to be bold. I am ready to exercise courage. I am ready to float along the breeze amidst sunshine and wildflowers. I am ready to embody my new self.
This morning I was going back and approving some blog comments and I felt deeply, deeply moved. So many of you, in this community, have shared such intimate pieces of your journey with me in response to the musings I share here. My heart feels overflowing and full with each comment left here on the blog and I am reaffirmed that I am traveling the path meant for me. I am so grateful.
You all give me SO much – not just in helping to support my family and allowing me to work from home – but in encouraging me to continue unfolding into my deeper, more authentic self. I’m not sure a woman could really be more blessed.
So this month, I’ve decided to make my blogging here an accountability practice. To fully step into who I’m being asked to be. To find the courage to be seen, the voice to be heard, and the wisdom to know that I am always enough – just as I am.
I hope that just as I find so much beauty and joy in watching the butterfly float along the wind, that you might find inspiration in my “Journey Back to Power” also.
Definition of Power: “The ability to do something or act in a particular way”
This month, each day, I plan to share a little piece of my path, and ask to hear the stories that resonate in your own heart when you read my writing. I want to bring this community back together – through real life discussion and some amazing crafty events. So, I am committing to showing up, every day, here on the blog for the entire month of August. You’ll also see a couple new mystery knit and crochet events coming out this month (YAY!!).
I hope you’ll join me in taking the leap, pondering some new things, working up some beautiful new projects, and showing up for one another here. After all – without you and your participation – I’d just be talking to empty space.
Thank you for being my motivation, my support, and my community!
Let’s get our power back!!!
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Have you ever felt low on your personal power? Does a Journey Back to Power resonate with you this month?
Ready for more? Find Day 2 of my Journey Back to Power here.
Speaking of butterflies…. Have you seen my gorgeous Butterfly Babe Knitting Pattern?? Check that out free on the blog here.
Or…. if you’d like more thought provoking content like this (or to see the gorgeous lilies shown in the video on this post again), check out the Lessons From Lilies I recently learned.