As Glennon Doyle famously has said, “We can do hard things”. As I wrap up a few days away to write one of the hardest things I have done this week had nothing to do with putting words on this sacred google doc.
Both my writing coach and my personal team of counsel made mention to me when we started writing this book of the importance of creating a support system for myself. Not to edit my writing, or provide literary feedback, solely to be my cheerleaders + unconditional support along this journey.
This idea made me so giddy + confused all at the same time. I had this story in my mind that writing a book would be incredibly isolating, lonely, dramatic and moody. To my surprise, I had been told twice in one week that it definitely doesn’t have to be that way.
Everything is a choice.
Everything is a choice.. that is one of the highest truths that I teach so often in my classes and with private clients. With every fiber of...
I left the city for a couple of days to write.
When I say “I left the city” I mean, I left Huntington Beach and drove down to San Diego to a darling little AirBnB in the hills. I had no prerequisites other than an attractive place to post up with my laptop + some great lighting. The place I have found myself in this week is on the edge of a cliff, overlooking a few rolling hills, full wall windows + a porch swing! The door directly in front of me is completely made of glass, so as I sit here I can see nature, the cotton candy clouds in the California sunset, and a perfectly vibin’ porch overlooking it all.
I stopped in Encinitas on my way down to grab some lunch and pop into my favorite spiritual shop. I know I can always find things I love in this store, but today I called in Sarah (the energy of my book presented herself to us to be called Sarah) and asked her to guide me clearly and specifically if there was anything we needed to take...
Book Update!! I just got off of another session with my writing coach and we have officially met the energy + personality of my book! She is fierce, she is bold, she is not fucking around.
We invited her to sit at the table with us and boy did she show up!
We invited her to speak through me + we now have a roadmap, chapters, teaching points, journal prompts + personal stories.
Eeeeeeek!!! We are writing a book!
Today I vow to document this journey + share a vulnerable behind the scenes experience. Stay tuned!
I love you
xo - M.
Today everything changed.
Today I had my first session with my writing coach.
She is a really special human and her intuitive gifts ushered in such a beautiful container for us to birth this book.
While I was over the moon settling in to do the pre-session homework, as I began answering her questions I was covered with a sense of calm and certainty. The thoughts flowed effortlessly through me and I knew that it had begun.
In our first session together, Carrie and I called in the energy of the book. We invited her to join us at the table and get to know her. Boy does she have a presence. She is bold and confident. She is graceful and intentional. She is here to get down to business and she made herself known.
She shared with me her name. She shared how she wanted to work with me. She shared how she would guide me, if I allowed her. She absolutely made herself known. She is here with a message and it is hugely important. She is...
It is the twenty third day of December of the weirdest year of my life. It is 2020. It’s suddenly blustery and a chill has come over me while I walk the dog. I am home for Christmas, and I cannot stop crying. Of all the tears that this year has bestowed upon me, these are somehow different. I can look myself deep in the eye when I walk back into the house. Mascara painted down my cheeks as I seemingly ugly cry. This one is different. This one is not pain. This one is not grief. This one is not heartbreak.
This one says, “Yes girl, YES!”
“THIS is what it feels like to take aligned action for your highest self.”
“THIS is what putting yourself feels like.”
“THIS is pure joy + happiness!”
So why the hysterical tears?!
I just met my person.
I just hung up a life changing phone call.
I just hung up the phone with the guide who is going to usher me through this birthing process.