I have been reflecting lately about what it means to find my voice. Here are a few of the insights which I have gleaned about this topic. I am finding my voice in a way that absolutely amazes me. What I have to say, my mission, my message is important and it is time for me to share this in a bigger way. Thus, my Artist’s Way Retreat in October. It is so important for women to listen to their inner wisdom, their intuition, their spirit. The answers are within us, our job is to listen. Listening can be a challenge when we are plugged in 24/7. We live in a noisy world. Most people are either on their cell phone, laptop, tablet, I-Pad, desk top every day for hours. We are plugged in and connected on a daily basis. For me it so important to take a break from blogging, facebook, email, texting, talking on my cell phone. I do this by walking in nature as often as possible. It is in nature that I truly find my voice. I listen, I pay attention to what my spirit needs and I act on that information. Most of my blog post topics come to me when I am walking alone in nature. I gain clarity, direction, insights, aha’s, answers, solutions and so much more when I am silent. So what does being silent have to do with finding my voice? Sounds like an oxymoron. It’s not. My voice comes to me in my daily Morning Pages, in nature, when I am on a retreat. It is in the silent stillness that I hear my voice. Finding my voice has been a process, an ongoing series of tuning in, listening and then acting on what I hear. It is empowering, enlightening, exciting and inspiring to not only find my voice but to claim it and honor it.
What about you? Are you interested in finding your voice? What will it take for you to find and claim your voice? What is the message you will share with the world? What is one small step you can take today to move in the direction of finding your voice?
I invite you to immerse yourself in the silence of the woods and join me for the Artist’s Way Retreat October 19 -21 at the ARC Retreat Center near Cambridge, MN. Reserve your space today!