Wisdom in the Company of Women.
Women. Women have become more special in my life as I have become more comfortable in my own skin. And it's because of wise women I have been able to become who I am today. This blog post is a tribute to all those who offer wisdom and guidance.
An invitation to search, be aware, and honor relationships that cause you to become a better and more soulful version of who you are.
Specific people come into your life that move you. They energize you into action. The unfoldment of the experience reveals the truth and power of partnership. "Allyship."
Along what I like to call my "personal adventure," I've had five women that ferried me across vast rivers of change with many undercurrents. Without them, my life would look and feel very different. They discovered me on the shore and offered me guidance. To stretch or to stall. To keep on the adventure or be idle. They helped me see it's together we grow and evolve. To realize potential is not a solo journey. Under the surface, it's all about finding purpose and the earth-given right to be more than what our minds tell us. Sometimes we need a push from another to remember the power in our strength, will, and wisdom.
The following are key insights from these five women who are highly-experienced professionals in business, yoga, and meditation. These nuggets of wisdom were my bridge from one life to another. I invite you to consider the moments, experiences, or personal adventures that moved your spirit and became a bridge to something more.
In total, they equal 200 years of experience in mastering their craft. I'm not sure if I can ever show my endless gratitude for their time, love, and guidance. However, my aim is by sharing one of the many gifts offered from each woman, you may be moved to share your wisdom.
Susan Dalton: Take RISKS so you can see what you're made of.
Ruth Hartung: "Sraddhasagar - Ocean of Faith":
The FOUNDATION must be laid first for the work ahead to matter.
Sissy Jones: Embrace ALLYSHIP and watch for life to say "yes." When it does go forth, don't look back. Don't walk. Run.
Mary Ann Shaening: TRUST your heart and open the door to magic.
Moneca Taylor Dinkel: Travel FEARLESSLY and meet your soul.
Who has ferried you across rivers? Who has shifted your currents? What have you embodied enough to know you won't let go? These are the lights on your path to your most significant experiences. To your true nature and what you’re here to give.
We are all built for the calling and designed for the experience. Together. We all have water crossings. We all stand on the shores of vulnerability, evolution, and change.
Experiencing anything that has the potential to cause change supports understanding more accurately. You go through a very vulnerable place - you crack open a little bit, and become more available at that moment.
Every time you learn something more accurate and more genuine than what you were just believing will shift your world. It's impossible to control.
This is the beginning of an ocean crossing.
Here's to the journey of becoming your own trailblazer, a light on the path, an ally to others, and becoming whole.
Heather Robertson is Founder of Bold Arrival. Bold Arrival offers a framework for the mind, body, and emotions to stay open to inspiration, self-awareness, and personal leadership. Dedicated to sharing conscious wisdom in the modern world Heather is an entrepreneur, speaker, strategist and yoga & meditation educator. She continues to practice and consult with her beloved mentors in Switzerland and the United States.