This year has been opening up new opportunities that I never before imagined were possible. For the first time in my career, people have been asking for my opinion and wanting to hear my voice. After so many years of screaming down empty, echoing hallways, I am finally able to whisper and be heard.
It started with a school survey. The county was asking questions about how the administration was doing and I was randomly selected to be interviewed about my personal experience. A month later, the school was being re-evaluated to keep its IB (International Baccalaureate) certification, and I was selected to be on the interview team. Then the principal said he would like me to help with the selection process for a new hire. I couldn’t believe that I was finally being recognized and respected for my perspective and experience. I suddenly felt esteemed and powerful.
About that same time, I began a part time position at the hospital. As I got to know the team that I would be working with, they began to reach out to me for my opinion. Here I was totally new to the staff and the hospital setting and they wanted my feedback and creative ideas. I almost started crying. How long had I been yearning to be appreciated and valued as an equal contributor to a team!
So how had it all changed for me? It all changed when my belief about myself shifted.
Ever since I began energy work, I have had a congested throat chakra. I felt like I would always express myself to others but they wouldn’t remember what I said, respond to my needs, or really understand me. I found myself often shouting to be heard both literally and metaphorically. This would sometimes lead to conflict. I didn’t know how to express myself clearly and I felt constantly frustrated. At the same time, I carried the belief that I was powerless and I had nothing to offer. I lacked confidence in my abilities and even in who I was. I felt like I had to perfect myself in order to be heard.
Once I dipped into my heartspace and got in touch with my true self, I knew that I deserved to be heard and that I had a lot to offer. I realized that I had more power than I had ever admitted before and it was important for me to share myself with the world. I didn’t have to say anything to anyone. I just embodied the belief that I am important and I will no longer fight to be heard. This was when others began to come to me for my opinion or advice.
I believe everyone has a voice that needs to be heard. If you are having trouble speaking your truth or tapping into your own power, I would love to work with you. Reach out to me for your free consultation.
About the Author: Julie Glaser is a healer who creates sacred spaces for people to share, release, and grow. She’s in the habit of being in awe and wonder and writes to share her own experiences and learnings with other inquisitive souls in the process of transforming.