One Voice

Our voice is so very powerful. It is one of the most powerful things that we have within us. Our voice can manifest our dreams or give life to our wildest fears; it can calm our nervous system or destroy our peace of mind; it can bring our body into a state of health or give power to illness; it can empower, protect, and help others or it can be used to separate, tear down, and destroy.

To lean into that power in ourselves, we must find our own unique voice. We may think of the concept of “finding your voice” as being reserved for creators: writers, singers, musicians, artists, etc. But we are all the creators of our own lives, so finding the voice of our own unique style, personality, and truth applies to each and every one of us.

Blocks to using our voice can come from the stories we tell ourselves based on old beliefs, feedback from others on what we should believe and say and how we should express ourselves, and fears around what others will think. But when we live our lives behind those blocks and never really find our voice, we live a life that lacks fullness and potential.

When we can tap into our own unique voice and begin to use it, we can not only change our own lives, but we can change the world for the better. Our voice is how we express our authenticity, shaping how we want to be heard as we show up in the world and the impact that we can make.

Sometimes we may find that it feels easier to use our voice to advocate for others rather than for ourselves. This taps into the stories we believe related to our worth and deserving to voice our own desires, feelings, boundaries, and dreams. Advocating for others can be a stepping stone, helping us to practice our authenticity and power.

So where do we start in the process of finding our voice? As always, we start with self-awareness. We begin to notice our thoughts, our words, and our actions for patterns of hiding, staying small, or holding our voice back.

Next, we practice tuning in to get clear on what we love and believe in. We can get quiet and listen through meditation, prayer, sitting in silence, and spending time in nature. Becoming still enough to hear our own inner messages, to attune to our inner guide, and to create trust within ourselves are all practices to ready us for using our expressive muscles.

We must watch how we speak to ourselves and recognize the messages we are buying into that are not our own. When we can see the ways that we attempt to fit in with what others want us to be rather than showing up in ways that reflect who we truly are, we can see opportunities to lean into our own voice. From there, we can move into the work of accepting ourselves as we are and then changing our stories to rewrite them in a more helpful and healthy way.

We can write down our words in journals, we can sketch, paint, collage, and draw our thoughts, we can practice speaking our voice with people we trust.

Our own voice is most perfectly tuned to calm our nervous system and when we use our voice to give life to our dreams, visions, and desires, we can create the mind, body, experiences, life, and world we want to live in.

So, this week, give it a try. Express yourself in your own way. Lean into your power to create what you desire. Know that by doing that for yourself, you can not only make a differnce, you can also inspire others to do the same.

And I will be practicing right along with you.

Chat again soon,


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