By: Suzanne Gundersen
October 12, 2017
For years I struggled feeling unsatisfied, unfulfilled and living an in-authentic life that had me coping and making excuses for who I was. I had dysfunctional relationships (personal, family and professional) that seemed to become normal in my life. I was exhausted, depleted and overwhelmed.
One day I woke up and realized I lost touch with my inner essence. Or maybe I never had a strong connection to it, and decided that day, I didn’t want to feel like that anymore. Have you ever had that feeling, or made a similar resolution?
I didn’t know it then, but this emotional bottom would serve as the foundation for a new and exciting me, Suzanne 2.0! It was the beginning of a path that led me to become more confident, comfortable in my own skin, free of fear and able to tell my truth. This path has brought me amazing new connections, business opportunities and deeper relationships. In fact, I’ve never been happier.
Still, it wasn’t as simple as just saying the words and everything changed. You know how it is.
Have you ever been to a conference or workshop? Gotten all fired up about what you learned? Had big plans on how you were going to incorporate the new insight into your life? I sure have. Then what happens?
Two weeks later it’s like you never went to the workshop. Everything is back to normal and you’re doing the same things.
See, awareness and information are not enough to unlock new possibilities in your life. They allow you a choice, that’s it. The choice is, “do I continue to keep acting how I have been acting, or do I begin practicing new actions that eventually become new behaviors?”
That’s where I was at a couple years ago.
I knew my life wasn’t providing the type of fulfillment I was looking for. I needed to learn how to nurture and soothe myself. I had to give myself permission to be a priority in my own life. I had to stop giving my oxygen mask to everyone around me while I suffocated!
I wasn’t sure how I’d gotten where I was, but I knew I was fed up. Something told me that finding and connecting with other women like me could be the answer. Turns out I was right!
My first step in shifting towards wholeness was that I became aware of what I did to generate the results I was experiencing in my life. I wish I could say I did that on my own, but the truth is I needed the help of some incredible women to make me see.
I had to own my decisions and behaviors no matter where they came from, or what they meant. Taking responsibility allowed me to start forgiving myself and write a new story.
I wobbled for a long time between my old way and the new way. I sought out other people to help teach and support me in my quest for real self-worth. To me, that meant knowing and honoring my personal boundaries, being able to respectfully express them to others and learning to be kinder to myself.
In the past I’d created a list of experiences where I felt betrayed, abandoned, and when it didn’t feel safe to be me. I had to acknowledge my choices in those circumstances, learn where I betrayed myself and find my authentic voice. That took some time, and I couldn’t have done it alone.
I needed other women around me, just breathing next to me, to help me really know how safe, loved and cherished I am. To this day I meet other women like me, so that we can fan each other’s flames, hold each other accountable, cultivate self worth and nurture our spirits.
When your inner essence isn’t intact, when your energy has been drained by life, when positive affirmations aren’t enough… you need your sisters, other women.
If you’re interested in meeting other women just like you, join us. Together, women heal other women. We recognize the beauty, strength and wholeness in each other. We support each other.
During this energy circle we’ll use energy exercises to help move out old negative energetic patterns and begin to raise our frequency, while creating a foundation of self value and worth. Come join us you beautiful goddess!
Women’s Healthy Self Worth Energy Circle are held once a month at the studio. To find the next workshop, and reserve your spot today, please visit our Events Page or call (561) 450-6407. For more information, visit our Facebook Event Page.
Women’s Self Worth Energy Circles are led by Suzanne Gundersen, Wellness Practitioner at Transformed Connections. Suzanne helps women transform their lives by connecting more deeply within themselves, so they can experience life with genuine aliveness. She’s available for private sessions and other group classes.