Kevin Costner is the last person I thought would provide me with a useful mantra, but ‘build it and they will come’ are the words I have hung onto for the last few months.
They have stayed with me as I have been remembering and researching and creating emBODYment. They have been my touchstone as I spent almost six months in the evening’s and weekends writing the Coaching Journal (which Jo has made all gorgeous). And I’ve found myself repeating them over the last few weeks, as my blueprint plan suddenly became a real building.
When I sat with the realisation that actually making 50 places available was way too many and what was I thinking?! I wrote a reminder in my journal, that the perfect number would feel the pull and it wasn’t my job to worry about that. I just had to put my energy into creating something useful. Something that would bring to life my heart-felt belief that when we make peace with our bodies, a bucket-load of energy is available for us to fulfil our true purpose on this here planet.
So I’ve been learning my trades: how to phaff about with .pdfs without mashing them up completely, how to put together video’s (wow I talk with my hands A LOT), and recordings of guided meditations I have written (confession: it took my many many takes to record this weeks as I kept starting to cry at one specific point – I think this is a good sign).
And now its ready.
Today is the first day of the course and I am unapologetically teary-eyed grateful and fist-pump excited to see this group of 25 women gather together.
I am so proud of this work: it really is my heart and soul translated into zero’s and one’s.
Today would have been Mum’s 64th birthday, she died almost 11 years ago and set me on this path of waking up to my life. I always had in mind that emBODYment would be something I could send out into the world with her on my shoulder.
And my word for this year is Expand and right now I feel as expansive as the miles of dreamy yellow fields in Wiltshire.