Thanks for swinging by! I’m honored to share Transformation Goddess, Lisa Fitzpatrick’s divinely feminine wisdom in this month’s gorgeous guest post. Enjoy!
I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence, but it comes from within. It is there all the time – Anna Freud
Being is an art-form that is in grave danger of extinction. Modern life is busy, chaotic and diverse. Your full power resides in your ability to be present, engaged in the moment, fully inhabiting your body. Full embodied presence creates spaciousness. It is a state of liberation from the past and the future. It’s a space where overwhelm disappears as you are neither influenced by your past conditioning, nor harangued by the demands and expectations of your future. Yet how often have you abandoned yourself and only partly inhabited your body during day-to-day tasks of life? How often do you multi-task, scattering your attention in so many different directions? Charismatic feminine presence and leadership occurs when you engage full mindfulness and faithfulness to one task at a time, using all your senses. When was the last time you can remember being fully immersed like this?
Who you are being at any moment in time is a more significant determining factor in your success than what you are doing. While it’s important to take action, if you are taking action from a state of overwhelm, resentment or fear, you run the risk of making a poor decision. The masculine impulse is characterized by directed action and has an outward focus on doing. The feminine impulse, in contrast, comes from a state of poise or being, which is inward focussed. Who you are being while you carry out the tasks of your soul journey, will determine who and what you attract. If you’re stuck in overwhelm, which is often accompanied by resentment and agitation, your results are highly likely to be different to the results you’d experience if you were feeling the spaciousness that accompanies full presence. Overwhelm also suggests disconnection from who you truly are, because the truth is, you are infinite, wise and all-knowing.
The definition of charismatic is ‘to be filled with the spirit of God’. When you are fully present and engaged in your journey, being charismatic comes easy to you and turns you into a magnet for amazing opportunities. Being present means that you are relaxed in your own skin, fully showing up each and every time you engage with the day to day tasks of your life and business with non-judgement. In this state of full mindfulness and embodiment, minimal effort yields maximum results.
Lately, how often have you found yourself engaged in multi-tasking whilst wrestling with your computer – having one eye on social media, whilst writing your blog and listening to a podcast? The quality of your attention is diluted by these common modern day distractions. Have you ever heard the poignant saying ‘If you don’t have time to do something properly now, what makes you think you’ll have time to go back and do it again later?’ Placing your full undivided attention on each and every task and occupying the moment fully allows you to do the task right the first time and minimizes the possibility of having to repeat it. This saves time and energy, meaning more time and energy for you.
The art of being is also state of poise, because it sits at the convergence of past and present. It enables you to be simultaneously relaxed and receptive to what is currently unfolding, a state of equanimity which is highly energy efficient. This potent feminine style of presence also allows you to be vulnerable because you are no longer placing the shield of ego in front of you, or feeling the need to protect yourself due to past conditioning. You are able to show up, fully and unconditionally, and there is nothing more attractive or charismatic in someone who takes full ownership over her life.
Whether this state of presence is applied to simple tasks such as speaking on the phone to someone with your undivided focus on the conversation, or making sure your notes are being filed in the right places, you are immersed in the most powerful state of being when you pour your full being forth. You also become powerful and compelling, a charismatic feminine leader with all the qualities that others will be inspired to follow.
Lisa Fitzpatrick is a best-selling author who revels in supporting women to find their unique life purpose and heal their businesses so they can enjoy holistic success. She is the founder of Sacred Women’s Business, a coaching and training organization supporting conscious women leaders who have a legacy to leave. Lisa is a certified coach, writer, yoga teacher, workshop facilitator, speaker, registered physiotherapist and mother. She lives in a subtropical paradise near Byron Bay, Australia
with her two sons.
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If you enjoyed this post, you may also enjoy reading Lisa’s first popular guest post, The 3 Veils That Block Your Feminine Purpose.