“Vulnerability is the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, courage, empathy, and creativity. It is the source of hope, empathy, accountability, and authenticity. If we want greater clarity in our purpose or deeper and more meaningful spiritual lives, vulnerability is the path.”
~ Brené Brown
I’m running a retreat right now. It’s something I love to do – one of my greatest joys is helping others to discover their path, to connect to their intuition and soul wisdom and to become skilled at energy work and using their psychic gifts.
My courses are a mix of lectures, philosophy, channelling and practical activities. And I always demonstrate things I ask my students to do for themselves. So when it comes to teaching how to do personal journey-work I use myself as the example.
Yesterday we worked on connecting in to our Oversoul and asking about our life direction, what will make us happy, what gifts we have come here to share and what our legacy might be.
Which is how I came to be sitting on the carpet in front of my students, my oracle cards spread in front of me as I chose cards and then spoke aloud the very private messages that these cards evoked. This was not staged. I pulled cards and did this exercise that was meant to be done privately in the same way I would have done it if I had been working alone at home.
Every card became harder for me to read. My life was on the floor in front of me, and the messages were profound and excruciatingly personal. But I was committed to doing the exercise from start to finish to teach my students clearly what I was asking them to do for themselves.
By the last card I was in tears, and my voice had a definite waver. It was hard to share such an intimate journey when I did not know in advance what might be revealed with each turn of a card. It was a big reading. There’s nothing like laying your soul bare in front of a crowd to make you really feel your vulnerability.
But I am glad I did. It helped my students to see not just my process, but the power of being brave enough to go deeper with your self-exploration, and of owning that journey.
So my question to you today is this: Who can you help by laying bare your process, by sharing your vulnerability, by allowing yourself to be seen uncensored, raw and real?
Sending much love your way, Nicole ❤ xx
6 thoughts on “Leading by Example – A Lesson In Vulnerability”
My heart just skipped a beat reading this blog…so profound & personal…thanks for sharing Nicole !
Love this and it is so timely! I just listened to a talk by Brene Brown this morning on my walk. This is a beautiful example of vulnerability.
There are very few people I would come to for a reading, or to talk such things, you’re one of them. Brightest Blessings for what you are doing in the world.
You don’t just talk the talk, you walk the walk and are an inspiration to us all with your vulnerability, your ability to share, nurture and be authentic and transparent. You are amazing. We are grateful for your leadership and courage. xoxoxoxo
This is why you are already a legend, Nicole. You are the real deal.
Big hugs from me too.
Just voicing the word ‘vulnerable’ makes me wobbly & uncomfortable. Big hugs Sweetheart X