Access The Information
I had a tremendous opportunity this past week to fight a fight of freedom of expression. Throughout the whole process, I realized something about myself. I really enjoy fighting for right! I knew that before, but I really put my heart in this. And the great news? We won!
I won’t go into the details, because what happened is really not important. What is important is that I found a piece of myself that had been missing for a few years. No, this isn’t a let-me-spill-my-heart-out kind of post. I am writing about this because somewhere I know that someone else feels this as well.
The most important aspect for me is that I found my voice, and I was able to be a voice for someone that was unable to do so. That is the most important result from all of this. The realization that most of us have quieted our voices to fit in or to conform to what others say we should be. And we have put many parts of our lives on hold waiting for answers giving us permission and instructions on making changes.
Today, as I was relaying this to a friend, and discussing some Aha! moments I have had lately. She asked me one question: If you could make a change right now, what would it look like to you?
What a question to consider? My answer to her? “I don’t know.” And then she said something that hit home to me. “Yes, you know. You just can’t access that information right now.”
I thought about that. And it is true. All information is available to us. We do know. Access may not be available just yet. Why? I believe that we have to be in that place in which we are ready to access the information. Those are those Aha! moments we have.
I found that my answer was right there. If I could make the change I so desire right now, I know exactly what that looks like. The information I need to access is the how. Just as this past week’s event that allowed me to become someone else’s voice was my answer to making change in my life.
At the first sound of help, my first thought was that I didn’t know what to do. From that place, I took a deep breath and just began. I accessed the information.
My message to you today is take the I-don’t-know out of the equation. Turn the I-don’t-know into I-do-know-I-just-can’t-access-
the-information-yet. Give yourself permission to wait for answers. Let the answers come to you instead of chasing your tail looking for answers. Allow yourself to be in the moment of just waiting. Just waiting.
When I just wait for answers, they come, oh,so much easier. I stop fighting myself. I stop fighting those little mind chatter-monkeys that tease me and taunt me with doubt and fears. When I just wait, answers flood in.
How does this tie in with the events this past week? Well, when my friend put out her call for help, I didn’t know what to do. I just knew I had to do something. I could not just stay silent. So, I took a breath, and I just waited without questioning or fighting myself for answers. Within a few moments, the answer was there, and I started my campaign. Maybe, if you follow me on Twitter, you saw it? #FreeOurPoetsNow and #ThisIsOurVoice. Yep, what an answer that was!
And the answer? My passion to be a voice for those that cannot or are not able. So, you see? I do not the answer, and I accessed the information. I challenge you to do the same.
Camille is a poet, author, and artist with two books coming out soon. She leads women’s empowerment workshops and retreats focused on improving body image and teaching women to embrace their own beauty and sensuality. While the body of her work is in erotica and romance, she focuses on the strength of women and their inner voices. Kind hearted and loving, her motivation in writing and art is the beauty of women – all women!