I love what I’ve read so far from The Fire Starter Sessions – love it!
This book has serious potential to set the world on fire.
While I was reading it I found myself all fired up to get back to a project of my own and before I knew it I’d completed my first workbook, got a website up for it and begun getting email alerts of sales! Every time I get one of those emails I get a little tingling of excitement and hope – envisioning there is about to be one less person held back by a toxic relationship in the world and I am so incredibly grateful to be able to share this with the world.
“you get hit with a goal but you can relax into a desire” Mama Gena
“The more in touch you are with your desires the less you need goals” Danielle LaPorte
“We’re often going after someone else’s dream…” Danielle LaPorte
The interview before offers a glimpse of the wisdom, beauty and humor Danielle delivers… Watch it only if you are ready to be inspired and set on fire!
I first fell in-love with the names Kate and Katherine when I was about 8 and saw my first Katherine Hepburn movie Bringing Up Baby. I love her spunk and sass and smarts and self-confidence and sex appeal.
It was eye opening to see a woman that empowered and self-assured.
That began my love affair with the name – and now it is my name as well
I have struggling on and off my entire adult life with body image problems – always having this imagine in my head of myself as this very slim fine boned woman – well, that simply ain’t me. Even at my lowest weight of 124lbs it wasn’t me – at that weight my hip bones gutted out and I literally couldn’t sleep on my stomach due to the discomfort of my lack of padding on my hips.
I’ve been working consciously on allowing self-love to blossom and bloom inside myself. I look in the mirror now and see luscious curves and softness and femininity galore. But that wasn’t the case until very recently.
Then I had the realization – a quantum leap of realization – that as a small girl I super-imposed the body type of Kate Hepburn as the ideal and had unconsciously been trying to live up to that image all these years.
That was pretty intense a leap to finally *see my block and my inner hidden agreement of what and the why I was supposed to look like.
I find myself feeling such deep inner gratitude for this leap in awareness – this understanding and ability to let go and move on.
I find myself looking in the mirror after I get out of the shower and seeing, really, truly seeing my own beauty in feminine form in place of inner judgments and shame over not meeting some ideal that isn’t even in connection with the way my body is built.
I am beautiful.
And I am grateful for the blessing of this understanding.
To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.
Thich Nhat Hanh
What holds you back from seeing your own beauty? From reveling in the amazing body you have?