Permission Slips

Hey Party People,


Today I want to give you permission. Permission to be everything you authentically are. We often push down our inner being and mold ourselves into a version we think others want or try to be someone we think we should be. Who you should be, is you.


When we were born we had no misgivings about who we were. We just were. You can see it in a baby as they gaze in awe and discovery at everything around them. You can see it in a toddler with their over-active and zealous imagination. During these early years, we have not been touched by the great influences around us telling us who we are. We are the original and most pure version of ourselves.


I’ve been thinking about that a lot lately how we are born in our purest form but over time life takes its toll and we begin to craft insecurities and feelings of unworthiness about who we are. We strive to please or live up to the standards others lay before us. We craft new belief systems about ourselves and internalize the external opinions of others. Today I want to remind you of your purest form and give you permission to be everything you are.

Because no one else can be you and no one else has your gifts. I encourage you today, this week, this month, this year even, to give yourself permission to be all of you.


Give yourself permission to own your feelings. You are entitled to the things you feel. You are not crazy or dramatic, you are human.


Give yourself permission to be flamboyant and loud. You do you boo!


Give yourself permission to take a risk. Playing small doesn’t serve the world.


Give yourself permission to rest. Recharge your mind, body, and soul. I promise you’ll be intensely more productive (and happier) with some inner nurturing.


Give yourself permission to love and be loved. Love those who might not deserve it right now (they probably need it), and receive the love others send your way, you are worthy of it.


Give yourself permission to forgive. Let go of the hurt and betrayal inflicted upon you. Letting go will serve you in unbelievable ways.


Give yourself permission to heal. You deserve to feel whole.


Give yourself permission to Dream. Dreaming is cheap but the returns are exponential, so dream without barriers.


Give yourself permission to Just Be. Shut down the email. Step away from the laundry. Turn off the notifications and get in tune with you.


Give yourself permission to accept your body, as it is right now. Breathe in acceptance, breathe out expectation.


Give yourself permission to cry. Yeah, those ugly tears – let them out!


And finally, after you wipe those tears give yourself permission to Be Happy! Do the things you love, get a little silly, and of course, do a little dance!


Here are a couple Party Jams for a little self love.


Slow Jam- Beauty in the Flaws – Sophia Scott

Hype Jam - Feelin’ Myself – will.i.am, Miley Cyrus, French Montana


With Gratitude,

-S


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