Who Am I to be Doing This

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Did you know that here in this space, you are unconditionally free to be you? You are free to take off any masks. I acknowledge you for all your challenges and the fires you’ve had to put out in your life. I validate and appreciate you for making it through all the times you’ve had to learn things the ‘hard way’, for all the times you’ve had your heart broken, been disappointed by life and had to work so hard to forgive. I send sincere love and support to you for simply being you, for the peaks and valleys you’ve had to scale to make it to the here and now. I appreciate that life is at a turning point for many of you, which means that you can no longer accept things remaining as they are. Welcome to the next, exciting chapter of your life! Sacred Women’s Business believes that every challenge you have ever faced is inextricably linked to your unique life purpose.  The lessons you have learnt from your challenges: your sadness, your anxiety, your heartbreak and your tragedies, are all fertile fuels that will drive you to transform your life and the lives of those you reach out to.

It’s interesting how many women question themselves and their abilities when it comes to  living a purposeful life. They think that because of their challenges, they need to keep to themselves and can’t get out amongst it because they ‘don’t quite have it all together yet.’ I have lost count of the number of times I’ve heard clients and friends say ‘I’d love to get out there again and put energy into my work, but who am I to be doing this?’ This can range from the yoga teacher who is struggling to maintain her practice, to the coach who hasn’t been able to resolve an emotional issue. I have been guilty of this too, frightened of what people might think and playing small because I have mistakenly thought that I needed to have a perfect life if I am to give of myself.

The self-talk goes something like this ‘Who am I to do this when I haven’t been able to resolve things fully in my own life? Who am I to talk health when I am not fully healed? Who am I to offer advice when I haven’t actually been able to settle this relationship/work/money issue myself?’ ‘Who am I to help others when my own life isn’t perfect.’

What I would like to ask you this week is this. Who are you not to? Who are you not to reach out with your gifts, your insights, your assistance, your talent, your goodness, your grace? There is no such thing as perfect. If we all waited until we had it all together, would we ever assist anyone or get anything done? The miracle of giving yourself, even when it feels frightening and imperfect, even when you don’t quite feel ready, is that in the very act of being of service and being the giver, your own life is transformed. The very issues your clients have come to you with are the very issues that are healed as a result of you being present, willing and able to step up and create the sacred container of space for unconditional healing to occur. No matter how you are feeling, if you can commit to being of service, the rewards are so rich and vast. The ripple effects are beneficial to you, your family, your friends, your community and our beautiful planet.

You have full permission to give freely of yourself and to fully be yourself this week. Let yourself be imperfect. Let yourself acknowledge the perfect imperfections of life itself, but don’t withhold yourself any longer. You have way too much to offer to keep it to yourself.

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Lisa Fitzpatrick


  1. Jeanette on August 26, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    This is all so true. The funny thing is that people love to know you also have challenges and struggles. It makes you more real. We are all a work in progress!

    • Lisa on August 26, 2013 at 9:51 pm

      Thanks Jeanette, the beauty and peace you are shining from your gorgeous pad in Mullumbimby is definitely radiating outwards! I can feel it from Dalley St! x

  2. karen on August 26, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    Thank you for your words of inspiration and encouragement – it is so easy to forget this and so beautifully supportive to be gently reminded that all of our challenges make us who we are – so perfectly imperfect :)….thank you so much Lisa x

    • Lisa on August 26, 2013 at 9:49 pm

      Thanks Karen, you are such a beacon of light to so many people x

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