The other day in the car I reminded myself to be a humble warrior; to stand in my power. Stand in my power of enlightenment, knowledge, safety, inspiration and freedom (the warrior part) but not allow what I have learned through my life journey to give me the air of self-importance and arrogance (the humble part).
This came up for me when I had a fellow peer question my skills in a hostile manner. We differed on the facts, almost as if there could be an opinion on said fact. The "arrogant warrior" wanted to show her that she was wrong. That I knew what I was teaching and speaking about and that she can stuff it.
Guess what I did?
I allowed the feeling.
It does us no good to ignore how we feel in a moment, even if that thought or feeling doesn't feel good (and it didn't). However, I had to be honest with myself in that moment and allowed myself reflection on the situation. I questioned and explored myself and my feelings. Did I want to be viewed as an arrogant warrior? Absolutely not! I want to serve as many people on this Earth (and universe) from a place of strength, power, love and humility.
I want to be a humble warrior.
By choosing how I wanted to feel and then doing the things to get to that feeling (smiling, body posture of openness, continuing to do the good work I do, sharing my business more, consistency and being powerful in love) I am embodying the humble warrior!
I was able to look at my fellow peer and see the perceived arrogance and "hoity-ness" as a mirror to my own reflection. Did you notice how I stated "perceived"? How we receive a situation is entirely up to us and I have to accept my part in that tango.
That interaction provided another learning lesson for me. I hadn't reviewed my training notes in a year; of course, I am always learning in my industry but it's also important to review what you learned. To look back at your time of learning and assess growth and the areas you can continue to grow.
And how I choose to feel changed my weeks ahead. My classes grew, I interacted with amazing people, hired new employees, unexpected money flowed into my bank account, new opportunities to make a living opened up, I worked less and I felt (and feel) light and full of love.
This post isn't about how great I am doing, it's about helping you find the same. I challenge you to choose a term like I did to describe you and what that term means to you. It can be anything. For me, it was humble warrior but it could easily have been awesome mega powerful boss babe hot mama!
Now onto you: head over to social media after picking your term and find a pic or imagine that describes you! Tag me @selflovehw on IG and @selflovehealthandwellness on FB with the hastag #selflovehw and describe YOU. Post your name (i.e. Humble Warrior) and what it means to you (i.e. Strength, power, love, humility). Do this for yourself, make a proclamation to the world and see how your week shifts!