I’m so excited to tell you about last night, I don’t event know where to begin. Several months ago, I attended a networking event and met a very interesting woman named Lucca Hallex who introduced herself as an intuitive counselor. What is that? I wondered. She explained that she “read” people and helped them align with their true purpose. The cynic in me thought it was a little woo woo but my curiosity got the better of me.
I was so intrigued I scheduled a reading with her. During that hour Lucca intuited things about me that only someone who knew me intimately could know. I hard to describe but I’d say it’s like meeting a complete stranger who knows you as a friend. I was really impressed by Lucca’s gift that I wanted to share it with others.
Last night I hosted an event at my studio with Lucca and a group of receptive women. During the group reading, she was able to offer individual insights for every woman. When it was my turn, she said, “You haven’t even fully stepped into your power. Your power is so strong you’re afraid of what it might do to others but it’s ok. You’re not interested in titles or position but you have so much to share.” Then I asked, “What’s keeping me from this power?” and as I asked that I knew in the pit of my stomach that the answer was ME. I was keeping myself from fully reclaiming my power. I was afraid of being truly seen. The irony almost makes me cry. Here I am, as a boudoir photographer, with a mission to inspire women to reclaim their power and confidence through radical self-acceptance and I couldn’t even do it for myself.
My big aha moment of the night was that what I’m most able to offer others is what I need for myself. Fear is what has held me back and courage is what will allow me to step through that.