“I’ll be brave, Mom.” Surprised to hear his response when I asked if he would ride with me through the car wash. My 4 year old has always been afraid of car washes. My awesome mini-van is dirty almost all the time, since my side kick is always with me. I figured he would say, No way- to my request.
When we went into the covered awning of the car wash, he put his blanket over his head and leaned back into his car seat as if trying to relax and calm himself. He told me to turn the music on really loud. I reached my arm back and held his hand. In a few minutes it
was over. I told him how proud of him for being so brave.
He said, “Mom, I wasn’t brave. I was afraid.” His exact words. I told him
as tears came up to the corners of my eyes, “Yes you were afraid but you still
did it. Brave means being scared but knowing it will be ok. You were very brave.”
Then came a little smile of knowing. And I was overwhelmed with emotion. It is in these moments I feel so close to God.
To be brave, you must know fear. Brave is being afraid but doing it because your vision is greater than your fear. I remember listening to an empowerment coach in an interview once- talk about how your vision is greater than your fear, I don’t recall who it was exactly. When your vision is greater than your fear. . . It comes full circle for me. As I embarked on a new part of my life’s work by offering my first free program, the power of resistance, with
people from all over online who have never met me before.
My fear had me freaking out the day before the release, “Oh my God is this going to work? Are people going to know what the heck the power of resistance is?
Are they going to understand it so they can get the messages?
Then followed by a huge rush the day of the release, “I am so excited! This is amazing! This is who I am meant to be! I am showing up in the world as I was
created to be! I am so happy, I am making a difference and changing people’s lives!
And the day after fear comes back, in stressful moments trying to fix links and watching the stats as I can see how many visits the program is getting. I had no idea how much
behind the scenes and within me would feel so vulnerable.
Fear feels Like I am naked in a snow storm! I live in Minnesota so I know snow.
And apparently I know fear. The kind that reveals my dreams and helps remind me of who I am. So that I am showing up for the purpose I was created for. The car wash experience happened just 3 days before the launch of my first big program. Talk about divine timing!
Being brave. My 4 year old said it best, “ I’ll be brave.” As I show up for my life.
How will you be brave today?
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