Finding Your Inner Power - The Rising Woman
Updated: Feb 19
Emotional, Inspiring & Empowering.
Today I attended my first The Rising Woman event. I have been a big fan of Jess and her podcast for some time but unfortunately missed the first event when I was in the UK.
Today's event was focused on 'finding your inner power', with each of the guest speakers sharing their experiences around finding their power following periods of drug/alcohol abuse.
As you expect from the blurb it was quite a heavy day with the inspirational women sharing some pretty dark shit before they have managed to come out on the other side and talk about how they found the light and their inner power. I don't think there was a dry eye in the room. I found it quite triggering in relation to my uncle taking his life last year. It made me think about what my cousins must go through day to day as they come to terms with what happened.
As I was listening to them speak I began to think, wow I'm so lucky to have never been through such dark, horrendous, trauma and how 'normal' my life has been. I thought I have experienced some hard times, but in comparison I've not and maybe I should grow a pair when I'm having a bad day. But Lauren Darlington, one of the guest speakers almost read my mind and she made the point that just because you don't go through something as traumatic as what she went through doesn't mean you haven't experienced pain. Its all relative. Just because your problem or issue might seem small in comparison doesn't make it any less painful to you or any less worthy of seeking help.
Although heavy it was a truly inspirational day to hear how each of these women have come out on the other side. The psychologist was also so informative and I learnt so much.
My main take aways from the day:
1. Sometimes to be able to move forward you need to first go back and address your pain.
2. Its ok to change your mind and decide to say no.
3. There are more connections from your gut to your brain than from your heart. So listen to your gut.
4. Its ok to show your emotions. You don't need to lock them away.
5. Finding your inner power is being still enough to listen and trust your inner gut.
6. I am lucky enough to be surrounded by some absolutely BOSS BUSY WOMEN, and I wouldn't have it any other way.
Well done Jess for a fantastic event and for sharing your story.
I'll see you at the next event.