The magic of giving yourself permission

What if I gave myself permission to do what I want? What would my day look like? How would this shape my relationships and career? When I think like this my heart fills with all the possibilities and the magic of what I could create.

For years I have been pondering new pathways and working out how to forge a life more aligned with my heart. I have been seeking the views of friends, family members and professionals to help me find clarity and to feel okay about changing my life direction. 

I have recently come to the realisation that no one is going to do this for me. There won't be a magic moment where suddenly everything will be revealed and I will finally know what the hell it is I am supposed to be doing on this planet. 

I have been wanting someone to tell me it is okay. I wanted someone to tell me that taking a leap of faith and doing something with unknown outcomes would be okay. Perhaps I was trying to share the responsibility of the decision so that if it didn't work out then I wouldn't have to blame myself. Perhaps I was just in a state of procrastination waiting to feel confident and worthy enough to embark on a new path or develop a new skill. 

And  so here I sit with this new thought.

You see for the past few years I have been playing really small. I have been craving something bigger and more nourishing. This isn't about being ungrateful for what I already have, this is about stretching myself to live in a way that is aligned with my values. 

What if I gave myself permission to do what I want? What would my day look like? How would this shape my relationships and career?  When I think like this my heart fills with all the possibilities and the magic of what I could create. 

What I am really called to do is to work with wonderful intelligent women. Women who are seeking a little nudge or some support to tap into their intuition. I have been working as a Social Worker for around 10 years and I have learnt so much about the spectrum of human experience. I am now ready to refine my skills and work in a place of empowerment rather than crisis intervention ( our welfare system is broken!, but more on that later ). 

What would you like to give yourself permission to do? no matter how small I would love to hear your thoughts.