3 Ways to Begin Living with Peace and Confidence

Last time I wrote about three things that keep women stuck, overwhelmed and feeling anxious. (If you missed that post, you can see it here.)

Today I want to show you how to combat those things so you can live with peace, joy, and confidence.

1. Discover and Nurture Your Divine Identity

If you’re going to live a life a peace and joy, you are going to have to be honest with yourself about who you really are, what you really want, where you’ve settled in your life, and where you’ve taken on goals and pursuits that were not yours. Too many of us are living the lives we think we are supposed to live rather than living from real desire.

If you were being totally and completely true to you, who would you be? How would you live? What would you accomplish? Begin by asking yourself what you don’t like about your current life circumstances. What do you wish you could change? If every aspect of your life was AMAZING, what would it look like?

Your truest, most authentic self is divine and connected to the power of the Universe. You have a Goddess spirit that wants to grow, love, and express itself. You tap into that authentic self by asking what it wants if there were no limitations, if you knew you could not fail.

Now, some people erroneously take this as permission to be their basest self. They say, “I’m going to be unapologetically me. I’m gong to swear more and speak my mind, even if it’s rude or hurts someone’s feelings. People can just accept the real me or get lost!”

Don’t fall into this trap. That’s not their authentic self speaking. That is ego and a victim mindset speaking. It is the self hiding. Once you strip away the base tendencies and defense mechanisms we have learned from society, you can discover the divine self.

You can identify your divine self by the way it feels. The divine flows with light, upward and outward energy, as opposed to the constricted push-pull energy we experience in day to day life.

2. Begin Living Your Life Mission

Once you discover what your divine self truly desires, begin aligning yourself with that desire. Most of the time your life mission will require learning and growth, which won’t happen overnight. However, you can make small steps toward your dreams every day.

Ask yourself, “What can I do today where I am with what I have?”

Let’s say you want to become an inspirational speaker, but you don’t know the first thing about speaking as a career. You could look up how to write an inspirational talk and begin drafting one of your own. You could watch inspirational messages on YouTube and make notes about what makes the delivery effective.

Baby steps can take you all the way up the mountain if you just keep going. Take a baby step toward your dream life.

3. Connection, Collaboration, and Support

I don’t know about  you, but I’m a do-it-yourself kind of person. I have a hard time asking for help. And, sometimes I have asked for help and not gotten the help I needed, so I gave up and soldiered on alone.

This is a recipe for failure. I didn’t start making real progress toward my goals until I began connecting with other people who had similar goals.

You are not an island. Chances are you won’t reach your goals on your own. You will need help along the way, but you must be cautious about who you share your dreams with.

As my friend Lynette teaches, there are Dreamkeepers and Dreamsmashers out there. You have both in your life. Often the Dreamsmashers believe they are just looking out for you. They want to protect you, but there is no growth in safety. There is no growth in your comfort zone.

You will need the support of like-minded people in order to become your truest self. Collaboration is key. A rising tide raises all boats. As women, collaboration is in our nature. Begin by being a support and a cheerleader for someone else’s dreams. Connect people who can help one another. Learn about the skills and aspirations of women you meet.

Finally, ask for Divine help. You are connected to the mind of God and the power of the Universe. Too many people take on the attitude that “the whole world is against me.” If you believe that, it will be true. You will attract struggle. What if the opposite is true? The whole universe is conspiring for your success. When you change your perspective, you will being to see small miracles everyday.

Let me conclude by saying that the key to moving out of stress, overwhelm and anxiety is to shift your perspective and your priorities. Most people think a change in circumstance will create the emotional shift they seek. However, shifting your thoughts and your focus will allow you to release negative emotions, no matter what circumstances you find yourself in.

I believe that every woman has a unique and divine purpose and identity. If you want to explore more of your divine identity and you need 1:1 help, schedule an exploratory session with me by clicking here.

Until next time,


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  1. I want you to know how meaningful your writings are to me. I am at a very different point in life than you, but your ideas speak to me in important ways. At first I thought that your were writing mostly to young mothers, but as you write and I get to know the mature Michelle writer, they speak to my experiences, past and present. Your writing is broad and speaks to people of varying spiritual beliefs, especially this one. Thank you so much for your wisdom!

    1. These are priceless words to me coming from a woman that I have always admired. Stand tall and know how much you are loved!

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