According to Dictionary.com unleash means, “to release from or as if from a leash; set loose to pursue or run at will; to abandon control of.”
As of late I’m noticing it more in realms of healing, health, energy, movement, growth, spirituality, and technology. These headings are interchangeable and can be subheadings under each subject. But unleash is the common denominator that each share and is applied to a motion.
Recently I was hired for a new assignment with a major corporation. Admittedly I was excited after a twelve-year lesson that tore down a shoddy foundation. And yes, I am still being built, “over, again, another.” Daily I’m unleashing energies that I inherited from wounded souls and some I accepted as my own. And those traits I don’t necessarily care for that will possibly remain I am learning to walk with. Hate it. But the entity Peace is the goal for my soul. That is the energy I choose to abide in and with.
I know you’re probably wondering what does this have to do with my new assignment. Well, I’m in an environment that literally has systems in place that care about their employees, emotional, physical, social, relational, and educational well-being. I’ve walked into what I knew from being in the opposite, a place of what a business culture should be built upon.
Have you ever waited for the other foot to drop? That’s how I feel sometimes but each time I walk through the door I’m greeted with a hearty ‘Good Morning’ and a smile from ninety-nine percent of the employees including upper management. Wow! I sat in Orientation thinking asinine questions like:
1. Do I deserve this?
2. Can I really perform in this position?
3. Can I handle all this information?
4. Is this the place I’m supposed to be?
5. Can I bring value to this position?
6. Will I be promotable in six months?
I mean I’m sitting there and all of these questions and more are running through my head. I’ve had to tell myself daily that they wouldn’t have hired me if they thought I couldn’t do the job. So come on girl, let’s do the job. You would think the last twelve years I had time to release negative beliefs. But it seems a portion of them have been hiding and waiting for this golden moment to rear their ugly heads. AGH!
Then again, maybe it was divinely appointed for them to rear their heads. I needed to see them, identify, thank and release them, and tell them their services are no longer needed. The last twelve years of being in the wilderness came with a mindset of social and relational skills to survive in isolation. Connecting with people again, and not just in a corporate environment is overwhelming at times. I’m taking it slow and making sure that I breathe. That’s very important. Breathe. Unleash. Breathe. Unleash.
“I’m worthy. Breathe. Unleash.
I deserve to be here. Breathe. Unleash.
Go your speed. Breathe. Unleash.
This place is not your past. Breathe. Unleash.
You’re in a new place. Breathe. Unleash.
Smile. Breathe. Unleash.
Good Morning. Breathe. Unleash.
At times, we have to travel in our illustrious past to see the courageous women who paved the way for us to be in settings we only dreamed of. My sister friend and blogger Couture Purpose does an eloquent job of paying homage to women who sometimes go unsung but their deeds live on. Check out her blog where “Couture Purpose is ‘designed to make statements.’”
Now that we are springing forward know that you are moving in new places, spaces, and atmospheres! It’s because you’ve paid the cost and deserve to be there. Now go further!
Please sit back and enjoy my theme song for 2016 by Rachel Platten, “The Fight Song.”
Until next time “sweet sleep, and angels keep!”
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