What’s unfurling in you?
How do you get out of your own way?
Who are you becoming?
I adore this interview series. I hope you do, too.
The questions I ask here are big, thudding, heart-openers. I realize that. My guests share deep, rich, thoughtful responses, and we the readers and listeners walk away with powerful insight. I’ve been chewing on the questions myself, so when the delightful Linda Ford asked if she could turn the tables on me, I immediately said yes. Below is a link to our recent conversation, where I answered the same questions (plus a few more).
But before you hear my story, reflect with me on what we are learning here.
Each of my amazing guests has brought something fresh and new to the conversation. As they muse about what’s coming alive for them and what that means in their lives, we better understand what it is to unfurl and see how all unfurlings arrive at the same place in the end. The journey is about becoming more of who we are. Allowing unnecessary coverings to drop away as we gain momentum and strength, as we stretch into the shape of our truth right now, at this point in our lives.
We’re inhabiting ourselves more deeply. This is what unfurling looks like.
When we’re aware of what’s unfurling and we turn toward it with love and care, it alters the way we experience life. The way forward becomes obvious and full of ease. Why? Because we don’t think our unfurlings alive, or should them into existence. They are the dance of saying Yes to what’s calling us and allowing it to lead. They are natural expressions of who we are, not who we think we might want to be or who our parents told us we would be or what would make the most sense.
When your unfurling has arrived, acknowledge it with a smile. Make a pact to do what you can to stay out of the way, and call in the support you need to allow it to flourish. Notice it, climb on board, invite yourself along for the ride. Say yes.
For me, right now, I’m unfurling my willingness to be more public, to reach out more broadly, to swim in the deep end of the pool. It’s showing up in how I run my business, and I’m excited to experience the thrill and energy that comes along with designing new projects that will take me onto a larger stage, in front of a bigger audience. I’m still figuring out the how and the what, but I’m clear that it’s time for me to assume more responsibility and to embolden my voice. How do I know it’s time? My heart is full, my stomach is alive with butterflies, and I find myself dreaming and scheming in the early morning quiet. I trust these clues.
As you listen to this interview, think about what’s unfurling in YOU right now. What are your clues? Where are you inspired to take exploratory steps? How will you head toward – and not away from – what’s calling you?
I’d love to hear your reaction to this interview, or to the series, in the comments below. You are a crucial and delightful part of my unfurling; thank you so much for being here!
Listen to the audio interview with Linda Ford :Unfurling with Amy Kessel
Others in the Unfurling Series
- Samantha Reynolds
- Jennifer Verharen
- Jamie Ridler
- Lindsey Mead
- Bridget Pilloud
- Tara Gentile
- Lynn Baldwin-Rhoades
- Amy Oscar
- Anna Guest-Jelley
- Molly Mahar
- Tanya Geisler
- Rachel Cole
- Amanda Farough
- Dyana Valentine
- Andrea Olson
- Julie Daley
- Ronna Detrick
- Jennifer Louden
- Kate Courageous
What’s unfurling in you?
Stay tuned for the opportunity to join a brand new group, launching this fall, where you will explore and deepen your relationship with what’s coming alive for you right now. It might be in the realm of career, relationship, creativity … no matter the topic, we’ll dive in and work on the obstacles in your way as well as the strategies for navigating what’s ahead. Sign up here for information and early bird registration.
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