I’m making significant changes this year.
It’s clear these need to happen for me to be healthy and prosperous.
Some I have resistance to.
A few I am surprised about.
Some were hard decisions.
One I’ve been embarrassed to admit.
Some I’m sad about.
A couple I’m thrilled about.
I’m sharing this with you now because:
* I want you to get you the scoop on my priorities and direction so you can decide if you want to stick around and play!
For those of you on the fence to join my Coaching Program* let this tip you in one direction or the other. (I’m not attached to which one. Just decide from an empowered place.) (*NOTE: Since I wrote this article, Wealthy Goddess 2017 is now closed for applications with the EXCEPTION of taking women for Luminary Path.)
For those of you who DON’T resonate with me, it’s time to opt out.
For those of you who DO resonate with me, it’s time to lean in.
* I am using the power of the full moon and the intensity of the emotions I’m feeling to declare this to be so.
* I am modeling that in order to thrive and live in accordance with the purpose and prosperity we are intended for — we have to make changes. Sometimes we have to make big one’s that are uncomfortable and even unwelcome.
HERE WE GO…
** 7 momentous changes I’m making in 2017!! **
(I’ll save my embarrassment one till last)
1) I am putting down roots!!
THAT’S RIGHT! After 5 years & 6 months of my adventure and experiment in a non-traditional lifestyle, traveling extensively and being home-free, I am going to create a sanctuary.
I’ll be retiring my suitcase as my primary means of relating to my belongings and navigating the world. And replacing it. With. A. Home.
I’m not ready to reveal where JUST yet. My hermit needs a bit more time to fully process this development.
Since I’ve made the decision, I’m noticing so much opening up for me. Among my many delights… to create a hearth! I can’t wait to cook in my OWN kitchen.
2) I am NOT leading my Kauai Retreat!!
WOAH! This was one of the difficult decisions I’m sad about.
I went back and forth about it a lot.
I mean, hello? It’s Kauai! Such a luscious place.
For the last 4 years I’ve led EPIC retreats there that have been life-changing for my clients. Women rave about this experience.
Knowing the value it has for women, it’s been a hard one to let go of.
But my body is telling me to release it this year.
Will I do it again? Honestly, I don’t know. There are new things emerging, and I’m dutifully listening.
(Let this be a lesson in taking action on your desires! I’ve heard many women say they intend to do this Kauai Retreat with me “some day”. Sometimes putting dreams off makes the decision for you.)
3) I am mentoring with SARK!!
OMG OMG OMG! I love this woman and am over the moon stoked to have taken a leap into a precious private mentorship with her.
It’s an honor to be working with this luminary & best-selling author 1:1 (she rarely works with individuals now and — like me– is super discerning about who she’ll coach.)
This is stretching me in ways I hadn’t expected.
I have SO much resistance to the upleveling being asked of me.
HA! It’s a humbling reminder of how vulnerable it is to be coached.
4) I am collaborating with my mentor & side-by Connor!!
WAHOOO! Another thrill.
Connor is the pioneer and mystic who…
Helped me return to myself.
Mentored me as a Sweat Lodge Leader.
Cracked me open to the Women’s Mysteries.
And so much more.
She’s sharing her wisdom, bringing her expertise with Human Design Charts & Readings to all the women in the Wealthy Goddess Coaching Program. And for those in the new Luminary tier, you’ll get to experience her power IN PERSON at 2 retreats.
The weaving of our gifts, our unique designs and honestly –the mastery of our skills together — is a dream come true.
5) I am not sponsoring the Unstoppable Gala!!
WHEW! Another hard decision. I LOVE Cynthia Kersey and her Foundation. She is a beautiful model of conscious business. I’ve sponsored her annual fundraising Gala for years now.
Her mission is near and dear to my heart…
The eradication of poverty.
She’s spoken at several of my events, inspiring my community to contribute and help sponsor villages in Kenya.
Bringing philanthropy to my business is INTEGRAL to my passion and devotion to humanitarian work. It’s also one of the wealth teachings I practice and coach.
I’m NOT letting go of my commitment to giving, nor will I stop sponsoring this event in the future.
I just have to release it this year to be able to focus more fully on the priorities my soul is guiding me to.
6) I am adding advanced spiritual focus to my biz!!
The shifts inside me and in our rapidly changing planet are commanding attention.
I’ve been getting radically honest with myself, having traversed my dark night of the soul last year.
To be true to myself and the medicine I’m here to share, I am called to mentor select women in more of the spiritual tools and practices I’ve walked with for almost 24 years.
This is where my new offer of LUMINARY was birthed from — I am meant to help more seasoned women advance in their leadership.
This deepening excites me and scares me. There’s an unknown in this unfolding, as it is highly informed by the Divine Feminine AND it is a co-creation that reveals as we walk the path together.
7) I am coming out of the closet about PERIMENOPAUSE!!
OH BABY! I’m really saying it out loud.
It’s been interesting to notice my embarrassment about this one.
Interesting and … maddening. Because I know where my embarrassment stems from.
It’s a symptom of the lost sacredness and shame in the women’s mysteries, our bodies and cycles.
I could go on a rant about that. I’ll save it for another time.
Right now I want to tell you that last year, one of the discoveries I made when investigating what the h*ll was going on with my health crisis and breakdown is that….
….I am in perimenopause!
It’s an initiation like none other I’ve experienced.
It’s brought me face to face with new issues and considerations in my changing body — and what that means for my sense of self, my importance and my purpose.
Among the lessons it’s brought me is the absolute necessity to be more impeccable with my self-care and boundaries.
I’m a highly sensitive person, and perimenopause has heightened that truth. When I budge or compromise myself even slightly, there’s a cost. And it’s not a cost I’m willing to risk.
The final gem I’ll leave you with that weaves through all 7 of my momentous changes is that LIFE IS SHORT.
Truly. Life is short. Live it your way.
With all that I am,
Kendra E Thornbury, MA