Updated: May 13, 2019
Let go of everything everyone ever told you about yourself, accept who you innately are, and love the sh!t out of it. That is your Inner Rebel.
What is Inner Rebel? It is the internal voice of truth that opposes what does not serve you. In other words, it’s the voice that says, “ F, it! I’m doing it my way.”.
We all have this internal voice; zero exclusions. It’s speaking to us all the time and drives the betterment of our lives. It’s the voice that says, “Get sober.”. It’s the voice that says, “Step up and be the best parent you can be.”. It’s the voice that says, “You don’t need to be married at 30.”, “Quit the job you hate.”, “Share your story.” , etc. This voice is ever present. In big life transition and the mundane micromements of life; whether you choose to listen is up to you.
Let me be the first to share, it is not always easy to tune into the truth that resides within. The truth often asks you to go to the uncomfortable place of trying new things, speaking your mind, sharing your weaknesses, being vulnerable, asking for help, etc. Ironically this is the opposite of what our culture and world asks of us. We lack the opportunities to listen and act upon our internal truths. Why? Because our world conditions us very early on to believe there is one way to live life. We all know the playbook: go to school, get good grades, go to college, meet a partner, get married, buy a house, save your money, work hard and retire. Once you retire, then you can finally be happy. Let’s not skip over that during this process you may never make any wrong decisions.
This planned life map is not only outdated but suffocates the truth of who you are. It adds unnecessary suffering to our lives because, in fact, we are all unique. There is no one size fits all program. When we fall short of what we’re expected to be or do we set into the mind frame that we are not enough. This could not be further from the truth. We are enough, just as we are. What we do need is acceptance of who we are and freedom to make life decisions from that lens.
It takes immense strength and courage to set aside the cultural rules to how life is supposed to look like, go inward and pave your own incredible path. That in a nutshell is your Inner Rebel at work and yes, it is possible.
There are amazing examples of women from our past and present that lean into their inner rebel to direct their lives. The Queen B of self-development and care, Oprah, is one of them. She had to oppose everything everyone ever thought of her, tune into her own inner guidance and take action upon that. There is a powerful grace when we respect our inner guidance far more than the opinion of others.
I, am an example of a woman using her inner rebel. I listened deeply to what my inner voice was saying after many years of avoiding it. There was a time I believed I didn’t have any value outside of working to survive and seeking everyone’s approval. I was quiet, worn down, unsure and lost. I had a choice, continue on dissatisfied with my life or tune in. I chose the later.
Here’s a tidbit I wish someone would have told me sooner. Anyone you admire for their ability to stay true to who they are and push upon the determined boundaries of a “happy life”, HAS PUT IN LOADS OF EFFORT IN DOING THE INNER WORK.
Is it scary as hell at first? Yes. Being included “in the group” is hard wired in us. We need to feel safe, accepted and deep sense of belonging. Stripping away what it is we’re told to be leaves you exposed but that’s where the magic happens.
There is a voice within you that wants you to listen in. Your awareness is the greatest gift you could ever give to yourself. Trust you know best, because you truly do. If you’re curious how to even get started, you’re in the right place. The Inner Rebel Co. creates space and opportunities for women to think deeply and live freely.
There are events, workshops, audio, writing, women’s groups, one on one sessions and more. My hope is to connect, inspire and empower women to rise up, dig deep and own their lives.