Happy Winter Solstice

2018 seems to have been such a transformational year for so many of us. What has been your experience?

It certainly has for me. What I’ve noticed is that it’s been a year of riding paradoxical waves of highs and lows–all at the same time.

A year that I’ve said “yes” to stepping into my soul’s deepest calling, visibility and leadership, yet many details remain unknown about what exactly that looks like.

A year that I’ve said “yes” to trusting myself like never before, which means surrendering even more to the mystery.

A year where at times I felt totally confident and shaky all at once. A year where I can wear a Santa hat and smile self-assuredly for the camera AND feel the vulnerable parts of me that want to pull inward and not share with the world.

Brene’ Brown says the call to courage means “we can be brave and afraid at the same time.”

Gratitude, self-compassion, self-trust, self-care, receiving a boatload a support (both seen and unseen), infusing my business and life with lots of FUN, and taking consistent action (whether I feel like it or not) have been the constant tools to keep me steady, facing forward and moving toward my vision.

So, here’s my Solstice wish for you today:

Take time to pause. Honor your inner light. Honor the shadow parts. Celebrate every nook and cranny that makes up the totality of you. Acknowledge your wins and the gifts from the year AND the challenges and disappointments. ALL of it contributes to your ripening and soul’s unfoldment.

“I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness
the antonishing light of your own being.”
– Hafiz, 14th century Persian poet

From my heart to yours, I wish you much love, light and holiday magic,

About Rebecca Massoud

Rebecca Massoud, founder of SHINE, is an award-winning business success coach and marketing mentor for soul-inspired women entrepreneurs. She believes it's time for you to move beyond what holds you back in marketing your business and bringing your unique message to the world, so that, individually, you can create an amazing income and amazing joy in your work, and, collectively, we can create an amazing impact.
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