Who knew posing for this pinup painting would teach me so much?!
When you lay around in your underwear for a painter, even a female one, it's transformative.
What were the two things I learned posing for this painting?
1. Being vulnerable can be scary, but when you open yourself up and allow yourself to show someone who you truly are, including all your imperfections, it liberates you!
There is so much freedom in vulnerability.
In this painting my hands are over my belly because I have a scar that runs across half of my stomach. I didn't really want it in the painting. I talked to the artist, Laura Scott Steiger, and she suggested this pose. Problem solved. No shame. And I didn't have to show everyone my scar.
Being vulnerable doesn't mean we have to 'show and tell' everything to everyone. It means we have select people we trust, who have shown they are safe and won't judge or criticize us, then we decide how much we feel like sharing with others and the world at large.
2. Sexuality and sensuality can be a gateway to a spiritual awakening. Our lives are not compartmentalized. Our work isn't separate from our relationships or our bodies and how we care for them, our sexuality or our spirituality.
We tend to think of those things as being separate, we might have a problem with one and not with another. That can be true.
Here's what's also true, when we evolve ourselves and grow in one area of life, it improves all the others.
Our sexuality and sensuality often get left off the list of "important" things in our lives that deserve our care and attention. My experience is that they are incredibly powerful in creating transformation in our lives.
Posing for this painting gave me so much confidence and feeling of personal power as a woman. I've carry that into everything I do.
That's why I'm so excited that Rupa Kapoor of Women Redefined, is going to be my co-host on Cocktails and Coaching tomorrow night. We will gather in my private Facebook Group at 5 pm Pacific/8 pm Eastern.
Rupa has a gift for helping women feel safe and free to express their vulnerability and the truth of who they are. "I love helping women show up and be seen through a fun and unique photography experience! I allow women to truly own who they are without the labels and be seen, feel empowered and beautiful in ways they never imagined."
I can't wait for you to spend time with Rupa and hear more about her story on Wednesday.
As always, we welcome your questions for us to answer during Cocktails and Coaching. You can submit your question here.
Grab a cocktail or other beverage of choice and join me and Rupa for a juicy and lively conversation tomorrow!