Photo-Friday: Fearless

by flowers on October 23, 2009 · 13 comments


That man standing on his head is much older than you think. My guess is that he is in his late 50s. Those are his sons.

There was no net.

It was windy.

I almost had a heart attack.

(and I was only watching.)

* * *

And yet, when I witness someone succeeding at being themselves, fully expressing their capabilities I feel lit on fire, inspired.

And then the fear sets in.

Followed by self-doubt. Self-hate.

Which to me, translates into distrust of all that is beautiful and sacred in our multi-dimensional Creative World.

* * *

When did my unabashed Trust in the process of Infinite Unfolding give way to fear? (I can’t remember.)

When did I start believing that emotional safety felt better than the true freedom of authenticity? (Because it doesn’t.)

It doesn’t really matter. What matters is the realization that I’m afraid. The realization that I’ve been using Fear as a major guiding factor on my creative journey.

This is where it gets exciting. I’ve made a proclamation.


I want to unabashedly move forward– guided by Creative Spark and Centered Intuition. I want to trust again. I want to trust that my needs will be met as I walk towards my highest vision of what is possible this lifetime.

* * *

Every New Years, a group of my favorite women on the planet each choose a Word to guide their year. It reflects the essence of how we want our year to unfold. They are all wildly different, but similar in that they evoke emotions of Spirit, Creativity and Authenticity.

This year my word is LAUNCH.

You know LAUNCH. You pull back and gather your information, resources and energy. You aim your focus. (And then perhaps the scariest part,) You Let Go.

I Let Go and I trust that through the very act of presenting myself to the world, I will be changed and I trust that this change will be for my greater good. (affirmation adapted from Carol Bridges)

I’m working on ideas I’ve had for a very long time and finally, finally they are gelling together, making sense, gathering power and I do believe that this year I will LAUNCH! (and SOAR!)

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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

kate October 23, 2009 at 8:30 am

chills, mama, chills.

You are doing some amazing work here, you know.


Alisha October 23, 2009 at 8:52 am

it’s amazing how many disguises “fear” has doesn’t it? i finally realized this too a little while ago. i’m so happy for you! i need to learn how to let go too…hard for a really bad control freak like myself :-)
.-= Alisha´s last blog ..Touchstones =-.


miranda October 23, 2009 at 9:10 am

You (let) GO, Girl!


Leslie- @LaMamaNaturale October 23, 2009 at 5:33 pm

Wow….! Truly inspiring!
.-= Leslie- @LaMamaNaturale´s last blog ..Extra, Extra- New @ ECP: Support Fair Trade- Get Coco-Zen! =-.


Leslie- @LaMamaNaturale October 23, 2009 at 5:34 pm

I like what Miranda wrote! ;-) Go, girlie! Go!
.-= Leslie- @LaMamaNaturale´s last blog ..Extra, Extra- New @ ECP: Support Fair Trade- Get Coco-Zen! =-.


nicola@which name? October 24, 2009 at 12:04 am

what a fabulous, inspiring post!


TheOrganicSister October 25, 2009 at 1:33 pm

I think we’re catching the same wave. I’ve been working through so many things these days and the source of all of them is fear. One of these days they may articulate themselves but for now it’s just a swirling inner dance I’m rocking out to. :)

.-= TheOrganicSister´s last blog ..I just want to feel good. =-.


TheOrganicSister October 25, 2009 at 1:57 pm

I just have to add one thing:

I look forward to reading your blog. I always save it for last because I know I’m going to enjoy it and want to leave bloggyland with your uplifting, honest, intentional and inspirational words ringing in my heart.

Thank you, Hillary. :)
.-= TheOrganicSister´s last blog ..I just want to feel good. =-.


flowers October 25, 2009 at 2:02 pm

That means a lot Tara. Thank you so much. I’ve missed you this past week or so.


Leah October 26, 2009 at 5:57 pm

Oh my goodness Hillary! I was just looking this quote up last week and talking about it with my therapist! Serendipity sister, serendipity!


exhale. return to center. October 26, 2009 at 6:52 pm

this is just beautiful hil.

i have been revisiting my word a lot lately too — sustainability.

i’ve made huge strides this year but there is still much i’d like to do to get things (mainly our finances) into a more sustainable place.

interestingly enough fear has been the block i’ve come up on over and over. (like getting set back by a rejection letter and then not submitting more writing for months.)

i’ll be riding your huge launching energy this week as i get ready for my next mothers’ retreat!

thank youm as always, for the inspiration my friend!

.-= exhale. return to center.´s last blog ..papa’s new-old car =-.


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