I am writing this to you as I sit quietly, alone in my house on the first night of Passover.
Passover has always been a big deal in my family. We have a fabulous, fun and what some would say eccentric Seder that is filled with love, laughter, music and singing.
However, tonight I am alone, but not for the reason you may think.
As a result of my beautiful, modern family and the fact that my kids are with their father tonight, we decided to celebrate Passover on Saturday, which was wonderful! Here we are:
Celebrating a few nights, early meant that I could spend tonight observing in whatever way I want, and I have chosen to reflect on what the meaning of this holiday really is, and what it means to me.
As Passover is a recounting and celebration of the exodus to freedom from oppression, I find myself thinking about what freedom has come to mean in my life.
Over the course of my life I have experienced feelings of being stuck and trapped by my own fear, in the same way that I have experienced liberation and freedom from facing that fear and owning who I am and what I want. So, as I write this tonight, I hope to share a little about what this journey has come to mean for me.
Freedom for me now is…
v never having to hide how I really feel in my relationships
v being brazenly, audaciously, unapologetically, (sometimes overbearingly) me without worrying what others think
v trusting my instinct when making decisions in my life because I am trustworthy
v owning my choices, good and bad; and knowing that they are all leading me where I need to be
v taking full responsibility for my own health and happiness so that I can show up in relationships as a happy, healthy and whole woman
v surrounding myself with friends who love me just the way I am and who both allow and elevate me to be the best version of myself
v having the opportunity to spend my time in any way that I want; and taking advantage of this opportunity by using my time to move me closer to everything I want instead of just filling it by being busy
v feeling scared and vulnerable; and also courageous and confident. knowing how to move through fear to get to what I truly desire
v sharing and experiencing deep, profound and completely authentic love as I always imagined it could be
v setting boundaries that represent who I am and what I want; and finally having the courage to honor them
v knowing that I can and will be sexy, smart, silly, adventurous, curious, playful, and passionate each and every day for the rest of my life
My quest for personal and inner freedom has been quite an adventure.
I have found that when I have experienced moments of challenge, struggle and adversity in my life, that more often than not it was in some way or another my deep desire for freedom screaming for attention.
I didn’t always listen at first and like so many of us, I would find as many excuses as I could to avoid the often painful, sad and tumultuous journey towards liberation.
However, as luck would have it, I am relentless in my pursuit to feel good and have learned how to breakthrough to freedom; and now, I have the incredible privilege and pleasure of sharing my process and systems with hundreds of women all seeking the same.
So, while it is a lifelong journey to seek and protect our personal freedoms, it is also one of achieving greater and deeper joy in our lives.
During this week of holiday celebrations, I wish you a journey of growth, happiness, passion, purpose and deep fulfillment.