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Core Enoughness

This week we explored the theme of Core Enoughness in our daily sessions. Releasing living through fear, guilt, and shame which perpetuates feelings of inadequacy.

Bloom Prompt:
What is your personal scarcity mantra?
What would letting it go allow for?
What could your bloom mantra be instead?


Examples:
I didn't get enough sleep.
I'll never make it through the day.
I never have enough time.
I'm late. I am a horrible person.
I will get in trouble.
Everyone is mad at me.

I'm falling behind and will never catch up.
I have no idea what I'm doing.
I'm in pain. Life sucks.
It will never change. What the point in living.
I'm alone and lonely and can't see it ever being different.
I'm fat.
Unless I lose weight and am thin, I will never be happy.
I'm not safe unless I'm thin.
I'm not safe unless I'm fat.
I'm not safe unless my loved ones are safe.
I'm broken.
I'm stupid.
I'm broke.
I need more ... money, stuff, food.
Having money is overwhelming.
I'm not safe having money. I can't be trusted.
I don't...

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Blooming Worth Through Healing Shame

This week we explored the theme of Blooming WORTH through healing SHAME in our daily sessions. Bloom Pause is a community offering that meets remotely using Zoom. Each week we explore a new theme through discussion, sharing, meditation, and practices to improve daily life. If you'd like to join Bloom Pause, sign up here.

As Brene' Brown writes in her book Gifts of Imperfection:

“If we want to live and love with our whole hearts, and if we want to engage with the world from a place of worthiness, we have to talk about the things that get in the way – especially shame, fear, and vulnerability.”

Shame is basically the fear of being unlovable on a core level. It fuels feelings of unworthiness and a hopeless and pessimistic mindset.

3 things that are true about shame:

We all have it.

We’re all uncomfortable talking about it.

The less we talk about it, the more it grows.

Shame needs 3...

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Acceptance to Heal Shame

This week we explored the theme of Blooming Acceptance to Heal Shame in our daily sessions. Bloom Pause is a community offering that meets remotely using Zoom. Each week we explore a new theme through discussion, sharing, meditation, and practices to improve daily life. If you'd like to join Bloom Pause, please email [email protected].

"Shame is about fear, blame, and disconnection. The story is about worthiness and embracing the imperfections that bring us courage, compassion, and connection. If we want to live fully, without the constant fear of not being enough, we have to own our story. We also have to respond to shame in a way that doesn't exacerbate our shame." Brene' Brown from her book, The Gifts of Imperfection.

People tend to respond to shame being triggered in 4 primary ways that are all informed by the nervous system:

1. Freeze: this is a shutdown, submission, collapse, going numb, or...

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