Some days I feel like life has thrown me a sucker punch.
This week it came in the form of being reminded by the calendar that one year ago I lost my dear friend, Margie, to ovarian cancer.
I miss her a lot.
Some days I forget she died and isn’t just off on another one of her many exciting vacations around the world.
When Margie found out she was sick, she quickly decided to chart her own course instead of waiting to see which way the wind would blow.
For example: Margie’s doctors informed her that the treatment she was about to undergo would cause her beautiful silver hair to fall out.
Instead of waiting around for that to happen,
she chose to invite me and a few others over to support her
while she had her head shaved in advance.
Margie was such an inspiring woman! Did I mention I miss her? 🙁
Although deciding to shave her head was a way for Margie to feel more in the driver’s seat of her situation, it certainly wasn’t an easy decision to make.
And taking the action?
Well, that was even harder.
Seeing her lightly colored locks piled up on the kitchen floor was not easy for her or us.
I managed to save most of my own tears for the car ride home, and I often wonder if that was the right thing to do.
When faced with hardship and challenge, I find the first instinct of many women is to go it alone.
She actively sought support as she navigated uncertain waters, and her magnetic personality made her friends wherever she went, even in her last days.
Somehow, she instinctively knew that in order to keep going she needed to gather people to her who would serve as Vision Keepers…
People who would hold the Vision of her as a vibrant woman who was taking a proactive approach to the hand she’d been dealt, rather than a hapless victim of an insidious disease.
You don’t have to be battling cancer to need Vision Keepers in your life.
Anytime we take action that feels scary or somewhat out of your control, it’s a good idea to surround ourselves with people who will hold our vision for us while we engage in our process.
I’ve noticed that when my clients are deep in process, they’re so “in the thick of it,” that holding their greater vision on their own becomes nearly impossible.
That’s why they have me.
To hold their vision for them, to reveal new possibilities as they unfold, and to guide them in their next steps.
A Vision Keeper is a powerful ally who can keep us from getting mucked up in all the uncertainties of life.
What vision do you need someone to hold for you so you can focus on putting one foot in front of the other this week?
Share and get support from me and other women in my tribe by posting the positive Vision you need held by others here.
Not ready to go public with your Vision?
One-on-one Clarity Calls with me are easy to book online and a great way to clarify your personal Vision.
Thanks for sticking with me through a rather heavy subject this week, gals.
Life isn’t always pretty, but next week you can count on the return of my usual brand of enthusiasm. I’ve been keeping a BIG secret and next week I’ll finally be able to announce it!
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