You’ve heard of “outsourcing,” right? But do you know what that word really means? A quick online search reveals the definition: to obtain from an outside supplier, especially in place of an internal source.
There are all kinds of things that it’s great to outsource: laundry, getting your nails done, or any other kind of good/service that makes your life feel easier and more expansive. In fact, outsourcing can be a crucial part of self-care.
But there are also times when outsourcing doesn’t feel good, like when we’re outsourcing our power. When we’re allowing the external reflections in our lives to dictate how we’re feeling rather than being grounded and centered in the truth of our own enoughness. When we’re seeking something outside ourselves in place of an internal source.
I know this feeling.
For years, I went through the motions, checking all my self-care rituals off the list each day because it felt like that’s what I needed to do to measure up. And yet, I was far more driven by the external validation I received from doing these things than by a deep connection with myself or genuine desire to care for my body. I thrived on positive feedback and felt crushed by any criticism.
When I began working with Rebekah 3 ½ years ago, she was in a similar place. Her day-to-day energy level was determined by the amount of positive reinforcement she was receiving from external sources, and anytime she didn’t receive that loving feedback, her life was completely thrown off balance.
In this conversation, Rebekah shares with us how she came to recognize she was outsourcing her power and what steps she took to begin taking that power back and re-aligning with her natural rhythms and essential expression.
I know you’re going to be nourished, enlivened, and impassioned as Rebekah shares some of the most potent moments of her journey with us, and I invite you to create some sacred space for yourself–draw a bath, grab a cup of tea, or cuddle up on your living room sofa–to enjoy this intimate conversation in the first episode of this special podcast series,Yoga’licious Honest Conversations Podcast: Re-aligning to your Natural Rhythms.