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Freedom and Unconditional Love


What would we do differently if we were driven by unconditional love?

How differently might we serve? What if how people perceived us didn’t matter? What if criticism or praise could be seen as simply feedback?

I recently listed my inner critic concerns and afterwards I noticed a trend: lack of love, fear of what others will think, and their reactions or rejections. It was a truly liberating moment for me. I realized that what I do isn’t driven by the outside, it is driven by my inner truth. All of these concerns weren’t in alignment with my truth. I realized that I am already loved just as I am, and that if I shifted my perspective about every one of my concerns, my life could change in an instant.

In this moment, I realized something else – that freedom and unconditional love are best friends, co-partners in life, and that unconditional love comes when we are able to see our circumstances, lessons, and growth processes from the eyes of compassion instead of judgment. When we can see our lives from compassion, we are truly liberated – and in that moment, the lessons we were supposed to learn become available to us and even more available to others.

Being a CEO of my own company has been one of the major gifts I’ve ever received. Being in charge of my company has made my major strengths and resilience available to me, as well as the inner work that I can create. I can no longer look around and find someone else responsible for my mistakes or shortcomings; the only one to look at is myself in the mirror, and there I always see who has ownership for everything. At the beginning of my journey, there were areas I didn’t like to see there, so I tried to hide from myself. As I matured, I realized that I needed to see my whole self, not just a snapshot. I needed to embrace myself fully without judgment. When I do this, I am open to renewing myself.

Loving myself is the most important life objective for me and my life, business and clients, because when I love myself I am free to learn and innovate. When I am willing to fail, I am free to see others with compassion, to connect to the Divine Love available to support me and sustain me along the way. I am free to fly, to share fully versus partially; and most of all, to be human. I am liberated from my own inner critic to keep moving forward and to continue accepting life. I am free to be a GIFT to the world and be of service to others because I have shifted from my cloudy view to a more authentic inner view. Love and compassion give me the courage to expand beyond my own self-imposed limitations.

I invite you to recognize how many things you aren’t doing because you are seeking external feedback or praise. If you’re avoiding something, ask yourself how this is serving you. And how is it serving others?

Writing books taught me that life lessons are meant to be shared with others, and I am amazed and humbled when someone shares the impact the books I have written have made in their lives. This feedback helps me realize that there is a direct IMPACT on me when I don’t share with others, because just as something can be really liberating for me, it may be for others as well. I have come to realize that loving oneself isn’t selfish at all. To the contrary, it is valuable and even necessary for the communities we live in. It brings a new energy to the work we do and the reasons why we do what we do. The quality of my work changes by the energy it’s been created with, when I create with love vs. apprehension or fear I can feel the difference.

Your story matters, your lessons matter; share them from a space of inner love, and quiet your inner critic with a prayer:

I accept my Divine GIFT, for the service of the world. God, I surrender myself to your divine aid, for you are my protector, my council and my courage and strength.  Please show me the way, send me your divine angels and archangels to sustain me so that I may share this GIFT with the world.  God, you are my wings. In you I put my trust. I open my heart to your guidance; surround me with your strength and unconditional love.  Because I am infinitely loved by you, always and forever, I will remember that rejection is only an illusion. And so it is.

Storykeeper: Virginia Nava Heiger

Virginia is the CEO of Transformative Power, where she teaches others to access their own inner transformational leaders within. It is her wish that you may “be the gift you were born to be.” She believes that each person has a unique natural essence, and when this essence is the creation of each person’s life, a GIFT is shared with the world. During her own self discovery and transformative process, her heart guided her to write two books: ‘Meaningful Freedom and Your Unique Gift’, a transformative series that recounts the lessons she has learned on her journey back to being the gift she was born to be. She discovered that first step to a meaningful life was through freedom; through this process, she realized that freedom comes from within, and that when we are free internally, we can be free anywhere.

She teaches transformative practices that include creativity, transformational story, freedom/love practices and strategy. She holds a passion for people who are committed to becoming their GIFT and helps them through personal and professional transformation. Her background as a marketer and storyteller for large Fortune 500 companies taught her the value of language, a brand vision and the impact that a message can make in the world. She is a now messenger of freedom, love, the vow to your gift and of leading from within. As a major achiever, she has learned the difference between leading others and inner leadership. She teaches leaders to look at the foundational aspects of leadership, such as the inner why, the why commitment, what prevents us to live our why, how we can lead a heart-written story and become the “sheroes” of our own stories through love, compassion and freedom. She believes we all can help improve our communities by being the gift we were called to be. She is grateful for all the gifts she has received in her life from the generations before her, and for her community of women and men who have impacted her ability to see a BRIGHT world. She feels a strong commitment to share all her acquired wisdom and pay forward the gifts she has received along the way.

Virginia is a letter writer, a GIFT messenger and advocate, an author, a transformational leader and a natural communicator and marketer, and is ready to help you transform your life.To learn more about Virginia, visit her site at www.thetransformativepower.com.

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