Wow! Potentia has had its own brick and mortar space for a little over 9 months now.
And it has been so crazy-busy-fun-amazing-blessed wrapped in some stress, grace, clarity and relief.
This new space has been a
dream call to action on my heart for several years.
After waiting, and waiting and waiting for the right time, it just flowed when I signed the lease for the new space last June.
Once the lease was signed, I was compelled and consumed by a vision to create a unique space where healing could happen supported by a specialized and collaborative team of professionals.
When I first got the picture for Potentia’s expansion, I wanted to act immediately, jump ship, make it happen.
It felt intolerable at times to just sit with this call and not. do. a thing. other than pray+clarify + prepare.
The posture of waiting is not the stance I have assumed for most of life. My husband teases me often how I love to jump first and then think. But sometimes I was jumping not just for the adventure but because it did not feel good to wait.
Patience has not been a strong virtue of mine.
Nonetheless, I have been building up emotional muscle to bench the gift of patience and it has taught, and continues to teach, me a a lot.
My change in professions, marriage and parenthood started to
- shift the value I saw in the virtue of patience,
- (re) define my definition of productivity,
- and challenge what I valued as worthy and enough.
Prior to signing the lease, I spent a lot of time over-riding the call on my heart with fear, doubt, logic, over-thinking, over-processing and more.
I had found many reasons to not honor this simple, pure and clear call to action vision for Potentia’s next phase of growth.
Until I could not tolerate it any more.
To be authentic, vulnerable, to trust the gentle but firm nudge from God, I had to believe. I had to surrender staying on the side lines and playing it safe.
After much prayer and a significant beat down on my own fears and doubts, I felt I had permission to move forward. To grow. To draw attention. To make some noise about how our definitions of health and worth are keeping us sick; how we are keeping ourselves imprisoned by narratives that lie and cheat us from true health, freedom and peace.
At Potentia, We Can Do Hard Things.
And Potentia’s expansion infused a new jolt of faith, inspiration and passion to walk with, equip and respect those who are fighting their own personal battle mind, body + soul.
I love how the team at Potentia joins with our clients to give witness to their courage, pain, battle wounds, inspiration, frustration, fatigue, fear and more.
When they do not have hope, we wave the hope flag.
When they achieve a victory, we cheer (sometimes really loud. seriously.).
When they want to give up, we nudge, respect and reflect.
Yes, those who enter the doors of Potentia can do hard things.
And those who are not sure about starting that work I believe you can, when you are ready, live the life you are called to live.
I encourage you to not devalue or minimize your struggles and not let shame keep you in isolation. You have our respect and we have not even met you yet. 🙂
Below is a slide show from some of the events and meetings we had at Potentia to celebrate the expansion. It warms my heart and fires me up. I now truly love and embrace the call to action that has been placed on my heart.What is the call to action on your heart today? How are you responding to that call? Have you shared it with anyone in your inner circle yet?
If not, I encourage you to give voice to it TODAY, no matter how crazy, random, unrealistic you may think it is. The call to action on your heart needs you to give it voice. No matter how much it scares you. Write it down. Shout it out loud. Whisper it to a dear friend.
Your soul is calling you to stretch+grow+heal.
Being stagnant is not safe. It is stifling. The unknown is scary but staying stuck can be scarier.
Honoring the call,
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