Let’s take a moment and send our love and prayers to all of those who have lost a home or threatened by flooding or wildfire.

With all the tragic events in the world of late I’m not only saddened but reminded that life can be unpredictable. And…life is short.

It can feel shaky at times especially when you are experiencing a natural disaster that you have no control over. Which is all the more reason to build a strong foundation in knowing who you are (and whose you are) to feel empowered in any circumstance.

Are you with me?

Because here’s the thing… whether it’s outer world crises or those inner vexing voices, it’s important to be aware that you have control over your thoughts – that’s about ALL you have control over, but that’s a biggy!

Especially when you aren’t even aware of the thoughts that are motivating your actions and sabotaging your dreams – now that’s scary! Have you ever had the experience of really wanting something, going after it with all your heart, pushing and pushing yourself to get to the goal, and then watching it slip through your fingers just when you thought you had it firmly within your grasp?

Something may be operating subconsciously, unbeknownst to you, that created that outcome. Angie* has been having experiences like that. She recently signed up for my Finding Your Sparkle program, and in our conversation together she said something like this:

“Sherri, I don’t know what my problem is. I’ve been dating a guy for a few months and he seems to be pulling away. I’m so giving and generous – but it’s just not happening. He’s getting more and more distant!”

I immediately asked her what behaviors she was engaging in with this man, and we quickly discovered that Angie is over-giving! She showers new men with gifts, her availability and her enthusiasm… and guess what? It totally pushes them away.

Can you relate to that? Psst… this can happen whether you’re looking for new love OR you’re in a long-term, committed relationship.

We trick ourselves into thinking that being giving is a loving and generous act, and it’s true that those things can be very loving. But when we over-give we’re actually engaging in aggressive (masculine) behavior, usually because deep down, we think we are not enough and we have to prove our worth. Women coupled up can also be guilty of this behavior, so let’s get it cleaned up!

This is where Self-Love Comes In

When we give too much of ourselves inappropriately, we’re not honoring and respecting our sparkling, feminine Diamond essence. Instead, we’re trying too hard to make it happen through masculine energy, and most straight men don’t find that attractive at all. I’ve always said, two men in a heterosexual relationship doesn’t work!

When you love yourself and step powerfully into your shimmering soft essence, you allow your man to make the first move. You hold back with giving gifts, time and extreme enthusiasm, even if you feel the urge to shower him with attention.

You let him be the man, trust the process, and take care of your own needs. You stand in your own glory.

In my book I talk about my experience with the Myrtle Tree. She was fascinating to me! I came across this stunning tree one day on a walk and she drew me in for the simple reason that she was standing in her feminine essence. It was a little breezy, so her leaves were flirting with anyone who passed by as she basked in the sunshine, but other than that, she wasn’t doing anything besides just Being.

I even tried to walk by her, but I couldn’t help myself; after a moment I turned back because I had to see her again.

She was magnetizing and she wasn’t even doing anything. This tree wasn’t trying to prove her worth. She wasn’t trying to impress me, or give me a gift or control me. She was just standing there, loving herself, and doing what she does.

This is what I want every woman on the planet to understand: you don’t have to do anything! You don’t have to push and control and “get the goal” because you’re afraid you are not enough. All you have to do is be you and have the time of your life! Whether you’re looking for a new love or you’re in a stale relationship that needs to liven up, men will be drawn to your feminine essence. It’s at that point the magic and romance really starts to happen!

Remember gorgeous, you ARE the myrtle tree. If you’d like to learn more about my work with women, click HERE.