“I have a voice” says King George VI in one of the pivotal moments of the movie, The King’s Speech. Finding one’s voice is imperative to living a whole, balanced and meaningful life. Many of us, however, have grown up silenced. How often have you heard or been told:
~ lower your voice
~ you don’t need to voice your opinion on this
~ keep your voice down
~ change your tone of voice
And so you learn to not speak, to keep your voice tucked away inside yourself and you learn to do it so well that even you no longer recognize your voice. But that voice inside you will not be stilled, it clamors to be heard, it begs for your attention and raises its head whenever you are in need of wisdom or not quite sure which turn to take. Little by little you start paying attention to that little voice within you, step by hesitant step you learn to trust it and eventually you begin to call upon your voice to guide you and show you the way.
Until that pivotal moment in your own life when you say aloud “I have a voice”! Yours may be the voice of compassion, the voice of a mother, the voice of reason, the voice of a teacher, the voice of wisdom, the voice of a healer. It is your voice and by speaking it, by speaking your truth, you grow in grace and beauty and you bless all those who enter the circle of your life.
“There is a vitality, a life-force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and be lost.” ~Martha Graham