It seems that this will be my last post for “Women Move it Forward.” It might be just a hiatus. It has taken courage for me to share my personal journey. It will take courage to continue to move forward. I never once thought of this word in association with me. Twice recently, from two different people I have been told I have courage. One was an ex Fire Chief, whom I would suppose knows about courage.

So I looked up the meaning of courage. Here are some words that describe courage:

Courage is the choice and willingness to confront agony, pain, danger, uncertainty, or intimidation. Physical courage is bravery in the face of physical pain, hardship, death or threat of death, while moral courage is the ability to act rightly in the face of popular opposition, shame, scandal, discouragement, or personal loss.

Courage is strength in the face of pain or grief. It is being brave, audacious, courageous, having pluck, fearlessness, intrepidity, nerve, daring, bold, dauntless, backbone, spine, spirit, mettle, determination, fortitude, resolve, resolute, guts, grit, spunk. The list goes on and on.

I remember vividly times in my life that were filled with fear. Free floating fear and anxiety. Years of it. Nearly a lifetime. Fear for myself, family and friends, others, society and the planet. Throughout all of it, I managed to muster courage. Some major shift occurred inside of me when I began to regard myself as one with courage. The more you practice, the more natural it becomes. I could also see in others courageous acts. Most of these acts of intestinal fortitude are quiet, within everyday life, over looked and taken for granted.

A friend showed me a vibration of emotions chart recently.  Fear vibrates at 100HZ. Courage 200HZ. Love 500HZ. Divine Consciousness 1000HZ. If one is able to shift from fear to courage it boosts you into a higher vibration. Each small step away from fear moves us in a positive direction towards courage, then love, then onward to higher consciousness.

A quote or Meme has been floating around social media recently. I have been unable to find the author of it. I hope that it inspires you as much as it has me. Because, as the quote says, no matter what, “light ran wild within her.” May we all continue to find the light that runs wild within us!.

“And perhaps what made her beautiful

was not her appearance

or what she achieved,

but in her love

and in her courage,

and her audacity to believe:

no matter the darkness around her,

light ran wild within her,

and that was the way she came alive,

and it showed up in everything.”