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The power of taking up space

Being wholly and proudly ourselves in a world that has tried to keep us small


What would it mean to take up proudly and unapologetically space for exactly who you are? That's something we're so often deterred from; from the childhood conditioning that tells us to stay quiet; to the societal rules that remind us to look, think and behave a certain way and convince us that we should simply be grateful for the space we are offered. It can lead us to believe that asking for more is ungracious, rude and to the detriment of other people. I'm here to remind you that those stories were never true; and never in our best interest. And what's more, I'm here to remind you that it's time you stepped out of the shadows, broke free of the restrictions those have led to and claimed your space in this world and this life wholly, completely and unapologetically as you are.

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Episode notes

  • As mentioned in the introduction to this episode, Ceryn is thrilled to be offering a number of free Soul Sessions this month - a 45-minute chance for you to join her for a 1:1 chat about your own journey back to alignment. Visit cerynrowntree.com/soul-sessions to learn more but act fast - there are only seven sessions available each month!

  • Within this episode, Ceryn references the incredible book The Body is Not An Apology: The radical power of self love by Sonya Renee Taylor.

  • Ceryn also mentions our previous episode on Using Your Voice, which can be found via all good podcast platforms, with direct links available through Buzzsprout.

  • If the journey of your own aligned expansion is something you want to lean into more deeply, then head over to The Divine Feminist Community for support and guidance. The community is open to members now, featuring exclusive content to deepen your journeys with this and all future episodes of the podcast.

  • And remember, to keep up with the latest from Ceryn and all things Divine Feminist, including the forthcoming book of the same name, follow @divine.feminist on Instagram.

  • Music is Start again, copyright Alex (2014), sourced through YouTube and available to hear in full here.