Share what encouragement and support means to you. How has this role impacted your life?
When I receive encouragement and support it means to me that I am being heard and I am being seen. It means that someone through heart connection care about what I say and what I have said has made an impact on her. This allows us to be encouraging each other and do more of it. It is a full circle because the more we do it and the more feedback we get the more energized we become.
Share a moment when encouragement made a difference in your life. Did you start a new project, pursue studies, or gain confidence?
There are many moments when encouragement made a difference in my life but the first one was when I posted my first story and I received encouraging comments that made me pause and think…
It felt so pure and alive because I did not know these sisters but I could feel their heart and I could feel their intention. I was a member for couple years but had not posted anything because I was feeling so sad that I had lost my mother a year before and because her death was so sudden it pulled me to depression. World Pulse was an avenue for me to heal the part of me that felt so sad and vulnerable by encouraging others. I did not know how powerful encouragement was until I experienced it with World Pulse.
When I encourage someone … when I feel that she hears me and my insight has an impact on her to reflect on her life and choose what is best for her is a great moment for me and opens my heart widely because I can see my younger self and how I did not have this opportunity for someone to encourage me and now I can do the opposite and raise up humanity’s consciousness is a great gift to share,
Envision a world where a culture of encouragement and support is normalized. What would that world be like for women and girls?
I can envision a world where a culture of encouragement and support is normalized and we are doing this in World Pulse already and we continue to do this work which is so valuable. We come to a point together that we cherish each other regardless…would it be a celebration or vulnerability one expresses we are here to listen and be a cheerleader no matter what…that we back each other up, we support one another in order to demonstrate that she is not alone, to lift each other up and send a message to the world that together we can empower one another, together we get into collective consciousness that we are good enough, we are valued and we are unique in our own special way and we are stronger together.
This world would be more loving, safe, trustworthy and joyful place for women and girls for sure. We declare that love can replace fear because love and fear can not coexist, it is either love or fear and in this community we advocate and encourage love so that love with its powerful force takes over fear and creates a better place for us to live.
What actions can we take to create more caring, safe spaces?
I set my intention and constantly think carefully how I respond to a comment and read and reread her story and my comment to make sure I understood where she is coming from and to create a safe space and also I speak from a loving and compassionate place in my heart that speaks the truth while focusing on upliftment and inspiration.
Share about a time you found support across cultures and/or borders.
What I love about World Pulse is this global sisterhood. I can communicate with so much freedom knowing that the person is in another continent and feel this strong connection and makes me see how the world is such a small village with everybody wants the same thing. We want to be seen and we want to be heard. We want to know that no matter how big a situation might be we have each other’s back, that there is not anything we can not tackle because the power of love and Spirit is here to support us and that we can express ourselves and know what we say can have value and meaning to somebody else.
Did bias play a role? How did you overcome it?
I think it is part of cultural upbringings to be bias and we can always be careful about this part of human programming but World Pulse is tackling this issue by creating a loving, nonjudgmental and unbiased culture and bringing our heart together because we are soul. We might be different on surface but we are the same and of the same essence,
Even encouragers need to be encouraged. Write a letter to someone
This is absolutely true that even encouragers need to be encouraged, we are not different than everybody else; we all want to be heard and seen. It is so powerful and so unique. It creates connection, communication and strenght.
who has made an impact in your life?
There are so many sisters on World Pulse who have made an impact in my life through their presence, courage and care that I deeply appreciate. On bigger picture, Oprah has made a huge impact on me by changing lives and also RBG, a true champion for gender equality. I love for you to learn about this remarkable woman, her strenght, her even-temperedness and can-do attitude. I wrote a piece about her and love for you to read it and leave a comment.