Permission To Show Up Imperfectly

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You, Unfiltered: Permission To Show Up Imperfectly

In my latest soul-nourishing episode, “Permission to Show Up Imperfectly,” we dive deep into the art of being unapologetically YOU. In a world obsessed with highlight reels, it’s easy to feel the pressure to be picture-perfect. But let me tell you, darling, your authenticity is your magic wand. Here’s where we unpack all the divine nuggets from this episode and explore how to sprinkle that authenticity in every corner of your life.

  • 00:00:00 Powerful voice, importance of voicemails for remembering.
  • 00:03:28 Lesson in experiences, positive and negative.
  • 00:07:52 Oxygen flow, thoughts, emotions, frustration, bad day.
  • 00:10:13 Higher perspective reveals need for accountability.
  • 00:13:18 Creating overwhelm, frustration, blaming others, imperfect life.
  • 00:18:23 Recommend voice note app for recording thoughts.

Breaking Free from the Illusion of Perfection:

Raise your hand if you’ve ever felt like you had to put on a pristine façade, especially if you’re a coach or someone leading the pack. 🙋‍♀️ Yeah, I’ve been there too. But guess what? Striving for perfection is like chasing a mirage. When we strip away the layers and show up with all our human quirks, we create a safe haven for others to breathe easy and do the same. 🌱

Celebrating Our Beautiful Mess:

Life is like a tapestry of a million moments—some highs, some lows, and a lot of ‘in-betweens.’ The more we share our journey, the bumps, and the detours, the more we let others know it’s okay to be a beautiful mess. That’s how we cultivate soul-connections and manifest a tribe that vibes with our essence. 🌈

Reframing the Good, the Bad, and the ‘Meh’:

Ever considered how the lens of our perception colors our experiences? One person’s unicorn is another’s dragon, if you know what I mean. So instead of labeling life events as good or bad, let’s embrace a more neutral, spiritual perspective. It’s not about what happens, but how we flow with the energy of it. 🌙

Voice Your Needs, Create Your Boundaries:

Many of us were trained to be emotional contortionists from a young age—twisting our needs and muzzling our voices. We carry these echoes into our adult relationships. Let’s break the chain, loves. Reflect on those old stories, forgive, and rewrite your narrative. I swear by EFT tapping as a way to lovingly excavate and give voice to those buried needs. 🌺

The Sacred Art of Emotional Alchemy:

You know how much I adore EFT tapping; it’s like a love letter to your soul. When you let your emotions flow through tapping or other soulful practices like journaling, you’re not just surviving, you’re thriving. It’s like letting a spiritual wind blow through you, sweeping away the dust and leaving behind gold. ✨


In the theater of life, there’s no script that says you need to be anyone other than your magnificent self. “Permission to Show Up Imperfectly” is more than a podcast episode—it’s a mantra for living authentically. Whether it’s by ditching the ‘perfect’ mask, honoring your emotional landscape, or embracing neutrality in life’s events, you’re creating sacred space for your soul to dance.

🌟 Let’s keep lighting up the world with our unfiltered selves, knowing it’s in this raw, unscripted space that we truly touch lives and experience freedom.

Sending you love and light,

Michelle 🌸

Journal Prompts:

  1. So, tell me, how does jotting down in a journal or firing up your voice notes app really help you not to forget those golden nuggets of thoughts and ideas?
  2. Okay, let’s dive deep. Where do you feel that crushing weight to just be “perfect,” either at work or in your personal life? And how’s that messing with your groove of being your authentic self?
  3. Spill the tea: How does letting your guard down and sharing the not-so-perfect sides of you help others feel like, “Wow, she gets me!”?
  4. Ever felt like the world’s got a magnifying glass on you, judging you for not living up to those perfect standards? How did that chip away at how awesome you feel about yourself and your confidence to just show up?
  5. How can we make a little sanctuary, a judgement-free zone, where we can just be real and raw with ourselves and others?
  6. Flashback time: growing up, were your feelings given a thumbs up or brushed under the rug? How’s that been playing out in the way you communicate and connect with others today?
  7. Where are you biting your tongue instead of setting boundaries? Where’s that happening in your life right now and what are some steps you can take to say, “Hey, this is what I need, okay?”
  8. When emotions are spinning you around like a tornado, what’s your go-to for settling your soul? Any tapping techniques or breathing hacks you swear by?
  9. How can wrapping yourself in a blanket of self-love and compassion help you shake off those feelings of ‘I’m not enough’ or ‘I messed up’?
  10. Share the deets on a recent time when you let yourself be imperfectly perfect and how it actually brought you closer to people around you.

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