How often do you wish you had used your voice to say something, but didn't because of fear of judgment from others or thinking you're not good enough? This is the story of losing my voice to laryngitis and the lessons learned.
Hey, it’s Marta Keller and I have a message from my heart I would like to share with you.
Last week, I had an incredibly powerful experience where I was able to use my voice in a way that I had not done so in a very long time. I was big, I was bold, I was outrageous at times, and I was very authentic. It almost felt like I had reclaimed a piece of myself that I had lost a long time ago.
The next day, I lost my voice.
I went to the doctor and it turned out that I had laryngitis. For the next five days, I couldn’t speak. The only way I could communicate was through a whisper which strained my voice quite a bit so then most of the time I was just texting and writing to people. And otherwise, I just was sitting in silence.
As frustrating as it was for me – because it was really, really, really frustrating for me – it was also a very insightful time for me. When my voice returned on the sixth day – and it’s only really the eighth day now – I wrote a letter to my voice and I’d like to share that with you now.
So in addition to that insight, I also learned a really valuable lesson. And that lesson is to stop wasting time.
Now I don’t know about you, but I’m someone who has historically been waiting for that sign from the Universe so that I can use my Voice. I’ve been waiting for someone to give me permission so that I can speak my voice. And I’ve been waiting for the stars to align for that perfect moment when I can share my message.
Now if you resemble this – even just a little bit – I’m here to tell you that if you’re looking for that sign, I am your sign. Go out there and use your big beautiful voice to make a positive contribution on this planet.
If you’ve been waiting for permission for someone to say it’s OK to use your voice, I’m here to tell you, first of all, you don’t need permission from anybody, and if you still have that old belief system playing in your mind that you need permission from somebody, then I am here to give you my blessing and say: go out there and spread your powerful message.
And finally, if you’re someone who’s been waiting for that perfect moment for the stars to align, I’m also here to tell you, stop wasting time. You’re going to be waiting forever because this is an imperfect world and if you want your message to be heard, then your time is now. Go forth and be imperfect with your voice. And go out there and spread your message.
Go forth, be imperfect, use your voice and spread your message.
So this message is something I’ve really wanted to share with you because it’s been weighing heavy on my heart the last little while. And now that I’ve shared it with you, I’d also love to hear what are you going to do with your voice now that you’ve heard this message. Leave a comment below.
Go forth, be bold, authentic, courageous, use your voice, be heard.