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written by Maggie Sale Ostara, PhD

On the eve of vacation, I feel compelled for a little truth telling.turthsign

These things I know for sure:

  • I’ve been independent since 1997 when I left the relatively secure enclave of Columbia University not knowing what the f*ck I was going to do.
  • Being determined to create my own business(es) and to stay independent has been extraordinarily difficult and rich.  I have never worked so hard, nor been so well rewarded for the effort in terms of my connection with clients and my sense of purpose.
  • Over time, everything adds up.  It starts to make sense.  The different types of experiences, challenges and growth, opportunities, learnings, and sides of myself I didn’t even know I had emerging – it all comes together over time.  My Soul Signature reveals itself to me more everyday.
  • I care less and less what other people think about me.  The more I know who I am, the less I care who gets triggered, activated, stimulated or decides they have the right to judge or otherwise criticize me.  The further I get into my 50s, the less it matters.
  • I know my spirit is eternal, and when I slow down long enough to listen, she has plenty to share.  I know I’ve been a man in many lives, and a woman in not as many.  I’m learning how to be a woman in this life.  (That in itself can stimulate other people I’ve found, particularly women.)
  • I am not going to be here forever – in this body anyway.  With each day, I relish the sunshine, the fog, my daughter’s smiles, my husband’s touch, the gobble of turkeys on my morning walk, the smell of the vineyards, and my body in the dance.  I welcome and enjoy the experience.  Without that, nothing else matters.
  • AND when I leave this body, I want to leave a legacy.  I want to have made my contribution to helping to shift resources from the industries that promote war, addictions, and pollution of the planet EVEN A LITTLE BIT to those that promote deeper relationships, better health and well-being, greater creativity and aliveness and more personal sovereignty.
  • Sometimes I worry about what I’m missing.  Having such a strong focus in my current biz, what am I losing out on?  My experience is that in order to create focus I have to give up breadth.  And it also forces me to decide what really matters, and then to make sure I do have focus on that.  Given how easy it is to either get distracted or be drawn into many different things I am genuinely interested in, the focus helps me to make sure I am enjoying what really matters.
  • I want to know in my bones that during my time here that (1) I did what I came here to do, (2) I loved my beloveds deeply and to my core, and (3) I made a drop of difference in the lives of the people with whom I have the Soul Contracts to engage and contribute.

What is YOUR Truth Telling for today?
What do you want to give homage to?
What have you learned, and what golden nuggets of wisdom do you have to pass on?
What do you want to leave behind when you go out of this body?

How are you living today?  And what will be your legacy?

Maggie Sale Ostara, PhD left her prestigious job as the Director of Women’s a Gender Studies at Columbia University when she realized she’s not built to work for anyone else. Since then, Dr. Ostara has become a Certified Human Design Specialist (Level 4), a Certified Clarity Breathwork Practitioner, a highly sought after teacher-mentor, who teaches high-achieving women how to develop their personal sovereignty, to activate their super powers, and to unleash themselves from society’s prescription of success.

She’s the creator of the Soul Signature Self Awareness Project, the Wheel of Power of the Visionary Entrepreneur, and over 20 educational programs focused building soul-inspired businesses that positively impact the world and taking command of your life through personal sovereignty. She’s hosted 5 multi-speaker online conferences, and spoken on over 15 such conferences reaching audiences of over 200,000 participants.

With two decades of experience supporting 20,000+ students and hundreds of clients through her online programs and conferences, Dr. Ostara teaches how to avoid overwhelm and burnout, how to make reliable decisions, how to create a bigger impact with less effort, and how to transform inner liabilities into powerful assets and allies.