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Inviting Abundance

Welcome to the final installment of our 8-week summer series, The Womanly Arts Unplugged, in honor of our upcoming course, Virtual Pleasure Boot Camp! This week, Satya, a Mastery Grad from New York City, joins us to teach about the Womanly Art of Inviting Abundance!

Satya, Age 31 – Fashion Entrepreneur & Creative Director

satyaThis has single handedly been the hardest thing for me to grasp and practice. For a long time, I actually thought I was practicing it. I was raised in a progressive spiritual thinking family, and my Dad taught us to visualize as kids. My understanding was to get what you desired, you just need to see it, smell it exactly as you want it…then it will show up as planned.

The limitation with this approach to Abundance insinuates that I have 100% control and I can get anything I want, as long as I know exactly what it is and go after it. I had many successes thanks to this strategy.

At Mama Gena’s, when a woman states a desire, the response is, “And so it shall be, or something even better.”

As I see it, The Art of Inviting Abundance lies in the “or something even better”. For me, the “even better” has been about letting go, listening and receiving. This goes for every area of my life, not just money.

I’ve learned that The Art of Inviting Abundance is actually about allowing the divine to take the lead. Practicing this Art allows me to experience all that comes to me with love, gratitude, and of course (in my case) a PARTY HAT.

I came to the School of Womanly Arts feeling just fine (thank you very much), but deep down knowing there could be so much MORE. I actually didn’t sign up because I felt I needed to change my life. I came in skeptical, ready to network, and learn a few tricks. I thought I would meet some great gals who’d love what I do (hats & hosiery).

Feathers boas? No thank you. That’s for that girl over there… Anger, resentment? me? No. Thank you. Desires? Yes but I’m really focused on being grateful for what I have, so thank you but I’m okay and perfectly happy where I am. And Men? Well I already have a great guy, and I adore men, thanks!

The things that have shifted since I began the program have rocked me to my core. Little did I know my studies at SWA would shake up my foundation so profoundly, and bring me things that I didn’t even know I desired.

It was only a year ago that my life felt chaotic, and my goals unachievable and so far away…

The feeling of scarcity was a constant theme in my life. Struggle? Um, yes. It felt like I was pushing boulders up very steep mountains, daily.

Last year this time was the hardest. My business was operating out of a 200 square foot studio. I remember looking at my business bank account, and seeing there was less than $1000 in it.

Satya with hatOf course…my right hand full-time employee gave me notice. Soon after, my part-timer was headed off to travel and my intern was going back to school. Leaving just me.

My desires were so big, but I just didn’t have faith in them. It felt HARD.

It got to a point where I was considering giving up my company entirely, and I was actually looking for a new job.

However, I am proof that things can shift very very quickly, and of course in perfect time and EVEN better than planned.

Believe it or not, it was from this rock bottom place that my practice in The Art of Inviting Abundance really took off, because that was the place I had to visit, to finally let go and surrender to what life truly wanted of me.

Tip #1: Get Transparent, Honest, and GET Real

One big turning point for me was when I finally got honest and completely transparent with my new friend Rachel. Even amidst all of this rupture, everyone thought my businesses were taking off, and things looked great on the outside. My hats were even were even in Oprah Magazine, Vogue and Harpers Bazaar and anyone would have thought everything was perfect.

I finally confided in this friend what was actually happening — I was in debt, I hadn’t paid myself since I started my business (which was causing tension at home), and my businesses were just barely breaking even. I was so embarrassed, and so relieved, to tell her the truth.

Even when it looks like backwards movement, transparency inside of sisterhood is always the first step. It’s one of the things I value most about the Sister Goddess Community and tools taught at the school.

Getting transparent led me to be honest but it also allowed me to build an incredible business on a new foundation.

Tip #2: Stop doing and completely surrender.

As everything started to unravel, I knew enough to stop fighting it. I took a week off, and headed West to visit my Mom, rest, and find some balance.

It was a really big turning point — I had big visions of where I wanted to go, but so much fear about taking on the responsibility. I was too afraid to live big. I was seeing and living too small to actually show the universe I was ready to receive.

It seems counter intuitive, but part of practicing the Art of Inviting Abundance can mean doing less. The less I do, the more in my feminine I am, and the more open I am to receiving.

Don’t get me wrong; doing is important when action is needed. Things don’t always just fall into your lap. (See Tip #6 below.)

However – in this case, and so often, the doing is actually inhibiting the receiving. Sometimes, you’ve got to stop the car and ask for directions.

Note: this doesn’t always have to mean taking a week off. On a daily basis, when I’m feeling out of the flow, I’ll just go out for a little adventure. No plans, no watch. I just take some time to unplug, roam, and listen to what comes up in my head. (Side note: you actually know everything…give yourself some space and time to think.)

Tip #3: Desire, without limits.

One morning while I was out there, my mom sat next to me in bed and asked “If there were NO limits to your desires, what would your life look like?”

I told her the first thing that came to mind . . . “I want a Parisian Style Atelier in NYC where we would make hats in the back and have a gorgeous showroom in the front, where our clients could shop, meet up and play dress up.” At that time, with less than 1K in the bank, no employees, and a 200 square foot studio, this seemed impossible.

Yet, just allowing myself to feel my undiluted desires enabled me to feel excitement again, finally.

All of the sudden, shifts started to happen. Just stating that big desire, the energy started to move, and my desires became the fuel for my actions.

Tip #4: Be willing to take risks (big ones).

I got back to NYC and began looking for bigger space within my office building. I found one that was 3 times the size and 4 times as expensive as my current studio. I thought, “Okay, let’s do this, it will work out.” I was getting ready to sign the lease and was mentally preparing for how was going to make it happen. I was getting juiced up and jazzed about it, when WHAM! I got a phone call that would shift my life forever…

I received a phone call letting me know that the 5,000 square foot factory that was manufacturing my hats in the fashion district of Manhattan went out of business, overnight.

My first reaction was, “Well, shit! That’s a sign. I’m not supposed to make hats.”

satya and jefferyLuckily, my husband Jeffery had a different thought. He said, “Satya what if this is your opportunity? The thing you’ve been waiting for your whole life? STOP giving up so easily on your dreams. You say you want this to take off, but what are you going to do about it?

How could I buy this place? I had no team. It was more money than I had in my business account, personal bank account, and savings account put together and multiplied many times over. There was no way!

I really didn’t know how I was going to pull it off, but at the same time, a part of me knew it was going to happen and I had complete faith.

I needed to raise a lot of money, very quickly. My mom and dad thought I was crazy. “Are you sure you want to do this?”

“YES!” I said.

Guess what happened next? One of my best friends decided to invest in me and my company, and give the exact amount I needed to buy the factory. Guess what happened after that? He backed out the day before the deal was supposed to be signed.

Tip #5: Trust the “something better”, no matter what.

At this point, so many people would say, “It’s not meant to be. Let it go.” But in my practice of Inviting Abundance, I just knew in my heart something better was coming up.

I felt that someone else was going to show up and help and very quickly many people showed up. I launched and rocked a kickstarter campaign that blew past our goal by almost a 100K, in 30 days.

If I were holding on tight to the vision I had originally, I wouldn’t have been able to let in something this much better.

Like a bar of soap, if you hold it too tight it will quickly jump out of your hands. That’s what fear and scarcity look like. Desiring big, with trust, and without attachment — that’s what abundance and flow look like.

When I allow my life to unfold, it does so better than even I can plan or force. That letting go part has been the hardest, but the greatest lesson I’ve ever learned.

Tip # 6: When it’s time, hustle.

satya at workNow I have the factory, we’ve cleaned it up, I have 7 employees and we are making a lot of money! My business is on track to do extremely well. In the last 9 months, I have had a huge feature in the Wall street Journal, a gorgeous photo in the NY Times, the TODAY show did a great feature on me and my business, I have a feature coming out soon in Domino Magazine and in the very near future some incredibly influential celebrities will be wearing SATYA TWENA hats as they go down the runway this fashion week.

This is a success story. It’s kind of a magical story, isn’t it? But I want to acknowledge that in addition to the surrender, the receiving, trusting the possibilities of the “something better” . . . hustle is also an important ingredient.

Once I was clear on my desires, I had the fuel I needed to take action. Hustle can be pleasurable and turned on, of course, but in many ways, my business was built brick by brick, and I continue to pour a whole lot of time, sweat, and love into it.

Just a few weeks ago, I stayed at the factory until 11pm and showed up at 6:30 am the next morning . . . because the hat I was making for a celebrity needed to be perfect. And because going the extra mile, matters.

This is one of the things I love most about The Art of Inviting Abundance — it’s such a delicate, creative dance between letting go and showing up.

Tip # 7: Invest in YOU, and Pay it Forward.

satya and sister goddessesWhether things are going well, or they aren’t flowing as you’d like, a huge part of Inviting Abundance is to put energy (and money) where you want to receive it.

I give that which I wish to receive. For example if I am feeling stuck with money, I give money to someone who may need it, or to someone who’s not expecting it. Or, I’ll I pay for the person behind me at the coffee shop. I’ll do something, anything, that feels good surrounding money, and enables me to pay it forward in some way.

I also invest in myself, so that I can keep going higher. Right now, for example, I love my life! My husband and I are more in love and turned on than we’ve ever been, and I’m filled to the brim with so much gratitude.

Yet, I don’t want to stop there. My desires are even bigger now. I want financial freedom while creating products that inspire women to live at a whole different level. I want to hire the most amazing team. I want to be able to have children, with time and flexibility to raise them the way I want to. I want to be a leader in my industry, my community and lead like a woman, standing tall in my femininity.

To do that, I know I need to plant myself in a situation conducive to those desires. I know I can’t do that alone. That’s why I’m doing Creation this year, actually. It’s a huge investment, for sure. But I know that when I invest in this way, I’m inviting that much and more abundance back into my life.

I’ll also invest in myself in little ways, to stay in the flow. Flowers on your desk. The accessory that makes you feel inspired and helps you play bigger. Nourishing food that makes you feel alive.

Whether you want to start flow, or keep flow, investing in yourself and paying it forward are so important.

Okay, now I’d love to hear from YOU! How are you doing in the Art of Inviting Abundance? Which tip resonates the most, and how can you apply it in your life? I hope to see you in the Sister Goddess community this Fall . . . I’ll be hanging out in Boot Camp, and playing full out in Creation as well – hope you’ll join me!

In case you missed it, check out Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 of The Womanly Arts Unplugged. These inspiring posts about The Womanly Arts are our way of pre-partying for Virtual Pleasure Boot Camp, which is currently open for enrollment! Boot Camp is a distance-learning program that takes a woman deep inside each of the Arts. It includes live teleclasses with Mama Gena, carefully crafted weekly exercises, and a thriving online community. Click here for all the details!

**Note: Satya’s offline until later this week, but she looks forward to reading and responding to your comments as soon as she returns!

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  • Robyn August 10, 2015, 8:39 am

    Thank you for sharing your story .. inspiring and what I needed to hear. xo

  • Leah Badertscher April 21, 2015, 10:11 am

    Dear Satya-

    Thank you so much for this. I’m reading it long after you published it – but I found it at exactly the right time. So much of what you said resonates and affirms my intuitions about what I want for my art (I’m a painter) and my coaching practice- so I’m going to stay the course with my vision, while also being open to something even better!



  • SG TTH - Joni September 10, 2014, 8:00 pm

    What a beautiful and inspiring story. I am at the point in my life where I have surrendered to the “something even better” although not without struggling to do so at times. I am awaiting that next career opportunity that will ignite my passion for people and I know that it is on it’s way to me.
    Thank you for sharing your journey with us as I have so much gratitude for you and this community.
    SG TTH

    • satya September 12, 2014, 10:31 am

      A-MAZING!!! congrats! xx

  • Jocelyn September 8, 2014, 11:35 pm

    What an awesome post, I am SOOOO glad you wrote this and shared with us your wisdom and experience. What an AWESOME husband you have encouraging you to go for your dreams right when you were about to give up! LOVE!

  • Rebecca Waldron September 3, 2014, 5:39 pm

    Wow, Satya! I’ve never heard of the School of Womanly Arts or the Art of Inviting Abundance, but am really inspired by this post. I had no idea about your story and the bumps in the road that you overcame. My favorite tips were to desire without limits and to take risks. In my family, and culture in general is seems, everyone tells me to play it safe and almost laughs when I share my big dreams, but I have such big dreams I am bursting. I’m launching my Kickstarter in two weeks for my new diaper bag company and am taking your advice to heart.

    Thank you!

    Rebecca (Becky)

    • satya September 12, 2014, 10:30 am

      Becky, INCREDIBLE! thank you for your note! I hope this has inspired you to stretch and GO FOR IT! can’t wait to see you KS campaign! let me know if you need any advice! xx

  • katie September 2, 2014, 8:56 pm


    Such an inspiring story! Thank you so much for being so open and honest about the struggle you went through before you got your big break. It’s so important for your fellow entrepreneurs to hear your story. Lots of best wishes!


  • Helen August 29, 2014, 11:20 am

    This is the reminder I needed that the power to receive the ‘even better’ is within me. Being transparent is so difficult even when I know that opens me to receive the ‘even better’. I too am at a big cross road in my career and this came with perfect timing to guide me through that adventure. One of my midday breaks is going to be a stop by your showroom to enjoy a mini adventure.

    Thank you and I am so excited that we will be doing creation together. See you soon!

    • satya September 2, 2014, 9:43 am

      Helen! yay! thank you! yes absolutely! looking forward to seeing you! xx s

  • Sherrie Huckelberry August 28, 2014, 12:00 pm

    Allowing the process of manifesting in the playground of physical matter is articulated beautifully in this shareing. …Thank you

    • satya September 2, 2014, 9:44 am

      thank you sherrie! xx satya

  • Esther Fink August 27, 2014, 3:26 pm

    And so shall it be or even better.
    WOW this post was amazing. Looking forward to being in Creation with you.

    • satya September 2, 2014, 9:44 am

      Thank you Esther! xx

  • Deborah Smith August 27, 2014, 1:49 pm

    Awesome. simply awesome. You rock. Thank you for sharing.

    • satya September 2, 2014, 9:44 am

      Deborah! thank you! xx s

  • Elke August 27, 2014, 11:11 am

    So inspiring! Thank you, SG Satya!

    • satya September 2, 2014, 9:52 am

      thank you elke! xx

  • Linea August 27, 2014, 8:58 am

    Oi this was so great! So inspiring! Thank you

    • satya September 2, 2014, 9:53 am

      thank you linea! x

  • Michaela August 27, 2014, 8:45 am

    I loved (& needed) this. Thank you for the reminder about how essential it is to be connected to Pussy & crucial it is to be led by our truth.

    I’m recalibrating me/my biz & your reminder to get guidance & to really let go & invite your BIG desires in is resonating & lifting me higher.

    One FF: “Getting transparent led me to be honest but it also allowed me to build an incredible business on a new foundation.”

    Thanks so much for sharing & for helping me to see that HUGE & WAY more is quite possible. xoxo

    • satya September 2, 2014, 9:48 am

      Michaela, thank you for your FF! xx satya

  • SG Jacqueline August 26, 2014, 9:39 pm

    Dearest Satya,
    Thank you for your Inspiring piece. I am just starting my new life in USA, having travelled here with my Husband for his Career. I had put my Life on Hold (work wise) as I don’t have a Green Card Yet…! This all has to change so that I can become the Lady I need to be again and find my Wholeness, where I can grow in a New Opportunity and be supported by wonderful SG’s..! I love paying things forward and know that there is something out there to help and support me when I am ready.
    SG Jacqueline xxx

    • satya September 2, 2014, 9:47 am

      Jacqueline! what a great time and opportunity to really think about what you desire!! take the time and enjoy the journey! xx satya

  • SG Inzy August 26, 2014, 8:19 pm

    This is a great true experience and so glad to hear it again. We heard this story in one of the class meetings during. 2014 Mastery and I would like to have heard another new one as inspiring as this one.
    Thank you for telling it again especially for those who may not have heard it, but do wish we could have heard another one as well, as I m still searching for “abundance”!
    SG Inez

    • satya September 2, 2014, 9:39 am

      Inzy, thank you!
      happy to SC / talk – feel free to call me ; my # is on the SG website 🙂 xx

  • Rachel August 26, 2014, 7:44 pm

    Wonderful ideas about the art of abundance and receiving so much goodness into your life. Way to take everyone higher. 🙂

    • satya September 2, 2014, 9:37 am

      Thank you Rachel! same to you love!

  • SG Sensual Shakaya August 26, 2014, 6:18 pm

    You’re a STAR.
    Satya, thank you for taking me higher as your success is all of ours~
    because it’s a demonstration of what is available for every woman who allows herself to be open to the magic of her desires, which ignites her Receiving.
    Congratulations and so much more is waiting for you!
    Xxo Shakaya

    • satya September 2, 2014, 9:37 am

      Shakaya, thank you! it’s been an incredible journey and soooooo amazing to watch your journey! i am blown away by your change! xxx!

  • Julie August 26, 2014, 5:21 pm

    Dear Satya,
    I LOVE YOUR POST. I don’t normally consider myself a hat person, but now I want to become one-and visiting your Atelier is firmly on my desire list. Thank you for your demonstration of faith, for your hustle and most of all for sharing your beautiful story! xo

    • satya September 2, 2014, 9:36 am

      Julie, amazing! please do! xx satya

  • T. L. Cooper August 26, 2014, 3:03 pm

    Satya, this post hit me right square in the heart today… Seriously, it was just what I needed to read. I’ve been struggling with my latest writing projects because I’ve been stressed because book sales have dipped, the projects were requiring more time than I had available, etc. The farther behind I fell on the projects, the more stressed I became. All of this started taking a toll on my confidence making me question my goals in life. I decided to take a break from several things that were draining my energy and bringing negativity into my life in order to re-establish my goals, develop a plan, and set new release dates for my upcoming books as well as to re-establish a daily routine. A few minutes after I made this decision Sunday night, my phone beeped indicating I had received an email. I glanced at the email surprised to see an invitation to read my poetry during an event in Portland. I had been trying to schedule an event in Portland for a long time, and nothing had worked out. Suddenly one dropped in my lap… I followed up Monday morning and got the last open slot at the event!! This because a fellow author remembered me from working an author’s table with me over a year ago!!
    Your post helped me remember that sometimes we have to actively surrender in order to make the right next moves and to see the opportunities that appear before us.

    • satya September 2, 2014, 9:35 am

      T.L thank you for your note; it warms my heart! here’s to a lifetime journey and adventure! x s

  • Marci August 26, 2014, 2:25 pm

    SG Satya,
    I am embracing my Goddess and asking for what I would like. I would not only like it but I would love it if you would be willing to give me a few pointers or mentor me on how you made your Kickstart funding project so successful so quickly. Thank you, SG Marci

    • satya September 2, 2014, 9:34 am

      It would be my pleasure! please email me! xx satya

  • Michelle August 26, 2014, 2:22 pm

    Oh my god. I’m sat here in my attic, looking at one of the five vintage hats I’ve upcycled, wondering if I’ll ever source enough vintage feathers, or find enough hours in my life that’s already stuffed with a full time teaching job (which I’m falling out of love with) and….this…falls into my timeline. Errrrr, ever been nudged by the universe?

    • satya September 2, 2014, 9:34 am

      amazing Michelle! nudge nudge!! x

  • SG Karla August 26, 2014, 12:49 pm

    SG Satya – HATS off to you!! 🙂 I am always so incredibly inspired every time I read about you. The TODAY show segment was fabulous and this is even more wonderful! Thank you SO much for sharing your story and for all your juicy tips…and for always inspiring me to trust and believe. I have a business that is quite frankly struggling, and many times, including this month, I want to give up. But your story re-inspires me to believe in my huge desires for it (and even better!)…and to surrender – let go…and to listen and receive…and when it’s time, to take big risks and keep hustling! It’s been an honor and a pleasure to be in this journey with you through Mastery and through even more bigger and better things to come…xo

    • satya September 2, 2014, 9:34 am

      Thank you Karla! believe and trust in your HUGE desires! xx

  • SG Anne la Tigresse August 26, 2014, 12:36 pm

    Can’t wait to see you in Creation, SG Satya! Your story of not giving up but trusting in the “even better” is such an incredible inspiration! Hats off to you, Sister Goddess!

    • satya September 2, 2014, 9:33 am

      Can’t wait to see you too! thank you la tigresse!

  • Jennifer ( SG FAB) August 26, 2014, 12:27 pm

    Satya, thank you so much for sharing your inspirational journey! Your words took me higher today and I am moving forward with my own business. Thank You, Goddess <3.

    Enjoy your Creation journey ~ Dig Deep and find even more of your divine gifts in the sublime…You Are So LOVED


    • satya September 2, 2014, 9:33 am

      Thank you Jennifer! x

  • SG Kathleen aka Sister Goddess Pussy Kat August 26, 2014, 12:23 pm

    oh my beloved SG Satya… I remember vividly seeing you at the very first Mastery weekend in your gorgeous hat looking all confident and self-assured and thinking to myself “wtf is she doing here? she looks like she already has it going on!” Witnessing your rupture and complete rapture has been a gift to behold and is such an inspiration to me and so many other Sister Goddesses. As a student of the Law of Attraction, your story completely articulated the flaw in the way most people think this law works… it’s in the complete surrender and acceptance of what is (swamping and yessing) that we can finally let in all that God has in store for us. I’m so happy for you and so grateful to know you and call you my sister and friend. Onward and upward!! xoxoxoxo

    • satya September 2, 2014, 9:32 am

      Thank you Kathleen! 🙂 same same!!!

  • SG Patty August 26, 2014, 11:49 am

    You’re the top!
    You’re the Coliseum.
    You’re the top!
    You’re the Louver Museum.
    You’re a melody from a symphony by Strauss
    You’re a Bendel bonnet,
    A Shakespeare’s sonnet,
    You’re Mickey Mouse.
    You’re the Nile,
    You’re the Tower of Pisa,
    You’re the smile on the Mona Lisa …
    Thanks Cole Porter for penning this about SG Satya all that time ago! I’ll never forget the delicious, delicious fantasy time in your showroom when I went to NY for a Mastery weekend. It reminded me so much of being a little girl and getting to dip into my Mom’s closet. But the big difference was when I tried on those hats! Va Va Va Voom! I felt so much like ALL those parts of me, as a woman, were getting to come out and they were so well served by your hats! —
    That black hat with the gorgeous red flowers sparked my Seductress at Saratoga, Kitten at the Kentucky Derby, Miss Gorgeous at the Graveside! That brown beehive, the blue top hat….. OMG, I could go on and on. I’m a fan of your hats AND you! Keep rocking it girl! I know if Cole Porter was alive today, a Henri Bendel bonnet would be second to your gorgeous toppers. Mucho love,

    • satya September 2, 2014, 9:21 am

      aw patty love you! i think about you daily! xx satya

  • SG Catherine, Goddess of Sex and Drums August 26, 2014, 11:44 am

    This is the best one so far – thank you, Satya, for sharing this with us! I am inspired by your story!

    • satya September 2, 2014, 9:32 am

      aw thank you SG Catherine!

  • SG Alex August 26, 2014, 11:36 am

    Thank you for sharing your story. It’s so inspiring. I resonate with so much of the story. Particularly the part about getting clear on your desires and holding onto that instead of letting go and seeing what actually manifests. Thank you for reminding me (and all of us) of that lesson to let go and receive ‘even better’.

    • satya September 2, 2014, 9:20 am

      Thank you SG Alex! xx

  • Lisa August 26, 2014, 11:19 am

    Thank you for this! So much of it resonates with me and where I am and my business is “stuck” right now. In the last couple of days I have been accepting that I am worthy of abundance and the success that I am destined for. I am working so hard but I know, I feel it, it’s just not flowing like it did in the first two years. I am realizing that I need to sit back and let the universe deliver the next opportunity so that I can fly.

    • satya September 2, 2014, 9:20 am

      Lisa, thank you! sometimes the most rewarding work is sitting back and allowing things to happen, (easier said than done) – fly my love! x satya

  • Sister Goddess Dazzling Debra August 26, 2014, 10:56 am

    Brilliantly written Beauty…Clearly another one of your many incredible talents. And so generously shared. THere is so much humility, gratitude AND confidence in your gift to the community. You were so the perfect person to write about Abundance. Not only because of your clear success but the transparency about your fears and how you went from what looked like success to truly living your dream. AND continuing to dream and dream and create some more. Grateful to be on this path with you Love

    • satya September 2, 2014, 9:31 am

      Thank you SG D Debra! grateful for your friendship and love!

  • SG Deborah August 26, 2014, 10:47 am

    Beautiful Satya, you and your story are so completely inspiring and SO what I needed to read today! I especially relate to this passage and the situation that inspired it: “I was too afraid to live big. I was seeing and living too small to actually show the universe I was ready to receive.” I feel like I have done that all of my professional career (and my personal life, too, frankly). I love all of your tips and can’t wait to implement some of them TODAY. I love you, Goddess!

    • Nahzaree August 30, 2014, 4:03 pm

      Yes, THAT quote sounds so much like where I have been all my life that it is ridiculous; as well as what Satya said immediately preceding about being afraid about taking on the responsibility that would accompany the big vision(s) of where she wanted to go. SO been my issues… up until now. I can directly trace where I absorbed the belief that I was incapable of handling a lot of responsibility, and living a successful “grown-up” life. Intellectually I know that to be false, but deep down inside, the hook remained imbedded in my sub-consciousness.

      Thank you for sharing this story and the lessons learned – exactly what I needed to hear / be reminded of right now!

    • satya September 2, 2014, 9:31 am

      thank you sg deborah! live big my love!

  • Raquel August 26, 2014, 10:41 am

    Rock on chica! I love my hat and some good lessons here for me! Things haven’t been going so well and it’s time to shake things up a bit by allowing support. I’m way too tired to continue going this way. Maybe Kickstarter is what I need to do for my graduate school education?! Very inspiring story, thanks for sharing!

    • satya September 2, 2014, 9:30 am

      Thanks Racquel! adore you! xx

  • SG Abisola August 26, 2014, 10:32 am

    Thanks, Satya! If there any lesson in saying YES! your story is TOP HAT! YOUR demonstration is undeniable, clear and shows what is possible when you put your ass on the line and go for the highest! I am totally inspired by your risk taking, your faith and above all, The GODDESS Know as SATYA, bursting out in spite of the circumstances! YAY!!!!!! a million times over!

    • satya September 2, 2014, 9:19 am

      SG Abisola! thank you! adore you gorgeous! xx satya

  • SG Anne August 26, 2014, 10:24 am

    Satya, this is BRILLIANT! Am so thrilled for you and your success. May it continue!

    • satya September 2, 2014, 9:18 am

      SG Anne, thank you! and to you as well! xx satya

  • Lizzie August 26, 2014, 10:17 am

    Satya, this was unbelievably inspiring. Thank you for sharing and writing- you are extraordinary! I feel I need to keep this with me and read it about 7 more times. Thank you, thank you.

    • satya September 2, 2014, 9:18 am

      Lizzie, thank you!!! what an incredible note! x

  • Marci Cary August 26, 2014, 9:52 am

    My favorite frame is the where you describe paying it forward, with whatever abundance you want to create. Thank you for the inspirational story. I too am in a similar place with a great big dream. Looking forward to seeing you in Creation!

    • satya September 2, 2014, 9:18 am

      Thank you Marci! dream big!

  • Joanna August 26, 2014, 9:50 am

    Satya, i can feel your happiness, it is contagious! It is a miracle story and I’m so glad they are happening. ( because mine is yet to happen:) . I know about the balance between pushing and going with the flow, i was contemplating it recently… There us a difference between pushing forward in a job we do just to pay bills, and there is a difference in pushing forward in a field we believe in and we are inspired with. After a long time of investing a lot of faith into the first one, one can only feel defeated. But in something that inspires us we always feel the light inside that shows us this is the right way. Sometimes it is a flickering light, but if we don’t give up it turns to a strong light, in your case light of a fashion show.

    • satya September 2, 2014, 9:17 am

      Joanna, amazing! thank you for your note! xx satya

  • Erin Lewis August 26, 2014, 9:43 am

    Beautiful and inspiring – thank you for sharing, going for your desires, and living in the land of possibilities! It was a thrill to read your success in this week’s spotlight! To more and better sister…xoxo, SG Erin

    • satya September 2, 2014, 9:17 am

      Thanks SG Erin. love to you!

  • Michele August 26, 2014, 9:42 am

    Wow!!! Thank you for sharing your inspiring story, it’s exactly what I needed to hear this morning.

    • satya September 2, 2014, 9:16 am

      Michele, Everything happens at the right time! xx

  • Kimberly LeHew August 26, 2014, 9:30 am

    Satya-what an inspiring story! I am new to SWA, but I feel I am in the right place. I am thrilled for you. I am not sure what I want or what I want my life to look like. You inspired me to dream with no limits and trust. I love the saying, “or even better…”
    Thank you for your story and I look forward to meeting you someday.
    I love hats too!

    • satya September 2, 2014, 9:16 am

      Thanks Kimberly! I can’t wait to meet you! xx satya

  • diane August 26, 2014, 9:24 am

    thank you so much for sharing your story with us. Inspiring and uplifting! I am in a very similar place in my business at the moment and I am deeply grateful for your message today. continue to let your brilliance shine! xo

    • satya September 2, 2014, 9:15 am

      Thank you Diane! xx satya