By Lucy Cornell - CEO and Founder of The Voice Advisory
When we lose our voice, we lose our power and our ability to speak for our rights.
Our voice is at the seat of our power. It is not just the expression of our intelligence and emotional self but of our human spirit. The voice deeply honours its owner. It must. That’s its job.
A primary driver of the voice is survival. When we are born, we voice our needs in order to survive. Then, through the arc of communities and experiences we have in life, it learns to adapt to honour who we are in that place in time.
I like to think that our voice is our champion.
Yet, there are some moments in our lives where our spirit - our power - is challenged so far, that it is safer to be silent. The voice responds. Clever.
Yet in these moments, somewhere in the secret parts of our psyche, the voice whispers, challenges, wonders why is this spirit is being silent. It needs to express. It wants to be heard.
Sadly, some voices stay silent. It is too dangerous to speak.
Remarkably, some voices find a way - a way to step into the danger, to fight for the spirit. When they step into their voice they not only face their own monsters but they fight for all silenced spirits. They assume the role for all of us. They are our warriors who fight for the human spirit’s intrinsic right to be heard, to express - to fight the ultimate fight: light against dark.