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The Power Behind Loving Your True Self

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The path to personal empowerment is a rocky one, but so worth the ride, especially when you begin to truly understand all that awaits you along the journey. When you discover that you love yourself, ugly warts and all, you will come into your own True Self. This discovery won’t be handed to you on a plate;

You will have to fight for it, want it and accept it 

By going inward and seeking to understand your shadow self - that side of you which sometimes scares or angers you - incredible personal growth and enlightenment can be attained. 

Through the process of acknowledging the things you’ve said or done in your past which didn’t make you proud, you acknowledge the inner-child within yourself who simply needed to learn from her mistakes.

By acknowledging this inner-child,

you can help her learn from past transgressions

and mistakes, and still love her, in wholeness,

for she is truly yourself. 

Lesson learned, now let’s move forward!

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When you reach this point, you begin to integrate your whole being into your True Self and this is always, ALWAYS, a powerful force to be reckoned with.

Call it authenticity, owning your imperfections, or just being magnetic as hell... nothing, and I mean nothing, is as powerful as a person living at peace with their True Self.


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Sister, this means no longer rejecting parts of yourself or your story in shame - All of you is welcome.

It means no longer having to prove your place or over-explain - You're steady and unwavering

It means no longer needing to diminish your gifts, magic or brilliance - You know it's safe to be seen ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀

Make a practice of honoring your authentic truth and, just like Moses parted the Red Sea, I guarantee your perfect path will unfold.

-Madison

You can begin your discovery of your True Self

and how amazingly powerful you really are with The Soul-Aligned Morning, a journey to fierce self-love and radical emotional freedom.

A Conversation with God is Grey

Deconstructing who we “should” be after religious trauma

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I was so honored to be invited to have a raw, honest conversation with Brenda Marie Davies, the soul behind God is Grey - a youtube channel & podcast that champions for sex positive, intellectual and affirming Chistianity. We got to speak on the ways we move through religious trauma, detaching from what we are told we “should” be and embracing all that God made us to be!

I was also able to walk her through a mini process of what the amazing women in my program, Awaken Her Soul, go through as they deconstruct old stories, be with their truth and having compassion for that very old, old programming.

I am so excited to share it here with you! If you enjoy this conversation, you can find her youtube channel here & her instagram here.

-Madison

If this is resonating with you,

there are still 2 seats available to join Hillary McBride, Barbara Erochina and I alongside 16 women for an intimate retreat, in Hawaii, for healing spiritual wounds and trauma…

Awaken Her Soul Alum

Stories from the Awakened Sisterhood

I am so grateful to be able to open the doors to my program, Awaken Her Soul, once again this past week.  The outpouring of women ready to awaken to their worthiness just makes me dance with joy!!! BIG FULL JOY!! 


I won’t outline all the details here (because you can go see all the information at our gorgeous new page here) but I did want to share with you this beautiful testimony from the Awakened Sisterhood.

It’s time to take a step away from the people-pleasing, perfectionism, and obsessing about what others think. Stop jumping through hoops. Get off the hamster wheel. These self-sabotaging patterns keep you from your true worth and stuck in stories of lack, shame and unworthiness. 


You are worthy of your inner peace.

You are worthy of your full power.

You are worthy of boundaries.

You are worthy of being in your fullness.

You are worthy of claiming beliefs that center your innate goodness.

You are worthy of success *and* wellness. (No more hustling for wholeness, k?)



Let others have their stories about you. Leave others to their biases about what a "worthy woman" should be.

Instead of playing that game, go within.

Like the AHS Alums who has chosen to come forward and develop an inner validation, come find a deep spiritual knowing of your worth. It comes through practice, an actual reprogramming of your mind and subsequently, your actions over time. 

This is what Awaken Her Soul is all about. We do the work to actually go deep and live your truth. 

Over the next 14 weeks I'll be guiding a group of women through 12 lessons to re-write the old stories keeping you looping in unworthiness and actually get free. 

Please, if it interests you, join us. 

-Madison xo

If you’re resonating

with these stories and feel like you’re ready to step into your own - you can get more details & sign up below!

Letting Go So Something New Can Be Born

A Letter to my younger self

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“We must let go of the life we have planned,

so as to accept the life that is waiting for us.”

-Joseph Campbell

My time spent in Miami this summer with family brought out deep self-reflection:


It’s been a summer of deep personal change, ownership and rising into a version of myself I never dreamt I’d be. 


I have let go of a life I planned so as to honor the truth that is rising up within. 


It’s been scary. 


But more than anything, I have been so held by not only my mentors but also by a deep knowing that life is so for me, that my higher self is guiding me, and if I want to receive the life waiting for me, I must let go of what I had planned. 


Sitting in a cafe this week, I wrote a letter to my 20 year old self as a reminder of how sweet surrendering to the “pull” of our soul can be. 


A reminder that choosing our Selves

is the bravest, most liberating act


This is an excerpt of what I wrote:


Madison, you don't know it yet but you will heal in ways you never knew you were wounded. You'll finally accept yourself as an eccentric, free spirited, bold woman who loves to talk and teach and be creative. Because of your healing, you'll finally uncover real friendship, too. 


You don't know it yet, but you're going to choose non-traditional work and your world will turn upside down. You'll work harder for this than you have for anything in your life. 80 hour weeks. Bartering services to get your website off the ground. Bartending, babysitting chickens, catering, doing childcare and feeling so overlooked and less than in exchange for ways to pay for your dream.


You don't know it yet, but the very faith that supports you, sustains you and gives you direction will fall away. You have no clue quite yet how this will be the first big heartbreak of your life, but the loss will resurrect you into a bold, brave and inquisitive woman. You have no idea how your journey through healing your spiritual wounds will cause a ripple effect in everyone's life around you. 


You don't know it yet, but leaving the faith was the only way you could find yourself. Oh I wish you could get a glimpse of Who You Really Are.


You don't know it yet but your success will come so quick. So quick you'll be overwhelmed, feel like a fraud, and face your inner demons while it feels others are watching your every move. (Some are… carry on).


You don't know it yet, but their opinions literally do. not. matter. outside of the fact that they trigger you into your own healing by magnetizing your unhealed parts.


You don't know it yet, but making 6 figures is easier than you've been led to believe. You can do it, trust me.


You don't know it yet, but one day you'll be able to hear yourself fully and with ease. Your inner voice is nudging you with the questions and curiosity. Listen!! When something feels off with the church, with people in power, with leaders, with anyone... listen! Your inner compass is strong, loud, and will speak to you. Keep. Listening. 


You don't know it yet, but your heart has been broken for a very long time. The walls you've built, the way you push away people who get too close, the fear of being seen.... all of it is your broken heart. It will feel like breaking to let love in because in order for scars to heal correctly, the scar tissue must be removed. 


You don't know it yet, but cutting out the scar tissue will mean breaking the hearts of others, being more honest than you've ever been. Your care-taking will end when you finally clear out the dead matter of co-dependence from your cells and move in a new way.


It will hurt, but you'll get free.


You don't know it yet but you’ll close your marriage on your 7th anniversary with ceremony. It will be beautiful and spiritual. You will come to see him as a teacher, a mirror, a lover and a dear friend on your path. The container you created with him allowed for all this magic to unfold. How lucky are you?


You don’t know it yet, but you’re still becoming someone you’re currently afraid to be. Don’t brace yourself, though. 


This journey will be made of the scariest and somehow, the easiest choices you’ve ever made.”



There is still so much I don’t know, haven’t said and cannot predict. But this I know:


No matter what I am called to,

I will choose myself with reverence. 


When life asks me to pivot and change my plans, I will listen. 

When it doesn’t make sense and others turn up their noses, still, I will listen. 

When my body tells me what is true, I will listen. 

When my soul comes calling, I will listen. 


And I will honor every version of myself in the process.


Thanks so much for letting me share my lessons in self-remembering with you.

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If you could write your 20, 30, or 40 year old self a letter that begins with, “You don’t know it yet but…” what would you write?


Journal in the privacy of your own space or tag me in an instagram post. I’d love to read your story.


-Madison


P.S. I share all of this because I have processed it privately. Please refrain from sending advice, “I’m sorry’s” or pity. I feel so grounded and whole in my truth with it. Thank you!


If this is resonating with you,

you can join Hillary McBride, Barbara Erochina and I alongside 16 women for an intimate retreat in Hawaii based around healing & honoring past spiritual wounds and trauma: