86. She Felt Like an Outsider, Now People Trust Her
“People see me as a person that they can trust since I am learning how to voice the things that may be hard to swallow, may be hard to hear, may be hard to hold. Yet, I am working on delivering these messages from my heart in a way that I am holding compassion and truly sitting with a person in front of me and listening to them,” explains Jenny Sapito Montalvo. Jenny is a Mesoamerican artist, intuitive guide, and visual designer. Today, she shares the transformations she has experienced in her life since starting coaching with Alejandra and harnessing the power of language.
Jenny grew up feeling like an outsider. She was born in the United States, but she spent several years in El Salvador. She experienced a lot of bullying in school due to being different from the other kids, being shy, and having a hard time communicating her emotions. Jenny was afraid to express herself because she thought people would misunderstand her or think she was a weirdo. Since going through coaching, she has become able to better voice her own opinions and open up more with others, so much so that she is now viewed as a trusted confidant rather than as an outside observer.
When Jenny learned to communicate more effectively, she was able to heal her relationships with her family and friends, stop being so fearful of conflict, and feel more comfortable in her own skin. It can be challenging to speak up and allow yourself to be heard, especially if you have been made to feel small in the past. However, if you’re willing to put in the work and commit to shifting your relationship with language, you can start to leave those old anxieties behind and improve your interpersonal relationships.
• “Right now how I identify is a human being with very cosmic connections, deeply rooted and committed to being here on the Earth.” (5:29-5:45 | Jenny)
• “I had a few friends and I found it challenging to navigate that too because I feel a bit of an outsider and feel that being quiet allowed me to be an observer.” (14:46-14:59 | Jenny)
• “There is always an opportunity to grow and to move through our anxieties and our beliefs of not feeling good enough to be heard.” (18:15-18:25 | Jenny)
• “I'm able to communicate more of the things that I felt ashamed to admit to others because I'm operating in a different way. I'm very intuitive. I feel things. I feel energy. I get messages. And I felt shame for this. I felt that this is going to be misunderstood. People are gonna see me as a weirdo. People are gonna think whatever, and that's valid. I mean, my ancestors and our ancestors did go through spaces where they felt they couldn't communicate things that might have seemed strange to others, even though they were very valid. And oftentimes these intuitive hits, this intuitive information can be lifesaving. So being able to communicate and connect to myself from this place of centeredness, feeling grounded, has allowed me to bring in a voice that was probably missing from the conversation.” (19:10-20:14 | Jenny)
• “People see me as a person that they can trust since I am learning how to voice the things that may be hard to swallow, may be hard to hear, may be hard to hold. Yet I am working on delivering these messages from my heart in a way that I am holding compassion and truly sitting with a person in front of me and listening to them.” (21:24-21:49 | Jenny)
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