| CAZZ LEMESSURIER |
I’m so excited to share this interview with you, as Cazz is such a beautiful soul and I’m lucky enough to call her my friend. Her story of letting go of living a life she thought she ‘should’ be living is so inspiring, and I just love how she authentically lives her life the way SHE wants to now- being wholeheartedly herself and not apologising about it! Cazz has also just launched her amazing new website so definitely go and check that out!
Cazz LeMessurier is a soul-hearted life coach to women wanting to live truly full, passionate and fulfilling lives. With love, authenticity, and rawness, Cazz helps women overcome self-limiting beliefs that are keeping them stuck to come back to their sparkling selves, in whatever form that takes. She is big on showing up, being brave and playing big, and helping her clients do the same, with love.
WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO JUST GO FOR IT, AND START LIVING THE LIFE YOU LOVE? WAS THERE A TURNING POINT OR AN ‘A-HA’ MOMENT IN YOUR LIFE WHEN YOU REALISED YOU NEEDED TO MAKE THE CHANGE?
What inspired me? A really big kick up the butt!! I guess this kick was me hitting MY rock bottom, feeling like life HAS to be better than this, it just has to be BETTER – when I started saying this to myself I knew I had to change and I had to do it NOW.
There was defiantly a series of events that brought me to this, a massive turning moment in my life which triggered my journey down self discovery was around 9 years ago when my long term boyfriend at the time ended our relationship out of the blue – this was massive for me MASSIVE. Once I started to come out of my grieving process (which took me a long time to do) it then hit me – WOW, who am I? What do I want? Where am I going? And so on. All I knew is at this point in time I had been living a life that I ‘thought’ I was meant to lead or what I considered to be the ‘norm’ and that I had been doing this most of my life.
Now this is when I started exploring inside and opening up, it took a while for me to fully open up and start expressing myself and finding my way…but I got here and I wouldn’t trade my journey for anything. I now live a life where I get to express my passion each day, I’m open about who I am, it’s raw, loving and fun! The best part about it, I get to help others to reach the same feeling of freedom and knowing.
I was inspired by many on the way, each time I would discover something new – from meditation to a new thought process or concept or book or yoga flow – it was actually my family and my life long friends who inspired me – I had so much fear of being judged and looked down upon, but each time I would give a little and talk openly about it all or about something that had shifted for me, they all still loved and accepted me as I was even if all these new thought process, meditations or yoga wasn’t their jam. Not only that, they also loved seeing me vibrant and happy living the way I wanted to.
It gave me power each time I would surrender to the fear and resistance of not been excepted, it helped me to open more explore more and to be me more.
I feel like I could go on and on with turning points and people who have inspired and lifted me up…but for now I’ll leave it there! All I can say – is life better? HELL YEAH!
HOW IS YOUR LIFE DIFFERENT NOW AND WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO YOU?
My life now is massively different! I used to live a life guided by others or what I thought was the ‘norm’, now I’m actually just being me – whole heartedly me!
My life now is guided by my feelings, intuition and love, rather than objects or validations from others. It’s all about my own self validation and beliefs.
WHAT WAS YOUR GREATEST FEAR OR BLOCK (EMOTIONAL, MENTAL OR PHYSICAL) THAT YOU HAD TO OVERCOME TO GET WHERE YOU ARE, AND HOW DID YOU BREAK THROUGH IT?
Oh wow to me this is a heavy load question and where to start so many points could be touched ha-ha!
But I’ll waffle on about the BIGGEST fear and block that was in my way it might be a surprise but it was actually MYSELF!
Yup, myself. You know that negative voice inside you head the one that holds you back the one that says ‘you wont be able to do that’, ‘you’re not good enough’, ‘don’t even try you will fail’ – that voice was ruling my world and I was letting it!
Most of my life I had walked around listening to this voice telling me I’m not good enough, this persons doing this, that persons done that, what’s wrong with you, you are stuffing everything up just because you are you. This negative voice was my biggest enemy.
Once it had become apparent I had this massive negative chick ruling my life – I was like HELL NO.
So I took time to learn about the ego and the power of our mind. How it can have so much power over us with self limited beliefs and negative chat, it can be unbelievably controlling. I took time to go back into the past to start to heal situations that had happened to me, to the points where this negative voice made a comment/self-limiting belief about who I was.
I took time to forgive these situations and myself. I can’t say I have fully mastered this voice, not sure anyone can but I can say I have found peace with it, I no longer have an enemy I have a companion. Sometimes I don’t like the companion but I will always acknowledge it and close the door on it and the thought.
I stay on top of spiralling thoughts through meditation, journaling, being outdoors, exercise and yoga . One of the biggest ways I now help myself is to writing out that shitty first story I’m running in my mind – then sleeping on it or getting out in nature always changes the reactions and situations that unfold after.
HOW DID OPENING UP AND ‘BEING AUTHENTICALLY YOU’ AFFECT THE PEOPLE AROUND YOU OR YOUR RELATIONSHIPS WITH THEM?
Love this one. If anything my relationships become stronger, I feel there is a new respect for one another.
DID YOU FACE ANY JUDGEMENTS OR CRITICISMS, WHETHER FROM YOURSELF OR OTHERS?
Of course, I think we face these people all the time with any situation. I just always make sure I show up as me, make sure I have done what is right and what feels right for me. You can’t go wrong if you’re being truly authentic and open. We all can take and leave what we want in life and in situations, but whatever we take we need to remember the why and accept and love that.
WHAT IS YOUR TRUE ESSENCE? THE NATURAL PART OF YOUR BEING THAT MAKES YOU SPECIAL.
My unconditional love and loyalty.
WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT YOURSELF?
My eyes, for how they see the universe and everyone in it & my quirky personality.
WHERE DO YOU FIND BEAUTY AND INSPIRATION?
Nature and on the yoga mat. I feel I clear my mind and get balanced in nature. Then on the yoga mat, it’s here I really connect with my true self and have massive a-ha moments. These are moments of clarity and guidance, I have had the most emotional surrendering moments on the mat.
The yoga mat is business time for me haha!
AS A CHILD, WHAT DID YOU ABSOLUTELY LOVE TO DO?
Geepers – what didn’t I love to do ha-ha. I guess I love being around my family and friends – I had so much fun growing up I was truly blessed!
WHAT LIGHTS YOU UP AND WHY?
Watching people achieve what they love, watching them have a-ha moments of clarity and openness. Watching a client have a moment when they say ‘wow I have been holding myself back this whole time’. The moment it clicks in a client that YES miracles happen everyday you just have to pay attention. The feeling that you have just helped someone see the power they hold – it is magical, I like to call this the moment it starts to rain technicoloured love confetti.
Also being around my family and friends – this time is so special to me and I LOVE it!
WHEN LIFE GETS BUSY, OVERWHELMING AND THE NEGATIVITY STARTS TO CREEP IN, HOW DO YOU UNWIND AND ALLOW YOURSELF TO ‘JUST BE’?
Oh yes, yes, this happens to me all the time. I hit my yoga mat, journal, take a swim in the ocean or just sit by the ocean – I take it easy on myself and I let myself be what it is in that moment.
WHAT MESSAGE DO YOU HAVE FOR OTHER WOMEN WHO ARE WANTING TO RECONNECT WITH THEIR OWN NATURAL WAY OF BEING AND FIND THE BEAUTY WITHIN THEMSELVES?
Stop being so hard on yourself, we are imperfectly perfect. Just take the time and space you need to fill up your ‘love cup’ (yourself) up each day just because you’re worth it, beautiful x
HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE YOU?
It feels like it’s raining technicoloured love confetti (well most of the time, we’re all human right?)