When I was first approached to contribute with a blog, my very northern and self-deprecating reaction was “Corr blimey…..me, really?
As you can imagine, I was extremely flattered that the invitation was indeed for me, and it was testament to the fact that my message was quickly resonating with others.
But then, for a very brief moment, despite the euphoria of being asked, my old insecurities began to resurface.
It was these insecurities that prompted me to share a post about my own struggles with imposter syndrome as I began to wonder, would this request be better fulfilled by a Kaur who had far more standing within the community?
I mean, I haven’t spent years devoting myself to seva. I’m not an Amritdhari who has gone through an initiation ceremony.
Thankfully, this insecurity was short lived, and after some positive self-talk, I reminded myself that we are all just individuals at the end of the day, bonded by our shared history and all of us being the children of Mata Sahib Kaur Ji.
I focused on the fact that, above all else, we Kaurs stand for honesty, compassion, generosity, humility, integrity, service and spirituality.
I know that I am the personification of all of this, and therefore I am one hundred percent a credible Kaur.
It’s OK to be my own, unique brand of Kaur; it’s OK to have a voice and it’s OK to want to celebrate my Kaur sisters, my own way. This is MY truth!
It was from this resolute mind set, that the inspiration for @Kaurrblimey was first born; to have a voice, to promote solidarity and to show support for the KAURhood.
I stand for all Kaurs, and especially those who perhaps feel they may be a little different.
My mission is to uplift Kaurs through my #kaurinspiration and and share a sprinkling of meaningful and inspirational Kaur quotes.
Having been on Instagram for a very short time, I have quickly come to realise that we Kaurs are as diverse as they come, and yet collectively, we support and empower one another.
That is what Kaur means to me; sisterhood and empowerment in its truest sense, as characterised in our history by Mata Sahib Kaur Ji, the epitome of inclusivity, sisterhood and helping others rise.
Her story, depicted in the film, Motherhood: The Journey of Mata Sahib Kaur, has such a positive and powerful message, with huge relevance for today’s Kaur community.
My message is – in a world where we can be anything, let’s be GENERATION KAUR, united by our heritage, whilst showing up in all the many versions of ourselves and celebrating our differences.
Kaur – replaces the “corr” in corr blimey, British slang for an exclamation of surprise or excitement.
I’m not surprised by how many wonderful Kaurs we have in our community, BUT I am very much excited by what we can achieve together with the blessings of a great Mother, Mata Sahib Kaur Ji.