My beautiful amazing client @lexidangelo is kicking off the #freeyourtruth movement and challenged me to share my truth on social media.... so here goes! • Re-examine everything you've been told. Dismiss what insults your soul. [walt whitman] • When I was 23 I had pulled the tab of a teabag with this quote on it and it was one of the few resources I had found that supported me as I was questioning the Christian Church. I had recently moved to New York City which was a spiritual awakening in itself as my eyes opened to how much bigger the world was than I had previously known. I had my first serious boyfriend (who happened to be a total bad boy with tattoos, piercings, a jail record, -- and a complete heart of gold and the patience of a saint). I had started to question that whole vow I made at 15 to abstain from sex before marriage. Among other things. The tipping point for me at church was the topic of homosexuality. Now that I was in New York and surrounded by my new fabulous gay friends, I questioned - how could it be right and true for them to change who they are? Because the whole starting point for becoming a Christian is when you feel Jesus calling your heart. If that same heart says I'm gay or I'm ready to sleep with my boyfriend - who is the church to disagree? Who is ANYONE outside of you able to discern the truth of what speaks to you through your heart? • And so this was the fabric that began pulling away as I questioned more and more of what insulted my soul, going towards a small voice that I hadn't paid much attention to before (my heart). I was scared and feared losing my friendships and complete ground of truth, but I also quietly felt I was actually getting closer to God in the process. (My dear friends still loved me then and now.) • ... I guess I was ready to start talking about this! What I wanted to say is that this journey has become the overarching theme of my life - the journey of listening to my heart and deciphering what my truth even is. I spent 11 years bumbling through this in New York City, in my last year of travel, and now this is my journey is Bali. • (Continued in comments)
In case you need the reminder 🌸🌺💛
Living in Bali is like living in the ocean... Some days are sweet and calm, others are epically amazing, and others are like a giant wipeout that takes you down and throws you in the rocks and you get all beat up and the tide keeps pulling you out and it feels unbearable to stay in. Today was one of those rocky days for me. Usually these wipeout days require me to see new parts of myself that aren't pretty. But Bali will show you those places and put the light on them and then there's nothing to be so scared of anymore. And also, toss you a life preserver of some kind. Mine today was getting on the motorbike and driving up to the water temple. There I met an angel, a local Balinese man Dewa Wiasa who listened to me, patiently reminded me as I cried it is all okay, and gave me some spiritual guidance and grounding. That's Bali for you... Angels showing up exactly when you need them. So if you have those days that are like a wipeout I hope there is somewhere you can go or someone you can talk to, because that tide can feel so strong that wants to keep us stuck and in pain. Sometimes it just requires saying out into the ethers (or whomever you believe) - Can ya throw me a bone here? Or life preserver? And then see who or what shows up to lend you a helping hand!
If you knew how much love was sourced through your heart, then you could... (everything and anything) - Message from Me to me today in Breathwork session💙
Just the right moment to catch the pink clouds.
Flying into the Bali ocean 🌊 and getting my wings 🦋
A moment in Bali time.
I was invited to be a part of an online creativity retreat led by world-renowned artists, teachers, speakers, authors and healers from all over the world. (Yeah baby! I’m right in there with the “world-renowned artists! Fancy!) It's called Woman Unleashed and all the classes are totally free to attend. Scope it out by clicking the link in my bio! • I’m excited to be a part of this online retreat because: • 1. It is about being creative for creativity’s sake! This is something my soul is so hungry for. I bet yours is too? Having some structure of a guided class can make it a lot easier to access the free-flowing creativity! • 2. It’s built like a real retreat. In each session, the guide takes you through an exercise or activity, so you're actually creating with them in real time. You'll actually write, draw, paint, move, or dance during the workshops! • 3. You get access to classes with world-renowned artists, teachers, healers, and all sorts of magical beings, for free. Who knows what you might get from just ONE of the classes. • Lemme know if you join. Link in bio!