Theodore Roosevelt was quoted as saying, “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” These words have resonated with me through the years because I agree with them. Knowing why someone does something is just as important to me as what they do. Thus, I realize that perhaps you’d like to know my “why” — my motivation behind a decade long journey of writing, producing, and publishing so much heart-centered mindful media.
For those of you traveling your own path, perhaps my journey will resonate with you….
For as long as I can remember, I’ve heard new lyrics and melodies streaming in my mind. Songs would just land into my awareness and simmer there until I either paid attention to them or dismissed them. I now know that is how I have always been a conduit for songs and messages to channel through me ever since I was a little girl. I also know that all of those speeches and performances I shared with my audience of dolls while in the sanctuary of my childhood room were not just the musings of an imaginative little girl. They were foreshadowing of my life ahead, and the expression of my truest self.
But somewhere along the line, I turned the flow off. It would take me decades to get back to me — to reawaken to this awareness and remember who I am.
While I experienced a lot of honor and joy while ramping myself up to fulfilling and living the American Dream, it didn’t sustain me. I felt a deep emptiness. I wasn’t living or even pursuing my dream. I was out of integrity with myself and others. I was living “the life” but I desperately desired to get off the treadmill.
I was lost, confused, and broken.
What did I do? I took a sledgehammer to my life and shattered the illusion.
I had to create a massive crumbling of my old patterns, imprinted beliefs, and illusions of “success” to finally reach a point in my life that I was open to shifting my ways. I chose to do a lot of challenging personal work to heal my wounds and be fully accountable for my own choices — both the good and the not so good.
As I dredged the muck, I started transforming my entire life. I developed space for fully being open and receptive to accepting Divine guidance and trusting my intuition. With a deep desire to understand myself and my purpose for being on this planet, I explored various modalities of self-healing and compassionate self-acceptance. I surrendered to the process of transformation which opened me up to a whole new way of being and provided me with courage to pursue living my dream.
Inspired by my son, my life’s “work” now is to help empower people with love to heal their wounds and shine their light. I transformed my pain into my purpose to ripple love to others through storytelling. As a writer, I am inspired by feelings and experiences. I reveal wounds healed, wisdom gained, love shared, and empowerment earned through storytelling. As an altruistic entrepreneurial woman, I’ve channeled my work ethic into creating opportunities for other heart-centered mindful creatives to do the same through my company’s multi-layered media platform.
Now, there is no separation between who I am and what I do. My work is the outward manifestation of my soul’s journey.
The years have helped me settle into a triad of personal fulfillment — peace with my past, contentment with what is, and excitement about what’s coming. That’s the joyful adventure of being on the purposeful path. While I still experience plenty of challenges in life, I handle the peaks and valleys differently that I did in years past. I am proud of the path I’ve journeyed — from wounded to healed, tethered to free, dim to shining.
I know many of you are on a similar journey. I wish you peace and joy, and most of all I want you to know you are not alone. I get it! Perhaps some of my songs, book series, and/or messages within my blog postings will be helpful for you as you brave the path you’re on.
In love and light,