LIBERATION LOVE STORY:
1) TELL US YOUR LIBERATED LOVE STORY. WHERE DID IT ALL BEGAN? AND WHAT IS YOUR REALITY NOW?
Goodness. It’s hard to pinpoint exactly when it began because I feel like it is the story of my life. I think I have been on a quest since I was born to find, be, and live my true and liberated self!
Since I as far back as I can remember, I was a dreamer. (I had a bumper sticker on my vw van, a quote by John Lennon saying, “You may say that I’m a dreamer… But I’m not the only one”). I studied painting and psychology in college, which of course made my parents nervous, and marked the beginning of their favorite question to me, “that’s interesting honey, but WHAT are you going to do with that?!”
After college, I began traveling and working on organic farms, living in communities, and experiencing completely different cultures and ways of being. I was fascinated. I was moved. I began experiencing internal openings, lots of energy, freedom and unbound joy. It was incredible!
I had no idea what I was going to do with any of the super rich life experiences I was collecting along my young adult life, but I had to trust it was all leading me somewhere.
But there was this very deep yearning inside…
I knew I had a incredible gifts and value to offer to the world, but I couldn’t see how everything would fit together. I knew I couldn’t resort to a 9-5 job with some company that didn’t stand for their truth. My spirit would feel trapped, malnourished, and would probably grow dim and sad. So I felt rather alone in this predicament and started to question my dreams. And when I started doubting, I noticed the rest of the world doubted me even more. In hindsight, I can see that I was being challenged to find, know, and live my truth – fully, without fear or doubt.
So, about a year and a half ago, this challenge came to me in full force. I had to face it. It was one of the toughest times of my life. And I found myself along the banks of the holy mother river of India, the Ganges, balling my eyes out and praying with my entire heart for peace and for strength.
And I found it. I came through the darkness, and I now know myself like never before because of it. There is a sense of unshakable strength within. I know my path is mine and I am devoted to it.
And then something magical happened. When I went to study with some very special yogis in Colorado, I also met a lovely sister of my heart – Amrita! She welcomed me into Eyes Wide Open and it’s been an incredible journey of so much learning, on many different levels. And one of the deepest gifts of working with Eyes Wide Open has been this learning that I can create what I love. We are such a living organism here, constantly creating and birthing new amazingness – and it all is possible because of the openness of the entire leadership team here. There is such an invitation always present for one to step up! And I think that’s true with life too.
So I am finding right now, that the more I really show up, the deeper I become to the moment, the more responsibility that I am able to hold – the more I step into the challenge and the deeper the work and the growths are. It’s now a very different approach to the challenges – seeing them as opportunities, as blessings that point the way and invitations to grow in the ways needed to create the life on Mother Earth that I know is possible (for myself and all beings).
In my life now, I feel that I am strong. I have deep purpose. I have an unshakable trust. I feel very much capable and excited to step into the challenges. I get to work from home, often times with my computer outside in nature. I have time to meditate and sing in the morning and tend to that number one desire and the fire within that feeds and directs all else. I get to write creatively, learn so much within business and technology, and what it’s like (and what it takes) to really live your passion. I feel constantly inspired to step up – to grow and to live more and more from my truth, in full alignment. And I know such great things are and will be born from this. I feel beyond blessed to work here with such inspiring, open, creative and revolutionary beings (with such big hearts)!
2) WHAT HAS BEEN THE KEY LIBERATION LOVE LESSON FOR YOU? WHAT KEY LEARNING MADE IT POSSIBLE FOR YOU TO LIBERATE YOUR SELF AND STEP INTO YOUR LIBERATION LOVE STORY AND LIFE?
That it’s up to me. I am responsible for creating this life. That there’s no one to blame and that all my challenges are actually the perfect vehicle for change and growth. And that usually, the scarier the challenge is, the more powerful the growth and empowerment that lies waiting for me when I say yes to the challenge.
3) WHAT’S THE TRANSFORMATIONAL QUESTION YOU WOULD ASK SOMEONE WHO IS TRYING TO FIGURE OUT A LIBERATED LIFE FOR THEMSELVES?
What is your deepest truest number one desire? Not the desire that you think you want at the surface level. I’m talking about that deepest desire, the one that you might almost be resisting or afraid to admit. Are you willing to be truthful with yourself? And are you willing to drop every story that stands in the way of it? Are you willing to accept every challenge that comes along with it, knowing it is truly for your benefit (and the world’s too)?