Anchoring In Light, Love & Joy In The World
To Actually Make A Difference
Since I made the decision in November to dedicate the next year of my life to helping others and healing Mother Earth, I’ve had a hard time coming up with the “WHY” of it all. It is usually the first question that most people ask me when I tell them about this new adventure, and I’ve found myself for many weeks not having a very good reason except that I feel called to do it.
It got me thinking about our life’s mission and purpose as human beings. I’ve always felt that I was here to do something real, something BIG and something important even though I had no idea what that is. Earlier in my twenties, I thought it had to do with my company, BitchBoards®, that was created to support women on multiple levels as they embrace a sport that was generally associated with men. Although this work was important, I felt that my soul was calling me to something more- to expand my horizons.I also ran a creative advertising agency with my father for many years and that also felt like I had something bigger on the horizon. But I had no idea what that was.
In March 2012, I closed up BitchBoards® without the slightest inkling as to what I would do next, but I just knew that I can’t jump into another boat until I leave the original boat. So with all the courage I could muster, I said no to anything that didn’t feel like the mission I came here to do.
After this initial buzz of listening to my heart wore off, I went into panic mode as I just shut down 8 years of my blood, sweat and tears in the hope that something would show up! Was I crazy? Did I have death wish? Was I being unrealistic? And for months, nothing showed up. My savings dwindled, my faith was tested severely and I was forced to deal with belief systems that I never knew I had. It was as if God gave me the time and opportunity to deal with my inner issues that would have been masked for years because I was too distracted with doing things that were not for my mission. It was the time of conditioning for the future. And the moment I stopped resisting, everything fell into place.
I woke up one November morning in 2012 and listened to the call of my heart: Africa. In the most courageous and uncertain decision of my life, I decided to listen to myself for once and follow my heart. I booked a one-way ticket to Africa with no idea what I was going to do. And as I continued to do research, I found several programs that tugged on my heart.
And that is the reason for this mission: To truly make a difference in the world, to truly learn to follow my own inner guidance and to trust that the universe will reward abundantly when I commit to my soul’s purpose (even if that’s not entirely clear yet! lol)
I believe that I am meant to make a difference on a very big scale. Whether that is with the humanitarian and conservation efforts abroad or inspiring people at home into summoning their own mission, I believe that my first step is to take this next year of my life exploring the rumblings of my soul.
This blog is created to support my journey and to take all of you along for the ride!
What this mission is all about…
Remembering My True Self & Feeding My Soul
The truth is that we are all ONE. However our ego loves to tell us another story. When we can really get back to what we instinctually know in the depths of our soul, that we are all God, then we can really have a powerful and joyful existence. This trip for me is to have a fundamental experience of my true self and inspire others to look deep within for their own truth, underneath the veil of the ego’s illusion.
Empowering Others To Step Outside Their Comfort Zone
This trip will by far be the most challenging on all levels: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. I know that I’m going to have incredible experiences that will challenge my comfort zones and the patterns I use to avoid uncomfortable situations. It is my hope to not only overcome my own issues, but support others on their journey to reach beyond their known worlds.
Healing the World And The People In It
So much of the world needs to be infused and anchored with love. I stopped watching the news about a year ago, not because I didn’t want to know what was going on, but because there was just so much negativity and it was affecting me on a very deep level. I vowed that I did not want to be one of those on-lookers who just complain about the negativity. This mission is really to empower people to recognize how powerful love is and how powerful each and everyone of is to do something about the negativity in the world.
Understanding the Unfair Distribution of Wealth In The World
Growing up in a Western society and especially in Southern California, I have had the most privileged lifestyle. They say that if you have a bed, fridge, closet and a roof over your head, you are richer than 75 percent of the world. If you have a bank account you are richer than 35 percent of the population. I have this and so much more and I’m determined to understand why the distribution of wealth is so unfair and morally wrong. How Rich Are You?
Learning The Grass Is Greener Where You Water It
To be fully in the state of gratitude in every moment is said to be in the presence of God. Seeing first hand how lucky and wealthy we are in the United States will certainly put things into perspective for us all. I used to be one of those people who couldn’t watch the infomercials with the impoverished children with flies in their eyes. I had to turn the channel because I felt so much guilt because I knew I wasn’t doing everything I could to change this world for the better. I’m hoping to inspire all of us to stop hiding from the truth and to do something about it.