It's easy to be in a lovely, energetic space when life is handing you smooth experiences of joy.
But what about when you're blessed with the trying times — the moments of adversity when you're thrown a total curve ball that shakes you to your core? Or the gems disguised as so painful they drop you to your knees and forever mark a transformative turning point in your life?
How do you treat yourself and others, and how do you view life when the shi*t hits the fan? What practices do you call on? Do you have a toolbox that helps you tap back into your amazing divine powers so you can rise up through those wildly intense flames?
That's what the challenging times are meant for — they're instruments for your awakening. They're brilliant, beaming beacon-of-light miracles labeled as "painful," "horrifying," and "bad." But when you look back, you see that without them you wouldn't have ascended to the next level of your life or shifted more fully into your power without them.
We come to Earth School to experience the full range of emotions and all the huge depths and swirls that come with them. Plus, we are here on the planet during a time of global awakening — so we are experiencing not only human challenges but also massive internal, energetic, and spiritual transformations, as we are the ones in the ancestral line to pivot out of age-old patterns, limiting beliefs, and more.
It's big stuff and all designed to help us remember and reconnect to our truth and wholeness, but the key is finding comfort in the discomfort — doing what I call the "shift and lift," incorporating practices that allow us to healthily, fully feel all the feels and then rise up rather than have suffering become a story or slide into victim mentality.
Please know that shamans, healers, and mystics are not exempt from adversity. There is no top-secret way to turn the "hard times" switch to off. It was a "drop to your knees from sheer anguish and shock" moment that provided my massive spiritual awakening and lifted the veil.
I feel deeply, live deeply, care deeply and am committed to my mission. Rising through all the feels is a process — a wild, fully alive, fire-filled process that can be handled with a beauty, powerful center, and grace.