Sometimes I get comments on the way I live. People roll their eyes at stuff I say, or the choices I make. That's ok! Not everyone understands it or is at a place to receive it.
I wanted to shed some light on this. I have been through a huge transformation in the passed 6 years--actually even more as it all started with my health. And yes, it is all wrapped around my beautiful twin boys Hunter and Chance. With their 7th birthday right around the corner, I tend to reflect a lot.
It started when Jimmy and I decided that we wanted to start a family. Easy enough, right? Well what I didn't know was that my health, although on the outside looked like I was a picture of health, on the insides my whole body was completely off. I went to my obgyn and other doctors and everyone said that I was fine and nothing was wrong, mean while I was suffering a ton of pain and we were no where near ready to conceive. That is when I knew there was another answer. I reached out to an angel friend of mine to help and she introduced me to my now doctor turned friend Dr. Kendra Becker.
It was quite a journey that I am still in, and I believe will always be in. Kendra listened to me, ran tons of lab tests and we came up with a plan together. Here's the thing, it didn't happen over night. I didn't take a quick pill to mask the symptoms. We healed my body and it took years. My body slowly started to reset with the changes that I was making through her guidance. This is when I became pregnant with the twins. Little did I know that this was the start of mental shift. This was where the work hadn't even begun. They will be my life long teachers. They will continue to push me, to give me signs, and to show me how to love myself. What I didn't know then was that they weren't the answers to our prayers of becoming parents, but they were exactly what I needed. I know now that I wouldn't be the person that I am today. I'm certainly not glad that this happened. I am grateful that I had enough strength to keep going, to wake up and pay attention to what was really going on in my world.
Here it is:
You all ready know the answers.
You all ready know what you need to do.
It's implanted in you.
They might be little whispers right now, but take it from me--listen--as crazy as it may feel or sound. Listen. Take action. Make the changes you need to make.
Who cares what people say? Does it feel good to you? Does it make YOU happy? Is it best for you and your family or everyone else?
But here's the thing, you can't just answer these questions. You have to get quiet. You have to unplug. You have to go outside in nature. You have to be open to the signs that are ALL around YOU. You have to journal your thoughts. You have to DO the work, my friend. It's not easy, but it's freeing.
The beauty of life is that we all have a choice on the way we choose to live our lives. There is not a one size fits all for anyone, and YOU get to choose what works best for you.
Whether it's health, and friends if you haven't realized this yet, it is the foundation of everything. Without your health we have nothing, so start there. Heal your body. Then heal your mind. The cycle will forever continue because we are not stagnant, life is forever changing, so our protocol has to forever change.
When we wake up and listen to our soul magic happens.
When we tune into our own thoughts, our own beliefs, and our own compass that is where perfect alignment happens. And when we lose touch--it's time to refocus. It's time to do the work. Everything won't always be in perfect alignment, but think about a life without any alignment. A life that is not fully yours. That was me before all of this. I did everything because that's what I "thought" needed to be done, not because it was what my soul was begging for me to do.
So friends, call me woo, call me crazy, but this awakened life is exactly where I have always desired to be--it's what I once knew when I was a child. Constantly plugging in and listening to what everyone else thinks is something that I never want to go back to.
But here's the beauty--I know EXACTLY what I need to do to get right back on. It's that simple. So taking my darkness and spreading the light where ever and when ever I can.
This is my healing story that will be forever evolving, but I am so grateful to be here feeling every part of my life.
You are your best compass in the hands of God.
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