I know, I know… You must be thinking, “Not again with another one of these get rich quick or idealized lifestyles that don’t *actually* exist…” but this is not one of them.
You see, I was like you. Constantly overworked in my 9-5 job making barely enough to afford living on my own in LA after a breakup. At the time, I HAD to get a job to make enough to spend over 1/2 of my paycheck on the exorbitant amount of rent that you have to pay in LA for a decent place. To put it in perspective, my place in LA had a hole in the roof in the kitchen so when it would rain, I put a large bucket beneath the already moldy hardwood floors. To make matters worse, the drain for my bathroom sink and shower didn’t work… so we had to use the same bucket to dump out our shower water in the kitchen sink because that was the only sink that drained… And our disposal didn’t work and the stove smoked so much it burned itself into uselessness. All for almost $2k per month. Yep.
But I decorated the place nicely, called it my little “bungalow” and worked at my 9-5 job to keep the place running – I kept a positive mindset through it all, not mentioning all of the behind-the-scenes struggle until now. I know that’s the reason I am where I am today.
Flash forward a couple years and my job began driving me into exhaustion. I got into a car accident on my way to work one morning and I attribute that to one of the first times I noticed that the Universe was trying to wake me up in order to pursue something greater than I could imagine at the time.
Shortly after, I quit that full-time job to give entrepreneurship a go and take my blog full-time. It worked out quite well monetarily because I also started my own agency helping others with their social media and websites, but I was working 20 hour days and my soul was craving something more fulfilling… a way of life I had not known yet, so I stopped that endeavor shortly after as well.
To make matters more complicated, I would soon find out that my boyfriend at the time was quitting his job as well to pursue the way of the soul warrior as well, after a spontaneous kundalini awakening. How on Earth was I supposed to afford paying $2k in rent, both of our food, gas, electric, cars, health insurance, my cat’s food and supplies, and all the expenses that come with being an adult nowadays? It wasn’t all fine and dandy as a lot of the time is portrayed on social media. I would find out later that this was the EXACT way the Universe was whipping me into shape to be able to hold space for my clients and to become the fiery, courageous Priestess that I know myself to be today.
I had no real clear direction, so I began to meditate. I cried… I used the breath to truly feel these emotions that were coming up in all directions – fear, control, worthlessness, ambiguity, lack of courage. In profound moments of bliss that came as I sat in meditation, I realized all of these emotions meant nothing because I had a soul. I was a soul having a human experience, and what was more beautiful than that?
These fears started to wither away. I started to break down the very root of every single one of those fears until they had no power over me. Until my subconscious patterns no longer controlled my actions. Until I no longer sold my soul for security.
I began thinking outside of the box – thinking critically. Researching how do entrepreneurs really make a living doing what they love, while only seemingly working 5-10 hours per week? The podcasts, blog posts, articles, course research began.
However, it was only until I STOPPED spinning my wheels and actually made a decision that my entire life changed. I had done the work to open myself up for true healing – going deep within the belly of the beast to no longer let fear control my life. I met a coach/mentor badass entrepreneur whom I connected with through synchronicity (a term I would later learn to love and use to realize everything and nothing is truly “by chance”). I learned of a model where you can offer what you love to do – woo woo gifts and all – to people who needed it at a premium price.
Through her mentorship, my own spiritual coach, and many other online courses, I created the entirety of what I have learned in my entrepreneurship and life journey thus far inside the Passion to Prosperity Academy. Inside are pieces of my soul that I get to share with entrepreneurs who are wanting a similar model that allows for a life filled with freedom and purpose.
I have recently moved from my little beach bungalow to travel the world with my fiancé, fully affording all of it through my own sales of this course… And most importantly, we get the time and freedom (I only work 5-10 hours per week) to discover parts of our souls that we wouldn’t have had time to working in the traditional sense. The expansion, immersion and taking a full leap of faith into the unknown has a way of unearthing things in you that you might not have wanted to take a look at… in order for them to bloom from the ashes.
That’s the thing… I have a feeling this journey is far, far, from over. In fact, I believe it’s just beginning. I still have much healing to do (I don’t really trust others who say they are fully “healed” or “enlightened”), and I suspect that it will always be that way – little by little pieces of yourself dying in order to for something greater to take their place. This belief is the first thing needed in order to surrender… and it is from this very surrender that we are able to go with the seasons and changes of life, flowing through them like a peaceful river, rather than forcing ourselves into a tiny box constructed by external forces or our own self-imposed beliefs.
If you are craving a similar lifestyle, living through your soul’s gifts and creating a wildly successful business around them through launching or refining your own service or course… Apply for my Passion to Prosperity Academy using this LINK HERE I’ll be there with you every step of the way.
It’s not every day that you get a life. Why not make the most of it?
See you on the other side, #dreammakers.