12 years ago I graduated from the University of Cape Town, with a degree in Finance + Economics. I left South Africa and headed for the US with $500, a suitcase of clothes and what I now realize, was a whole bunch of chutzpah. Looking back, the most surprising thing is that I wasn't MORE terrified. Somehow, leaving was far less scary than staying.
The inner call had spoken and there was nothing I could do but follow it's lead.
The chutzpah paid off... that is, until I lost it. Great job, good life and yet, the clothes didn't seem to fit?!
I tried on gratitude for all my fortunes. I pushed through work that didn't light me up. I paid all my bills. I bought rocking shoes and yet, it definitely felt like something was missing... I had an inkling, but fear made me look the other way. Then one day,
It was brutal. I would wake up in the middle of the night and feel like I was going to die. I cried in the bathrooms at work. Prayer became an all day practice. I meditated more times than I ate, searching for a way out.
For the first time ever, I had to look deep inside, bathe in the utter discomfort of everything and ask...
Yoga + Meditation saved my life. The study of A Course in Miracles led me to my truth + everyday since then has become a practice in listening to my inner guidance, calming my mind + trusting.
We've all had that calling to go inward, to follow our hearts. Sometimes it's a whisper, sometimes it's an avalanche. And at times it feels like the risks are too high to follow that call.
A Yoga + Meditation Teacher, Ordained Minister + Marketing Strategist to Heart Centered Entrepreneurs.
I know that everything is bullshit unless you listen to your inner GPS, calling, whisper, gut (whatever you want to call it!) and by doing so, you can actually create a life that speaks to you wholeheartedly.
My work is to help others connect to that inner call, to thrive in that call + to be wildly successful in the work + life that they were meant for.
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