Monday, May 20, 2019

My Spiritual Awakening: Nature Goddess Adventures

I have been on quite the spiritual journey lately, and I feel like a completely different person.  There isn't one single thing that has "cured" me.  But I feel like in the last four years, I have learned how to get my anxiety and depression under control.  I have healed my horrible body image issues.  I have generally become a softer and more gentle person.  I am so grateful for this journey.  Recently, I have felt compelled to share my story and help others.  I met someone who said he saw me writing a book and doing workshops for women.  A week later, my friend and I were hiking and we heard chanting.  Being out in nature lately has been extremely important to me.  She said we should host some spiritual hikes.  So we started planning.  I knew I wanted my amazing yoga instructor there.  I figured we could do mini-retreats.  A little hiking to get ourselves out into nature.  A little yoga to ground us.  Then a speaker to talk about self-esteem and other topics that will help women empower themselves to be more joyful in their lives.  I have a multitude of friends who could fill this speaking role.  I went to my team of three friends with my full idea and everyone was on board immediately.  I am currently reaching out to local parks to see if a permit will be required and am planning our first event for July.

I started a Facebook page for this endeavor.  I decided to call it Nature Goddess Adventures.  I don't want to discourage men from joining us, but I do plan to focus on issues that often traditionally affect women.  So much has happened in other states with women's reproductive rights being taken from them.  I wanted a safe place for women to be able to be vulnerable and share their innermost fears and celebrate their greatest successes.  I like to call us a meetup for like-minded spiritual friends!

If you want to read about my progression, here are some posts you may enjoy:

The Shadow Self

An Entire Year of Joy

Living My Best Life

Eager Anticipation

Living An Exuberant Life

Curing Psoriasis

I Am So Fortunate

The Path Of Least Resistance

Everything Happens For A Reason

A Unicorn's Journey

Transformation

The Art Of Being Busy

Mind-Body Connection

I know that's a lot of links, but I kind of wanted to re-live my own awakening.  I feel like body acceptance (helped along by Twirly Girls and Chunky Girls) has morphed into acceptance in all areas of my life.  Letting go and not attaching to an outcome has completely changed my perspective, leading to a more joyful life.  I am really excited to be on this journey, and I am even more excited to invite all of you on it with me.  Please join me on Facebook and Instagram where I hope to share inspirational posts with all of you and have some fun conversations.  If you're local to the San Francisco Bay Area, please join us for an event soon!

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