How to make a life actually doing what you love

A mentor once asked me to list everything that lit me up, because somewhere in that list was what I was meant to be doing in this life.

I resisted it. I TOTALLY resisted it. Deep down, I had convinced myself that there was no way I could make a life or career doing random unrelated stuff I actually liked to do. But she insisted, so I listed them…

✨Creating art through photography. Connecting with people and sacred places all over the world. Translating my wild imagination into novels that actually got published. Sharing my light, knowledge of the human body and nature’s healing wisdom with those ready to receive it✨…

That list was all I could think about, as I stood here, in St. Nectan’s Glen, knee-deep in “wellies” that I lugged in my carry-on luggage all the way to England. For a long time, I realized that I have given my power away. I have sought answers about my purpose from “experts” and external experiences. But as I stared at these photos on my phone, and then up at the crazy beautiful waterfall that was crashing down from a 60-ft cliff in front of me, I realized what had become possible when I finally tuned into “me”. 

To the outside world, this might have seemed like another trip. After all, everyone knows I like to travel. But this trip was more than that. It was a very conscious expression of my life and work.

I had just created my art, in one of the most mystical places on Earth, alongside some of the most amazing women I’ve ever met, while ideas for books flooded my mind, all made possible by the fact I finally said yes to an opportunity that let me share my knowledge of the human body and nature’s wisdom with people all over the world. This wasn’t just another vacation. This is my new reality.

I’m not saying this to be smug. I’m saying it because I want you to know that you are worthy of your dreams, and it is possible to make them happen. They happen when you do YOU. When you actually listen to those random sparks that you think are too random to fit together in any coherent way. When you stop accepting that you have to do life in a certain way, or that it is ‘too late’ for you.

Just do “you”. Tune out the critics. Embrace the journey. Become your own Guru. Find the vehicle that drives it all forward. Your only purpose here is to be happy, and your happiness will change the world. 💗

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