Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakens. ~Carl Jung
My journey has not been an easy one. Along the way, I’ve learned one life-saving, life-giving, life-affirming lesson: It is only by going into the depths of my pain and facing my fears that I was able to finally and fully heal and come into the Light, to manifest the life I always dreamed of, to be able to support others who are on their own path of healing and discovery.
Let’s be honest here. In seeking relief from the effects of childhood abuse in all its ugly forms. I went for the quick fixes, the numbing effects. And believe me, I tried it all: impulsive acting out at a young age, compulsive lying, stealing, manipulation, sexual and substance addictions, co-dependency issues, losing custody of my son, bankruptcy, and complete loss of all self-esteem in every way. Shame and guilt were my constant companions. An even though this led to recovery from both the addictions and then later from the co-dependency, I continued to feel weighed down. It was all just too much for me to feel and process at a deep level. I wasn’t ready to go into the fullest depths of my pain, and so the healing stayed on the surface. Yet through it all I felt a deep yearning to be free of my past to live a loving and peaceful life.
Don't get lost in the pain, know that one day your pain will become your cure. ~Rumi
So my healing journey began. I learned to be still and listen to the places of deep inner woundedness in order to process and heal anger and grief that I didn’t even know was there. Little by little I learned to love my shadow self, to help my inner child heal and feel safe, and to integrate all the traumatized and broken pieces of me back into my heart.
Throughout these experiences, a new part of me began to emerge: more than anything, I found myself wanting to help others through their journey, through the dark places I knew would lead to their healing. And so I began facilitating healing groups, working with brave individuals, and witnessing their journey from pain to freedom, the same journey I was able to make.
Join me on this journey, and set yourself free.