Greetings! Welcome to the page.
A number of years ago now I started a major transformation in my life. It started with making a choice and with a focus on weight loss, and ended up so many more important places. Over the steps of my journey I discovered the ability to get to know myself. The ability, if I was willing, to lead an incredible life that was filled with love, and joy, and daily lessons that would teach me how to reach even further. One day, while listening to a lecture by Ram Dass, he mentioned off hand the term “Impeccable Warrior.” The term lit up in my head and I knew this was important for me. I rushed home to google the term, expecting to find extensive literature, but instead came up with very little. However the term still resonated, and carried a lot of meaning for me, so based on what I did find, a strong dose of the 4 Agreements, and my own experiences and intuitions, I chose to follow the path of the Impeccable Warrior, as I saw it. Definitely not the easiest or least strenuous path, but an incredibly rewarding path. A journey to understanding myself, my relationship to the Divine, my ability to bring light into not only my own life, but reflectively into those around me as well. I lived with this choice for some time, and eventually came to a point that I wanted a daily reminder of my choice, of the path I was dedicated to walking, and creating. A mark of my commitment. I felt so strongly that this was, and will forever be, a major influence on how I live my life I got a tattoo to remind me daily to live the life. To strive towards impeccable choices. To not be afraid of embracing my own power. To not judge myself or others. And so many other things. The header image is part of that tattoo.
Someone who has been a major influence in my life once said to me, “It is important for people who are still traveling up the mountain to tell their story too, not just the ones who have already reached the top. Together we can be stronger, and all reach further.” A rather wise tidbit I think. So I am telling my story through this blog, through the book I am working on, and through the relationships in my life. I share openly in the hopes that together we can all reach further. That my authenticity, vulnerability, trials, and successes will help not only me (which it definitely does), but others as well, and maybe even empower them to tell their story, to create the narrative and life they dream of. I struggle with who I am to dream such things, but also with who am I not to? So I dare to choose what seems to me the big life, after decades of living a life of “shoulds.” Not the easy path but the path filled with the desire of my soul, and the light that flows with that knowing.
I’m excited to explore my story, and with any luck have it resonate with others as well so that we can create a community of storytellers, of dreamers, of people choosing to live their biggest life. Alas, even if I am the only benefactor, at least I will know I gave it my best, and there really isn’t anything more to give.
Be well! Dream Big! Share your story. 🙂
Our Greatest Fear —Marianne Williamson
it is our light not our darkness that most frightens us
It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous,
talented and fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other
people won’t feel insecure around you.
We were born to make manifest the glory of
God that is within us.
It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people
permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
Our presence automatically liberates others.
Return to Love by Marianne Williamson, Harper Collins, 1992.