“It was 11.30am on the 15th August 1994. I was walking alongside the shimmering river on my way to my summer job. Everything appeared normal, the fishermen hauling their nets, a chorus of seagulls serenading me and the faint whiff of coconut sunscreen and vinegar wafted through the salty sea air.
I didn’t know it then, but my whole world, my whole 16 years of life – was about to transform. And it would begin with a single thought.”
It was then that my spiritual journey began.
There was no yoga, no meditation, no chanting and not a stick of incense in sight.
Just a willingness to listen to the small voice within.
The idea of spirituality can be wrapped in mystery, it can feel it's reserved for people chanting Om, wearing white.
But the truth is, it is available to anyone who is willing to listen to the small voice within, even when the people around you have doubts.
It's not always the easiest choice, there will be challenges and obstacles, none more testing than the ones from within. But there is also an incredible strength that comes from trusting yourself.
This isn't a journey of perfection.
It's a journey about getting to know yourself better.
It's a path of saying 'Yes!' to YOU.
It's about knowing that every challenge you meet, is the opportunity for you to get to know yourself better, a chance to show up in the fullness of yourself, a chance to embrace ALL of you not just the 'pretty' parts.
Once you hear The Call, it will continue to pester you, to whisper to you in the quiet of night. You will feel a stirring in your belly and a longing in your heart.
You will feel that something is missing, you will feel that you are searching for something.
It will continue to tug at you, until you say yes to yourself.
Yes to awakening to more of yourself, Yes to listening to the call of your soul.
Let your adventure begin!