The 7 Things I Learned From My Spiritual Awakening
March 8 has always been an important date for me. The numerology of this deserves a whole blog post of its own, which I will do at a later date. For now I’ll tell you this (sort of) brief history of me + 3-8. Every year since 2012, something monumental has happened to me on March 8th that has shaped who I am today.
March 8, 2012: My doctor told me I was pre-diabetic and that losing weight was imperative. The next day, I signed up for a half marathon later that year and trained like my life depended on it (because it did). I lost 60 lbs and was in the best shape of my life.
March 8th 2013: I was laid off and had pretty much zero dollars to my name. Unfortunately, this did not teach me money management, but it did show me that with a little determination I can do anything. I applied to about 20 jobs a day and got hired at a high level advertising agency 2 weeks later. I was there for almost a year before I realized that I wanted to make an impact at a more personal level. I decided that I wanted to become a Personal Trainer, which leads me to my next important date...
March 8th, 2014: I was hired at the Wisconsin Athletic Club- arguably the most prestigious fitness club in Wisconsin. This was the first time I felt truly aligned with my soul. I was helping others in ways I never thought possible. If you live in Wisconsin, I HIGHLY recommend checking them out by clicking here.
March 8th, 2015: My friend and colleague Justin (who started a super awesome company called Just Go Grind and has a super awesome podcast that you should check out HERE) introduced me to the phenomenon known as the “side hustle”. I started a personal training business on the side and made pretty impressive supplemental income. Having more money allowed me to spend more money on self care, and with that came more self confidence. The thing with gaining confidence is that you start to see things for what they truly are. Who I thought was the perfect guy was all of the sudden someone who emotionally abused me. The city I thought I loved all of the sudden felt so small and I felt like a shark in a fishbowl. I still LOVED my job, but I wanted MORE. I decided to visit my sister in California and try to reflect on what I should do. The minute I touched down at LAX, I knew what I had to do. Which leads me to...
March 8th, 2016: I moved to Los Angeles with two suitcases and a boat load of anxiety/excitement. I got hired at a gym and spa and learned from super knowledgeable fitness pros. A lot of this knowledge I use to this day in my coaching program. The content is different, but the skill of connecting with clients and delivering exactly what they need is the same.
March 8th, 2017: I decided that I wanted to go full time with my personal training business and quit my gym job. This was one of the scariest days of my life. I’ve always been a risk taker, but this was the riskiest of decisions. (Spoiler alert- it did not work out and I got a job at a hotel to support myself while I figured out what to do next LOL). This is where synchronicities started happening to me. Of course, at the time I didn’t know what that was. For anyone who doesn’t know, a synchronicity is a coincidence that isn’t actually a coincidence. I deeply wanted to figure out what was my purpose in this life. The universe started throwing crystal experts at me right and left. I met a few at the hotel, I met some just by walking down the street. I wouldn’t figure out until much later that these encounters were encounters of which I myself was the architect.
March 8th, 2018: This was the March 8th to end all March 8ths. I went to my first crystal workshop. My sister had gotten me a crystal for Christmas a few months before, and it had peaked my interest. But keep in mind that at this time I was still personal training and NOT into anything spiritual. The instructor introduced herself as a “Spiritual Life Coach” which I thought was so weird and dumb (my how things have changed). She had us hold a crystal and meditate for 10 minutes. I didn’t know what I was doing, as I had never meditated with a rock before, but this 10 minutes turned my whole world upside down. In that 10 minutes I had a powerful vision that my hotel job would be ending in exactly one year. I also felt a strong pull to buy a deck of Tarot cards, and specifically got a message that I should go to the Los Angeles Central Library to find it. This was the weirdest thing that I had ever experienced. I was so shook that when the instructor had us open our eyes she was STARING at me with a knowing look on her face. After the class, she pulled me aside and smiled, “you had a vision, didn’t you? I felt it when I looked at you”. This freaked me the FUCK out, but it was exciting at the same time. I went immediately to the library, which has an adorable gift shop, and there it was- the most beautiful box I’ve ever seen with the words, “The Fountain Tarot” written on it. I couldn’t believe how breathtaking it was. I also couldn’t believe what was happening to me. I was about to buy a Tarot deck…
That whole year I went through my Spiritual Awakening. I began receiving signs, getting downloads, channeling Spirit Guides and giving crazy accurate Tarot readings. I also began selling crystals and had SO many people tell me that my crystals had the highest vibration of any others they had bought from other shops. I DO NOT SAY THIS TO BRAG. I only wrote that because that feedback was the only thing that kept me going at first. I felt like such an imposter. I get a “message” from some sort of entity and a few months later start selling crystals as if I had been doing it for decades. I didn’t feel I was qualified, so this positive feedback was extremely needed to assure me that I was on the right path.
March 8th, 2019: After a year of developing my skills, I couldn’t deny my soul mission any longer. I decided that I was quitting my hotel job and going full time with my business (and I was way more confident this time). I definitely was not ready financially, but I went for it anyway. By this time I had realized that life was too short NOT to take risky action.
And here I am, 7 years later! These are the 7 things I’ve learned over these 7 years:
Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it.
I scoffed at someone who called themselves a Spiritual Life Coach. Now here I am one year later, a full blown Spiritual Life Coach! Don’t let any prejudice keep you from new experiences. You never know what can happen.
Make self care a PRIORITY.
I preach nonstop about meditation and journaling. This is not because I feel like preaching about it. I know first hand how integral it is physically, mentally and spiritually. If you want to learn more about self care and how it relates to spirituality and your intuition, click here.
People are ready when they’re ready.
When I first came into my spiritual power, I would not shut up about it. I urged other people to develop their spirituality and find their soul mission. I got a lot of pushback from friends I’ve had for years and years and I started to second guess those friendships. What I learned is that people need to do things in their own time. It took me 30 years, and when you think about it, that’s on the young side. I still talk about it, but I don’t let it get in between good friendships.
Surface level friendships are overrated.
I love people and I always have, and I’ve always had a TON of friends. I remember feeling like I needed so many friends so that I always have someone to hang out with. I never wanted to be alone even for a second. I see now that having a ton of friends is not sustainable if you want to have deep friendships. I had loads of friends, but I wasn’t really being my true self with any of them. I also would never ask any of them to be there for me because I knew most of them would not go out of their way. Now I have far fewer friends, but all of them will last a lifetime. Those who stick with you after a Spiritual Awakening are keepers.
When in doubt, it’s probably a projection of insecurity.
This can go for you, or for someone else. If someone is rude, angry, mean, deceptive, jealous, manipulative, etc., they are projecting feelings of deep insecurity. I used to be put out by people who acted in these ways, but after all these years I realize that most people are just trying to find themselves.
Patience really is a virtue.
There is no rush. The only rush is the one you put on yourself. The most freeing experience ever is the feeling of relaxing into the fact that absolutely nothing is in your control. Seems counter intuitive since I talk about manifestation and being the architect of your own destiny. I believe you can control what happens, but not the timing. You can work on manifesting your soulmate until you’re blue in the face, but if you haven’t seen the synchronicities that tell you what you need to work on first, OR IF YOU DIDN'T LISTEN TO YOUR SPIRIT GUIDES DURING OUR TAROT SESSION (I'm not bitter), you won’t meet them. It could be 2 hours from then, it could be 2 decades from then. You are not able to manipulate speed.
Material wealth should never be the motivation.
I used to chase money. I’d do any job as long as it paid well. After my Spiritual Awakening, working a job that didn’t feed my soul felt so suffocating. I felt like I wanted to jump out of my own skin every time I walked into work. It was like I was suddenly allergic to the idea of not fulfilling my soul mission. When I went full time with my business, I won’t lie I freaked out about money for a minute. Then I just focused on the clients and how I can provide a higher and higher level of service. When I started making it about the clients and about their transformations and breakthroughs, everything else fell into place.
There you have it!!! I’m learning more and more every day, but this is my last 7 years in a nutshell.
I’ll be posting more about manifestation in the next few days, so get ready for that. As always, never hesitate to reach out if you have any questions/concerns/comments.