What does your story mean to you?
In my sessions and my classes, I chat a lot about this idea of your life’s story. I also think the term “story” can be interpreted many ways–your belief systems, your actual story plot point by plot point, your repeating patterns, etc. But at its most basic, story is the essence of who you are and how you came to be. That’s a pretty sacred thing, yet we often refer to our story in critical terms–as something we tell ourselves, but isn’t really true, or something that needs to be adjusted or fixed–so that we can go out into the world and live our fullest life.
I was staring out my office window, avoiding work, and pondering about the idea of “story”. If a new person showed up and had no preconceived idea of what the term “story” meant, how would I explain it to them? What does the word story mean to me? As I stared at the crows and seagulls, I realized that my story wasn’t just something that I told myself–that didn’t sit right. If I looked at my own story through those eyes, I’m not really honoring what has happened up to this point. I came to this conclusion for myself: I think my story is something that I live and experience, for better or for worse. My story is part of who I am—and I am who I am due to my story. My story is alive and ever changing, growing with me and because of me. We’re constantly evolving together.
And then, because I’m a master at procrastinating, I started to wonder about what aspects of my story have contributed to me ending up where I have–working as a psychic medium and moving around all the time. Honestly, I never would’ve guessed this is how life would’ve turned out. The whole job thing does seem well suited for who I am in the moment, but 15 years ago I would’ve laughed if someone told me this is what I would be doing and living. I’m so different now–and so is my story. But what aspects have followed me the whole way? What essential pieces have continued throughout my life?
Well, I’ve always felt like I was living a life of adventure. Or maybe better put, I need adventure in my life. It started with taking weeks-long road trips with my family when I was little that fostered my curiosity and love of travel, and it evolved into moving all around the country, every few years, not knowing what would be next. Soon, we’ll be gearing up for another move, but we don’t know where we will be going, yet. So one big part of my story is the idea of adventure. But, what have I learned (and am still learning) from adventure?
I was able to shrink it down to 3 main things. Most of them I learned way later in life, but I’m glad I finally figured them out:
Curiosity. I’ve always wondered what was out there–what new adventure awaited me. This perspective allows me to make the most of situations–even the ones that look less than magical. (Hello, those 9 months I lived in Indiana–far away from the sea. It turns out the city I lived in had a great performing arts series, so it ended up being ok.) Curiosity also fans my insatiable craving for learning new things and wanting to dive below the surface to figure it all out.
Change. With adventure comes change. Everytime we move we have to leave everything behind–family, friends, jobs. It can be a lot. And when we arrive in the new place, we have to start over. Making new friends, finding a grocery store, a hairstylist (this one is the hardest!), places to play, and creating a “home” is intense on the best of days. However, change works in magical ways. Yes, everything being new can be hard, but there is so much potential for transformation. It forces us out of our patterns and makes us look at new ways to move through the world–introduces us to new ideas, cultures, and people. It’s like a whole new world every 3 years.
Connection. While I’m out adventuring and moving through the uncomfortable phases of transitions, connection is the one thing that keeps me anchored. Connection to myself. Connection to Spirit. Connection to my soul people. No matter where I am or what I am doing, having a deep nurtured connection to all of the above, helps me thrive wherever we land.
These 3 C’s don’t just have an affect on my personal life though, they also make me an exceptional psychic medium. My curiosity lends itself to exploring your challenges and questions in a new light. How can we look at these things differently? What have you missed? What if you shifted your perspective on something–would that change your approach and thoughts about it? This same curiosity drives me to learn new things in my field and question the ways things have always been done–coming up with new approaches to an ancient form of divination.
Because I am well acquainted with changes, transitions, and transformations. I know what it’s like to have to have everything you knew to be true in your life uprooted. I can stand with you, while you navigate those ups and downs. I can hold sacred space for you while you sort things out and I can help you find a new path forward–all because I’ve been there myself.
Connection is definitely my superpower. Being forced to change and transition repeatedly over the years, I figured out pretty quickly that I was going to need something that anchored me, so I wouldn’t lose my mind. Connection to my higher self and to Spirit was exactly the thing I needed to weather whatever came my way. This anchoring connection is the base for all of my classes and sessions. My goal is to create a path that allows you to create this deep connection for yourself–so that when change arrives at your doorstep you can anchor into what you know to be true. When you enter my space, whether it is in a class or a session, you benefit from my story–just like I learn new things from yours.
What if I had dismissed my story as something that was just happening to me or something that needed to be fixed? All of those things I learned above would’ve gone unseen and unused. Part of what makes me feel magical would’ve been tossed out. And I suppose that’s the point–It’s funny how those things in life that you don’t expect to contribute to what you do and who you are actually define it. Who would I be without the adventures I’ve been on? What would my work look like, if I hadn’t been forced to change and transition every few years? I don’t know and I honestly feel really lucky that I happened into where I am right now at this moment.
So let me turn the ponderings over to you:
- What 3 things in your life have defined how you move through the world?
- What have you learned or experienced that actually makes you unique and better at what you do–but at first glance doesn’t seem related at all?
- Is there any part of your story that you’d love to write off and toss away? If yes, what did you learn from it?
I’d love to hear what you come up with. Send me an email and share your gems. Curious about your story and want to dive deeper into it? Book a 1:1 session with me today.