Welcome to my peace filled space:) It is my pleasure to share energy here with you today!
“Unfolding” honors each day as the gift that it is..label free. Each day I choose to open my heart and celebrate the moments as they are presented to me.
However, (today and this month of March) is the 100 year anniversary of International Women\’s Day and One of my Heart Truth’s is:
I am who I am and where I am in life because of the love and support, encouragement and motivation, inspiration and wisdom from some very special women.
(men too..but today is about women shaping women…)
Divine Goddesses, soul sisters, mentors, friends, reflections, butterflies and glitter fairies…
Dancing, laughing, loving,
Celebrating and enjoying life!
My friend, Alex Blackwell, is celebrating 31 Days of Kindness. Kindness is a vital ingredient in the growth of all that blossoms in my life. I generously share; as important as sharing, though, is the Gift of Graciously Receiving! I opened my heart to receiving; it is through the kindness of others that my life has evolved to the current shape that is it now.
My story no longer has power over me..at day’s end I treasure the growth and release all else. However, my story is relevant because I do use personal details to empower others. I openly share my personal history in motivational speaking, in writing, in encouraging others because I have been *there* and there is a gift when I allow it to be.
I grew up without a mother, without a prominent female role model in my life to teach, guide, direct me. There were many choices available to me, but my life was so small I had no idea that choices existed, or to even know to “look for” them. My personal history is riddled with various forms of abuse; I am not a victim.. but I was a woman without a mentor, a guide, someone to love on me and show me the way of creative, resourceful, beautiful, powerful women. These women existed in a dream-like state for me..they were not part of my immediate realm. I didn’t know I could communicate with such a woman, let alone be one!
I made the choice to step out of abuse, my mind telling me I would be absolutely alone; my heart whispering prayers of hope, love, joy, peace, and friendship. As I released compromise and grew self-love, what I drew into my life was the dream-like women as mentioned above..reflecting to me All that lay dormant within: unlimited potential; the ability to create; the joy to revel in sensuality and to stand in my Power. As an empath with a gift of clarity, I can very easily See you, Love you..as you are..and these women reflected to me the same. I was finally Seen!
Here I am today..many people worldwide say my story, my guidance, my coaching has enriched or transformed their life. I celebrate that fully; knowing that hurt is prevalent and there is much more love to share and many more audiences to reach.
Part of my journey to this moment is my online work. I came onto the blogging scene over two years ago through my personal blog that no longer exists. Fitting because that person no longer exists. The blog and person evolved to this that you share energy in today: “Unfolding Your Path to Joy”. Not just a business, but my way of life. My passion. My essence on this page.
I would not be here today, in this space, without the kindness shown to me by various women online–many of whom are in the same field, yet rather than competition there is joyful sharing of life. Women who took me under their wing, showed me the ropes, believed in me and gave me opportunities that I am grateful for. Women who inspire me. Women who reflect to me more than I could ever have dreamed possible. Women who encourage me to follow my own path, as unconventional as my path may seem. Women who have become more than my online connections, but my real life soul sisters, friends, mentors, guides.
There are many women who share energy online..and I appreciate every ounce of energy..thank you! To All of you who invest energy online..I read your words and I process them into my life..this list is by no means ‘all-inclusive’..it is a mere outpouring of love…and gratitude!
A list of love..a list of the women who this very moment enrich my life with all that they share. I could write volumes about each and how knowing them has allowed me to unfold to a state of utter peace. A state that allows me to love fully, each and every moment; and to heal others by creating and sharing from the overflowing well of peace and love. I encourage you to look into your own life and thank the women who have inspired you..and to spend time exploring these sites because I guarantee even if your garden is lush, the blossoms will be much more fuller, colorful, fragrant..and if your garden requires tending at all (as they all do) something within these sites will add wonder and joy to it!
Megan \”joygirl\” Bord: The Divine Goddess of Manifesting. You teach me to create..*everything* is truly possible. You are gorgeous in body, mind, Spirit. You allow me the privilege to be most transparent, unguarded, mask-free…
Evita Ochel: You are an Angel. You reflect to me Divine Potential and Pure Peace. Your work on all three sites has transformed my energy by inspiring me to honor my heart whisper to ingest in all forms all that is fresh, pure, whole.
Jenny Mannion You reflect to me Divine Beauty and Power. You are a phenomenal healer. Our stories are similar yet so very different because you owned your worth, your power, your beauty far before I did in life. Watching you create, allows me to reconnect with pieces of my self that lay dormant for so long.
Tess Marshall You reflect to me the courage to follow my path, shine my light brightly, be *me*. When I first entered this blogging world, you took me in and what you shared then..and now..allows me to continue on this path..I would have given up perhaps my blog, perhaps the new choices I was embracing, had I not been the recipient of your energy.
Jan Lundy What you reflect to me is priceless. Peace, joy, hope, heart whispers..tools to continue to heal, grow, learn, release, embrace, become. The energy you share helped me when I was but a blogging infant..to this day when I am contributing in my own unique way. Watching you create inspires me to open my heart even more fully to glory, potential, fun.
Caity You were the first person to comment on my first blog! I love following your adventures, because they inspire me to create my own travel adventures..to dream far beyond this little space I live in. You have the singing voice of an angel. You are so open in your musings, you encourage me to continue to be as open as well.
Evelyn Lim You reflect to me creativity, the power of affirmation and visual reminders, abundance, energy, peace, joy, love. The energy through your site is so positive I leave with reassurance of what I know, and often new ideas to create with and from.
Jamie Ridler You reflect to me creativity on all levels..far beyond my dream boards to the moon and back. The energy you share inspires me to try new and different not only with artistic creations, but in life. To step out, a little or a leap..and enjoy the step. You remind me to dance, sing, laugh, love, enjoy, spin, create, cook…
Robin Easton You are Love. And Nature. And All related to Love and Nature. You reflect to me all that I know to be true in my life: a reminder to allow for unfolding, honor my choice to live on the boat and raise my children in nature, invest full energy into romantic love and enjoy each and every moment of it. After I read your book, huge Fear was released. Truth equals freedom..because I know you I am free.
Zeenat You reflect to me all things positive: truly! Butterflies and glitter and sunshine and love and peace and joy and vibrant colors and forgiveness and grace…I’m gushing because you are a pool of Divine.
Julie Riddle You are Patience, Peace, Dreams, Love, Beauty. All that is Peace filled and Beauty filled. All that is Natural. Your smile radiates and lights my own. Your insights allow my heart whispers to soar.
Lori What you reflect to me allowed me to embody my tag of: Divine Warrior Princess of Light (me who has taken abuse in all forms, now empowered!). Power, light, stamina, skill, intelligence, strength, stealth, silence. There are moments I think I am unable to go one step farther and something you share allows me to Know that if I take that one step, far more will follow.
Jannie Funster You reflect to me: song, dance, light, fun, ease, silliness, joy, love. You have the voice of an angel, and it is ultra sweet when you sang into my voice mail. What you share reminds me to lighten up, have fun, enjoy, embrace, laugh, dance, be silly, be me..
Kate Swoboda You reflect to me: my inner heart truth, the courage to follow my path, to step outside of my comfort zone, to be bold and daring. You inspire me to travel..one day I will participate in your Italian retreat, one day I will host my own in Greece. You remind me to embrace spunk, moxie, verve, Spirit..and to create from that well.
Meredith You capture the essence of the most beauty filled gardens, whimsical, divine..fairie land, butterflies and glitter, all that warms my heart.
Nadia Ballas-Ruta I love your journey, watching you create, to allow for change, to embrace unknown, to live a vibrantly color filled life. You are authentic, open, wise, beautiful, intelligent, and serene. You waited patiently for me to embrace a friendship, and now that it is blossoming, it adds to my overall glow.
Peggy Nolan You reflect to me joy, peace, bubbling energy, healing, love, forgiveness, family. Awesome, whole, enthusiastic…Honor, trust, truth…You celebrate life and your vision allows mine to be most clear.
Quinn Whissen Relating with you is like looking into a fresher, younger, more diverse mirror of me. You question, you embrace, you heal, you share, you create, you live..You act, you dance, you stretch, you travel, you grow..
Angela Artemis The gift you present to me is power, clarity, wisdom, gentleness, and the courage to embrace my gifts of intuition, clarity, and empathy and share them fully with others. If I have doubt, want reassurance, am seeking wisdom, or clarity..I go to your site.
Adrienne Jurado Your writing style speaks to my heart, your wisdom is priceless, your verve, spunk, moxie, enthusiasm, openness…all speak directly to me and spark my own. What you share is refreshing, authentic, and inspiring on all levels. My heart smiles when I read your work, or comments 🙂
Sibyl You reflect to me: wisdom, clarity, courage, intelligence. Sometimes I think I want to be just like you when “I grow up”..your writing style, your vision, your expression..I soak it all up and let it guide me to new and different..and sometimes to affirm my own heart truths.
Barbara Konish Your presence is angelic, fairie-like, other worldly. You float. Beautifully. You are gentle, kind, loving, humble, gorgeous, to the millionth degree. Being in your presence is like basking in Divine Grace. I feel I can be, do, experience, create..anything!
Caroline Yours was the site I posted my life dream on..the very dream I am in right now..What you reflect to me is talent, beauty, transformation, inner courage to try and do and be anything, a crisp vision, love, enthusiasm, joy.
Sara Healy When I visit your site I am challenged to try new and different within my writing. I am in awe of your style and talent in composing with words and photos. You allow me to comfortably stretch. Or to sit on the sidelines and soak it all in. Amazing, Sara..
Talon You reflect to me: utter beauty in words, vision, photos that take my breath away. I read or look at what you share and allow it to soak directly into my heart. I am often left in tears..sometimes joy filled, sometimes sorrow filled..because I am that affected by your work. You reflect to me the moon, dreams, love, peace, joy, and the ability to create anything.
Andrea You are sunshine, peace, joy, love, kindness, clarity. Your smile radiates, your joy jumps off the page, your words inspire.
Aileen You reflect to me beauty, grace, dreams, creativity, boldness, love, joy, fun. When you share through your site or comments, your words speak to my heart and I want to try anything and everything..I see you realize your dreams, and I know I may realize mine as well:)
Sandra You reflect to me grace. Pure grace. Wisdom. Elegance. Simplicity. Clarity. Peace. Love. Harmony. I would love to be in your presence and bask in the glow of your energy:) Soothing and refreshing..
Kelly Diels Your writing style inspires me to continue with my own journey, and customize my steps along the way. You reflect to me: quality, daring, bold, adventure, beauty, fun, spunk, life! Your posts and newsletters light my inner fire, and have recently changed my life. The last few steps I have taken are directly related to the impact your work has on me.
Danielle LaPorte It is like looking into a mirror and seeing immense talent, drive, beauty, spunk, fun, simplicity and complexity, adventure, Life..and knowing you are where I will be if I continue to stand in my Truth and share as I do. A place that years ago wasn’t even on my dream world, because I was so busy surviving I didn’t even know how to dream..and here I am living my dreams, every day! When I am overcome with doubt or fear..or other’s do not understand my journey and I think I may be “alone”.. I look to something you wrote and I step, I stand, I create.. and I praise Universe, the Moon, God for allowing me to be exactly who I am..Talk about a fire starter and I would love to \”Sell My Soul\”!
As I wrote this post, I am humbled and in awe at the heart connections I have made online, at the amazing gifts I have received from remaining open to all that I’ve been presented with, and at the release of self and embrace of *Everything/Nothing* that has transformed my life from “knowing” these women and others online.
Thank you. Truly. Thank you. I love you.
May you take some time to get to know each other…you are simply Divine!
I left the comments “on” because when we scroll down the gravatars will reflect Pure Beauty! Love *that*!