Last week I went back to school and began my training in Spiritual Counselling so that I can deepen my work and my words and create a soft space, a healing ground, for others on their journey towards wholeness.
Spirituality is nothing otherworldly — it’s looking deeply at ourselves and the world around us to discover what is causing our suffering and how we can free ourselves and others from it.
It’s reconnecting with our true purpose, reclaiming our inner power and releasing our grief and shame and pain.
It’s remembering who we were before the world told us who we should be, welcoming the parts of ourselves that have not known love and trusting in the sacred messiness of life — ultimately, if it spreads love, connection, forgiveness, acceptance and healing, it is spiritual work.
Depression, anxiety + anorexia plagued me as a teenager and it took me a long time to realise that at the core of my struggles was a spiritual emptiness — a deep sense of incompleteness, a loss of connection with meaning, beauty, nature and everything that mattered deeply to my soul.
This was over a decade ago and at the time there was no place for spiritual work in healing — professionals told me that my brain was broken, that I would never recover, that I would be in and out of psychiatric hospitals forever. I felt misunderstood and so so alone.
It was only when I reconnected with a more spiritual way of being, when I stopped seeing myself as broken, when I got out in nature and practised yoga and started mediating, when I made time for dancing and writing and playing, when I began trusting life instead of fighting it, that I found freedom.
And i’ve realised that if you are free, your real work is to help others find freedom too.
I can’t wait to share what I learn with you so that together, we can discover a softer, deeper, more beautiful way of grieving, healing and being alive.