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I am ok. I am full. I am whole.

SAKRISØY Lofoten Norway Arctic Circle 2010, on this day April 23, 2010 I booked a ticket to the Arctic Circle because I received divine inspiration to go there, having never even heard of the place the day before I saw a picture of a fishing village on a BING webpage.... and that has made all the difference in the world.  Join the Explore Deeply Movement, a new way of being in the world. A way of living and experiencing our own humanity.

SAKRISØY Lofoten Norway Arctic Circle 2010, on this day April 23, 2010 I booked a ticket to the Arctic Circle because I received divine inspiration to go there, having never even heard of the place the day before I saw a picture of a fishing village on a BING webpage.... and that has made all the difference in the world.  Join the Explore Deeply Movement, a new way of being in the world. A way of living and experiencing our own humanity.

I am happy.

When I had this breakthrough a few years back, all I wanted to do was share it with the world and anyone out there battling with depression, overwhelm, unfulfilled, unhappy, frustrated, desperate, lonely, isolated, alone, about to give up, about to fall from the cliff. I had just come from the top of the mountain and I wanted people to know that there was a new day dawning, a new way of being in the world, where people like us could really live and thrive... 

Sometimes its difficult to know what to do with your insights....however....today, I'm speaking about something I haven't before, at least not in this way....

To all the women and men out there seeking empowerment, fulfillment, and financial freedom: There is a new way of being in the world that has emerged. I've felt it for over two years now and I hadn't quite been able to express it...

I just knew I didn't like what I was seeing and what I felt. I didn't like what I was witnessing in the coaching industry (I had become a part of) and I didn't want to contribute to the icky feeling that I felt, but I didn't know what to do out about it. I quit the "industry". I unsubscribed from all of the emails from all of the industry leaders. I was totally turned off.  

I decided to walk my own path, 
be in integrity, and continue to offer authentic support founded in truth, reality, and love. I continued to write my love story and pursue my art. I continued to learn, heal, expand.

Then my participation in the Her Terms Telesummit kind of blew it all open for me. Behind the scenes, a few of us 'Feminine Leaders' started having a conversation.... a real conversation about concerns of the sustainability of what is being touted as Women's Empowerment. We started talking about what it would be like to come together to raise awareness and money to save the planet, the environment, the rainforest. Or what it would look like to create an economy that was founded on communities where women could come to heal and recover and were financially supported and where the focus was not how you could make $10K a month or where you could get your next client.

In certain circles I call myself the ANTI-COACH.  My GOD WOMEN!! Not everyone is supposed to be a coach when they grow up! I mean the world would be an ugly place if everyone was up selling each other into higher levels of support and no one was actually doing and creating amazing things in the world. 

My most proud achievement of the past year wasn't how much money I made in one month, but that I am birthing a creative business and via my creative talent. It wasn't about the followers on instagram but that I create something every day that is beautiful.... My biggest milestone this year was when I got one of my pieces into a small but juried art show. And then when I gave that art piece to a friend who had encouraged me as a photographer and writer before I could claim that for myself. And one of my most honored and impressive clients was a near homeless single mother with a history of abusive relationships, who I helped feel joy in her life again and source money so she could get back on her feet, AND PURSUE HER CREATIVE TALENTS. That felt good and meaningful, like I was serving my purpose using my gifts.

I am a creative, a woman, and a leader and I stand for all individuals to overcome their strife and limitations by following their own unique divine guidance. But that can be almost impossible to do when you don't even know what the sound of YOUR OWN VOICE sounds like. And that is where a coach or a healer COMES IN. If I had not mentored and trained with my healing coach, I would not have been able to ditch the depression that had ruled my entire life up to that point. It wasn't the 10 years of therapy or all the self help courses I took or books I read, it was focused one on one work with a powerful healer that helped me to source my own energy that changed my life!

So how can I call myself the ANTI-COACH and still coach?!?

I don't align with the "coaching industry". I align with the powerful benefit of working one on one with a Healer, Shaman, and Yesgasp, Coach (we do need some real world structure to stand on in our modern lives). I stand with all of the Healers, Shamans, and Lightworkers in the world, beckoning you to listen to the voice within, calling you to your greatness. 

SO....PUUUU-LLLLEASE! DO the some-thing that you are here and meant to do, and do it because it calls you, not because you hear the CHA-CHING or see the BLING BLING.

DO  YOUR  THING.

Not mine... not hers.... not his....

There is a new movement emerging in the world, are you on the band wagon or are you walking your own path?

What transpired because of the Her Terms Telesummit changed my way of thinking about how I am being in service in the world.  For those of you whom coaching has never been financially accessible to you I am offering affordable *not free* options for receiving healing and support. 

I want you to do the thing you are here and meant to do in the world. I am offering high touch full immersion and accessible programs for those of you who truly need the support and structure to birth Your Thing into the world.

Join the movement. Walk your own path. 

GO > here.

Applications will be considered on a first applied first served basis and applications will close Wednesday April 29th and the program will begin May 4th. 

For those of you coaches in my tribe who are seriously wondering what you're doing and why things just don't feel right, I invite you to meet with me and get clear on what it is you're really meant to be doing in the world.

I now understand the words that were whispered in my ear while running in the rain many years ago, this was what is meant for me. Be a vessel of God's love, be a vessel of God's will. Be a conduit of love vibration, heal with your energy. But how will I know?  "You do not need to know." replied the voice....  For sometime I had thought I was working with the energy, now I understand that the energy works through me. The healing does not come from me, it comes through me and I am a willing conduit for healing for others. I made a sincere admission that the work that I engage in with my clients is less about process, procedure, and planning and all about healing and transformation on a deep and cellular level.  As if I were a divining crystal, my pitch fork can tune in to the energy and patterns that keep people blocked and the limiting beliefs that keep us trapped in repetitive cycles, stuck in fear, and remaining unfulfilled. 

This is also what kept me depressed for so many years, I was tuned into all the sadness of the world around me and didn't know my own voice, my inner guidance. I didn't understand what benefit at all could come from me honing my sensitivities, because I was too emotional, too sensitive, too sad, too serious.... Does this sound like you?

This gift isn't meant for channeling sadness it is meant as a catalyst for change.

Join the Movement > here.

On This Day:                               On this Day:

I booked my plane ticket to the Arctic Circle and that changed everything.

I booked my plane ticket to the Arctic Circle and that changed everything.

On this day I thought a thought: (read the original post.)  I don't want to do it like others do... I want to fuck it up royally and come out on the other side, alive, cleaned out, ginormous, a beacon of crazed inspiration. I have been disconnected from the magic of being alive. IT is magic and magic exists in this world.

I chopped all my hair off and made a declaration: I'm still human, I'm still a woman.

I chopped all my hair off and made a declaration: I'm still human, I'm still a woman.

WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME I BELIEVED IN MAGIC?

I had been blinded by the illusion that man does everything and all that is available to experience is man made. We've not dreamed big enough... I haven't dreamed big enough.

I no longer see my aloneness as being so, I stand out for a purpose. So do you.  Join the movement, Explore Deeply to discover your true power & gifts.

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A twist on Giving Tuesday: Don't Give Up on your Dreams, Never Stop Dreaming

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Very often, calling it drive and ambition, we become too focused on the tasks in front of us to realize the infinite possibilities that exist for us in each day. We are committed to a certain professional agenda and we tell ourselves that this is all we have energy and time for.

I have found it takes courage to take the creative leap of faith, especially in this day and age when everyone has their perfected systems for creating abundance, finding love, and living your dream life, it can be daunting to listen to the soft voice inside you that is telling you to explore something outside the box. If this what I am saying is speaking to you, a new way is emerging from within you. I invite you to join me in the Explore Deeply Movement and to discuss what this looks like for you in your life I invite you to schedule a no cost Breakthrough Clarity Session with me this week > HERE.  I’ve witnessed that most people (including myself) achieve faster and easier results when working with a coach or healer, than when working by yourself.

Truly happy people, 'who've got it ALL', have done the inner work in order to get to where they've gotten and having someone to guide you through the process can make all the difference.

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April 17th, Today I was given a new lot in life

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"I want to do to you what Spring does to cherry trees.” — PABLO NERUDA                                                                                                                      Taken today in my yard, April 17th, 2015

"I want to do to you what Spring does to cherry trees.” — PABLO NERUDA

                                                                                                                     Taken today in my yard, April 17th, 2015

“Lot in Life” : It means one’s way of life or worldly fate.

On this day I almost died when I crashed my motorcycle into a guard rail on the highway.

On this day I was taken to the hospital in an ambulance.

On this day my father and I started talking to each other again. 

On this day my relationship ended.

On this day a debt was forgiven me.

On this day I baked a pumpkin pie to make someone happy.

On this day, the 11th anniversary of my near fatal accident, I was emotional and so I went to the top of the mountain to listen. 

Today at New Market Gap...

Today at New Market Gap...

Almost every single year since my accident on April 17th 2004, I have thought about the anniversary, and how much I have gained from that experience and normally, I feel really grateful for my life. Like in my bones, grateful. This year, today, however, I hadn't thought about the pending arrival of the anniversary of the day that I almost died that gave me life. Of all things, facebook reminded me that today was the anniversary of my accident, and the anniversary of my gaining my new lot in life eleven years ago.

And that kind of nailed me, nailed me in my heart today.  If I was going to be honest, I was probably emotional before I was reminded of my accident, but I was doing a "good job" of being stoic and silently pissed off at my boyfriend. "I'll show him how much I don't need affection by being really quietly pissed off inside and shut down".... and maybe in like a week or three he'll notice how standoffish I've been being and then I'll be able to say "See! I don't need you! I don't need affection! I've been showing you how OKAY I am without you."  Yeah, that'll really show him.  But after I saw that reminder, I just couldn't really hold it together, I just really couldn't hold it inside.

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See, I was reminded of how I'd always been truly grateful on this day for every day for the past 11 years since I ran myself into that damned guard rail and lived.  On this day, today all I could think of was how much I long to experience certain things.  And how there is still SO much I LONG to experience and there is SO much I still desire to achieve and accomplish and overcome... And why haven't I DONE MORE WITH MY LIFE in the past eleven years??? I know that since I am alive there is still time and a reason and a season for everything...

but...

but...

I remember the joie de vivre I had felt in every cell of my body the months after my accident even while I was still in recovery and physical therapy. It was the most extraordinary thing. I've never again felt it, but I remind myself often of how truly fearless I was after that huge knock to my noggin.... you know, I was alive and if it hadn't killed me then it wasn't that bad, I had life to live. I knew in a visceral way that since I was still alive, I could do just about anything I wanted. At the time, buttoning my own jeans (I had both arms in braces) and shaving my own arm pits was a feat, so you know simple things had such significance to me in those days. I was humbled and I was happy. 

I fell in love that year, with the braces still on my arms. Though I had left my bone regenerator at home that night I went out and fell in love, I still had my braces on. I've never really wondered why he didn't notice my arm braces, but he did notice the brand of jeans I wore that night (and made fun of me later). You know those were the days when jeans with the big trucker patches were in. Later, I was more embarrassed by how drunk I got that night and how I'd taken my heels off and showed my bare feet, then I was about my braces. It never really occurred to me that if I was a guy, I would have wondered if I was crippled... but my spirit was more vibrant than my insecurities back then.

These days I'm better at being grateful and present in my life, some days more than others. I've had eleven beautiful years of life experience since that day, April 17th, 2004.  These last few years have been rough, but rough in a new way, because I'm living my purpose.

I will say, that I had had that full bodied realization in the past week or so, that I no longer needed to wonder or worry about "fulfilling my life purpose".  I can wholeheartedly say what I'm doing with my life matters, its important, I'm making a difference, I love it, I enjoy my work, I embody my work, and my "work" and me are fully aligned and on purpose.  WOW. OK. Okay. Wow.

Now there are things I'm still working on! But I don't have the issue of being unfulfilled and dissatisfied in my life, any longer. 

Check.  Big CHECK. DOUBLE CHECK.  Wow. Ok..... Accomplished that. WOW. Nice.

I used to seriously wonder if there was a reason for living, I don't wonder that any more.

FUCK YEAH CHECK.

Today, however, I felt.... for lack of a better word..... sorrowful.  Sorrowful, for how many things I have yet to experience and accomplish, achieve, and overcome.  I cried a lot.

Today I noticed more of the things I hadn't yet done that I so want to do, then I managed to be proud of the things that I have already done. And I know better. I get it, I get it.... but I felt sad.

I want to get married to the love of my life.

I want to publish my book. (I want people to read it. ha ha ha smile....). I want to travel the world. I want to live in Europe and speak another language fluently... (really, If I'm being honest and stating my desires..... I want to own a flat in Paris and speak French and fumble through Norwegian, if I'm being honest.... and stating my desires).

I want to do something extraordinary.

I want to live an extraordinary life.

So on this day I was given a new lot in life, I gained a new perspective that changed everything. And today I was reminded of some things, some very important things that I haven't done yet, that I really want to do before I die.

On this day my relationship ended, and in reflection I noted that I had been going through a similar thing this same time last year. Its not like I go through relationships like desk calendars, but in being honest and stating my desires I know I desire to have a different experience next year.  So how many years does someone have to experience what they claim to want in this lifetime? 11, 10, 40, zero? 

I went to the top of the mountain to listen, I cried all the way up and cried all the way down... by the time I reached dinner time, all I wanted to do was write.... and as I write there are no tears, also, there are no answers. But for the first time in a long time, I have an expectation that now... now... I will want a thing and the thing will want me just as much. That there are no unmatched desires in my world, that I can want as much as I want and have that thing want me as much as I want it.  Desire matched desire. Ideal matched ideal. Love matched love.

My friend texts me today, "No need for a pity party, Rain! You are one of the most intelligent humans I have ever met." Really? Cause I don't feel very smart.... but I am alive. So that must mean some...thing....

And sometimes.... being alive, is all you have to go on.

With all the being in my heart, may you experience desire matched desire.

Love matched love. Soul matched soul purpose. 

Being whole despite the brokenness,

 
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When you ask for what you need, you open up pathways you couldn't see before

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Learning to receive more so that we can have and be more.

Break free of an ordinary life, explore deeply.

When you ask for what you need and receive what people and the world have to give, you open up pathways you couldn’t see before, stimulate your imagination in ways that could not happen before, and have energy that was not previously available to you.
— Amanda Owen
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Giving Tuesday : Today: Give more Double Blossoms : Inspire, be inspired (repeat).

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This is enough. I am enough.

Love, Allow, Receive (repeat). Inspire, be Inspired (repeat). Go within, go exploring, be limitless in your own unique way, only you can do what you are here to uniquely do. Inspire, be inspired. Love, Allow, Receive (repeat). Change the world. Do your thing.

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