I was asked recently by a client why and how I came to call myself the Inspired Spiritual Alchemist.
This has been an evolution for me over the last few years.
My spirituality for as long as I can remember has been steeped in the belief in a divine loving presence, a connection to something greater than myself, a powerful presence that I always felt knew me, saw me and loved me.
There was a period in my life when my lifestyle choices led me away from this connection, it was not a healthy or pleasant time let me tell you.
The feeling of separation and disconnect from myself and the world around me was painful, and as I look back now, I see it as a time of a spiritual crisis.
Living my life so far out of alignment with my natural nature and values created a great deal of suffering emotionally, physically and spiritually.
Years of trying to be something that everyone else wanted me to be led to an identity crisis, I could not find myself, who I was or what I wanted in my life.
Well, actually deep down I did know what I wanted, I just didn’t have the strength, courage or belief in myself to ask for it or make the changes I knew I needed to make.
My life changed dramatically and for the better when I hit rock bottom.
In my lowest moment of grief, pain and suffering, I reached out to the presence of the Divine/Universe and asked to be saved from myself.
It was like something flicked a switch inside of me, the light turned back on and I knew exactly what it was that I needed to do to heal myself.
I surrendered completely to the will of the Divine and followed every intuitive message I received without doubt, without question.
This is when the real magic began to show up in my life, so many incredible moments of divine intervention that I witnessed both externally and in my inner world.
And so began the journey to self love, self forgiveness and self acceptance.
I made a promise to the Universe, that if it helped me to save me from myself and change my life for the better, I would never again stray from the path I was born to walk.
So I embraced my natural intuitive abilities and stopped hiding them from the world.
I reconnected to the healer within me, I no longer shut my empathic heart off from the world and I started to put my own needs first before others.
I am proud to say that I have never looked back and my connection to my intuition and source consciousness has never been stronger.
Several years ago now I was introduced to my Thrive Factor Archetypes, they are the Shapeshifter Alchemist, Inspirer Believer, Mentor Teacher and Advocate Rescuer.
I can see now how each of these Archetypes has played out throughout my life both in their shadow and in their strengths.
It has been through embodying the gifts, strengths and power of each of these Archetypes that I have further evolved even more deeply into the magical, compassionate, inspiring mentor, guide and leader that I was born to be.
I trust in myself, the divine and all aspects of these archetypes to work with me and through me in all that I do and in all that I am.
For the first time in my life, I feel whole and I very much love, appreciate and value the wise woman I have become, and this led to the name Inspired Spiritual Alchemist.
I was the phoenix that rose from the ashes and completely transformed herself.