When I was 20 I had a bit of a life crisis. I was at Queen’s University in Kingston studying with the plan to become a lawyer.
…but I couldn’t answer the question “why?” with anything even remotely satisfying.
“Why do you want to be a lawyer?”
Because the lifestyle is attractive? They make lots of money…
“Why do you want to make lots of money?”
I don’t know… I guess to buy a nice house and car…
“Why do you want to buy a nice house and car?”
…I don’t know… because I’m supposed to?
“Why are you supposed to?”
…because that’s what success is…
“Why do you think that’s what success is?”
I guess because that’s what my parents thought was successful.
“What do you think is success?”
…I don’t have any idea…
“Well make it a priority to find out for yourself – you’ll be living someone else’s life if you don’t.”
And then my whole life changed.
Now I choose to learn and know myself – we are deeply mysterious creatures that are often a puzzle to ourselves.
I look for ways to untangle the puzzle and get in touch with my truth.
- I had a mystical awakening.
- There is only love and inclusion. Everything else is a lie.
- I read Joseph Campbell because he is inclusive and embracing. I like learning how we worship similarly around the world… and often the differences are based only on geography and not belief.
- I create meaning in my life.
- I follow a chakra energetic model of health and have been seeing energy healers regularly for over 15 years.
- I’ve read Tarot since I was given my first deck at 19. I like to know what’s coming. Sometimes we can’t know – no matter how much we want it.
- I was given Tarot of the Cat People. I still use it.
- Art can turn off the mind and let the truth be seen. Knowing ourselves and what we truly believe and want in the world is the greatest gift we can give.
- Living our lives fully, truly, as we are is the only thing required.
- I live with my man and 5 cats in a small town just outside Toronto. You can see more of us on Instagram.