Where do I even begin? Maybe this will be a 12-part miniseries…
I am a certified Spirit Junkie. I completed the level one Spirit Junkie Masterclass training with Gabrielle Bernstein. Friday, Saturday and Sunday surrounded with like-minded, amazing women and men. On Sunday during the lunch break, I texted one of my dearest friends to tell her that although I was ready to come home, I never wanted to leave how I was feeling, never wanted to leave the place my heart, soul, spirit and mind were in. Talk about pure bliss…
So I’ll grace you with some of the highlights from my 37 pages of notes. Forgive me if some of my words and some of the speakers’ words blend together. I tried to paraphrase and quote with accuracy, as my formal training dictates but in the flow of the weekend, some elements mushed together. And believe that I feel a shift for which words will do no justice.
In her opening talk, Gabby circled around humility, love and transformation. She, in certain terms, told us all that we have to do this work and must step in fully. She prompted us to lean into appreciation when we see ourselves comparing our journeys, our experiences and our concepts with those of others. Powerfully and frequently throughout the weekend, Gabby urged us to be unapologetic about what we’re here to do.
Proudly, I introduced myself as an animal Reiki practitioner and rescuer to my new-found sisters—I didn’t hide behind the day job (but shout out to the Spirit Junkie who described herself on mic as a spiritual teacher disguised as a school teacher… because I’m so using that line!). I’m fully stepping in.
And as I sit here, I realize that it is time to fully step out. I am tired. So there’s just a taste, a teaser of sorts, just the opening chapter… stay tuned for the next installment. Much love.