The last year and a half have undoubtedly been full of growth and love; specifically, the first six months of this year. For the first three-months I was in a highly accelerated group that was aptly titled, “The Millionaire Club”. Much like the Advanced Computer Coding class I found myself in during my Junior year in college, I was one of the greenest of the group.
Still, being surrounded by 6-figure female business owners did wonders for my confidence and stamina. I worked my business as if it was a 6-figure biz and my mental confidence rose up and up to match this same level.
Not surprisingly, I was completely spent by the end of month three. While I realized I was mentally, emotionally and spiritually on the same level as these other women, my business wasn’t. I was cranking out systems and marketing like it was 2045 and my M.O. was harder, faster, stronger, longer. This would have been fine if I had been running a marathon, but as it turns out, entrepreneurship is more about the journey than it is the sprint (at least mine is.)
I never wanted to start a marketing and PR business, but suddenly I was tilting towards it. Thankfully my intuition shook me and woke me up before a long tunnel of repeated past mistakes.
You see, The Sparkling Hippie was founded in 2014 to be a brilliant sparkle of positivity, inspiration and creativity for those it came into contact with. My free-spirited soul craved a space to intentionally craft messages of hope and enlightenment for whoever wished to receive them. When I’m running in circles like a crazy person, this mission is totally impossible to achieved.
As I said, thankfully my intuition gut-punched me and pointed me towards home. April and May then became all about fine-tuning my spiritual arrow. Marketing wasn’t the problem, (I have a degree in PR for crying out loud), the clutter was coming from a place much deeper than that. I still had lots of deep beliefs that were not serving me. I needed to take the time to dig down into myself and uncover the old thought patterns, emotional ties and physical irritants that were holding me back. Two months of deep healing work led me to feel lighter and lighter and lighter, as if I was joyously on top of the world, which is the way I feel now.
I feel as though I’ve released three-hundred pounds of excessive weight from my shoulders. I feel like I’ve released the negativity, the self-consciousness, the meekness, the resentment and the false belief that “I am safe when I am small and quiet.”
I’ve expanded so much spiritually in these months that I totally feel like a new, more grounded version of myself. I have the following Wise Women to thank for that:
Samantha is a beautiful spirit. Her wisdom and degrees in Eastern medicine, ancient healing practices and energy cleansing make her one of the most amazing women to learn from. Her course, ‘The Money Codes’ has been an absolute pillar in this transition for myself and my business. I feel like her and I are total kindred spirits and I can’t wait to see how our first collaboration goes this fall. (Stay tuned…)
A true peer, I can’t say enough good things about Brooke Golden. We graduated from I Heart Coaching together but it wasn’t until afterwards when we realized how much in common we have. Brooke is very wise in spirituality and her connectedness to the earth. She’s now my go-to book recommender and we’ve yet to run out of things to talk about!
Jennifer has been a subtler inspiration in my life, posting podcasts here and writing a book there. Still, the biggest inspiration I’ve received from her is the persistent encouragement to SEEK JOY. If you haven’t checked out her new book, “The Awakening”, do yourself a favor and have a click.
The first time I heard Liz teach on video I had chills. I really don’t know what attracted me to her work or why I’m obsessed with her Instagram, but if I had to guess I would say it is purely her energy. She literally vibrates peace, consciousness and opportunity. I did some 1:1 work with her a few months back and my whole world was shooketh! Check her IG for instant spiritual downloads.
I originally reached out to Jessica as a peer from Mariah Coz’s Webinar Rockstar community. I found Jessica’s webinar topic totally intriguing and so thankfully I attended and later hired Jessica for 1:1 work. She’s totally magical and her intuition initially pointed me on my journey that led me to all these other women. Thank you for sharing your magic, Jessica.
I just recently discovered this Wise Woman through her book, “Rise, Sister, Rise.” After falling head over heels with the first chapter, I soon realized I had her other book, “Light is the New Black” on my wish list already. Later when Brooke Golden (see above) totally reinforced out amazing Rebecca’s work is, I felt a full-on girl crush. I’m so looking forward to learning more from this bright light.
Recommended to me from Liz White (see above), Alexandra has become a true essential in my spiritual journey. She’s all about encouraging and healing sacred femininity and her membership course, Moon Club totally does that. I’ve learned so much in just one short month, and yet she too, oozes a spiritual energy that is just so totally addicting. I can’t get enough.
These seven women deserve all my gratitude. They’ve been so formative during the last two months, I feel as though so much has shifted off my shoulders and out of my body thanks to them. Stepping into your true creative power has much less to do with marketing and much more to do with accepting and embracing your whole self. Thank you, Wise Women.