Today, I wanted to tell you a story.
Four years ago I felt alone and lost.
I arrived back in the US after 6 months traveling in India. My health had taken a toll through my travels. I was much heavier than I am now, my hormones were imbalanced and I was going through a difficult breakup. Overall, I felt uncomfortable in my body. I then found myself using food and sugar to suppress my emotions and loneliness.
I arrived back to no community, no boyfriend, and no job.
I didn't know where to turn. I was applying for jobs I didn't want, and began asking what is the point of all of this?
While I was in India, I had experienced the community, the love, and the synchronicity that made me feel alive, but back in the states I didn't know what to do with myself.
I would turn to my meditation practice, but it felt boring and rigid.
Although I could watch my thoughts, I didn't know how to change them. Meditation felt endless and unsustainable. I developed a strong resistance to it and stopped altogether.
Meanwhile, I had been trained as a yoga teacher, but was afraid to share my voice and speak in front of a group. I found a job I didn't like instead, and was spending hours a day at the computer, was barely making ends meet financially, and had to turn to family for financial support.
Luckily I immersed myself in my yoga practice, and learned about the law of attraction - what you think, becomes.
I quickly changed my thoughts and started using affirmations and began catching myself when I thought negatively.. I began to imagine myself living a new life full of peace, joy, and fulfillment during my meditations. My meditation practice evolved into something new and enjoyable.
I meditated for the love of it, knowing I was planting seeds to create a new reality.
After I began this new kind of meditation, I met a man and a few weeks later, I was falling in love.
Synchronicity and magical experiences began to permeate my life.
I was given the opportunity to teach my first yoga class, and I began sharing my voice and facing my fears. Doors were opening for me. I was saying yes. I changed my diet, my health improved and I began attracting the life I always wanted to live.
I was feeling lighter, more joyful, and in love.
The intentions I set, that at the time I had no idea could become possible, suddenly are becoming true.
I am now living my dream career and built a full coaching practice. I healed my relationship to money and to food, I have a loving, healthy relationship and I am traveling, giving talks and teaching yoga to large groups.
I am fully living my passions. I am doing exactly what I thought was impossible just a few years ago.
Since then, I have been refining a 40-Day Vision meditation practice that I now share in my program, Vision.
But Vision is more than just about meditation. I knew I couldn't sit with my eyes closed to make all the changes I wanted in my life to happen... I had to actually step up and face my fears.
The key was integrating the knowledge and wisdom from the ancient yogic teachings with a fully engaged life of being in the world.
One step at a time, I faced my fears, devoted myself to my dreams and was met with beauty and magic in my life.
My vision now is to join together women from around the world ready to show up for themselves, tap into source energy and find love within.
I am calling together a global network of women showing up in daily devotion and sacred practice to shift their thoughts, manifest their desires, and live their visions.
I have joined my knowledge of spirituality and manifestation as a yoga and meditation teacher with the accountability, support, and grounded action tools I have learned as a coach and facilitator.
The key to manifesting is to integrate the spiritual tools of meditation and manifestation WITH grounded actions to face your fears and achieve your goals.
But it's not always that simple. It takes courage, daily action, self-love, devotion and a community of support to create real, lasting change in your life.
This 8-week online course for women begins on Wednesday, February 3, with intimate group coaching calls, an online forum, and a members area with weekly videos, audio discourses and handouts.
We begin 40 days of daily devotion and meditation on February 15, ending on the Spring Equinox, March 20, 2016. We will be connecting to our body's wisdom, manifesting our desires and living our visions.
I believe you have what it takes to overcome the biggest challenge you are facing in your life. I believe you can manifest real, lasting change to feel fulfilled in your career, relationships, and connection to spirit.
Now, I would love to hear your Vision...what is the life you have always imagined for yourself? What excites you? What scares you? I'd love to hear in the comments below.
With love, Meredith