MY OWN PERSONAL JOURNEY THROUGH PAIN BEGAN OVER A DECADE AGO AFTER A SERIOUS MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH THAT LEFT ME IN A COMA. I KNEW MY TRAGEDY HAD MEANING.
I’d been on a mission for the last 6 months to secure adequate funding for my next year of Chiropractic College. At a whopping tuition of $18,000 per year, I had no alternative than to secure funds from a bank. I was chasing money. I earned too much as a nurse to qualify for provincial loans, and had too much outstanding student loan from my undergrad to qualify for a professional line of credit.
By this point, I’d used up my reserves that were saved for the sole purpose of purchasing an income property. I’d like to think I was chasing a solution that came in the form of money, but I can’t be that naive. I was chasing something else.
There was nothing obstructing my view, and then I woke-up. 12 days later.
At incredibly high speeds, my SUV flipped five times and smashed into a tractor trailer in oncoming highway traffic. Following numerous surgeries, countless units of donated blood, and a Rebirth at the hands of gifted medical professionals, I had to face the reality of my experience beyond just the physical realm.
I woke-up! The first thing I thought about, when I opened my eyes from that coma: “something big is brewing, and I’m not going back to my old life”. My injuries were so severe, but I realized that I had not been paying attention – the kind of “paying attention” that’s subtle, yet should force us to stop and think a bit about the course of our life.
Although, I lived with excruciating pain for years, my spirit was even more broken. But I was faced with no other choice – to trust in my path. Eager to figure my way out of this mess, and desperate to heal myself…scared to death of staying an injured helpless victim for the rest of my life, I took control of my mind and continued to connect with myself in new ways until I eventually settled a lengthy lawsuit. My mission is to share my insights and deepened spirituality gained from what I learned through this journey.
Fast forward over a decade and I have a beautiful life on Vancouver Island, with a witty 7-year old. Becoming a parent, with a fertility donor, has taught me so much about love, gratitude, respect, patience, and human potential.
Allman Brothers Shows @ The Beacon Theatre in New York City, My Love For All Things The Grateful Dead, & Thousands of Tears and Mantras…
I live to tell my journey over how I gained power over my body and my mind to live a well-intentioned & mindful life.
Overcoming my accident empowered me and inspired me to start coaching others through the process of redesigning their own mind & spirit.
One of the biggest obstacles I faced was to understand who I was and what my body could handle. I was faced with so many questions that I searched years to find the answers to.
Why did this happen to me? What energy did I put out in the world to deserve such pain? Would I be able to go on adventures? Could I finally be a mother? Was it possible to still find peace in nature? And on a deeper emotional level, Will my partner still love me? Luckily, the answer to all these questions was “YES”!!. Of course, some took years.
When I finally did get the answers, I was plagued with old habits wanting to “figure things out right away”, and “go-go-go-go-go”… only my body could not work in those old ways. Can you relate?
It not only took years to search for the meaning of my answers, but it took years to adjust to the Wisdom of my journey. And years to shift my own blueprint for happiness.
…I quickly realized,
I needed to transcend my healing and stay present moment-to-moment !
What I Learned From My Tragedy
- How to pay attention to what’s not working, to change my course of action.
- How to slow down, and sometime pause, rather than rush into action.
- How to find significance again, and be in the moment.
- How to shift my mindset, & tune-out my frightened ego, in any situation- to be happier and healthier.
- And most important of all…how to listen to my soul at all times.
What’s the wisdom of your journey?
Let me guide you + help clear the path to managing your stress the healthy way, and not wait to face a catastrophe in the way I did.