Today is the day I make this public.
I am so freaking WOO-WOO (aka Spiritual) and I don’t care who knows.
Mock me if you will, but the truth is, I meet so many people and when the conversation broaches on the “spiritual” or “woo-woo” (which it almost ALWAYS does) they almost whisper how this weird thing happened or a ca-razy coincidence blew them away and go on to figure out what the Universe is trying to tell them. I love it and am right up in that stuff. But why are we so afraid of speaking more freely about it?
None of us want to come across as flaky or “out there” and yet so many of us are having these conversations – and woo-woo is becoming more mainstream than ever if you ask me. You can’t log onto Facebook without some inspirational or Universal wisdom quote popping up on your newsfeed and we are all “liking” it. This misconception that woo-woo is flaky is such BS, so I’m coming out the tell all the whisperers out there to et your freak flag, fly! Embrace the woo-woo!
I haven’t always been as spiritual as I am today though. It started to become more prominent in 2008 when life told me it was time for a change (whether I liked it or not).
When you experience so much loss and rapid change you learn to trust things you can’t explain and find your faith in the unseen – because sometimes, it’s all you’ve got.
When I first decided to become a coach I remember joking to my colleagues, “If you ever catch me wearing a colourful scarve and saying Namaste to a coffee barista you have permission to shoot me.” LOL
Don’t get me wrong. I have amazing friends who are yogini’s, coaches and other healers that pull this off beautifully because it is authentic to who they are and they mean it. I was worried that when I became a coach people would think I was going to be all spiritual (eyes glaze over here) and that my profession wouldn’t be taken “seriously”. Man, I really judged it. But underneath it all was my desire to bring more of ME into it and not get lost in the woo-woo-ness that coaching had become in my eyes.
I still say to this day, the only way I will say Namaste is if I put “Muthafuckah!” after it. Which I do from time to time 🙂 So I am bringing my own style to it.
To be clear, I haven’t joined a drum circle, become an angel card reader, gone on a vision quest or channelled my guides or loved ones… yet. But who knows? Maybe that will happen. Who am I to limit myself?
I say, ba-ring it woo-woo.
What is happening is that I am trusting my vibes and experiences on a whole new level and feel compelled to share what this journey (blechh) has shown me.
Today was the day to start really talking about this because it was EVERYWHERE.
- Private messages with poems out of the blue that were JUST what I needed to hear in that moment
- Just the right words show up during a crucial reconciliation with a dear friend
- White feathers showing up at my feet that I requested the night before – right on cue; and
- Poignant messages delivered through random strangers that reaffirmed for me to keep going in the most supportive and congratulatory way.
I felt like I was surrounded by real-life angels all day. It was palpable and DAMN FREAKY at points.
I work with clients who tap into this world for the first time and receive texts, pictures, emails, phone calls with stories of things we JUST talked about showing up in their life and inbox as soon as the next day. And this is what I hear…
“Keri-Anne, This is ca-razy…. the weirdest thing happened… this is nuts… is this for real?”
What I can’t wait to tell them is “YES, it is REAL!”
I shared my synchronistic day with my husband, saying that it felt as if I was on a bizarre M. Night Shymalan (director of Sixth Sense) version of Candid Camera looking around for the Long Island Medium to jump out of the bushes and yell “Surprise!”.
Yes, it’s weird, coincidental and crazy. And if it feels real, right and good, why would I not welcome this into my life? What’s the harm?
The reason I am sharing this is because when we slow down, start paying attention and let our hearts drive our decisions (instead of our head dominating all the time) our intuition and “coincidences” show up that get us to where we are intended to be a whole lot faster.
How do I know? Because I use to live out of my head and it got me into the mess I was in. Life is completely different now and I feel like I’ve seen and witnessed too many ‘weird‘ things to go back into my head now. Elvis has left the building!
Yes, it feels totally counter intuitive to consider because for so long we let our intellect and thinking take the lead so when I learned this new way of doing things, it changed everything. Over time and through several major life changes (and devastations), I trust this way much more than my head now.
I trust my vibes. Simple as that.
That being said, I haven’t thrown out my beautiful brain, thoughts or intellect. I just use them as a valuable tool and guide to assist the main mode of transportation I’m choosing. My heart and body dictate my next move these days. And it’s a trip. It’s pretty fun too.
My “gut” had me recognize Daring to Suck when it landed on my lap because it was the work I was born to do. It saved my life and brought me to where I am now which is in a place of totally cool experiences and meeting the coolest and most interesting people.
So what does this mean for you?
As YOU begin to pay attention and listen to what your life is telling you, I DARE you to take an issue you are working through and ask your heart what the next move is and then have a listen to what your head says too. Notice how each one responds. Do they sound the same? How do they sound different? Does one have more to say? Get a sense of what each “knows” and see what feels right for you.
Tell me what you notice in the comments below, I live for this stuff!!
Love this kari-Anne wonderful
Thanks Darcie, so happy to be “out” and free to let my woo-woo flag fly with good people like you! x K
This is beautifully written and very wise. As a mother of two boys under 10 coming to the realization that “not all that wander are lost”, I’ve started to find MYSELF again. It’s turned out to be a wonderful journey and your words captured my feelings… So thanks!
Always happy to stumble across good vibes on the internet!
Thank you so much Jacci! If you like good vibes consider checking out my Facebook group where I hop on live weekly here >> https://www.facebook.com/groups/EmpatheticBadasses/