Embarking on a journey of personal reflection is not always easy. It takes a willing heart, an open mind plus courage and fortitude to explore and investigate our own life. Being honest and humble enough to look in the mirror at our own contradictions and areas for growth will give each one of us a new experience of peace, perspective and possibility.
I grew up with domestic violence as a way of life, so being in a loving, nurturing and supportive environment was not my experience at all… We lived in motel after motel, and after every beating and call to the police, my mom swore she would not go back. Of course the “I’m sorry’s” and “I’ll be better” conversations always won. We spent twelve years in that cycle of physical and emotional abuse and I swore it would never happen to me. And then it did.
This journey is not about my “story”, it’s about overcoming. It is about the commitment and daily reflection it takes to stop self-sabotaging our lives. This is about 100% responsibility. The journey of self-awareness and self-improvement takes courage and strength. It is an inside job to choose to be honest with yourself, and to own up to the way we blame, justify, make excuses and take a self righteous or victim position. This journey is about ownership of your own life, and for some it’s about deciding to be the last one. The last one to end generations and cycles of domestic violence, abuse, addiction, depression, pain and/or terminal normality and mediocrity.
There is a lot to be learned about the power of intention, purpose and perspective. This book and journey is a collection of insights and wisdom that are relevant to a path of growth and based off of real life experiences. It is guaranteed that the moment you decide to grow and evolve, everything will come up to be released – essentially to be healed.
Each chapter/lesson of this book gives you the opportunity to explore an area of your life. In lesson 1 we will create a LifeMap Blueprint that will change the direction and trajectory of your life. In lesson 5 we will look at your relationship with your word to uncover areas of opportunity so that you can improve in the area of making commitments with yourself and others. Together we define success, explore tools for transformation, become the witness to our own behavior and over the course of 52 lessons we will decide and declare to keep our attention on our goal and vision, and we proceed with clarity and purpose toward a life that we intended and designed.
The journey of growth and transformation lasts a lifetime. It is up to each one of us to determine who we will become and how we create the life we desire to have. I hope you will give yourself the gift of joining us on the journey~