“Don't bend; don't water it down; don't try to make it logical; don't edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.”
― Franz Kafka
🍉Hello Summer and Hello Friends!⛱
It's been a whirlwind of adventure and introspection in these past months, and I'm thrilled to share my reflections with you all. June and July have been brimming with transformative experiences, from purchasing our first home to hosting a magical yoga retreat in Uganda, where we encountered majestic Mountain Gorillas up close. Amidst the excitement, we also celebrated my son Obbi's 8th birthday with joyous festivities.
These moments of joy and growth have led me to contemplate a profound question: How do we navigate the path to our dreams when faced with conflicting influences? Do we follow the logical choices dictated by culture, or do we tune in to that inner voice, gently pulling us towards a different direction?
Looking back on my own journey, I feel incredibly grateful for having trusted that subtle voice, the gentle pull from within. It guided me to make seemingly irrational decisions that led to extraordinary outcomes:
💫 In 2009, against all logic, I followed the pull and moved to Dubai for a job opportunity. Little did I know that this "yes" would become the best decision of my life, leading me to find true love, adopt beautiful children, and live my dream life. What made this decision so crazy was the fact that I said "yes", when the rational thing to do would be to say " no". Just google Dubai Crises 2008 and you will get the picture why 'No" would have been a logical decision.
💫Another instance was when I chose a different apartment within a compound, and lost $1500 of deposit money on the one I suddenly turned down because its kitchen window was overlooking the parking lot. Following that inexplicable pull, I found myself living in a different building and just a month later destiny introduced me to my future husband, who moved in the apartment next door. :)
These mystical moments of "pull" have continually guided me to where I am today. Embracing this inner voice has become a daily practice, shaping every aspect of my life - from the people I connect with (or not), to the events I attend and the retreats I host. (see below which retreats I felt a pull to create in 2024).
Have you experienced this unexplainable pull that seems to lead you toward something extraordinary? Our culture might not acknowledge it, but when we learn to trust and tune into this inner guidance, it can lead us towards our soul's fulfilment and our true destiny.
In this newsletter, I'll be sharing a podcast that offers practical tools to help you tune into this inner voice and embrace the pull within.
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Thank you for joining me on this journey of self-discovery. I'm grateful for the opportunity to learn and grow together as we awaken our hearts and minds.
In deepest gratitude,