I decided that I wanted more from life than a house, a car and a job and went on an adventure of suffering to find ‘it’. I’ve written a short book of poetry about the journey I went on through my spiritual awakening. I have shared it here, in the hope that it will inspire and support people who are facing challenges in life and in practise.
In Summer 2019 I had a big energetic opening on a retreat that completely blew my brains out. I was asked to leave the retreat due to mental health concerns. I spent the next 6 weeks in severe psychosis/ living with an open mind and heart. Once I had got to the bottom and figured out which way was up again, I spent the next 6 weeks pulling myself back from the abyss.
Physically and mentally I was a wreck, but my heart knew to keep going and keep laughing and keep crying.
I hope that this book fuels the conversation about the crossover between psychotherapy and meditation and how we need to embrace both to wake up. If we can allow room for our shadows, we will be able to live with greater capacity for compassion and joyful presence.
I’m grateful to my siblings, my friends and all the people in my life; you are what makes life worth living.
Special thanks to Will for being my rock and making me laugh for ten years, to ALisa Starkweather for cracking me open and to Daniel Ingram for writing the book that inspired me and for helping me pick up the pieces of my mind.
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