To be enlightened is to lighten up
Topic started 2nd May 2013
When I was diagnosed with PTSD, I searched for an alternative way to treat my condition (besides medication). In Rachel Smetana’s yoga class (Manchester, NH) my heart began: with compassion for myself, with forgiveness, and with movement from pain & judgement. Rachel inspired me. In her words, “When you judge or, compare yourself, you break your own heart!”
The challenges and struggles of my life are a gift to grow, learn, and help others. My love and compassion to help others are gifts I want to breathe into the world. I want to inspire positive thoughts through nature and balance, while together understanding the collective conscience of the world, to produce change. I will be continuing my education in yoga and incorporating becoming a certified doula. These practices together will help women believe in the natural process of birth without fear and judgement of their bodies. My goals is to unite communities and work toward loving themselves, their bodies, and all the natural gifts given to them. When we disconnect ourselves from nature and love, we give to much to sadness.
New England is my home. My roots are in New Hampshire. Most of my youth was spent on my uncles horse farm. My happiest memories are in New Hampshire. I want to do the 200hr program in Keene, because It will give me inspiration to completely immerse myself without distraction. Being in Bethel Farms is an inspiration to take with me on the rest of my journey.
I understand what it is to struggle when you cannot feel the love inside. It is my path to help people see their light and learn from them everyday. This scholarship will help me personally and financially. It’s okay to ask for help. Asking for help is not something that typically comes easy to me, but how fitting it is as an important step in my journey to becoming a yogi and doula.
My link to my vid is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWl3qihb-U4