I’ve been there

I was raised to “put others first.” Focused on others, I strove to also be true to myself. Eventually, I lost that wrestling match. In a big way. It was one of the worst…and best things that could happen.

I was in a relationship where my partner and I both believed that the problem…was me. I continually tried to improve myself. It was never enough. I gave everything I had. It wasn’t enough. I gave more. We danced a brutal cycle. After years of this I found myself inches from a total breakdown I knew I could not afford to have. Thankfully, I found Cindy, who showed me the transformative power of Alchemy.

I emerged from that relationship ready to do what it took to heal…only to enter my worst nightmare.

Fortunately, my need for help was even greater than my resistance to reaching out. Cindy walked me through the fire. She gave me the true understanding and practical tools I needed to meet the situation and its daunting demands. In the midst of heart-wrenching circumstances I discovered the truth she kept pointing to: we can live in genuine joy, peace, and love no matter what is happening.

Alchemy gave me what I needed to navigate the shocking loss of my daughter, deep financial hardship, a grueling court battle, the long goodbye of a cherished beloved, my dear mother’s suffering, and a couple years of debilitating chronic illness…and enjoy life through it all.

Deep in the challenges, Alchemy restored and re-wired me. I survived. I healed. I discovered how to truly love myself and others. I watched long-time old issues resolve, never to resurface. I gained clarity and found myself remarkably capable of empowered action. I marveled as wisdom kicked in and impossible situations became possible. I found joy so big it had to be danced. And I came to realize that love cannot be lost.

So how do we find love that cannot be lost? How do we do conscious relationship? How do we live in freedom AND in love?

That’s what I get the joy of showing people. Because after some urging from my teacher, I eventually realized she was right: it was time to share. Though initially reluctant to step forward as a facilitator, once I started working with clients, seeing them shift as I did–from fearful pain to joyful aliveness–the willingness to share expanded into a commitment. A commitment to sparking a larger shift…to a world where happy, healthy relationships are the norm, instead of the exception.

Imagine a world where you turn on your tunes and the love songs aren’t about infatuation or heartbreak…but are actually about LOVE. A world where instead of being drained and disheartened by troubled relationships, people have energy and confidence to enjoy life, succeed with their gifts and dreams, and raise healthy, happy families. A world where you are true to yourself and surrounded by love.

Thanks to a painful relationship that woke me up, and a wise teacher-mentor that showed me a truer, more easeful way, I live in such a world. Instead of working at love, I get to share it. I show people how to have the love they want. And I can tell you already–that true love is closer than you think!