But beyond the formalities, I’m currently in recovery from 30 plus years of spiritual abuse within a controlling religious system. I grew up in an extremely strict environment. Our dress code was specific and heavily monitored. No pants, no makeup, no jewelry, no skirts that went above the knee, and no sleeveless shirts. The dress standards were merely the tip of the iceberg of manipulation and control.
It seems strange that this was my reality as I look at the words above. But when you are living it, the details of your life become normalized. And my life felt relatively normal. That is, until I was asked to teach a lesson on integrity at a women’s conference hosted at the church I attended in Tennessee.
What started as a list of concepts and scriptures about the importance of integrity, morphed into my own personal struggle. It was 3:00 am, and I was sitting in front of my laptop screen as my fingers moved freely over the keys. I couldn’t believe what was coming out of me. Details of my story that I had never shared with anyone were now on display in front of my eyes.
At first, panic sunk in. But as I continued to write, despite my fears, I could feel a weight coming off of me. I felt lighter. About a month later, I self-published the book and released it to a mass audience. Some people praised me. Some people rebuked me. It was too late for that to have any lasting impact on me. My story had been unlocked, and it wasn’t going away anytime soon.
What I didn’t realize was, I had just freed a part of my story. And that one step, as insignificant as it seemed at the time, led me on a two-year journey that ended in 2016 when I decided to break away from that religion for good. I lost everything in the process, but what I gained pales in comparison.
Now, that is only a small piece of my story, but I want to highlight the power of even just a moment in your life. Everything you have experienced has significance, whether good or bad. And if you learn how to, you can take every life experience and turn it into your greatest teacher. I can say boldly that when you tell your story, your life will never be the same. How do I know? Because my story changed my life, and I’ve watched it do the same for countless others.
Free Your Story, Free Your Life will give you a resource that you will start using during our time together.
But you can also take the resource home and continue to dive into every part of your story as many times as you wish.
You aren’t just receiving a day of motivation and inspiration.
You are receiving a life-changing tool that will guide you through the hidden areas of your life to find the answers you need.
Join me as we begin to peel back the layers of your story to find the core of who you are and who you were always meant to be.
That kind of freedom can only be found within.
And that’s where we are going - together.