I used to live for my vacations. A well-honed travel junkie, I would spend the better part of every year planning as many details as I could for my next “big” vacation. Unfortunately, here in the United States, that was usually no more than a meager 2-3 weeks a year.
I would diet and exercise and outfit plan all in preparation for this respite from my daily life. I would visualize about it daily (after I learned about the power of visualization that is) and I would talk about it with anyone who would listen.
And even though I received very little cash-money, my vacations were the priority over anything else.
I had no problem staying at the cheapest of the cheap motels, just as long as I could be out in the world vacationing, which for me at that time was a form of escaping from knowing my true self and true purpose in life (only I didn’t know that yet).
Over the years I began to get skilled with my vacation time, tacking on 2-3 days to holiday weekends so that every quarter I had a vacation. I often cited airports and convenience stores as my favorite places because to me they symbolized the freedom that came with travel and with vacations.
I was literally living for the 4-10 days on my vacation so I could do all of the things I didn’t allow myself to do during my “regular” life (it’s actually painful to even type these words – what a limiting way to live!). And so, after months of dieting, picking out just the right clothes, dreaming of the adventures I would have, the actual vacation proved to be less satisfying.
I would overeat and overdrink, forcing myself through jet lag and hangovers to “truly enjoy” my vacation, all out of pure indulgence because that’s what you do on vacations, right? In the light of reality the grandiosity of my adventures were far less fulfilling – complete with unexpected weather patterns, non-conforming individuals and unforeseen occurrences.
Then, one day in late 2007 after I was fed up with living a mind-led, wound-based life complete with a startling health crisis – I requested to the “powers that be” that I be Spirit-led. And while I had no idea what that actually meant, I knew that the time of Heather Strang and her conditioning running my life had to come to a close.
Slowly, over time my life began to shift as I began to take the next step and the next step to live my most authentic life expression in every day.
In 2013 – on yet another one of my vacations, this time for a second go-round at the John of God Casa in Brazil (my first spiritual awakening and visit to the Casa was in 2008) – I was introduced to The JOGs – 5 non-physical guides who I was told would be working with me. What transpired from that moment on was The JOGs showing up in my Soul Alignment sessions in my practice as a BodyTalk practitioner delivering what we were calling “psychic surgeries” at that time.
As the years progressed and I began to go deeper into my own emotional and spiritual work, their presence in my life continued to expand. My practice went to waitlist only, then to 6-figures. And so, I continued my vacation-obsession, traveling once a quarter for seminars, classes and time to break away from the constraints of daily life.
In late 2014 after achieving great success “out there” in the world, I felt a nagging knowing – it was time to go deeper. I opened my arms wide and requested to be made, “100 percent Spirit-Led.”
I was then taken on a journey beyond my wildest dreams. My constant traveling and vacationing was put to a stop as I was guided to deep dive with The JOGs, channeling/translating transmissions/messages from them on the daily and learning what it truly meant to be alive and to live an extraordinary life.
Today, I live a life most people put off living until they can “retire” or for when they win or inherit some extra cash or for when the kids are grown or until…another time.
But I say, another time is now. Living who you really are – in Love, Peace, Abundance every day – is the way to world peace.
I’m not kidding you. Check this out…
I live on the beautiful Oregon Coast, a place where my Soul simply lights up at the sight of the land. I walk along the Pacific Ocean multiple times a day, experience epic-ally extravagant sunsets multiple times a week, live in a home a million times more beautiful than any home I’ve ever lived in (I even bought it, something I didn’t think I would ever or could ever do), my work is not work at all – it brings me more joy and fulfillment than I could have possibly imagined, not to mention a tremendous amount of abundance that makes my days filled with nourishment, spaciousness and joy. I refuse to wake up to an alarm, and instead allow my body to be my guide and awaken at the time it needs to. I partner with local organizations to plant blue violets for an endangered butterfly that will be released in our area. I wake up in the wee morning hours to go to a local Wildlife Refuge and take in the beauty of nature and come together with others who are passionate about caring for our Earth.
I visit the most gorgeous spa on the Oregon Coast, soaking in mineral waters while overlooking the water, I am typing these very words while staring at the Pacific Ocean. I receive vegetables from a farm just up the street from my home and eat the most nourishing foods that my body delights in. I interact with eagles and deer and rabbits and dragonflies and butterflies every day. I bless my food everyday. I bless every financial transaction I experience. I joyously experience this life with the people I love in the most spacious and relaxed settings. I eat what my body guides me to – which is naturally a more vegan diet. I move my body every day. I rest and relax deeply. I support the causes and organizations that I feel a Soul connection to that are committed to empowerment, positivity and peace.
I share all of this with you because I want you to understand – your life can be the true expression of who you really are – I’m living proof of it!
Every week I meet people who are on vacation here at the Oregon Coast who “dream” about living here (I used to be one of those people) or people who moved here after they retired. And I say, why wait to live and work and delight in the wonders of this life?
In truth, we are of the Highest service to all when we are the most authentic expression of who we really are. And when we are living for some future occurrence or “break” or event, we miss out on the extraordinary nature of this very moment.
And I want this for you (if you want it too, of course).
Your life expressed fully as who you really are will look totally different than mine. What matters most is that it’s a Spirit-led expression and is truly the life you came here to live.
When you are attuned to who you really are and living from that place you experience great peace, Love, abundance and unity in your life.
And when non-easeful experiences come in, you have the tools to navigate whatever is in front of you with greater ease than you would have without this alignment to who you really are.
When you allow your connection to your Higher Wisdom (Source, Your Higher Self and Guides & Angels of the Highest Light) to guide you, you create aspects and unfoldings that are abundant, filled with Love and Light, are joyful, peaceful and ease-ful. Why? Because that’s who you really are!
One of the ways you can gauge whether you are aligned to living in this manner or not is to check in, “Am I in a state of ease? Are things flowing? If things aren’t flowing, how am I showing up for them? What is guiding me?”
When you are in a state of being who you really are, you are living Spirit-led, you are living your life of Magic. You are vibrating at a frequency of peace and Love and emitting that vibration everywhere you go. Instead of living a life based on shoulds or conditions or based on fear or tied to the future you are able to live more fully in the now – in the spacious, expansive, abundant now and from there move forward as you create a life of Magic.
The JOGs and I are now inviting you to live in this Divine manner with our JOGs Monthly program, read on for more details and to join us today.