For too long I stayed small, in fear of the life I could live and who I could be.
I denied myself of my power and heart truths by ignoring the inner voice of intuition, which so clearly knew I would carve my own path.
Just like you, I am meant to live in alignment with my creative purpose and power.
I want to love and be loved.
I crave freedom and adventure, pleasure and play, supportive community and to impact the world positively for future generations.
I desire a connection with my Spirit and the Divinity that guides us all.
But it can be challenging and downright terrifying to follow these values when we live in a society which normalizes the disconnection to nature, and condones a separation from other human beings.
From a young age, the majority of us are conditioned and told lies that our authenticity and wildness is too much, our dreams are too big, and living in a space of magic and love is unattainable.
But I’m here to tell you it’s all bullshit.
In my 29 short years in this body, I’ve learned that there are many illusions which don’t serve me.
It’s required me to cut away familiarity and comforts to uncover the depths of what my own version of health, abundance and joy is.
It asks me to stand strong in my values, despite what anyone else says, and it encourages me to be compassionate with those around me who may not understand my path.
This journey continues to lead me to the deepest shadows within...but more often it continues to show me the most radiant light I can so beautifully shine with the world.
Many people, places and practices are to thank for guiding me further onto the path of Self-realization, however, I have to thank myself for first listening, believing and following my heart.
Because the truth is no one can do that for you.
You are the only one who can initiate yourself into the next stage of your evolution.
The heart has to be open and the desire clear to move you through the next threshold of consciousness.
It’s not always easy to speak and live your truth, but I promise it will be the most rewarding and fulfilling decision you’ll ever make.
I’m here to tell you that your desires and dreams do matter.
I want you to remember that happiness is your birth right.
I encourage you to peel back the layers to get to know yourself in the most raw, intimate way.
I dare you to see and feel just how powerful, beautiful and creative you are...inside and out.
While I believe time is infinite and we have many lifetimes ahead of us, I also feel that there is no time to waste in this precious lifetime.
If not now, when?
Now is the time to trust in and surrender to our own heart to support and strengthen the collective heartbeat of the world.
LAUREN LEE E-RYT 500 is passionate about living with purpose, exploring the world, and empowering others to live as their most authentic, radiant Self. Founder of Raise Your Beat, dedicated teacher and forever student on the path of yoga, she leads transformational workshops, retreats and trainings to awaken the individual and collective consciousness. Read more about her here