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My name is Christin and I'm so happy you've found your way here. I am a full time mom, freelance web designer, writer, and graphic artist. In all my endeavors I strive to be an advocate for "whole being wellness". I have read Tarot for 23 years now, whew, that's a long time :). In 1997, and actually even earlier than that, I began to actively pursue a more spiritual path. Prior to that point I had felt that I was wandering around, without a higher sense of purpose for my life. I had no real sense of direction or well defined goals, and often questioned the deeper meaning behind things. I spent a lot of time doing what I "thought" I should be doing, or what I thought I wanted to do, only to meet with disappointment and realize I was back at square one, feeling unfulfilled and uninspired.
During my early childhood I was part of a religious environment that condemned much of what I had experienced all my life. I had always had psychic/empathic abilities that were eventually conditioned out of me as I was chastised by one teacher for being "weird" and by others for my "excessive daydreaming" and "incredible imagination". Because of these early experiences, I began to question whether there was truly a loving God and if so, what was my connection with the Divine? I couldn't accept the views of God as a distant "mean man" force to be reckoned with whom we constantly had to beg for mercy. The lessons taught of the life of Jesus and his message certainly did not coincide with most of the fear-based teachings engaged in by my former church. I felt at a loss, I loved the lessons and the teacher and felt disdain the institution. I felt compelled to learn about the lessons of other spiritual paths and faiths also. I just never believed there was only one "right" path, particularly since I had never heard anyone proclaim from on high that theirs was the wrong one ;).
Early in life, I lost many people I loved as well: one to cancer, and another very young friend at the hands of a drunk driver as she walked down the sidewalk, another to a violent gun crime, and when I was twenty my own first baby. I often felt the world to be cold and cruel, like there was noone "up there" who was listening or really cared all that much. Somewhere in the darkest parts of my depression though, I always knew there was more than I was perceiving. At one point I was very tired spiritually and emotionally, and I sat down on my sofa, put my head in my hands and cried. With a weary heart that needed answers.It was that day that I stumbled on the genuine art of meditation. It wasn't about forcing myself to be quiet or trying to de-stress etc. When I had tried to meditate focused on a particular goal, it never worked very well. This time was different, it was an unselfish act of listening, of truly wanting to hear what Spirit had to say, not wanting to hear what I wanted to hear. I wasn't looking for some great "wizard in the sky" to comfort me or create miracles before my eyes. At that point, I was tired and empty, I only wanted to know "what gives?".. In those brief moments of pleading with "the powers that be" , I took a few moments to sit silently. When I did, something amazing happened. I felt a warm rush of energy surge through me, and I had the first of several "visions" my Guides would share with me as I learned to discover the worth of my own soul. I was shown that at the darkest moments of despair, I was being supported although I didn't perceive it at the time.
I had always felt that I was somehow lacking, so I focused all my attention on my perceived limitations. I postponed Joy always believing happiness would "hit me" one day when I acquired this or that, or got this title or that promotion etc. From that day forward I have been embarking on an amazing journey that has been nothing short of miraculous in my life. I was given tools to "take back" my life and to live it on my terms - and now I spend time showing others how to discover this ability for themselves.
Spirit showed me that the one I was waiting for was me. All I needed I had within myself, just waiting for my discovery of it, and guess what? If you are here reading this, feeling a little lost or like you just aren't quite sure "who" you are? ... All of these wonderful things are within you too! Success and Joy are choices not attainments, and healing and "knowing thyself" are the keys to the kingdom so to speak. Sometimes it takes a moment of emptiness to get us to seek out that which will fulfill us. In learning to truly honor and love ourselves, we open up to an immense amount of joy and peace. It is only in self-acceptance that we come to a place where we know that not only is it not "wrong" to seek and question, it is encouraged. Free will is the greatest gift we have been given. It allows us to create our own destiny. Our choices determine if we live a life of peace or a life of chaos.
Back then, I never would have believed it was possible to wake up each and every morning feeling joyful and at total peace regardless of my circumstances. Now, each night I go to bed knowing that I am loved and supported. Most importantly, I am grateful for all that I have been given. I wake up in the mornings celebrating life in new ways, appreciating things more, and knowing who I am. I found the freedom to live authentically, and via Tarot and writing, my goal is to spread some of the joy and wisdom I was so graciously led to.
During the past several years, I have grown and changed in all ways, mentally, emotionally, spiritually, physically. I have been inspired by Spirit to become the best that I can be. I seek out ways to grow and I adore learning in a way I never appreciated in school. Life is an adventure now.
These days I continue to pursue my spiritual growth through meditation,writing, and study. I also own my own business, working as a web designer, freelance writer, and graphic artist. I am a wife and mother to two great sons. We enjoy a variety of interests and hobbies and embrace a simple, but abundant lifestyle.
Thanks again for dropping by and getting to know me a little bit. I hope you will enjoy your visit here and find something to benefit you.