This beautiful kitty you see here is Cookie, she passed away on September16, 2020. She was my baby and I was devastated. Even now, though I can look at photos of her perfect face, I am heartbroken, and part of my heart will always be missing now that she's gone. You might be wondering why I'm sharing this with you, it's because this is when a new part of my life awakened.
You see, I had been an atheist since I was a child, I'm talking a small child. I had always felt fine with the idea that when we die, that's it, lights out forever. However, when Cookie died, the thought that she wouldn't be off somewhere, healed and healthy, meowing up a storm, letting everyone know she was in charge, and sleeping with her head on a pillow like a person, was too much for me to bear. I felt physically sick thinking that my perfect little cat just didn't exist anymore. Just in case you're about to stop reading because you're worried I'm going to tell you about finding god and you're not into that, keep going, that's not it.
I did, however, start to question things. I had already been meditating on and off for years and had a basic understanding of my higher self, energy, in fact, I was already attuned to levels 1 and 2 in Usui Reiki! I think something was starting to come together for me, losing Cookie just pushed me along faster.
If I'm being honest, it feels weird and a little uncomfortable to share this part of me...
I started really digging into reiki, I began studying crystals, angels, and oracle cards. I remembered how in my early 20's I had picked up books on Wicca and witchcraft, feeling drawn to the power of the Earth and Nature. I remember learning that angels don't have to be a Christian "thing", they transcend all of it. So, this month, I am attending Angelic Reiki training. If I'm being honest, it feels weird and a little uncomfortable to share this part of me, but, something I have learned on this journey is that uncovering who we are is uncomfortable. I've also discovered that showing up authentically, truly as we are, is one of the most healing and important things we can do.
I am forever grateful for all that Cookie gave me, and all I was able to give to her. Since we met, she has been, and it seems, remains, my teacher.
Does sharing this side of myself change anything about Did You Bring the Hummus?
Yes and No.
Yes, in that it expands my offerings. In addition to my vegan focused classes I'm now offering a monthly meditation program. You can sign up for all, one, or any number in between. Sessions through the end of the year are available to book now, I do plan to keep the classes small so sign up early to secure your spot. Find more about this program here
No, the podcast will continue to feature vegans and their stories and my talks about all things vegan. I will offer vegan classes and coaching to help my clients go and stay vegan. After all, a vegan world is still my dream. 😃
Do you have a story about finding a new path in your life or adding to your current one? I'd love to hear about it in the comments below.
Check out the monthly meditation program! I hope to see you there! Click here for more Information.