Shortly after I was born, my parents divorced. Within a few years my mother met my step dad, packed up the family, and moved across the country. Transitioning from the warm caribbean to the rainy pacific northwest wasn’t easy on my mother and she spent a lot of my childhood fighting her own battles with depression. I was too young to understand at the time but we had been living in survival mode since I was born.
Growing up, I spent a lot of my time in my own imagination. At school it was rare not to find my head in a book. Usually one of my favorites, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland or The Fairytales of the Brothers Grimm. As a child, I believed in all things magical. I had this deep inner knowing that there was so much more out there than people acknowledged. But, like most children, I eventually “grew out of it” after constantly being told to get my head out of the clouds.
As I got older, things got more difficult. I began having medical problems resulting in numerous trips to the hospital and the few friends I did have slowly drifted away. By the start of 8th grade, I had fallen into my own depression and was struggling with crippling anxiety. This became my new normal.
My mother introduced me to The Secret, by Rhonda Byrne, at a young age but it wasn’t until I re-watched the movie as a teenager that I started making the connection. Science today, specifically Quantum Physics, is proving what most of us have always known. The universe is made up of energy, we are all made up of energy. The magic happens when we take inspired action and use the universal laws in our favor. However, The Secret only covers one of the universal laws, the law of attraction.
The Secret became my go to whenever I started to doubt myself or feel the depression creeping back in. I used this knowledge to change my life and slowly things started to improve. My health became a priority. Not only did I overcome my medical issues but I went on to compete in bodybuilding competitions. It wasn’t long before I realized that I had manifested everything on my list: Health ✔ Boyfriend ✔ Apartment ✔
The next step was to get my personal training certificate but something stopped me. It dawned on me that even though I had all the things I originally wanted, it wasn’t what I had envisioned. Slowly my health started to deteriorate as the stress of bills and a toxic relationship finally got to me. Something had to change. In one weekend I made a commitment to start focusing on myself again. I left the relationship and apartment in search of peace.
I won’t lie, I strayed from my path many times. Thankfully, the universe is always at work behind the scenes and won’t hesitate to send you a wake up call. The truth is, you can manifest anything you want but until you do the inner work, you won’t have the clarity to manifest the life of your dreams or better.
My first wake up call came a few years later in the form of a pregnancy. Due to my earlier medical problems, we were unsure if having children would be possible for me. Yet somehow, while on birth control and taking the day after pill, I got pregnant. By the time I found out, I was already at the end of the first trimester. 3 months. It was at that moment I realized the universe had bigger plans for us but it wasn’t until I hit rock bottom that things began to shift.
A Turning Point
Everything changed one night halfway through 2018. I was a newly single mother suffering terrible postpartum depression. One late night, I sat up crying my eyes out in a fit of panic while trying to make sure I didn’t wake my young son. All I could think to myself was how am I going to do this? How am I going to be the best possible mother for my son when I can’t even take care of myself?
That night, in the middle of a storm inside my head, a voice rang out. “Remember your magic.” What? What magic? The closest thing to magic I could think of was The Law of Attraction from The Secret. That’s when it clicked. I held all the power to create the life of my dreams right in the palm of my hands. So, what was stopping me? The life I had originally imagined for myself was gone at this point. I had a choice to make. I could stay here and be miserable, which would not benefit my son at all. Or, I could listen to my intuition and remember my magic.
The Magic of New Beginnings
I asked the universe for a sign and the very next day, I received a refund check in the mail for over $2,000. I decided it was now or never. I focused on studying all of the universal laws and how I could apply them. I started meditating and investing in my spirituality. I allowed my intuition to guide me in adventures I never expected to take.
In a short amount of time, my life changed drastically in the best way possible. People started coming to me for guidance and asking how they could do the same. So, I began sharing my journey and everything that I was learning. Within a year, I quit my corporate job and created Magic For The Soul. I connected with my higher self and stepped into my power.
Now I get to wake up in the morning and decide what my life is going to be like. When I started down the spiritual path, I felt like I was going crazy but I realized that if it was working for me then it has to work for someone else too. I have created this magical community as a safe place to learn and explore. With mindset courses, one on one coaching, private readings, and guided meditations; my goal is to provide you with all the resources I can.
You hold the power to create the life of your dreams, you just have to trust in the magic of new beginnings.