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Curiosity and Your Faith Crisis

 

To realize your true nature, you must wait for the right moment and the right conditions. When the time comes, you are awakened as if from a dream. You understand that what you have found is your own and doesn't come from anywhere outside. ~Buddhist Sutra

The right moment and the right conditions have aligned.

How do we know this?

Because you are staring your faith crisis square in the eyes. It is real and it is happening. Breath.

When I was in the early stages of my faith crisis ~ awakening, I remember asking why, a lot.

My name on the forum New Order Mormon was Wondering Why. New Order Mormon felt like a very safe place for me because everyone had an avatar and a name, like mine, and it was annoymous. I was so scared that people would find out I was asking questions and studying "anti mormon literature" that the NOM forum helped me feel not so scared. Back in 2006 I was talking with many of the well known post mormons, as some of them were using their real names. {{scary}} ;)

My point is that when this happens to you, you feel like you have just woken up from a dream, like the above quote mentions. It really does feel like that. Then, you have a million thoughts running through your head that try and make you feel guilt or shame about just wanting to find the truth. Those are two feelings that never help, ever never.

When you can sit with your new discoveries and realize that this is all happening in perfect time for you and you give yourself permission to follow your own path upon this journey, shift your thinking from thoughts about confusion, guilt, fear to thoughts of curiosity, this whole process will go so much better for you.

It is all in your head anyway, you get to choose the thoughts that will for sure come along for the ride.

Be curious. Stay in that frame of mind. 

What does curiosity feel like?

Easier. Not as heavy. Not a burden.

Ahhhh, doesn't that feel better.

Follow the curiosity and see where it goes.

Amy

The Gift of Travel and a Faith Crisis

Travel. It may bust your faith crisis wide open!

But, don't worry. That is a good thing.

I feel it is so important to get out and see the world. See things different than you have experienced. See different people. Taste different foods. See art that is new. Listen to music that you are not used to. Breath in the air from the other side of the world.

Now, you can actually do this without traveling too far away from where you live, but getting out and away is what I always recommend.

Exploring all that I mentioned above opens your eyes, your world view.

It gets you thinking outside of the world you have been raised in.

For me, that was really important.

I know you can do this and not have a faith crisis. But, if you have lived a sheltered life, it can open something up in you that you didn't know was wanting to come alive.

I talk more about it in this video I shot in NYC. Traveling, of course.

 Now, if you happen to have a full blow faith crisis while traveling or shortly there after, take a deep breath and know it will all be okay.

Your world just got bigger!

More later,

Amy xo

 

Faith Crisis Life Coach and my Soul Searching Girl Journey (my exmormon story)

Awww, the journey of a Faith Crisis is an interesting one, isn't it?

I started my YouTube channel in 2012. It was a place to share my story and document some of my feelings and memories along the way.

It has been a place to help those of you who are coming up the ranks behind me. 

I felt so alone and scared, back in 2006, when my Faith Crisis (awakening) began, that I wanted to have a space for you to come and see a real face attached to the journey. 

Maybe you can see yourself in some of the stories I tell?

We are a lot a like, you and me. We are pioneers in a way. 

Leaving one's faith takes time and courage.

I am hear to listen, walk with you, and guide you through the process.

I just added these words to the home page of my site...

I am Amy and I am a Faith Crisis Life Coach. I lived through my own personal faith crisis and I am living proof that there is life on the other side. I know you feel alone and scared, but it will not last forever. Let your awakening (what I like to call it now) be the most beautiful thing you have ever been through. Sound impossible? Oh my dear, it is possible.

I really do believe that this process you find yourself in the middle of is actually beautiful. (albeit so damn hard)

You will look back one day and realize that what you are going through is actually a good thing. It is the beginning of you looking outside the box. It is the beginning of you thinking for yourself.

No matter what side of the coin you land on, you may stay, you may go, but you will have a completely different perspective. You can never look at religion the same way again, and that ultimately is a good thing.

It hurts right now, but it does get better.

Stick around. Things are really getting good here.

You are not alone,

Amy xo

Forgive ~ Part of my Life & Essential Oil Journey

Hey Sweet Buttercup...

Forgiveness. It is a weighty word. You most likely have your own stories involving the need to forgive or to be forgiven. Many emotions and feelings come to the surface for me when I hear this word and what it means to me. I have had something very personal that I have needed to forgive myself for, pain that I cause loved ones in my life. It has been an emotional weight and a physical one too. Our bodies have a way of speaking our pain for us. Several months ago I was introduced to this particular oil, Forgive. I did not like it. The first time I smelt it, it repulsed me. I quickly put the lid back on the bottle and put the oil away. Even as I type this story to share with you I fear judgement. But we all know that fear is a restrictor. I have learned in my life to walk through the discomfort and be vulnerable anyway. I had a break through a little over a month ago. A very personal one. One in which I found the freedom that comes from forgiveness. I forgave myself for something I never thought I could. I felt light and free and at peace. It was quite the experience. I am so thankful for it. I have had moments when I have to remind myself that I forgave myself and in the moment of doubt, I forgive myself again. A few weeks after my profound experience I reopened the bottle of Forgive, I tried again, and you know what? I inhaled this precious oil and I loved it. I was not expecting this. I sat back and stared at my little bottle of oil and gave thanks. It may be just a little miracle in my life, but it was a beautiful reminder that I was able to let go. I am able to forgive myself and the beautiful lightness of being that comes from truly forgiving yourself or someone else is a miracle. Set yourself free. Do the work and forgive. Freedom will follow. I promise.

doTerra Forgive

Let me know if you have any Qs about essential oils. I am converted. I would love to have you join me on this journey. I wonder what miracles would come to you. 

~Amy xo