When I was 2 years old I would jump on the couch and yell, "I AM AMAZING!" This is one of my fave stories my mom tells me from my childhood. That little Twyla loved herself and loved life. But then due to some crap circumstances, I lost that enthusiasm. I didn't like or trust myself. I wanted to be perfect on the outside to hide the fear and confusion I felt on the inside. I didn't know who I was, so I made myself into what I thought I should be and what others wanted me to be.
Luckily I had my first breakthrough in 2005 in India. Where else right? Completely new to meditation and simply curious if I could be silent for 10 days, I sat my first Vipassana course and was amazed by what I discovered. I was much more than my mind, which was all I had known up to that point. The seed was planted as I'd connected to a very authentic part of myself, but still life went on very much as "normal."
Fast forward 5 years to when my fiance got diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. Life got flipped upside down. I began to delve into alternative healing modalities and study intuition. I completed my Level 1 and 2 in Reiki and learned visualization techniques to help ease my fiance's suffering. It was also at this time that I sought healing for myself through Body Talk, Reiki and various other healing modalities. Through this horrific time, my journey to healing and back to my true self had begun.
When my fiance passed away after a year and a half battle with cancer, life as I knew it ended. For a while I did feel hopeless. I was consumed by grief and didn't know how or if my life could move forward. I had to sell our house and downsize, let go of where I thought my life was for sure headed, and forge a new path on my own. Slowly but surely I did the work to move through and process the grief so that I could heal. It was a lot of work, but so worth it. Some highlights include going on a pilgrimage to Burma and completing the intense week-long Hoffman Process. And of course there was loads of counseling, lol.
I began to understand how we are spiritual beings, and I wanted to keep growing spiritually. I felt drawn to study Soul Realignment and dove into the deep end of "woo" doing the Akashic Record work. I had a profound healing experience connected to my fiance's passing through a past life reading, so I understood how healing they could be. I wanted to share that gift with others.
As a result of my healing journey I was able to release a ton of what I was not and make room for glorious amounts of my true self! I deeply connected to who I am at Soul level and my intuition, and now I use it as my inner compass. I found my authentic voice and can take a stand for myself and what I know is right for me. I learned how to set boundaries and be OK when people don't like it. And I am happy to share that I found love again - I'm married to a wonderful man who is my life adventure buddy. Together we're traveling the world and creating the life of our dreams.
So wherever you're at - I 100% believe you can transform any circumstances into something beautiful and new. Because YOU ARE AMAZING!