Hey, I'm Leah
My story starts one morning in 2012 when, arriving at work in Central London, I had an overwhelming feeling of 'no more'. Somewhere inside I knew, like so many of us do...there had to be more than this.
I longed for the freedom to be who I was in the world, to express myself fully and unapologetically, and to do work that made me come alive.
With no real clue where I was heading, the only choice I had was to let my heart lead the way. I started a blog (and immediately re-discovered my passion for writing), trained in acting, was initiated into Reiki, travelled and volunteered on eco farms, read endless personal and spiritual development books, learned all manner of meditation techniques and started a coaching business.
Several years and some 'success' later, much of what I'd set out to achieve was my reality. I had all the freedom I wanted, was able to create in whatever direction I felt called, and was serving others in a way that felt real and meaningful. And yet still something seemed to be missing. I continued to be plagued by questions about my deeper purpose and despite all the personal and spiritual development I thought I'd done, still found myself experiencing cycles of doubt, anxiety and low level depression.
In 2016 I intuitively felt it was time to leave London behind. I sold my apartment and moved back up North for what I thought would be a short breather before setting out for adventures in foreign lands, convinced as I was that I would not live in the UK with its seemingly endless wet and grey.
Moving home was challenging. Staying with my parents whilst I figured out my 'what next' shone a light on the areas of our relationship that had always been difficult and I desperately wanted to escape. But every time I thought about where I would go on my travels, the destination felt empty of meaning. Despite the difficulty, or perhaps because of it, I was being called to stay. In that moment I learned that following your heart is truly not the easy path. It's the path you're called to take for your highest spiritual growth.
By choosing to stay I knew I had to look for deeper answers to my continued struggles and pain. Knowing that nothing outside of myself had given me any lasting sense of internal peace, I knew the answers I sought lay deeper inside. Impossible to say it all here but long story short, two months later I experienced a spiritual awakening that changed everything.
For the very first time, everything I'd been struggling with melted away. The question of my deeper purpose resolved itself, all comparison and judgement fell away, self-doubt and anxiety no longer seemed possible and there was just a complete sense of internal peace. And although that blissful period wasn't here to stay in its totality, everything about the world and who I was in it now made sense.
It would be wrong to say that the journey's been simple since then. Everything I thought I knew about the world and my own identity has crumbled and whilst ultimately liberating in inexplicable ways, it hasn't always been easy. But no matter how strange and at times challenging this new period has been, what is impossible to deny is the new sense of joy, peace and true purpose that I know will now never stray far from my life.
At the core of everything I do is the knowing that we're all here for the same purpose - to know and express the love that we are in service of the whole. For each of us, that love is expressed in radically different ways according to our unique gifts and talents. My commitment here is to support you in that journey toward the Truth of who you are and to help you become the person you were always born to be.
Love and courage,
i dream of a more beautiful world.
I dream of a world where we turn towards the news to feel uplifted. Where we swim in clean oceans. Where the only bombs are the ones filled with water from our playful youth. Where salad is wrapped in soil, not plastic. Where our most influential choose people over power. Where marketing is what we use not to make more money, but more of a difference. Where our work feels like play and we get to play every day. Where integrity is our North Star. Where no one went hungry today. Where our communities grow roots deeper than any tree. Where the trendy drug is love. And where the high lasts forever.
My heart knows this world is possible. And so let our hearts lead the way. Each and every one of us has a deeply special part to play.