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,
Okay my dear....
What do you have your eyes on? Seriously, what are you looking at?
Remember the last time you had a crush on someone, graduated from HS or college, landed your first job, gave birth to your baby, planned a fun vacation? Pick something. Something in your life when you felt all those fun feelings.
Did you know you can capture those thoughts and feelings everyday?
It always comes down to what you are thinking about.
Have you ever seen someone who walks around like they hold the secret to the universe? I have and I have even felt what that feels like too. (A story for another day.) That feeling can be fleeting, but it is possible to capture the flow of those thoughts and live your life from them.
When I start to doubt the feeling that I hold the secret of the universe in my hands, I sit back and go to the place, in my mind that gave me those thoughts and feelings. Then I hold on tight and work and life from that place.
It feels so much better to live life through that lens then the opposite lens that makes me feel sad and depressed.
You can do this too. Really, you can.
What lights you up? Follow that. Do it now. Life is way too shore to sit around waiting for someday.
You, my dear, are worth it.