I have always had a love for the divine from a very young age. I attribute it to my mom who taught me how to pray at a very, very young age (I’m talking like 2 years old). I have never known a time in my life when I didn’t know about God. However, I did have times in my life when I misunderstood who God was. I grew up fearing God, thinking that I had to earn God’s love. What I have come to realize is that God loved me from the time I incarnated on this earth, and nothing, I repeat, nothing separates me from God’s love except me.
Throughout college and law school, I struggled with feeling not good enough for God. I went back and forth between serving God the way I was taught as a child and living my life doing things that I felt those in my religion might look down on me for doing.
That all changed in 2017 when I had what I like to call my spiritual reawakening. I call it a re-awakening simply because when I was a very little girl, I knew inherently that God loved me. However, I’d lost that as I got older.
Through this reawakening, I started exploring new texts such as A Course in Miracles, the Tao Te Ching, the Bhagavad Gita, and the gospels that did not make it into our canonical Bible. I also studied with various teachers, who helped me to learn how to utilize tools like oracle cards to bring about change in my life. I started to read a lot more about spirituality in cultures and traditions outside of my own.
I also began meditating regularly, and that happened thanks to being introduced to Kundalini Yoga. I became so enamored of the practice, which I literally call my “mental medicine cabinet” that I decided to get certified to teach it. After getting certified in it, I went on to get certified as a Hatha Yoga instructor.
As an attorney, I’ve been in corporate environments since 2004, working in law firms, large and small as well as in-house for an organization. I know how it feels to be someone who believes in the power of their intuition over logic in a space that tells you to throw that out at the door. I also know how to navigate the politics of such an environment while maintaining peace and clarity the best way I can.
All of this has led me to the person I am today, to becoming the most me I’ve ever been, Traci, the Expanded Christian. I’m still growing and learning to become even more me, and when I recognized the freedom that came from seeing through the eyes of love, things changed for me, and they can change for you too.