Today, I'm a spiritual energy and manifestation coach, medium, and speaker. So, questions come to me frequently about religion and spirituality. In this article I will share my own religious and spiritual journey, and perhaps you will gain more clarity on your own path.
I grew up inside the Catholic church. I was baptized by my grandfather on my mother's side. He also gave me my first communion. You see, my grandfather was a deacon of our local Catholic church. As I learned in later years before he died of brain cancer, he truly believed that coming to the church saved his life in many ways.
I attended church with my parents and younger brother every Sunday. We would even sometimes go on Saturday's and sleep in on Sunday. I remember Christmas masses, Easters, CCD. My parents taught CCD and hosted adult groups in our home from our church. We attended spaghetti dinners. My favorite memory of church was singing the songs. I loved the music.
One day, that all abruptly ended....
I was called to share with you a pivotal moment in my life that has shaped my spiritual journey and also has created healing in my life, which led to more spiritual gifts than I ever thought possible.
When I was 18 and in high school, I was at a house party and was sexually assaulted and raped. Despite this being a horrific event, I didn’t tell anyone. I went through cycles of knowing how terrible it was, and yet wondering why I didn’t do more to stop it. I ended up blaming myself for allowing myself to be subjected to something so terrible. It was out of this shame and embarrassment that kept me from telling anyone close to me.
Once I got to college, I did end up telling a few close people, none of which knew exactly how to respond as they weren’t trained counselors. Again, I knew that event was impactful but I didn’t understand just how it affected me or what to do.
About 9 months ago, I was...
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