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I totally get it! I used to be this person…
You try to be good but the temptations always creep in..
Or your temptations have taken over your life and there is no balance and you feel like shit… I have been there too.
Or you are waaaaay too good and need to loosen up and live a little! I have been there too.
The High Class Hippie in me came out about 5 years ago.
She’s the balanced one who likes to have it all and lives life by the 80/20 Rule.
During my fun and fabulous days through my 20’s as a fashion designer for 10 years I dove deep into the material world. A world of parties and exclusive launch events, fueled by champagne and canapes, followed by a Kebab on the way home and a morning-after of hangover fast food and blue Powerade. OMG shock horror looking back! Yuck! Fun, but yuck!
So I finally got out of all of that, as fun as it was, my soul was searching for more.
I found myself jumping into the deep end of the personal development and wellness world. Converting to a predominantly vegetarian diet, cut out refined sugar, ate 90% organic food, and spent endless time in meditation and then there were the extreme journeys later on in Peru with Ayahuasca.
The thing is… as far as I was knee deep into the material toxicity of the fashion and party world, I had found myself smack bang at the far opposite end of the scale in the spiritual and wellness world.
Neither of which was completely and entirely in alignment with the person that I was.
Do you feel like this sometimes?
Like the pendulum needs to equalise!?
Like you need to find the middle point?
Like there has got to be a happy medium?
I found myself having feelings of guilt if I wanted chocolate that had sugar in it…
If I wanted a champagne or cocktail…
If god forbid I wanted to eat a piece of fish…
I was beginning to be known as a wellness leader and influencer who lived a 100% pure life, but that just was not the entirety of who I was. I mean, I was that, but I was also the chick who loved to let loose and have fun and feel a little sorry for myself in the morning the next day as I sipped on my green juice…
That was me too…
But what if they all found out?
I felt like a fake…
The shame of it…
What if they knew that I was… Human! haha!
These feelings of guilt, and shame were doing my body, mind and soul 100x more damage than if I just did the bloody thing, ate it, drank it, whatever it was that I wanted in that moment I was stopping myself because I was supposed to be this holistic, spiritual, organic retreat facilitator and coach.
So I sat down and had a good hard look at myself and how I was showing up.
I wanted to create a life of freedom, balance, openness, and authenticity with my tribe.
I wanted to lead from a place of total transparency.
I started asking myself more quality questions…
How do I express all parts of being human?
How do I show up as unapologetically me?
How do I create a thriving life and business where I can just show up as myself, not hiding anything and all that be ok?
How do I become more relatable to others by being myself?
Simple really… Say it how it is.
Get clear on my values.
Share from the heart.
Walk my talk.
AND… Never try to be anything that your not.
The High Class Hippie brand was born.
A little bit of glam, fun, indulgence and party time…
A lot of spiritual connection, self-awareness, personal development, empowering others and loads of green smoothies along the way.
Hell yes to that! Now I can have it all. This is what it is like to embrace all parts of being human.
As Wayne Dyer says “We are not a human being having a spiritual experience, rather, a spiritual being having a human experience.”
It is time to embrace all parts of you.