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Today I’m waking up on a trail, doing business as my full time job. I’m living the life of my dreams
I wake up in a shelter on the Buckeye Trail, next to a wonderful hiking partner who is willing to walk with me through happy and sad times, own his own stuff, and create a prosperous, collaborative life. I think to myself, “I’m living the life of my dreams.”
I get comments from friends and clients saying,
“You’re a mentor for being what you want to be.”
“You are an icon for living without life getting in the way.”
“You inspire me with what you do.”
How did I get to be this way? I sure didn’t start out like this!
I think back to my 25-year-old self when I got married and quit a fulfilling job in outdoor education (my passion) because my husband’s job was “better” — because it could “support a family.”
I remember age 35 when I stopped packing to return to that job when my husband said, “You can go take that job, but you’re not taking the children with you. I can’t go because I have to stay here and work to support the family.”
And to 45 when I lost my first full-time job as a Waldorf school teacher where I believed I finally had a “real” job that could accommodate the outdoor learning skills I had honed decades earlier. It couldn’t, and my innovations were not supported by the administration.
And at 55, when my husband said, “Divorce is our only option for what you want to be – a full time hiker with a partner who’s not me. I can’t do that because I have to support the family.”
- Why had I not followed my passion all along?
- Why has it taken me 30 years to honor my calling as an outdoor educator?
- Why did I not heed the call to express myself authentically?
I now believe that I was asleep to my dream. I had given my power over to my story that Outdoor Education, my real passion, was not a real job. I had to marry someone who had a real job and do my passion, my calling, part-time or as a volunteer. That’s the best I could do.
Then, when I was 50, on the verge of sabotaging yet another expression of my dream, while preparing to walk a long section of the Appalachian Trail, my sister woke me up to this story that had been running through my life. She introduced me to the Radical Forgiveness Worksheet.
With a list of 20 simple questions, whose answers were “Yes,” the veil of my story was lifted.
I woke up to seeing the belief that I was not supported in fulfilling my dream of hiking.
I’ve stayed awake most of the time since that moment. I’ve taken step after step to let go of all the accoutrements of a life that didn’t fit my dream: ill-fitting relationships, lifestyle and habits that were part of my dream-squelching story. Some letting go has been traumatic and difficult and sometimes I’ve doubted that I could do it. The sirens of security and familiarity and cultural normality have been challenging to ignore. However, the more I silence that story, the more I stop buying tickets to my drama of unfulfillment, the more my New Story unfolds.
Today, I’m waking up in a shelter on the Buckeye Trail in Ohio, embarking on a journey into my Heart Land where my heartfelt passion to journey in Nature and entice others to come outside where they may rediscover their own Spiritual and Earth connections is my beacon and my story.
I don’t know how it will all unfold, but I DO know how to detect and dissolve stories that sabotage my heart singing.
And that’s what I can guide you to do in my course:
Journey to the Heartland
- Do you have a Sabotage Story that’s kept you from living your dream?
- Are you ready to awaken to living your true calling but don’t know how?
- Do you feel alone on your path to fulfillment and want an experienced and compassionate guide?
I can help you …
- Discern your Story of Sabotage
- Move the stuck energy from your Story of Sabotage
- Turn off the energy flow to your Story of Sabotage and open the gates to New Stories
- Put a new picture frame around your life with a clear canvas for painting your dream
Join me, in the comfort of your own home or home office in a 30 day journey
Journey to the Heart Land, a four week online course
Week one: Discovering the Sabotage Story
Discovering how your old story has repeated itself many times through your life.
Week two: Energy Flow.
Learn how to use your feelings as a signal and gateway to power to dismantle your Sabotage Story
Week Three: Turn the Switch
You’ll discover a New Story easily.
Week Four: Reframe your story
See your Sabotage Story in a new light and see it as a blessing in your life.
Integrate your New Story, and go away with a clear canvas on which to paint your new journey,.
Weekly 1-hour live call, recorded
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Testimonials for Regina with story busting
Little by little you helped me feel better about everything I was feeling bad about. You helped me reframe my money story. You helped me see that I could make a commitment to do The Work about my money story. You couldn’t help me with the family stuff, and you did say you were sorry that happened to me, which is all I wanted anyone to notice anyway, that incest has been a hard story for me to deal with. I’ve done a good job, proof is I’m out West with horses, which is what I couldn’t do before, because it was the setting for incest. Now I can be with horses without the incest story taking over. Proves I’ve come a long way.
So I ended up feeling more connected again, happy to be here with people who act like they like me, laugh at my jokes, and aren’t mean to me. That’s what I thought family does, and so these people are my family.
Thanks for being a skillful sister when I need you. Thanks also for pointing out that I was a good sister for you, so I’m just getting back what I put out.
Thanks for reading my stories and cheering me for being a good writer.
I had feelings bottled u inside me that I
I thought I had dealt with it. The walk with Regina allowed those feelings to come out. Through the 13
steps it also helped me to realize how to accept my feelings just as they are and not judge them. To be able to kee them in mind while I continue to work on this process. It’s not In the long run I have the tools to help me process and continue to grow and to really forgive myself in the end.
Martha Eskew in response to Satori evening, March 24, 2013
thanks for the very interesting, fun, thought and emotion provoking evening. Your energy is grounding, confident, allowing – that was nice to be around. As you could tell, I have spent a lot of time and heart around the situation I used to play the game, in ways I am tired of it which showed up as a resistance to go there, yet I did, and it is producing some new moves for me. My desire to get home and have a decent night of sleep kept me a bit on edge at the end and unable to hang around and soak in the good energy.
I wish you well on your new ventures – I feel the woods all around you, you must be happy in nature and the quiet that holds.
Martha Iris Eskew, Head Coach
Leadership & Coaching
139 Robin Hood Road
Atlanta, Ga 30309
And then from Deanna in Florida:
Thanks Regina! The sound quality of your recording was great on my cell. The content even better! Your story reminded me of a space on the Satori game. “You spot it, you got it” I too have been struggling with some judgments and negative self-talk at my new job. The rose solution is perfect! I am going to listen again until I’ve got that. Practicing Radical Forgiveness this way leaves me smelling the fresh scent of a rose.Nice! I may even begin to use gardenia as well. In flower lore, the scent of gardenia can remind one of their purpose and bring one closer to Spirit. How heavenly is that? Perhaps for crowd/group instances a whole bouquet is in order with a mix of rose, gardenia and a bit of soothing lavender. In fact, as I write this, I am inspired to try it out. Thank you for providing the foundational message and sharing your story with me. Love from DeAnna
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