I remember a good few years back, a good friend of mine and fellow Reiki Master said to me that at some point my pathway would be to come out from behind my tree. The tree she was referring to was the beautiful tree image that I had and continue to use to be the ‘frontage/logo’ for my Reiki School (Devon School of Reiki).
I remember smiling and acknowledging her insight and wisdom, not only around the obvious reasons of why I may need to do that at some point, but also the much deeper rooted reasons why I have - until now - chosen not to.
It has always felt a much more comfortable approach to business and service taking on a welcoming logo and brand. However, it is only recently that I have begun to truly acknowledge the importance of me ‘owning’ that service from a place of self and therefore transparent authenticity.
That is why I have decided to be brave and step out into a far more vulnerable position of sharing my journey alongside my continued intention to assist others on theirs.
My new blog and website www.samanthagoddard.com has been born from a place of being guided to take that leap into unchartered, unprotected ground with an open heart and mind. I truly believe that our growth can only be encouraged and accelerated by finding space for vulnerability, so that our true potential and story can be revealed.
So...I welcome you to this first post of what I hope will be many. A place for me to bring thought to ‘paper’ and honour my own voice as I honour that of others. My hope is that by sharing my thoughts on my journey and opening my heart in this way, I will help heal the familiar pattern of fearing judgment and help heighten my awareness of the obvious route of falling into the trap of seeing how many people have liked or disliked my posts!
Life truly is a remarkable journey of exquisite love, discovery, laughter and pain and I am excited about sharing this unfolding chapter in mine.
'We have stories to tell, stories that provide wisdom about the journey of life. What more have we to give one another than our 'truth' about our human adventure as honestly and as openly as we know how?' Rabbi Saul Rubin