As the years cycle onward, and as this journey of self-discovery unravels, I grow epidemically more connected to myself and to the energies that connect us all. The more I become connected, the happier and more at peace with myself and with life I become. These last few months have been especially alive with new energy focused on growth and the shedding of an old skin. This transition from 2017 into 2018 has been the most powerful “new year, new me” that I’ve experienced. Not only is it a new year, but at the end of 2017, on 11/11, I said goodbye to my 20’s and a big welcoming hello to my 30’s; and in proper Randi fashion, that goodbye-hello was said in a truly remarkable way, with a trip into the depths of the Amazon, in search of a liquid doorway into a world of unrelenting truths and beauty.
It’s been a month since I returned home from Peru, a month since my last communication with Mother Ayahuasca, and I am still beaming from the inside out. Anytime I reflect on my two weeks at Amaru Spirit, I can’t help but smile and my heart swells with gratitude and love. The lessons I learned and the rejuvenation of my heart and soul are as powerful today as they were the day I left. A blog has been a goal of mine for some time now, but after going through a sort of metamorphosis in the Amazon, I now feel ready, and like its time, to start putting myself and my ideas out into the world in a way that frightens and challenges me. I’m writing a blog for a few reasons. I believe it’ll serve to strengthen certain aspects of myself that I’m working on, including my appreciation and comfortability with my authentic self, my writing and story-telling abilities, and my connection to the world outside my head. I love to teach and inspire others, and I hope that by opening up my life to the world, that I’ll be able to inspire more than just my closest friends to explore inward, to search for a better understanding of themselves, to live more authentically, to embrace change, to see the beauty of life, to seek out a new perspective, and to love life for both its ups and its downs.
As an intense and passionate introvert, my personal odyssey has been guided by a lot of philosophy, poetry and self-helpy books in an attempt to understand who I am and what is this journey called Life. Now, after bathing for so long in the wisdom of some of the world’s most enlightened and educated minds, and after a lot of deep and dark self-reflection and introspection, I find, upon standing up, my insecurities have been washed away and my life and I are now dripping with wisdom, inspiration, and beauty. I know I have a lot left to learn and so much farther to go on this journey, but I’ve come a helluva long way and it’s been an intense and exciting whirlwind of a ride! So join me if you wish on my crazy journey of self-discovery; let me entertain you and guide you; let me teach you and show you how I do it my way.