Q and A with Devin From NY, Living in Austin, Texas
“Discomfort is an important part of growth. When you are pushed to your edge, you learn how much farther you have the capacity to expand.”
Q: What are you passionate about?
A: I am an energy worker and an intuition development coach. I help people trust their inner knowing and heal on an energetic and spiritual level. In both my business and person life, I am passionate about empowerment, integrity, and love. My mission is to empower those I work with to look within and discover their unique magic. Maintaining integrity in the spiritual business world means teaching a non-fear based vision and understanding that the human world holds the construct of good and evil, whereas the spirit world holds only love. Lastly, healing requires us to love ourselves, because when we feel that we are worthy of love, our perspective and expectations of life change. When we start to love ourselves, we understand why healing is our right and that we deserve to be treated with respect by both ourselves and others.
By being empowered, practicing with integrity and through love, I am able to show up to my work fully present and ready to receive wisdom. It is through this openness that I am able to practice discernment and be guided towards the people and places I am in the most need of. I began using these principles on my own journey of healing and discovered how important it was to unapologetically love who you are, be empowered to lead your life, and make actions through integrity.
The projects I am currently working on are: developing 1:1 packages and creating a divine self summit with 5 other amazing women. The 1:1 packages are designed as an individualized approach to healing. By committing to either a 3- or 6-month container, you’re saying “yes” to yourself and your healing path. When you make this long-term investment, you’re empowering yourself to make choices that are in line with your integrity and choosing to heal through self-love and compassion. At the end of this journey, expect life changes that include a level up in standards, increased feelings of self-worth, shifts or confirmation on career trajectory, and a deeper, more connected understanding of yourself.
Additionally, I’m working with 5 other women to set up the Divine Self Summit that will run from June 21st-26th. The Divine Self Summit has been created with the intention of shining light onto who you truly are so you can align with your most authentic self and unleash your inner badass. As you gain clarity of your true purpose in this life, you’ll begin to build community and nourish a sense of belonging and true connections with your soul family. To find out more information and sign up for the summit, please visit thedivineselfsummit.com.
Q: What were your younger years like?
A: My childhood was a bit different from most people in that I grew up on a farm in a small town as an only child and an empath. At a young age, I was taught to respect mother earth and be grateful for what she provides for us. This is a strong value that I’ve held with me over the years and is an important aspect of who I am and what I do today.
When I was younger, I had a deep yearning for the metaphysical world. I could tune in to the energies of plants and animals and had a longing to learn plant medicine as well as develop psychic abilities. I remember offering up to Spirit asking for this knowledge and for mentors who would teach me these skills. Little did I know, I was already practicing these abilities by communicating with nature and reading the energies of the people around me. It wasn’t until I started my spiritual development that I realized I’ve had these abilities my whole life. As I began my journey into the metaphysics, it felt like coming home rather than a new beginning.
Q: What is something valuable you’d like others to know?
A: The most valuable lesson I’ve learned is that everything I need resides within me. Although society has conditioned us to look for answers and healing outside of ourselves, everything we need is within. When we seek wisdom externally, this leaves us open for the involvement of ulterior motives and advice laced with the ego and fear of others. Even when someone has our best interest at heart, their suggestions will be given through their perspective and experiences. It is important to trust your own inner wisdom so that you may be empowered to live according to the path that is best for you and make choices that are for your highest good.
When you are able to not only put your faith in yourself, but trust the divinity you hold within, that is when you start living life on purpose. Learning to trust your gut, intuition, sixth sense, etc. is part of your rights as a human being. Living by this energy will keep you on the path of your soul’s purpose and bring you towards the people and places needed for development, growth, and success.
Additionally, it is important to understand that living through intuition and being spiritual is also about facing adversity and undesired experiences. Discomfort is an important part of growth. When you are pushed to your edge, you learn how much farther you have the capacity to expand.
As an important part of growth, discomfort lies in situations that both happen to you as well as looking at yourself and seeing the way in which your actions impacted someone else. Returning to the necessity of love mentioned above, when you look at your actions through the lens of compassion, you are able to heal without judgement. It is easier to understand that your actions, however misguided at the time, served their purpose to keep you safe. When you’ve learned from your mistakes, you’re then able to move forward with wisdom.
Q: What does feminism mean to you?
A: Feminism to me is about accepting everyone’s right to be exactly who they are and live the life they choose. It’s about understanding that empowerment and freedom mean different things to different people and honoring the beauty in that. Feminism isn’t just one thing, it’s everything. It’s about being unapologetically you and giving everyone else the space to live the same way, without judgement.
Additionally, feminism is the understanding that each person has a different perspective and life experience and that what is true for one person may not be so for another. It’s about believing stories and lived experiences of adversity and using your voice to advocate for justice. Feminism is the intersection between all races, religions, and ethnicities. In order to move forward, it is important to support and celebrate one another on our unique journeys.
Thank you for reading!
I’d love to connect with you! 🙂
If you’d like to stay connected, the best places to reach me are through:
My facebook group: The Spiritually Balanced Community for Empaths, Intuitives, and Soul Seekers
MORE ABOUT DEVIN: I am a New York native and have called several places home over the last decade, right now I live in Austin, TX, with my husband and our plethora of cats.
Click here: thedivineselfsummit.com
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