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Welcome to the Beginning
Welcome mystic, to the beginning… a seed of something I hope will one day grow into something extraordinary.
There’s so much I want to say. And in figuring out what to say, when, in what order, I’ve felt entirely overwhelmed.
So for the last week or so, instead of speaking, I’ve been sitting, waiting, listening.
Asking God how I’m being called to birth this.
The answer that came was to birth this slowly… steadily… with devotion to the vision… always with the big picture in mind.
So here I am. Ready to share the next piece of the vision of The Modern Mystic with you.
Let me begin by sharing a little about my journey, and how this vision came to be.
I've been an entrepreneur and run some form of a business since 2015, initially starting out in the world of business and marketing. For years I worked for many service-based entrepreneurs in the spiritual & wellness spaces.
In 2020, it was time to spread my wings and launch my own coaching and mentoring business. Quick success soon followed, with dream clients flowing in. 2020 and 2021 were financially abundant years. Everything was going great...
But by the end of 2021, things started to feel... well, off.
Something about my coaching and mentoring business wasn't feeling right.
Organically, my business was evolving and shifting to incorporate more spirituality, energetics and emotional intelligence... the work I was truly, deeply passionate about. The work I’d been practicing purely for myself for over a decade; alongside my interfaith exploration of various traditional spiritual paths.
Even still, there was a part of me that felt I wasn't in the right room.
This is where my story took a turn I was not expecting…
In order to explain this, I need to rewind a little bit...
While the 'inner work' was a focus of mine for about a decade, spirituality was not a new concept for me.
I am the daughter of a presbyterian minister. Both my dad and uncle have PhD’s in Theology. Growing up, the church was a very important part of my life, and family dinners often consisted of heated theological and philosophical debates.
Many things happened when I was a teenager, including my parents divorce which rocked our whole family to its core. Despite the teachings of Jesus being so well understood, I witnessed my parents not quite able to embody these teachings at the time, amidst their own pain and sorrow.
Naturally, I thought the whole concept of God, Jesus, and these teachings must be a whole ton of BS. So I went through my own ‘divorce’ of sorts with the church, and everything I thought I knew.
I sunk deep into depression.
But god never quite left.
Years later, in 2013, a serendipitous chain of events led me to my first ‘spiritual awakening’ of sorts. I rediscovered my spirituality through the ‘new age’ lens, and set out on my journey of healing and recovery.
Years later, it all came full circle as I returned to my Christian roots, but now with a very different perspective on the concepts I’d initially been taught.
Okay so back to 2021. I knew my business wasn't feeling aligned, organically I was moving into more of a spiritual direction with my coaching, and I felt like I wasn't in the right room.
August 2022, I receive a HUGE piece of clarity around the vision and mission God was calling me to spearhead, around bridging the worlds of traditional and contemporary spirituality.
I realise that EVERYTHING God is pointing me to is leading me to follow in the footsteps of my dad (something I was dead set against at one point in my life)…
With a twist.
Not as a traditional minister within a specific denomination (at least, that not being the end destination).
But with an interfaith approach, that merges the wisdom of religious traditions, with vetted psycho-somatic healing modalities & contemporary spiritual language, free from dogma and division.
It’s at this point, I knew further studies were not only a good idea… they were necessary.
This September I'll be starting full time study in Interfaith Theology (Master of Divinity) & Psycho-Spiritual Therapy + Spiritual Care (Master of Pastoral Studies) at one of the Theological Schools in Toronto.
Now here is where we get to The Modern Mystic!
I wanted to create something that would allow me to show up as the experiential Spiritual Guide I already am practicing as, alongside my journey of being a 'Spiritual Teacher-In-Training'.
At the same time I wanted to create a space that could one day become a collaborate community. A space that amplifies and welcomes other voices, spiritual guides and teachers from various traditions.
The vision for The Modern Mystic is to become a space that brings together seekers of all faiths & non-traditional faiths, bridging the worlds of traditional and contemporary spirituality, psychology & somatic healing.
A space that emphasises finding God in the everyday, making spiritual wisdom practical for the seeker who knows that embracing their human is equally as important on the path to realising the divinity of who they truly are.
And so, we begin the mission.
A part of me feels like a fish out of water. This is unknown territory, and I don’t quite know how to do this.
What I do know, is God is guiding me every step of the way…
And, I don’t have to do this alone!
So here’s what I’d love to ask of you, reading this.
If you resonate with the vision and mission of TMM, and would like to be a part of its birth...
First, I ask that you subscribe right here, on Substack.
For all new subscribers, I've included a free gift of a guided Akashic Soul Purpose Meditation.
When it officially 'launches' there will be a low cost paid subscription option. More on that later. If you’d like, you can pledge a subscription amount you think might be worthwhile!
Second, I’d love to hear from you. What would you love to see more of in spiritual spaces? What would support you in your own journey of spiritual discovery?
Here’s to a small and humble beginning.