For many years, I tried to find ways to fill a deep “void” I felt inside, a lack of true connection to myself.
I went back and forth between living in New York and other parts of the US and Canada, ended up in Greece, and lived on the road (while on tour) for an entire year. I became a personal trainer. I earned a music performance and a teaching degree. But none of those things were enough to sustain the void. I was constantly struggling to find something deeper within me.
By my early 30s, I was a full-time single mom with two young children, living back home in Ottawa. I did not realize it at the time but I was also dealing with PTSD and postpartum depression—not to mention the fallout of many years of traumatic events and experiences that had warped me beyond self-recognition.
As you can probably understand, I ultimately came to my breaking point.
From there, I sought help through Shamanism and intense healing, discovering effective methods for positively facing my emotions and energetically releasing the terrible effects of events that had been controlling me for so long.
I am proud to say that through all that work, I finally found peace. I finally filled that deep "void".
I also discovered my true self. I wasn’t “Beth the cellist.” And I wasn’t “Beth the single mother.” Yes, all those things in my past were part of me— but they weren’t all of me. I was more than that. I am more than that. I was — I am — a Warrior.
WE ARE ALL WARRIORS
It was in meditation one day that I was shown my purpose - my path of connecting my talents in the healing arts, helping to fortify & empower others, and passions in physical training, by starting my company Warriors of the Light Academy, and offering my services to the community and to other women (and youth) ultimately through my Shieldmaiden Training classes.
Warriors of the Light isn’t just “some business” I decided to create for the heck of it. This is my soul’s purpose. It’s the culmination of a long healing journey; one that helped me discover a great deal of compassion for myself, as well as for others who need healing (whether it’s mentally, physically, spiritually, emotionally, or all of the above).
One thing I know for sure is that inner strength and courage are like muscles. They can sometimes seem weak and completely unnoticeable at first. But over time, with practice and patience, they start to grow…and grow…and grow…until they are bigger and more resilient than you could have ever imagined. That’s where Warriors of the Light comes in.
It’s all about helping you embrace and enhance that muscle—and finding the “light” within.
Confucius once said “He who conquers Himself is the mightiest warrior.” I wholeheartedly agree.
In that sense, we are all Warriors.