I was at another new beginning, only now with my soul mate by my side. What a welcome relief!
Once I’d got my head around moving away from the community that I loved like family, I was ready for the universe to present my next move. I was open to getting a job, especially now that I lived closer to Perth, which opened up more selection and opportunities, and I was more than interested in starting my own business, working independently was my ultimate dream. But, I was unsure what I was supposed to be focused on? I lacked some serious clarity and felt a little off track, misguided and lost.
I toyed with the idea of starting another community market in my new area, it’s what I knew, but as I started the process the familiar feeling of misalignment crept in. I was at a loss and needed some help and guidance.
I was having a cuppa at the local shops, where one of my friends runs a spiritual based business. I messaged on the off chance she was free for a quick catchup. She was. As I poured my heart out to her and explained my life dilemma, I questioned if one of her ‘Soul Mapping’ sessions would help? I’d had a Soul Mapping session when I first got back to Perth in 2012 and it was a profound experience. She said yes. I ignored my concern about not being able to afford it, and in a moment of desperation, I said when can you fit me in?
Two days later, during our session, was another profound turning point in my life.
The channelled guidance I got gave me direction and a way forward. It was then, that the name Earth Girl was suggested.
I left excited, a little bewildered, and curious. Earth Girl? That seemed like a big name to live up to, plus I was in my mid thirties! I analysed my life to see how I could be worthy of such a name, and realised I had a few ticks in my box:
- My innate love and appreciation for Mother Nature and the connection I’d developed during my lifetime of bush walks, spiritual development and travel.
- My professional qualifications as a Health and Environmental Scientist.
- My work experience within the health, environment, waste & eco-tourism sectors.
- My passion, dedication and implementation of sustainable solutions in my everyday life.
- My experience in community work, events development and self taught branding skills to promote them.
- And my behind the scenes connection with an Aboriginal Elder that assisted me to energetically help clean up the land from trapped trauma at places that I lived.
Sometimes in life you don’t have to understand the big picture, but move forward with trust that all will become clear as you go along. That’s what I did.
I took many baby steps to get Earth Girl going, most anchored in blind trust. I developed a website, started to run workshops on DIY products, got hired to give talks to the general public on different topics, and the list goes on. As opportunities crossed my path, I’d say yes, and then make it happen, although I did come unstuck a couple of times by overcommitting before I was ready.
But I was learning, and growing, and figuring out what felt good and what didn’t to help get me into alignment.
I’m updating this blog in June 2023 (6 years later) and I wish I could tell you the path has been easy, but that hasn’t been the case. There’s been many twists and turns, highs and lows, steps forward and steps backward, but I’m starting to realise perhaps that’s just life!
There’s no doubt about it, going out on your own (or attempting to) is one of the best self development tools ever. Dedication and commitment has been my key. It’s not ‘will this work out?’, but ‘when this works out’.
My goal of living a self sufficient lifestyle that has minimal impact on the Earth is an ongoing journey. It’s taken me years to get to this point and I’m the first to admit I still have a long way to go. But dedicating my life to Earth Girl allows me to expand, grow and progress toward my desire to live in better harmony and balance with all living things.
And my intention is to share what I know with you, so you can save years of time and frustration.
Earth Girl is about sharing Knowledge and Wisdom + Hints and Tips, for living more sustainably on the Earth. It’s for people who have had their eyes opened to the problems and are now seeking to become part of the solution.
Via sharing my story, my goal is to inspire you, and then for you to inspire another, and to create a vortex of change around the globe via our actions.
Watch out world because those big dreams are in the process of turning into reality and I do hope you’ll come along for the ride.
Thank you for reading, Karla xx