Yesterday, after almost six years of silence, I told my story to a group of people for the very first time. As a PhD economist and former atheist, I came out of the “spiritual closet”.
The story of how a lifelong atheist stumbled upon enlightenment and spirituality, because of the Equilibrium Diet has been a heavy story to carry—it was a journey through angels, demons (all self created, of course), and awakening that destroyed logic and shattered my atheistic reality.
I am not going to rehash the whole thing here (stay tuned for a highlight video next week), but I had to majorly, MAJORLY conquer some fear to stand in front of everyone yesterday. I don’t think there was a dry eye in the place when it was over. It went very well and I am so glad and relieved I shared it. Here’s why…
“Thank you,” She said.
A beautiful blonde woman came up to me after the talk and said, “Thank you. I am new to the area. I have never been in this church before. I didn’t know you were going to be here today; but for whatever reason, when I drove by, I had to stop. I didn’t know why I was here or what made me come inside, but then you started speaking, and I knew. I knew I came to see you today. I have hope now. Thank you.”
There are no coincidences. And here I stood in front of this woman so happy to be seeing me, and I was so happy to be seeing her. I was so grateful for her and her openness, because she was confirming and validating that I had a story that people needed to hear—a story that could help people. It doesn’t matter the form: book, blog, video, or church gatherings, I just need to tell people about this crazy, wild, healing, magical journey my husband and I have been on.
So, thank you Unitarians of the Swannanoa Valley. Thank you for witnessing me and for allowing me to finally share the story I have been carrying alone for almost six years. Thank you for your openness, acceptance, and support. Love, Katie