PIONEERING THE PATH OF LOVE
Since I was a young girl I’ve had a fierceness that runs through me, fueled by an acute awareness that we need a world that works — that the current one is broken. But since I didn’t have the tools to understand why I was so angry or frustrated by the injustices and lack of harmony on the planet, I had trouble managing my sensitivities to the world around me. I had not made the connection yet that I was on the planet to contribute to the change I wished to see in the world.
Born to American Buddhist parents in mountain town Boulder, Colorado, I rebelled my mindful upbringing most of my life, not wanting to listen and I had to find my way on my own. Almost a decade ago, I arrived in New York City and began a career in publishing. Within a couple years, I realized there was something more I was meant to do, but I felt trapped and confused. After almost five years, I left publishing to begin pioneering my own path — a leap of faith since I had no idea what that would look like for me.
A year later in 2011 I hit a rockbottom in a breakup and everything I had been unwilling to see came crashing into view – my fears and my lack of self-love – all of which was the catalyst for my spiritual awakening.
I accepted the call, the invitation to step onto my soul’s path, and into a new world, leaving my old world behind. Love became a catalyst for my healing, my growth and subsequently awakening to my global mission to serve humanity.
Many times I am asked what made me decide to do the work I do and I always say my mission was placed in my heart; my soul’s blueprint was already mapped out before I came here, so my process has been coming into alignment with it rather than deciding or trying to figure out what my life’s purpose is. It unfolded from me as my heart opened to myself and then to the world. The most important training I have ever received is from LIFE — from my own inner and outer transformation.
I’ve had to lose everything to gain what I’ve gained today; we are all stripped bare on some level to become who we really are. And who we really are are powerful creators, not victims of our circumstances.
As we leave our old life behind and step into the new one, we experience challenges and obstacles but every moment and situation calls us to move from fear to love; eventually we rise above the laws of the physical world and become a master of two worlds, our inner life and our outer life, claiming our power in both.
Through reconnecting with my true self, my mission hatched.
I awakened to my responsibility on the planet. As we learn to love ourselves, we can then love each other and we witness our relationships transform in a powerful way. A desire to serve others through our life’s purpose is what comes through our own awakening and self-healing journey.
My mission is to make love a global force, awakening all willing hearts and minds.
I believe we all have a purpose that we are meant to wake up to as we shed our doubt and fear—allowing our gifts and passions to be revealed and activated. Our purpose is to share them with the world–to be love in action. The aliveness of this world cracks open to us and when we live in love.
Jennifer Kass is a spiritual mentor, writer & speaker. Jennifer’s mission is to make love a global force, awakening all willing hearts and minds, to create a world that works for everyone. In the past five years, Jennifer has mentored hundreds one-on-one all over the world and writes the daily #lovepioneer newsletter and speaks to audiences on the power of transformative love. Jennifer is a writer for Well+Good, The Huffington Post, MindBodyGreen, and other well-known blogs. A former editor at Condé Nast Publishing, Jennifer holds a degree in Journalism from the University of Colorado and is a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City.