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. 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, a rockbottom breakup was a catalyst for what I now know to be a radical spiritual awakening. Over a six month period everything in my life fell away that was not supporting my spirit and the new light that was activating inside me – I became an accidental urban monk for four years as I was guided deep inside myself to remember who I really was and why I came here – my false ego unraveled leaving me raw and open and purified in a way that is still hard to explain. I awakened to my source, the love within me and this inner transformation painted a new reality for me, filled with purpose, abundance, freedom and liberation. What I discovered was that I had a mission to wake up to and the purpose of my inner freedom was so that I could be a wayshower, guide and pioneer for others who are awakening and becoming ready to live in their freedom.
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 mission and purpose 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. We 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, deeper into our own self-mastery; 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.
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 self-healing journey.
I believe we all hold the same purpose which is to embody love by becoming self-actualized humans. To me the spiritual path is one of expanding the human experience, not escaping from it or staying in the suffering of it, but living more fully how we were meant to as we integrate our higher selves into our daily life experience and relationships. We are here to be love in action. The aliveness of this world cracks open to us and when we live in love.
After working with hundreds of people one-on-one all over the world for the past five years and also experiencing a radical awakening on her spiritual path in 2012, Jennifer is now bringing the profound insights and revelations she received to the world, through her mission to make love a global force. Jennifer is the founder of the Living In Love Course and a spiritual activist, mentor, and speaker. Jennifer currently lives in New York City and is writing her first book. 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.