12 years ago…I was in crisis. Living on the beach in Malibu with my the love of my life (at the time), I had just embarked on my yoga career, was madly in love…but, had lost my sense of Self along the way. I had plugged into his Truth. Deemed him the center of my world which left me insecure and flailing. An unsustainable configuration, for sure.
I absolutely did not want to break up. Was resolutely clinging to a shred of hope that we would pull through the dark, treacherous waters of our Soul Contract…but, deep inside, we both knew it was over. We had to break up to breakthrough.
I was scared shitless. Had no money and very few friends to turn to. I had no idea how I would survive. I was looking down the barrel of my own empowerment and resisting it, wide-eyed, white knuckling, teeth clenched every step of the way.
Already a famed yogalebrity in the Santa Monica scene, she was breaking barriers all over having just nabbed her national campaign with NIKE. Enamored, I knew I wanted to be her when I grew up. Her passion, clarity and ferocious truth talk shot like lightening through my Soul.
September 11th had just rocked the world. Richocheted through the collective unconscious….shaking every belief and Truth we held sacred. We were spinning in the aftermath…looking for a light. As a true Jersey girl, and one of the most gifted orators alive, we were witnessing Seane come into her full power – channeling the New York spirit, finding her voice and teaching us the essence of Shadow Work.
I knew I needed help and had an inkling that she was the big sister I sought. A week later, after a magical, life-changing 3 hour lunch at Inn of the Seventh Ray in Topanga Canyon…I knew that not only would I survive my breakup…I would thrive and this was my gateway to empowerment. I also knew I had an ally, a mentor and a new best friend.
Seane walked me through the most difficult years of my life. Taught me how to find my voice, trust my intuition and inspired me to live bigger, bolder and brighter than I ever dreamed possible! She’s a raunchy, raw, real broad – one of the funniest, wisest, sexiest, smartest people I’ve ever met. One of the most generous and gracious friends I’ve ever had. I am honored to call her one of my best friends, greatest teachers and a true soul sister.
Recently, I had the privilege to interview Seane for MEDITATION 101: A FREE Virtual Conference. We candidly talk meditation, Shadow Work, Jivamukti Yoga, her personal history with OCD, anxiety and abuse. Seane articulates the psychological and emotional effects of yoga and meditation better than almost anyone else.
As always…we laughed our asses off and again, I was blown away. This lady is pure inspiration + total truth!
Please do leave a comment as to how yoga/meditation helps you deal with anxiety, addiction, OCD or depression.