-Nikki Bridges-

Urban Mysticism

Reiki Healing and Gem & Flower Essences

 
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Roots & Wings

August 12, 2016

 

"Roots & Wings", a phrase that has summed me up for some time now. So much so, that I have wings tattooed on one arm, and a tree with roots, on the other. This phrase has become a cliche, but when it represents how you see the world, and your journey, I think that stigma is released. We have to know where we came from, in order to know where we are going. One of the many reasons there are so many Family Tree websites, and even a few shows about tracing back our lineage. Even if you don't subscribe to the idea of Karma, Past Lives, or Reincarnation, you can still understand the importance of learning about your Heritage, and where you come from. At least in this lifetime... We are inquisitive creatures by nature, and many of us are narcissistic, which fuels this need to make sense of the who, what, when and where and why of our existence. I started this journey of self discovery, over 20 years ago, when I went to Ireland for the first time. I was 17, unsure of what I wanted to do with my life, and even less sure of who I wanted to be in the world. But, something changed for me the minute I set foot on dry land. I felt a connection that I had never felt before. A belonging, and a peace that I had never known. This place understood me, and all of my quirks. This place SAW me, and loved me because of it, not in spite. Not only were the people extremely accommodating and accepting, but the land itself seemed to embrace me. I have always had the travel bug, and have felt most alive and present while traveling. But, this experience was very different. This time I didn't need to map out every ounce of where I would go, or how I would get there. I didn't need to over plan, and control it all. Being a Type A Lady can get exhausting... Especially when I've never known any other way. Always holding myself accountable to the highest standards in all aspects of my life. So, arriving in a place that embraced me, and made me feel like I didn't need to try so hard, was like what Heaven must feel like.  But, since I was only 17, and my Mother had no intention on letting me turn my back on college, and run away to Ireland, I had to let this be what it was. I beautiful experience. Which became a model of how I would ultimately live my life. A string of beautiful moments, and exciting experiences. It was at this point that I knew I had to keep searching in my life, in order to feel like this again, and not just in one country. To feel like this, no matter where I was in the world. This has been my journey for the last 21 years. To find that balance of peace, presence, belonging, joy and love.  This journey is what led me to become a Healer, and Life Coach. To help others along their paths. To understand themselves better, and help heal what blocks them from being the beautiful LIGHT they are meant to be... LIVE, LOVE, LAUGH, SHARE

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