I began working on myself. I attended retreats and workshops galore - mostly working in trade for the courses and lodging, since I had hardly any money to my name. I read voraciously and did workbooks and workshops on everything from creativity (who me, an artist?!) to parenting my inner child, from practicing storytelling to finding my purpose, from journal-writing intensives to facilitator training, from communication to poetry and personal essay writing, from community building to finding and using my “voice”, and countless many more.
One day, immediately following a deeply profound and healing two-week spiritual intensive that was with a teacher from my faith of origin, I was eating lunch with him and sharing how “homesick” I’d felt the last several years. I explained that this yearning wasn't for a place or locale (although this special mountain valley where I live now has always felt like home in that way).
This truth cut through me to my core with such clarity and force that it felt like a return to some ember of knowledge that had always been tucked deep inside me. He continued, “You are ‘home’ to others. That is what they feel when they are with you, like they’ve always known you. And like you love them as family even if you’ve just met.”
That day, “Be Home” became my two-word purpose. It became my mission to understand this glowing truth in my heart, and to learn how to use it to spread love, healing, and joy. The twelve years I’ve served and grown as an Integral Life Coach have been fanning this ember into a spark, and then a flame that has now caught fire in a way that completely directs my coaching practice, my wedding officiating, and my life.
I am thrilled to spread that warmth with this new venture of creating Luminous Life. Yes, I coach people on a one-to-one basis, and I deeply enjoy this transformational work.
But I’ve longed to bring this sense of my purpose to creating a cozy space for women, safe enough for them to feel at home in a way that they feel supported to do the challenging work of coming home to themselves (and staying there).
This work has a spiritual (but not religious) current flowing through each and every element. So, women of various faiths and philosophies can work the program in a way that compliments their beliefs and opinions. This is soul-nourishing, joy-expanding, heart-opening, mentally-grounding, experiential, and laughter-filled work. This is the work that helps you radiate your whole-souled glow!
You belong here.
You are ready.
You are not alone.
©2019 Heather Barron
Heather Barron is the Founder of Luminous Life, and Luminous Ceremonies. She is an Integral Life Coach, Marriage Celebrant and Wedding Officiant whose sole goal is to thread more light and spread more joy in the world. She does this through life coaching, designing and officiating weddings and ceremonies of all kinds, writing fiction and non-fiction, hiking in her beloved Colorado Rocky Mountains with her precious pup, by listening deeply to others, and by smiling with love and kindness everywhere she goes. Learn more and become a fan by clicking on the social media icons below! Thanks for reading!