I exist to serve by inspiring liberation.
These were the words that immediately sprung to mind several years ago, during a retreat. I was consumed with the question of my life’s purpose and as I sank down into a deep meditation, this is the answer I received.
What do I mean by liberation? Do I intend, as the Buddhists, to point to spiritual enlightenment and transcendence of all the trivial, petty dramas of human existence? Yes, but I also mean so much more. I mean liberation as a radical, courageous, authentic, direct, and thoughtful approach to living.
I don’t know all the answers. This is just as much a documentation of my personal journey to liberation as it is a love letter to others who seek consciousness in their daily lives. I hope that I inspire others to approach their life as an adventure and seek their personal bliss.
Tonja is a Polytheist Pagan with an MBA, a CA Smog Inspector license, and a passionate interest in what it means to be both a spiritual and physical being. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.