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{Podcast 019} Che Johnson: a travelling gypsy’s musings on abundance, solo adventuring and learning to trust

Che Johnson She Makes Magic Podcast

Have you ever dreamed of packing a few things into a suitcase, saying adios to your current life and jet setting off to faraway places? No time frame. No definite plans. No responsibilities.

Meet my beautiful and brave friend Che Johnson, who has done just that.

Inspired by the empowering and soulful words of Susana Frioni, this year Che decided to leave behind her job, her friends, her family and her incredible life in Brisbane, trading it all in for the life of a wandering gypsy.

Che’s solo soul journey — as she has thoughtfully titled it — is much more than external adventuring and sight-seeing. For Che, this journey is about doing the inner work. At the top of her priority list you’ll find things like: strengthening my spiritual practice and my relationship with myself, freedom, fun and clarity.

Though Che and I have only met twice, we have become solid pen friends, mutually bonding over our own solo soul journeys. This year, via email, as we adventured externally (and internally), we have shared with each other our highs and lows, our deepest thoughts, our worries and our big breakthrough realisations — the stuff that only comes when you’re really pushing yourself outside your comfort zone.

Now, in this interview, I’ve asked Che to share some of her insights and realisations with you, too.

If you’ve ever dreamed of going adventuring but fear or financial worries have held you back, if you’ve ever wanted to create your own version of Eat Pray Love, if you’ve ever felt the nudge that it’s time to shake your life up a bit, then this episode is for you.

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{Podcast 015} Bec Van Leeuwen: stop controlling your life and start surrendering to your soul

Bec Van Leeuwen She Makes Magic The Podcast SeriesBec Van Leeuwen She Makes Magic The Podcast Series

Though I’ve never met Bec Van Leeuwen in person, I’ve watched with quiet admiration as she’s created her heart-centred, soul-aligned biz — Soul Sister Circle — an organisation that creates opportunities for women to come together to learn, be inspired, forge meaningful friendships, and create powerful collaborations.

You only need to glance briefly at the work Bec is doing to know that she is in tune, connected, and committed to her soul’s work. My assumption was that Bec had always been this way. So, when Bec began sharing her story with me, I was shocked to find someone whose past story was just like mine.

Her need to control, her struggle with letting go, her unattainable desire for perfection, her fear of letting herself truly feel, defining her own self-worth and identity by her job title.  I felt the grip around my heart release slightly as she shared all this with me. Finally, here is someone who has been entrapped in her own struggle cycle of control and fear but has somehow managed to break free. Here is someone who has been in the trenches, doing the work, learning the lessons, making the mistakes and learning again. Here is someone who is human, real, just doing the best she can at each moment in time.

Bec’s journey is refreshing because there’s no overnight success story and no false pretence that she’s got it all figured out. It was only through her learning how to get out of her own way, finally let go and give herself permission to fully express herself and her soul’s desires in this world, when the magic truly started to happen.

If you feel lost or like a slow learner or like you’re behind every body else in this journey of self-awakening and transformation, this is THE story for you.

You’re in for a real treat.

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