Suzanne McRae – October 2013
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Our member of the month feature is a great opportunity to get to know more about the members of Be Inspired U and show them a little extra love that month by doing little things to make them feel special.
October’s Member of the Month is Suzanne McRae. Congrats, Suzanne! I had Suzanne tell us a few fun facts about herself…
Q: How would your best friend describe you?
My best friend would describe me as a great listener as well as a genuine person that shows compassion, is wise, open-minded, spiritual and inspiring.
Q: What is your favorite thing about yourself?
The favorite thing that I love about myself is that I have found the courage and burning desire to uncover the real me behind the many layers I have accumulated in my life. The idea and possibility of unveiling the real me as God intended me to be, really fuels me to keep working on my issues and doing the healing work that is needed while living my everyday human experience. This spiritual journey has been way beyond any of my wildest dreams.
Q: When do you feel most joyous?
Spending quality time with my family doing the things that we love together is what brings me the greatest joy. That can be anything from a ukulele sing-along at a campfire, to a family vacation or just plain ol’ silliness and laughter.
Q: If you have a business, what would you like to tell us about it?
Last year I created an online presence after taking career coaching. I felt a strong urge be this to do something that was solely for me. I wasn’t sure what it would look like. Writing and creating with my hands were the two things that really stood out for me during those months of being coached. To fulfill that dream, I began to write and blog a year ago, and I also opened an Etsy Shop. In my Etsy Shop I sell whatever I wish to create. Next I’m about to begin exploring how to share about some amazing products I have been using that Young Living Essential Oils company. I absolutely love their products. I’m an independent distributor with this company for the past 3+ years and would love to share about the many benefits that they can bring to your well-being.
Twenty-four years ago I made the decision to be a stay-at-home Mom. At the time we only had our daughter. I thought that we had our life figured out and that I would be a working Mom… AH! Someone else had a plan for me I believe. I love being at home, so for me to do something from home while being there to support our son is what makes sense. My focus has always been family and now equally as important is for me to do what I’m passionate about with the possibility of being rewarded for it financially. I’m opened to all possibilities that fit perfectly with my reality and also with my goals and dreams.
Q: What’s the #1 thing you’d like others to know about you?
I’m quiet, I think of myself as an introvert and am definitely highly sensitive. I’m the mother to two adult children in their early 20’s. Both are unique in their own ways and they journey through life off the beaten path. They have been my greatest teachers. When God gifted me with our son little did I know that at age 3 that he would get diagnosed with autism. It’s been 20 years since his diagnosis and a lot has changed since that day. The challenge I was presented with forced me to dive into the autism world at that time and learn all that was needed to help him. I did that for well over a decade until I felt like I was drowning in the autism world, something needed to change and it was me. Once I made the conscious decision that I had had enough and wanted to find a different way of being, that’s when I discovered Reiki. A door opened for me that day, it was a portal that I chose to walk through that has completely transformed my life and way of seeing my reality, the world, myself and especially my son. This spiritual journey has brought me places that I didn’t know existed. It has gifted me with knowledge and wisdom that only by looking back can I now see more clearly today how it’s enriched my life and that of my family.
Alternative and complimentary therapies as well as energy healing played a big part of that journey since learning about Reiki. I became a Reiki Master and eventually studied with a different teacher and became also a Karuna Reiki Master. There was also Sphe-Re (Sacred Peace Healing Energy), Reiki Crystals, Crystals, Acupressure that I chose to study. Our family also did alternative therapies: Heilkunst, Homeopathy, and Bowen as our choice of healthcare, and I use EFT. Having chosen to walk through the portal on that day several years ago has been unbelievable and even miraculous to me in looking back with how my world would change. Today I try to focus on what needs to be changed and improved still in my life. I work at transforming the energy and continuing to awaken to greater truths. I think of myself as a very ordinary woman living a very ordinary life, yet this whole new world that opened up for me makes me wonder some days who have I become? Yet I believe that I know.
Looking a little deeper you’d likely find all of the following too that reflects more of me… Cleanses, Detoxes, Essential Oils, EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), prayer, Angels, Archangels, Ascended Masters, Violet Flame, Animal Totems/Medicine, Symbols, Mandalas, Sacred Geometry, The Law of Attraction, Singing Bowls, Numerology, Astrology. I love photography, gardening, painting, genealogy, knitting, reading, learning and travelling with my family. There are days where I have to pinch myself to see if all of this is really my reality or not. It is.
I’m a truth seeker. I love being at a place in my life where I’m learning to connect more deeply with my Soul and finding the Goddess in me is something that I’m also learning and to be able to reconnect with parts of me that have been hidden and reclaim my inner power.
I live in a little town in Ontario, Canada with my husband, our two adult children and our family dog. I live in the same community that I was born and raised in. I feel very blessed to have the life that I was given, the lessons and gifts that came with it and the family that supports me.
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