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July 6, 2021

I’m an Indigenous Maori Woman & I’m Coming Out (Again).

 

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“I’m coming out
I want the world to know
I got to let it show
I’m coming out
I want the world to know
I got to let it show
I’m coming out
I want the world to know
I got to let it show.” ~ Diana Ross, “I’m coming out”

 

I’m coming out as a spiritual leader, and not just as a gay, indigenous (Maori) Woman.

Who cares?

Well, that young brown-skinned girl who is unsure, trying to discover herself, and wants to explore all parts of her identity, she’s the one who cares.

Becoming a self-ordained spiritual leader could be seen as being egoistic, but the reality is that it depends on your beliefs, and whether or not you are open to seeing another perspective. With all the labels I am known for, I am more open to seeing things differently, and the invitation is there for those who wish to explore this as well.

For the last year, I have met my fears, transmuted them, and wondered whether or not I was being insane. That feeling when you keep doing something over and over again and you wonder if there is light at the end of the tunnel?

I can actually say yes, there is. Grace exists.

I am about to close out a year of deep, intense learning, doing, and being, and I can honestly say I will not have a year like this again, and I am not the same person who began this ride.

It’s become a journey of humility, grace, and power and done with the guidance of the archetypes, the priestess, mystic, leaders, and women trained in Intuitive Intelligence. They hold you with the deepest respect, love, gratitude, and fierceness as you journey through and transmute the fears that hold you back.

On my journey to “grace,” I met the Sacred 13 Archetypes and have learned of their continual presence in my life and how they appear to take me through the different phases of my days and life. The two that are ever-present are the “Warrior Archetype” and the “Alchemist Archetype.” Both impacting what I do, how I do it, and managing the highlights or lowlights of my learnings.

I believe a spiritual leader is someone who can lead from within, from the heart space, as their divine, God-selves. Someone who is showing congruence, is the demonstration of their faith, trusting what they receive and act on it. A person who can be the demonstration of leadership without comparing themselves to another.

I know that as a spiritual leader I may lose some family and friends who do not wish to see or believe in what I do. I know at times it may be lonely and that I can let go of things that will no longer serve me. I am okay with that, and it has already happened. I have already been challenged. I have already been questioned on this. It is not a journey of rainbows and unicorns, but of sweet surrender and humility.

I know that as a spiritual leader, I will surrender more to being used as a vessel, and that choosing to go against this is not an option. I connect humbly to the God-mind, exploring my devotion daily. I am facing my fears to empty me of that which is welcome to go and being in congruence and that state of grace that surrounds me.

I know that as a spiritual leader, I will hold others as they walk this journey, and I will not be afraid for those who are courageous enough—brave enough—to explore the depths of themselves.

I know that through this journey, my service is my medicine, and as I give to others, I may receive. How I receive is not up to me, but up to the divine’s plan.

By living in deep faith, congruence, and surrender, I know that it will impact the consciousness of all. I do believe that the new leaders of tomorrow will not be gurus but will be the humble ones next to you.

By living as a spiritual leader, my hope is that it will lead the way for the woman of my whanau (family), hapu (subtribe), iwi (tribe) to step into their power, their scared souls, their sovereignty, their wholeness, and love.

To step into their medicine—our medicine—will be for the betterment of all. I believe that living as a spiritual leader is about the whole, the collective.

May your journey to “Grace” and “Spiritual Leadership” be as colourful as it needs to be for your evolution.

I am sacred.
I am soulful.
I am sovereign.
I am whole.
I am love.
I am.

~

 

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