by Rosalyn Fay
Each year a word presents itself to me as a defining concept for that year. For 2012 the word was discernment. For 2013 that word is Freedom, and I can honestly say I’ve earned a ticket on the 2013 Freedom Train. Whew!
2012: THE LESSONS
2012 was a very intense year for me. I met a soulmate, had one of the most intense relationships of my life, learned a lot about my own patterns of relationship sabotage and ultimately learned that I couldn’t truly love another human being until I fully loved myself. I explored what loving myself would mean and put that into practice. Ironically, I found the more I loved myself, the more it took me away from my soulmate and the more he committed to loving himself, the more it took him in another direction. So, just a few days ago, we reluctantly said goodbye. I cried so hard on the drive home, I had to pull the car over twice. I’m very sad, but also immensely grateful for all the ways I grew and for finally feeling, in the marrow of my bones, what true love is. True love is freedom. Freedom to honor our individual paths without fearing that we will lose out on love. Love doesn’t end just because the relationship does. My soulmate and I feel even more in love now, in our physical separation, than we did during the relationship because we are so grateful to the other for gifting us with their unconditional love and blessing to follow our soul’s calling.
The last few months of deciding to separate were brutal and, not coincidentally during that time, I also experienced the biggest health and spiritual challenge of my life. After two months of trying everything under the sun to cure myself, and starting to come to terms with the idea that I may have a chronic health condition, I tried something very unconventional, and it is working! The experience taught me that nutrition is only one part of being wholly vital and healthy. Another major part is our relationship to our bodies and our self worth. My body is now healing but only after accepting that there was no prescription, herb or health food that was going to cure me alone. The missing ingredient remains one of the biggest personal growth challenges of my life and one I will be sharing soon in an upcoming blog (If you’d like to receive my blog posts, you can sign up on the top right side of the page).
Somewhere in there, I also broke a couple bones…
So, as painful as 2012 was, I am so grateful for it all. I grew immensely as a person. I experienced profound love, and I realized that my health is intimately connected to my spiritual and emotional health; that while I may look healthy and my body may be in good physical condition, if I am not tending to my emotional health, disease can literally occur overnight. Perhaps most importantly, this year I learned that the slow path is the only real path to wisdom, real love, happiness and true success.
Over the past 4 years you can’t imagine how many times I have been asked “When are you going to tell your story, Rosalyn?” The truth is, I never felt worthy enough to post my story on the site. I never felt my story was as interesting or inspiring enough to be included among the other amazing women that I am filming. Well, I’m officially tossing that lie in the trash! I am absolutely worthy of sharing my journey on the website, and now feel I have more experience and wisdom to share than ever.
Look out world!
Very soon I will be launching a new dynamic website (imagine Pinterest meets TED meets Oprah), with dozens of incredible new interviews and talk shows with some of the most extraordinary people I’ve ever seen. Trust me, these videos are going to inspire you to jump on the Freedom Train into 2013 with greater purpose, greater wellness, greater love in your life– truly a greater you! I’ll also be releasing my own video series exposing first-hand my journey to true health, true love, a vibrant and enlivening spiritual life and a profitable creative life. Together, you and I will navigate through life’s ups and downs, twists and turns and gain the clarity we need to achieve true freedom in 2013!
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Now, are you ready to meet these amazing people in person? To watch jaw-dropping, heart-melting performances and to hear face-to-face the stories of how these entrepreneurs, artists and healers are living their dreams in big ways and creating positive change in the world? I thought so! If you sign up for the newsletter at the top right, you will get first dibs on purchasing your ticket to the inaugural True Colors Conference this Spring. I will be bringing together many of the amazing people I’ve filmed over the years to share their stories and perform their talents on stage, some for the first time. The conference will be filmed and broadcast live to the world on True Colors TV. It lights me up so much to think about creating a space for these “ordinary yet extraordinary” people to step into the spotlight and gift the audience and world with their incredible messages and talents. I’ll be hosting the conference and sharing my story as well as giving a bellydance performance. Yes, I bellydance, and can’t wait to share it with you!
Clearly, I’ve got my work cut out for me, but I’ve never been so inspired and clear about what I’m doing and why it’s so important. I am a passionate believer in the story as a vehicle for change. It’s virtually impossible to judge someone and feel disconnected from them after hearing their story. Sharing our stories unburdens us and opens us up to connect with others on a deeper level, and that is what I think we are all so hungry for: to connect with each other in deeper, more meaningful ways and to discover that we’re not alone in our experience. Imagine the possibility for global connection and healing when people from all over the world can see and hear each other’s stories!
I’ve got big plans for Freedom 2013. They include:
-Launching a spanking new website! While I love the existing site, the blog format has its limitations when it comes to showcasing an ever growing amount of video content. The new website will be easy to view what I offer and will enable you to move through more video content more quickly.
-Hire a production team! I can’t do it all by myself anymore. I need help! I need to hire video editors to edit the growing number of interviews and camera operators so that I can focus on hosting and interviewing instead of on managing the set, adjusting lights and running 2-3 cameras all at once. Whew!
-Hold the first True Colors Conference!
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