In 2005, I was a Program Director at an Outpatient Mental Health Clinic in Maryland. I was so excited after graduating from Howard University with honors with a master degree in social work. I was married, had my home and to most people I was living the American dream. Except I wasn’t. I did what everyone told me to do; society, my parents, my family, my teachers. But not long after taking what I thought was an awesome job in the social work field, I found myself miserable, depressed and broken hearted because I was not making the impact I knew that I was destined to make. I was slowly dying inside.
Instead of helping people to transform themselves and their lives, I was simply helping people to maintain their dysfunction. I was not happy. I was settling. I felt trapped. How could I be so ungrateful when I had a great paying job in my field within walking distance from my home? I didn’t know what to do or who to turn to for help. So I suffered in silence.
Eventually, I got sick and tired of being sick and tired. I didn’t know what to do, but I knew something had to be done or I was going to end up as a patient in my mental health clinic. So I went on a woman’s retreat and did some much needed soul-full self-care. I meditated, did yoga, ate healthy vegetarian food, spent time in nature and shared time with some beautiful like-minded women. And then I broke down. Like really broke all the way down. I found myself on my hands and knees, doing the ugly cry, praying to God for help. I begged, I pleaded, I surrendered in tears of exhaustion. And then I felt at peace.
That was until I realized I had to return to work Monday morning.
Monday morning, I was back at work doing my regular routine when my boss called me into his office. I went to meet with him and then my boss fired me. With no warning, no real reason. He was letting me go with 2 weeks’ severance pay. I was shocked.
I was beyond angry. I had never been fired from anything in my life. Ego was raging on in on in my head. But then a peaceful energy washed over me. It was my spirit. And she whispered, “Avalaura, why are you upset? This is exactly what you prayed for. So what are you going to do now?”
That was the question, I had to answer. “What do I do now?” I knew losing my job was an answered prayer. But the next steps weren’t so clear. Do I take the safe route and get another job, or do I take a faith walk and pursue my passion? Do I go after my dreams? How?
I took 6 months to do the beautifully difficult healing work that was long overdue. I was such a high-strung, overachiever, perfectionist that I never took the time to just breathe and just be. I worked with amazing teachers, counselors and life coaches learning everything I could about who I am, my purpose for being and immersed myself in the healing arts. At the end of my healing sabbatical, I opened Avalaura’s Healing Center; the embodiment of who I am and how I choose to serve the world.
This November marks 11 Years of fulfilling my passion, 11 years of freedom, 11 years of seeing into you, serving you, adding value to your life, helping you to heal, grow and transform into the next level of your rise.
Sometimes you just need someone to tell you what you already know deep down inside in the pit of your soul. Sometimes you need someone to speak life to your truth and pull it out of you. Sometimes you need someone to really SEE you, the very essence of you and pour life back into you. Sometimes you need someone to believe in you so much that you can’t help but to believe in yourself too. In my journey, I have been blessed with several someones who have done this for me. And I am OVERLY committed to be that someone for you. Thank you for 11 years of allowing me to be your someone.
Embrace all that you are, in service to the world and to your highest and most incredible life — the journey waits for no one, it begins now. As an intuitive consultant and life coach, Avalaura Gaither Beharry passionately dedicates her life to mission-driven leaders, and individuals who dare to live their best lives, If now is the time for you to live a freedom-focused life and detox yourself of limiting beliefs that no longer serve you, and create an unrecognizable reality — then Avalaura is the guide you’ve been waiting for.
It’s your time to break through fears and make a greater impact and it all begins within you. Transform with Avalaura’s support and contact her today for a complimentary 20-minute consultation. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org