Prior to a month ago I had never even considered changing my name. I like my name, I like that it's different, I like a lot of things about it. There isn't really anything I don't like about it.
As I was doing my personal work, exploring new layers, and through my own practice, energy work, and working with my mentors and healers, I discovered that my name didn't feel like 'my name' anymore.
This was a pretty crazy thing for me to even contemplate. It began to bring up new possibilities I hadn't even realized before. I playfully began to look at other names, feeling curious, "trying them on", and really letting this be an internal process.
And OF COURSE, I also happen to be studying more around numerology and discovered that every name has an energy - it can be fortunate or challenging. It turns out that my current name is not a fortunate name. I could have just adjusted the spelling - or done nothing - but I took this in and it began to turn into something real and meaningful for me.
The idea of changing my name became more and more real the more I sat with it and the more I worked through the layers of what was coming up with this change.
- Am I running away from something?
- Is this just another layer that will come and go?
- Is there any depth to the idea that names hold different energies?
- Who am I - with any name?
- And on and on...
As I worked through everything that presented I simultaneously was exploring and being curious about new names, in a playful kind of way.
Then I found THE NAME and it resonated through every part of me, I knew it was the name.
I felt excited, I felt nervous, and I felt confident.
I shared it with my husband and kids and a few close friends. I began to do some research to see how one goes about changing a name. I signed up for a new email address with the name, registered the domain name - because that's the way my excitement and curiosity were showing up (and that's how I roll...).
And then I sat with it more.
Then the FEAR set in. Are people going to think I am crazy? Am I crazy? Is this a thing? What am I thinking?
Yep, I was thinking all right, over-thinking, letting it smash down my truth and my knowing. So I worked through that. And from there everything fell beautifully into place.
I called the court house to see how this works through the legal system, turns out there are a couple days each week where they do name changes at a specific time. And it happened to be a beautifully powerful timing for me which had another level of significance and was filled with ease.
So, with my 3 kids, we woke up early to drive 48 minutes to the district court house. I filled out the paperwork, paid the fee, and went before a judge to have this change made legal.
It felt so great. And it felt private, like it was just for me. And I was okay with that, at the time.
Then more layers were needing to be tended, so I did that with my mentor and healing team and here we are.
And the energetics of it are no joke. Since I have began to embody the name for myself - before even sharing it with the world - I have seen external results for my business, with my children, in how I show up in the world. And while all those things are also possible without significantly changing a name, it is also powerful to see the impacts that the energetics play in every part of your life (not only in a name).
If you are curious about your name, and if you have a fortunate or challenging energetic to your current name, send me an email and I can share with you more details about this simple exploration! It's fun to realize another level of impact you can have in your life - and your business.
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**By the way, you can look for my Facebook profiles, and my email signatures to change shortly. Please know that while my name has changed, I am the same person with the same profile pic on the other side. <3