If I were to reveal to you the course of my life, you might sit there, wide-eyed, dropped-jawed, never believing most of what I told you. I acknowledge many parts may, to the average person, sound crazy almost to the point of being improbable. I also know large chunks of my story are full of turmoil, repeated mistakes, and even vast stretches of time wasted in unloving, abusive relationships.
And while on the surface my tale may seem wild and farfetched, a closer look beneath the details probably reveals very similar parallels between the course of my life, and yours.
I’ve heard it said the difference between a hero and a victim is that while both may suffer the same set of misfortunes, the victim’s tale is full of woe while the hero’s story is one of victory. Believe me when I tell you that in my story, I am wildly, unmistakably, triumphantly the HERO!
Despite the devastating twists and turns my life has sometimes taken, today I find myself in a beautiful, loving, committed relationship that grows more wonderful and blessed by the day.
I did not luck into this relationship: I manifested it, and consistently cultivate and nurture it with every decision I make.
Additionally, I am devoted to the daily practice of building my own spiritual growth, and am equally dedicated to using my knowledge, gifts and talents towards making a difference in the lives of others.
Is my life perfect? No way! The difference between my previous life and the one I have now is my hard-earned ability to overcome with each and grace the feelings, circumstances or challenges that may come my way.
This is true freedom, my friend. True freedom!
I now live to teach others how to love themselves, and how to choose themselves. I do this by giving them the knowledge and tools they need to thrive in this world. I love shedding light on the good that is inside each and every one of us, whether we know it or not. I cannot describe the joy I experience each time I help a client develop the utmost respect for who they are; when they finally learn to cherish themselves. What happens in this process is nothing short of miraculous!
When you see yourself in a different light and think in a different way, the world responds differently to you and great things begin to happen,
Still skeptical? Then read on….
Let me begin by sharing with you the defining moment that brought me to where I am today – coaching people just like you on exactly how to develop a deeper relationship with their higher-self; to create balance between their mind, body and spirit; and to gain clarity on what their best life looks like.
My defining moment occurred almost 20 years ago.
First, a little background.
For as far back as I can remember, I was bullied and held at arm’s length by the very people who were supposed to love and care for me the most. I was sexually molested at a very young age, and as a result I was left feeling very alone and confused, unable to express what was happening, and convinced deep down inside that no one really wanted to know the truth anyway. As if that was not bad enough, I was bathed in toxic religious principles by religious fanatics. The list of rules I was expected to follow (or else face the consequences of going straight to hell…or worse), was impossibly long and arduous: so much so that I eventually gave up on all of it and decided to become as rebellious and self-destructive as possible.
Why not? Especially since I was never going to be good enough anyway.
The one bright spot in my life was my Grandparents. There was no doubt they loved me. Even as a young child I knew they were doing their very best by me, despite their limited means and influence. They were the only love I knew; my shining beacons of hope in an otherwise bleak and lonely world. That is, until I lost my Grandfather and then my Grandmother within two years of each other, and before I turned 15.
From that point on, ALONE was all I knew.
Given this foundation, I guess it’s no surprise I did not fare very well in the realm of relationships. I found myself married on my 18th birthday with a two-week-old baby in my arms. Unfortunately, for all involved, was a matter of months before my new husband began abusing any drug he could get his hands on. It probably goes without saying but it was during that time that he began abusing me physically as well. My daughter and I did eventually manage to get out of that situation alive, but this time in my life definitely took its toll.
Sadly, my next marriage wasn’t any better. This time the abuse was of the mental and emotional type. It was a daily occurrence. By this point in my life I was so steeped in self-hatred and unworthiness that I did not care, not to mention I couldn’t see a life for me that was any different. As a result, I ended up staying for 18 years. We had lost a child during this time and it is only by God’s grace that I survive the loss. We were later blessed with a beautiful, sweet daughter who singlehandedly makes this time in my life worthwhile. Not only does she bring me great pride and joy, she has me rolling on the floor in stitches every time I talk to her.
Now for that defining moment I promised you.
At some point in all of this, I began to become weary of the pain. I began to realize how smart I really am, despite what everyone else around me had told me. That I really was a good person on the inside, and how hungry I was to revive the Spiritual side of myself. The only way I know to describe what I was experiencing is to tell you it felt as if Spirit was pulling on me…literally tugging at my coattails, my fingers, my ears. No longer willing to accept anyone else’s word about who God is, I asked Spirit to reveal him/herself to me. He did. Spirit also make it clear he was invested in my well-being and my happiness.
Let me repeat: I did not find Spirit in a church, from a preacher or some other person. I gained this insight first-hand, in a one-on-one relationship with the Force that gives me life. This experience gave me the courage I needed to change my life and move into true freedom. Best of all, I cleared out plenty of room for real love in my life. The rest of this story has been a whirlwind of loving, learning, growing, discovering my strengths, my passions and best of all, my worth. My guiding light and lifeline for every situation I face is to love and choose ME. Never again will I be at the mercy of circumstances. I have turned all those painful moments and devastating events into deep gratitude for all I have learned and all that I have been brought through. I call this a true TRIUMPH!!!
Today, I am a Certified Hypnotherapist, Certified Life Coach, Reiki Master and Teacher, and Imagery Master. I am living my dream of abundance! I have a plenty of love, respect and security with a wonderful, caring husband. I will be forever learning, growing and expanding into new ways to teach others to live a truly victorious life.
If you have had enough of the pain and are ready to step into true forward momentum, let’s get started! We will experience countless adventures together, along with a never-ending progression of self-growth and vibrant love.
Here’s to finding happiness, expansion, power and peace in your life. I would love to take this journey with YOU!
All my love,
Donna Broadwell, CHt., CMT
- Certified Hypnotherapist – Hypnotherapy Motivational Institute, 2016-2017 Honors Graduate – Tarzana CA
- Certified Past Life Regression Specialist- The Mind Coach, Tarzana, CA
- Certified Imagery Master – HMI – Tarzana, CA
- Certified Life Coach – LifeMastery Institute
- Reiki Master and Teacher- Connect Within – Hollywood, CA
- Certified Massage Therapist – Texas Massage Institute, Honors Graduate, Fort Worth, TX