Being born and raised in a big city (San Paolo, Brazil), I have always felt I knew what to expect from my life. I had a corporate job, a steady relationship and everything felt safe - however an inner voice kept whispering safe did not mean fulfilled. I felt there was something else inside me that needed to be acknowledged and unraveled. So in 2016, I decided to walk the Camino de Santiago de Compostela, a 780 km- pilgrimage in Spain.
As a result my whole life was shaken and my perception of everything I had been taught dissolved. My inner voice was leading me to the right direction.
I had finally begun to walk my own path.
I sold everything that wouldn't fit into my suitcase and started my journey towards a life of greater connection to who I am. To my soul.
I decided to travel the world, lived in different countries, walked a new 1200 km- pilgrimage in Japan and in 2019 finally decided to settle down (for now) in Bologna, Italy with my partner.
Well, when I am not at home, reading, writing and reflecting (I am an INFP after all), you can easily find me traveling and exploring new destinations or walking pilgrimages.
So yes, I am still learning to live - hopefully I will be an eternal apprentice - but since undressing and rediscovering my soul and listening to the subtle whispers in my heart, I have rediscovered compassion, awareness and love towards myself, life and the world around me.
It hasn't always been a smooth journey, as E.E Cummings wisely wrote:
“To be nobody-but-yourself — in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else — means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight.”
At times I had felt my call for transformation was a burden and wished it had never happened - but for every step taken I could feel my real self being uncovered and that helped me and encouraged me to keep choosing the path of self-transformation over and over again, which I still do.
I have after all been gifted with the biggest of all gifts - the courage to listen and follow my inner voice.
So my intention here is to guide and help others that feel and hear an inner call for transformation.