With every dot created, with every line extending into its shape – henna has created a body of value, integrity, intention with the added power of imagination which is offered through one on one meditation and chakra cleansing.
People have called me a healer, a woman of many gifts and I truly believe that this is my purpose in life while educating those around me to build my legacy. This medium was given to be by my ancestors and will continue as the earth flourishes.
What was your scariest and proudest moment in your career?
This wasn’t only the scariest moment of my career as a self-employed Artist, but the most learned thus far. Life is an adventure and I’m ready for the adversities coming my way. I am ready to open the doors of adversity no matter what shape they may take. With the pandemic and past 16 years of financial difficulties, I know that life will continue to bring me challenges. But without the faith, encouragement of the community within me (my body) I wouldn’t have been able to get here. I survived! And it’s all thanks to the desire to thrive, which led me in the direction of self-worthiness and self-love. As I continue to drive on this path where love grows, I begin to live the life I have been longing – manifesting what I need so that my seeds grow.
Do you have a career turning point?
This is an interesting question. Many look for a big break or a bank balance of 6+ figures. Money is energy and I believe it. What you ask for, you shall receive. For me, I never asked the Universe or let alone anyone else to help even though I came from a family who practiced prayer and gratitude. I honestly felt like I was always short of time, till the pandemic hit home.
I wouldn’t have had the time to let go of old habits. To realize that I was just surviving. I had to let go of toxic patterns as a workaholic and as a perfectionist and look at the bigger picture. After all, I just got married and continuing down this path would leave me at ease but there was no growth from within.
I needed to reinvent myself by first, deeply, compassionately connecting with the stories of my inner child. Joining Transformational Arts College, before the pandemic hit home, I truly feel that this new path of education, awareness and reawakening all were cultivated by my internal being. I knew that I needed to push forward but how could I with debt, bills, clients and a small business to manage all on my own? The pandemic; the fear was the challenge (not even a year after I got married) that I needed to reconnect with my divine feminine energy. I started a virtual community titled the Love Letter Community, in which I invited a women to share their story of self healing, grief, body, mind, spirit, entrepreneurship, and hear their VOICE. While doing the work for others and expanding the branches of Breath of Henna with LLC, I found my own voice. I found my story and I found the time to nourish the BECOMING of my true SELF.
It was time to FOCUS on my being and when I did this, I was further aligned with my message in helping others reclaim their self worth through the arts and the powers of their Sacral Chakra.
What is next for your career goals?
To connect holistic well-being with holistic art and build a space for people to come and heal through the beauty of Henna and communication.
Photo: Tara Noelle