About Josie

Hi everyone and welcome to The Essence of Empowerment website. I started Essence Of Empowerment on Facebook to sell essential oils, and it very quickly became much more than just oils!

A LITTLE STORY ABOUT HOW I GOT HERE

I grew up with a deep and strong connection with horses. As an itty bitty kid, all I wanted to do when I grew up was work with horses, so when I finished school, I moved away to get a job riding track work.

I loved my job, my skills as a rider were developing far beyond what I ever imagined. I couldn’t imagine living a life where I had to earn money by doing something I hated, like so many of my friends were.

SOMETIMES LIFE DOESN’T GO AS PLANNED

Life gave me a rude jolt when I had a nasty fall, bringing severe head injuries, a near death experience and a spiritual awakening. What a shock to what I thought was my happy little world! But universe always has a plan for us, even when we argue. And argue I did. Universe dragged me along, kicking and screaming, telling me that being a jockey was never going to be my long term life path, but rather it was a stepping stone.

I had many false starts and ups and downs on the roller coaster, trying to get my health back on track, with numerous failed surgeries landing me on a disability pension. PTSD, TBI and chronic pain sent me hurtling down the rabbit hole of some pretty punishing depression.

AN ACCIDENTAL SPIRITUAL AWAKENING

Somehow I managed to find myself in an energy healing, thinking to myself “This is the weirdest thing ever. This woman is crazy, I wish I was brave enough to get up and walk out of here!”

I was so disempowered at the time, that I stayed.

And it was the best thing I ever did. A week later, I returned. And so began my journey of self empowerment.

WHY I WANT TO TRANSFORM PEOPLE

Through my own life challenges and the hurdles I have faced at every blind corner, it became evident to me that I had learned so much at a soul level that I had inadvertently begun teaching everyone I cared about, how to use different tools that I had learned and collected in my journey. I was showing them how to open their hearts to see a different perspective, even when it was difficult.

I did this with such natural ease, that the obvious next step was writing about the things that were going on in my life, using my stories and my life hiccups to help people, and it gave me a purpose in life, a reason to get out of bed, a reason to feel proud of what I had done that day.

PEOPLE ARE WATCHING EVEN WHEN YOU DON’T THINK THEY ARE!

I began receiving messages on the days when I lacked motivation and inspiration from people I never expected, telling me not to stop writing, that my writing had helped them through difficulties that they otherwise couldn’t see their way through and thanking me for providing them with that inspiration.

I want to transform people, because I know what it is like to be at rock bottom.

I know what it’s like to feel the weight of the world, heavy on my shoulders.

I know what it’s like to be so deep, that you can’t see the light.

Someone helped me out of that abyss, and I now have the power to pull others out of their abyss.

THE ESSENCE OF EMPOWERMENT

My goal here is to help an even wider audience than I’ve ever reached before, to gain a higher vision for their own life.

My goal here is to offer light to you, when you stumble across my path here when you feel the darkness crowding in on you.

My goal is to offer you the insight into how you, too, can learn tools to develop your own essence of empowerment.

If you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to leave them below or email me and I will be more than happy to help you out.

All the best,

Josie x

Founder of The Essence Of Empowerment

josie@theessenceofempowerment.com