I just happened upon a word. I've decided that it's my new favorite ever word. It's not a coincidence that I would get reacquainted with it right before I was about to come here and introduce you to one of my favorite ever people. This is how things have been for me lately...it seems that just when I need or want something, there it is--right in front of me, at exactly the right moment. That's how I happened upon Alia and this word that describes her so perfectly.
I feel so deeply honored to have connected with Alia. I could go on and on about how we were brought together but I think I'll save that for another post. It's amazing to think that we haven't yet met in person--it's one of those connections that feels like it's been here forever. I'm so grateful.
So today, in my first role as interviewer (can you sense my giddy-ness?), I get to share her with you. Thanks so much, Alia, for taking the time to so beautifully answering these questions.
(Me) What is your deepest heart’s desire?
(Alia) I am not used to asking myself what I truly desire. I often get intimidated by this question! I sometimes think of the list of things and experiences that I desire, yet what I always come back to is this: I truly and completely desire to express love into this world. I desire to know my own authentic self, express this authenticity in everything I do, and be a part of the process of inspiring others to open up to their true essence as well. This is a deep desire for me, not just a “sounds good” answer. Yes, I desire financial flow, more good books, radiant health, and a trip back to the States. I admit it! The deeper desire is that I really wish to be a part of the shift in this world from fear to love. How this is to happen is beyond my awareness at this time. I know that it will unfold as it is meant to. Trust – something I am opening to more and more.
I am most alive when I am facilitating a workshop or a talk. Something just flows through me that I can only describe as a “flow” of energy that is moving me and expressing as me. Whenever I have an opportunity to be a part of someone’s awakening to her true essence, I feel completely alive.