I found Carrie’s Self-Mastery Program because I had this longing sense that there has to be more to life than just being on the hamster wheel and after years of consulting with friends and colleagues I felt as though I had gotten as far as I could on my own. I’m happily married, gainfully employed, and have a really nice life- yet I just had this burning sense that this couldn’t be it for me-there had to be more and I wasn’t satisfied with just accepting this was it so suck it up buttercup. I thought if I could figure out what I wanted to do career wise I’d be set- yet similarities of work and personal relationships that are near and dear to my heart- family and my husband- kept coming up as well.
The Self Mastery process was challenging at first for my analytical, result focused, linear mind and I found myself at times frustrated that I wasn’t progressing the way I felt like I should. I hated the incessant “what are you feeling” question, and loathed the idea of meditation. But I knew I had to do something and was quite impressed with Carrie’s confidence of being able to change how my mind works that I signed up. Carrie would effortlessly gently guide me back to home base, creating a safe space for me to look through a different lens allowing myself to shatter through the iron curtains I’d built to protect myself and truly for the first time in my life come home to who I am as a human being. I logically could follow the practices taught in each module but putting them to work in my own life was a whole other ball of wax. Yet Carrie was very patient with me, allowed me to go at my own pace, and provided instrumental stepping stones in getting me there. She wholeheartedly cares about this work, and you personally as a human being, which shines through in your first conversation with her-as well as her constant reminders to reach out and her own impromptu calls/texts.
While I know I’m just in the beginning stages of this personal unraveling I’ve learned how to set boundaries and stick with them, I’ve learned that I am worthy of only engaging in things that provide me joy, I’ve learned that I don’t have to people please to earn respect from them, and so much more. As much as this work is challenging, uncomfortable and frustrating it is ten folds rewarding, fulfilling, and I’ve only scraped the surface. My relationships in all aspects of my life have flourished- personally and professionally.