Ruby shares how she tapped into her inner confidence and turned her life around, despite suffering from severe anxiety, panic attacks, raging don't mess with me attitude, crushing sense of inadequacy, and a hopeless need to please everyone.
Ruby shares how she left home before she finished grade twelve. She did finish grade twelve, but left home and moved out because she just knew that she had to leave. She went home, packed her stuff, and left.
At this time she had the opportunity to take a full time job, and stay in her small community, and work in the bar, and be the same forever, or she could take a chance to move with a friend to a city a couple hours away that she didn't know, where she didn't know anyone, but she had to decide right there. She made the choice to move, and left.
Ruby shares how she can make these quick choices as she explains what it feels like and how she identifies it as a call from her soul, and not just a moment of madness.
She shares that her most challenging decision was to leave a career in finance and planning. To leave the stability, and potential growth of the industry, and walk away from it. To walk away from it to be a mom, and to learn how to be a mom, and to find herself again, and then to grow forward into where she is today.
Ruby shares that becoming a mom was a huge turning point in her life. How it changed everything. Bringing a lot of stuff to a head - how it instigated a lot of looking into her inner world, and looking back on her childhood, and understanding things better, and understanding what she needed to change, and understanding patterns that she didn't want to continue with her own children.
Ruby shares her experience of falling apart, so that she could find herself again.
Not listen to the fear.
You can use fear as a signpost, but you don't want to listen to fear. It's like fear is your GPS giving you the wrong direction, but it's, also, giving you a point, because you go 'you really want me to go that way', so there must be something really important that I need to find the other way.
It's always an opportunity to learn something about yourself and to heal something within yourself, because the fear is rising up, because there's something in there that you're denying, or hiding, or not looking at, that you don't want to see or you don't want to deal with.
"Just Do It"
Raise Your Glass - Pink
Ruby Toad is a wise-woman, mother and healer.
She helps women move with more grace and ease through periods of turmoil, transition, personal growth and healing. By guiding them back to their centre to reconnect with their divine inner spirit and supporting them in creating and anchoring into simple yet powerful spiritual practices, she helps them build a solid foundation of tools that will move them forward through their current challenges and serve them their entire lifetime.