The Last Ten Pounds
One Woman’s Journey to Love
(by shedding Fear, Anger, Hatred…and Everything In-Between)
by Lina Sage
Shortly after I was born, my family left Vietnam’s strict Communist regime by escaping on a tiny fishing boat in the middle of the night.
Luckily, Canada accepted us as refugees and we were excited for a new beginning. However, any hopes of a brighter future vanished before an abusive alcoholic father who’s repeated physical violence against my mom left me screaming for any stability. Sexual, physical and emotional abuse clouded my childhood years leaving me so damaged that it changed who I was meant to grow up to be.
In my early twenties, I bought a house and converted it into a full blown marijuana grow op.
Soon after, I entered into the world of elite call girls and became one of the most sought after girls in my agency. By my late twenties, I was on top of the world and the proud owner of a multi-million-dollar luxury day spa.
Just when I thought I had it all, I made the ultimate mistake that ended in me losing everything and hitting rock bottom.
I was spiritually broken and in desperate need of healing. I had no choice but to reconcile with my past. This decision brought me down a miraculous journey that opened me up to consciousness and enabled me to exist in the space I do today; that of uninhibited peace.
The Last 10 Pounds: One Woman’s Journey to Love (by shedding Fear, Anger, Hatred…and Everything In-Between) is my personal journey and a testament that it is possible to heal and transform. To be the person you were born to be.
The frigid temperature and howling wind chill outside paralleled how I felt inside and I questioned how I even got here in the first place. Sure it was the considerable debt that made me feel like I had been thrust into a desperate corner but unknowingly it was so much more than that. The desperation came with the energy of wanting to release all the excruciating pain and anguish that had been building inside me my entire life. Instead of stopping to take a real look at myself, I opted to believe that the world was going to somehow release my pain. That the world was the very reason why I was so shattered. And the world would make amends and heal my wounds. Feeling empty inside impairs your ability to find any self-worth. So when it comes down to selling your body for money, it seemed hasty once the nerves settled.
You’ll be fine. It’s just a job. The oldest job in the world.
I walked up to the unassuming two story grey building that was located on a busy street. I had driven by this building plenty of times and had no idea what businesses it housed. There were no exterior signs nor were there numbers assigned to any of the offices. The only instructions I had was to walk up to the second floor and once at the top of the stairs to turn right and the office was the door to the right. I inhaled a deep breath and knocked gently on the door.
Lina Sage: What inspires me the most?
Kindness inspires we the most. I would like to share one of my blog posts from my spiritual blog, Chic Sage (www.chicsage.com) called The Power of Kindness:
To be obscenely rude is to be unkind. Master the art of kindness and all aspects of your life will flourish. In kindness is where you’ll blossom. Service to other’s is the only way to achieve enlightenment. Filter away all the noise and the nonsense. Sit quietly and reflect. Find out how you can be of service to the world.
Be grateful for all that you have. Gratitude is the key for continued grace in your life. There is no grace if you can’t even begin to be thankful for your abundance. Sit in solitude and reflect what it is that you are grateful for. This will only take seconds. You can then go about your day and as each hour unfolds, you’ll see how grace presents itself.
Grace is a powerful thing. It is the presence of God in all things you do. If you don’t believe in the divine than your life will continue to challenge itself in multiple proportions. Belief in God is not organized religion. Replace the word God with energy, frequency, vibration, universe, or eternal. God is merely a word that the establishment uses to make us feel subordinate. This is not truth for we are one and the same. We are an extension of God. An extension cannot be lower than the original source. Rather it is a continuation of the source but with greater improvement.
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Lina Sage is a writer, speaker, producer and entrepreneur. She is the creator and founder of Chic Spirituality; a movement whose philosophy is to live your life with heightened awareness by surrounding yourself with things you deem beautiful. Lina believes balance of mind, body and soul, is the key to unlocking all things beautiful. Therefore, she enjoys physical activity to maintain a strong body and meditation to calm the mind. But she especially cherishes time spent with her beloved husband and dog because they are what brings her soul the greatest joy. Lina also likes to surround herself with great food and exotic travels around the world.
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