I write this first blog post as the world is scrambling in response to a global pandemic. Just a few hours ago, it was announced that Broadway shows would go dark, the Metropolitan Museum of Art will shut down, and on a big-picture, more esoteric level, the world as we know it is going through a major restructuring. Things may be very different on the other end of the all the chaos.
At first glance, it may seem an odd time to be going public, or "coming out" with my story in anticipation of my upcoming memoir. But a deeper look, in fact, shows a parallel between the two. You see, within our 5-foot bodies we each hold a magnitude of (often)untouched power, a force that can slowly leak away if we continue to make choices that are in opposition to our own unique Truth. And it's that continual giving away of our power that lands us in situations where we never intended in the first place. Yet, it's only from the deep, dark moments that change can truly occur. Sometimes destiny does play a part, and we have no choice but to obey, knowing there's a Divine plan from even the most painful of circumstances.
Am I getting too deep for a first post?
(You're right.) So before I dive any deeper, allow me to introduce myself!
As you know by now, my name is Courtney Ramm. But over the years my close friends and family have called me everything Courties, to Ramm-a-Lam-a-Ding-Dong. All good :0) I am a Leo. (So please do remember my name- (Just Kidding!) I am a (solo) Mama to two adorably wild and insanely happy young children: Skye (2.5 years) and Ocean (1.5 years). I love being in Nature, flowing with Nature and consuming foods that put me in harmony with Nature. And despite all this extreme Nature-loving, at the time of this writing, my kids and I are living in New York City where we still find flow amidst the concrete, and where we are here for a specific purpose.
At 31 years old, I've made it though so many unimaginable highs and lows–training and then dancing professionally as a ballet dancer, overcoming major health and digestive issues, living and traveling all over the world while teaching yoga and dance (in the midst of those major health issues), falling head-over-heels in love, starting my dream business, living in Hawaii, unfathomable heartbreak(s), and unanticipated, undesired single motherhood–to name a few.
It's out of those dark times that my greatest inner transformation has occurred. And that's what my book, Eris Rising: A Memoir of Finding the Warrior Within is all about. As I write in the introduction, "When we go through the darkness and come out the other side, it’s our duty to guide those still struggling toward the light."
Stay tuned for more...
Love and blessings,