-THE COURAGE PROJECT-
I’m Casey Pringle, an intuitive life consultant and dream finder. Working collaboratively with you to reconnect you to your true self, help you find your worth, and realise your dreams.
The Courage Project is your path to living your life for yourself. A life lived according to your standards, values and desires… no one else’s. I know that in the noisy, chaotic society we live in today it’s easy to become overwhelmed by all the messages that are thrown at us on a daily basis. Messages about what we “should” do, buy, eat, drink, love etc. etc. I know it’s easy to fall into the traps of perfectionism and pleasing others. I know this often leads to losing oneself. I’ve been there, and I’ve fought my way through to the other side. I’m here to help you find yourself again, to fall in love with your desires, dreams, beliefs and values. I want you to know who you are and be confident to share yourself with others.
I spent most of my life doing what everyone else wanted me to do. Trying so hard to “fit in” and “make everyone happy”. Parts of my true self would spill out every now and then and in those moments I would feel alive, electric, free, only to have fear, or someone influential, come rushing in to push my spirit back down again. I became the master of ignoring and suppressing my true self. I hid behind perfectionism, working myself to exhaustion so that I never had to admit that I was capable of making mistakes or that I didn’t have everything under control. I battled depression and anxiety and even got physically sick, over and over again, with no real explanation from the doctors as to why it was happening.
I started to wonder if there was something else going on. Maybe my physical and psychological symptoms were a sign of something else. I knew deep down that I wanted more. I wanted to feel that spark again. I wanted to find my true self. I wanted courage and confidence. I wanted to live authentically and have open, honest relationships with my friends, family, partner, and child. I wanted all of them to see the real me, but most of all I wanted to find out who that was. I was scared of the changes I’d have to make, but eventually the pain of hiding became too much and I began the journey back to myself. I had no roadmap, no guidance and very little support. I waded through immense fear and drew on every ounce of strength I had. I scoured the internet for resources, did the work and really dug deep to uncover myself and my values, and I found them.
During this process of rediscovery, I started my own Raw Chocolate business, getting really out of my comfort zone, gaining new skills and confidence. I achieved things I never would’ve dreamed of previously and learned how to start a business and maximise it’s opportunity for growth using social media. Being a “one woman show” and refusing to delegate, I burned out pretty quickly. Now crystal clear on the importance of self-care and self-worth, I decided to sell the business and went back to the drawing board to determine my true passion… helping other people find theirs and reconnect to their true selves.
I wish I could tell you it was all smooth sailing from here, but being your true self is a work in progress. It’s tough and can be downright scary. But it’s also incredibly exciting, liberating and so much fun. Now that I know what it feels like to really live my life according to my values and who I am, I will never go back. I did a lot of soul searching. I reevaluated and got really clear on my values and how to go about staying true to them. As I gained confidence I became my own advocate, standing up for what I believed in, being honest about who I am, authentic in the way I live and upholding my integrity. I set boundaries. I lost a few friends, but only those who wanted to hold me back. Most of my friends and family were ecstatic that I had finally reconnected with my true self, and inspired by my resolve to live authentically. I faced fear head on (after sneaking around it every now and then), I built courage, I became so self-aware that I could move through obstacles and challenges with phenomenal speed. I felt alive again, gaining the ability to be present and feeling immense gratitude on a daily basis. I slip up every now and then, I still have set backs, but I have the courage and the awareness to recognise it when it’s happening and the strategies to work through it.
If you believe you could benefit from a support person to guide you through the process of finding yourself and creating your best life, you can access more information about my services HERE.