When a US-born survivor of modern slavery and child sex trafficking contacted me in 2015 with a view to telling her story, I had no idea that this encounter would activate my soul mission and purpose.

I’ve always been described as a free-spirited humanitarian, and freedom is one of my core values, yet it wasn’t until meeting her (and other survivors who later came forward) that I realised the powerful significance.

At the time, I had left my job in the television industry to explore my own passion – telling stories that make a difference, with a focus on social responsibility; yet this profound experience opened my eyes in ways I could never have imagined. Learning that she had been trafficked to help pay the family mortgage, caused a sickening discomfort inside me.

Like Alice In Wonderland, I fell into a deep rabbit hole which, over 4 years, led me to have encounters with various authorities and establishments here in the UK as well as the US as I desperately tried to raise awareness of these heinous crimes and create positive change.

Despite all this, the film was never made. And, whilst this is an extreme form of modern slavery, it gave me great insight as well as the realisation that none of us wish to be a commodity for someone else’s gain. We all desire to live a happy and fulfilling life, on our own terms.

One thing that is certain, to attain true freedom (which, for me means inner peace – to be mentally, emotionally and physically free from dis-ease), one must consciously choose it again, and again, and again.

I’m not going to share any more about these experiences right now, though the purpose of telling you this is to help you realise that there is another story, both for humanity and nature, and YOU.

As we witness the rapid shifts and disruption in our political, economical, societal and cultural landscapes as we evolve in consciousness, it’s crucial that we pay attention to how we navigate these changing times. This is the age of Aquarius and Aquarius is all about freedom.

We each have a part to play, and whilst some have had deeply dark and disturbing experiences, in many ways, we have all merely been surviving and are now being given an opportunity to become the conscious creators of our reality and transmute the darkness into light.

Have you ever felt like there was something more? Like, there was meant to be greater meaning to your life? How would you like to activate your soul mission and purpose and step on to a higher timeline?

Perhaps you’re already starting to feel a stirring in your heart and soul, just from reading this?

This year has great potential for self-empowerment, but it is up to us to claim it. Things in the outside world will get noisier as we are called to awaken. The quickest way I’ve found to get through the darkness, is by facing the shadows and connecting to my soul.

I would love to hear from you – what does freedom mean to you?

I invite you to consider what you need most right now.

Are you ready to get support and awaken a greater life story? What do you say?