I'm here on Kickstarter, because I can't not write this book and share it with the world.
I also can't do it without your help.
If you know me and have danced Qoya with me, you may know that when I was 18 years old, I read “The Alchemist,” the basic premise of which is, "When you follow your heart, the world conspires on your behalf." I decided to live my life as an experiment and see if that was true. If it was - great, because that is how I wanted to live. If it wasn't, I would reassess.
Seventeen years later, the experiment is still working. Following my heart has led me to all corners of the earth and deep within myself to find my soul’s work and offer my life in service to the sacred. To truth. To love.
After all the travels, the trainings, and the self-inquiry, I am certain that the easiest way to remember the essence of who you are, to feel the divine spark that animates you and everything else in this world, is through the body.
In Qoya classes, I've taught thousands of women to find the physical sensation of truth in their body and follow it.
Life can be intense, and have its fair share of challenges amidst its blessings. My mission is to share the tools, initiations, and insights I have learned so that you, too, can live a life following your heart and listening to the voice of your soul through your body.
The way your soul speaks to you is through your body. You can feel if something resonates with you under your skin. You can feel truth in your bones. And I wonder - what would your world be like if you could truly trust yourself, and if you reclaimed your own spiritual authority by trusting what felt true?
Spiritual Authority (the title of the book!) examines the foundational concept of Qoya - setting the physical sensation of truth in your body as north on your compass in every decision you make. It covers topics such as:
- finding truth north as the physical sensation of truth in your body
- my story and how and why I began Qoya
- the moment I learned the importance of trusting myself and my body’s wisdom
- how to trust yourself
- how we get lost
- why your body’s wisdom is the road to freedom
- creating space for your intuition to speak
- living the life your soul insists on
- the gift of fear
- movement, ritual, community practices, and pilgrimage exercises so you can experience being your own spiritual authority
This book is for all of the Qoya tribe who have wanted to go deeper into the philosophy, practices, and pathways to remember your spiritual authority, and for all who are curious about learning how to trust your body and yourself more. This book is what I've found to be true, but it's not about what is true to me. It's a path for you to take to find out what is true for you. This is the perfect book for anyone on the verge of making a soul based decision in their life and a guide on how navigate through that process trusting yourself every step of the way.
In other words, it’s a permission slip for you to trust yourself.
I've gone as far in this process as I can on my own. I decided to self-publish, because I wanted to maintain my vision in the purest form that I received it. I've put together a budget to cover the costs of doing this really well, and put together incredible rewards that I am so excited to share with you!
In addition to the books in print and electronic formats, we will release videos, guided meditations, and items to illustrate, embody, and support your journey through the material.
Our total budget of $33,333 to complete the project is comprised of:
If we exceed our goal, we plan to use the extra funds to cover even more projects to support this book, such as:
Create the Audio Book: $7,500
Create a Qoya Oracle Deck: $15,000
Create more free Qoya videos!: $10,000
Hire some help with PR: $5,000
Hire a part-time assistant for managing this project into full fruition and beyond: $2000/month
This can be as big as we want it to be. My desire for Qoya has always been for it to be big enough that those who are seeking it can find it. This is a perfect time to share your stories about Qoya and working with me about what you have remembered through the movement of your own holy body by sharing on social media with an #iremember and #qoya hashtags.
We also want these hashtags to unite and organize the village around this project, so please use them to connect with me, with my staff and teachers, and with other Qoya students and fans, even just to mention us and share the content of our campaign with those who you feel will benefit from its message.
While many people are committed to growth and empowerment, I believe the most effective way to facilitate empowerment is to learn how to experience and have reverence for physical sensation of truth in the body.
That is what this book and video series will do. Your participation is not only a gift to support my soul's journey, but also a gift to making the work more accessible for those want to remember and embody their truth.
I offer this up to sun, moon and stars in me, in you, and in this world that we all continue to give ourselves fully to the call of our hearts and the wisdom of our souls. For me, this project is all I've got to give, and I would love the opportunity to share it in its most radiant form.
Thank you for reading! Thank you for being here on this webpage right now! Blessings to you on all your journeys - inner and outer - and I hope you find a reward that delights you.
My advice on how to choose which one? Listen to the physical sensation of truth in your body!
Risks and challenges
This book is already written (hurray!), so our current challenge is finding the funds to edit it brilliantly, design it beautifully, print and distribute it with ease and enjoy the process!
Many of the supportive videos have already been shot, but need more editing. (With video, I am learning it always takes longer than you think.)
We want this content to reach as many people as possible, so we’ve opted to self-publish it to make it as accessible as we can. We are also committed to making this book physically beautiful and aligned with its contents, and by self-publishing, we control all aspects of the design and production process.
This means that rather than leaving the details up to a publisher, we are responsible for the up-front costs of editing, design, printing, and distribution. We are willing to go the extra mile to make sure all aspects of the project are handled with the utmost care and passion, and have budgeted accordingly.
The good news is that we already have a stellar creative and production team in place, and all we need now is the funding.
We believe that money is a form of energy. By putting your energy into this project in the form of money, the book will be infused with your love, excitement, and desire for the content. What comes back into your hands in the form of the finished book will be the culmination not of the words of one person, or the work of a creative team, but the collective effort of a village - including you.
The goal is $33,333.
A book is $33.33.
So if 1,111 people buy one copy...
we will make our goal!
Will you be 1?
- (37 days)