LIFE LESSONS Difficult decisions can bring fulfilment.
WHEN LARAH DAVIS REALISED SHE WAS UNCOMFORTABLE IN HER COMFORT ZONE, SHE MADE A DIFFICULT DECISION THAT BROUGHT FULFILMENT
There are those ‘big’ loves, the ones that blind you, that bind you, that invite you to give everything to them. That’s exactly what my relationship was. I bought into my partner’s alpha male power and thought,
‘what a wonderful chance to rest and receive’. Yet, by stepping back, I also stepped out of my own power. I relinquished my independence and found myself trapped in an enormous spider’s web of business, house, loans, ego, fears and confusion.
A turning-point came when a dear friend of mine was diagnosed with late-stage cancer. I felt compelled to work with her, doing coaching, energetic healing, visualisations – anything I could to o er her lifelines beyond her diagnosis.
This made me remember what I was truly here for – to enable others to heal themselves; to nd release, relief and positivity, especially in the face of life-threatening fears.
Right then, I made a commitment leave the dark hole of my toxic relationship and get to a place where I could help others. I knew that I needed to shift my focus, and did this through daily practices of lighting a candle, setting intentions, meditation, walking with my dog, doing empowering yoga in the evenings and spending weekends immersed in nature.
Following my separation, I came to Ibiza and set up my own wellness retreats which, after 10 years, continue to o er a sanctuary to those in need of time out, healing and support. In the end, the challenges of the separation from my partner served to highlight my strengths. Being able to leave an uncomfortable comfort zone gave me the means to spread my wings and y.