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With great fear comes the capacity for great courage, and thus is the story of my becoming...

I'd like to say that I am just an ordinary person, and in many ways I am.  Simplicity is what allows my Soul to rest -- walks in nature,  eating healthy foods, taking care of my body...  But the more I seem to fall in line with the natural fabrics of life, the more these ordinary experiences become extraordinary.  And the more I've learned to accept myself and my own human shortcomings, the more shiny everything and everyone becomes.

Originally from a small town in West Virginia, the desire and motivation I felt to explore self-expression through music and art was strong and oddly timed.  Just completing a degree in physical therapy, I was always planning for a professional life that would allow me the freedoms I'd always yearned for:  stable community-dwelling, traveling, and aligning with my deepest callings.  Little did I know, the "how" of that plan would look very different than I was anticipating...

If you'd like to read more about how this unfolded, this FEATURE ARTICLE highlighted in the Mountain Xpress describes it beautifully.

Currently living in Asheville, NC, I can honestly say that I love the work I do and my life as a whole.  The reason I chose to make a living inspiring and guiding others is because living a bountiful, creative, and connected life has not come easily for me.  I realize this is mostly because I didn't know how to receive support along the way, or what that kind of support event looked like.  By becoming that  presence for others, I feel endlessly nourished, fulfilled, and in service to the Greater Good.  And I say a big YES to being in that place for the rest of my waking life...

Questions are like the window into my Soul.  If my insides are made of soft and tender reflections of this beautiful world, questions are the playful invitations that naturally draw them out to enjoy themselves in the open air. 

When I started out on my trek of self-discovery about 10 years ago, the prominent question whispering to me was, "who am i, really?" I'm not sure what answers I've found to that question, but here's what I have come to know indefinitely...

 

    It is the greatest treasure to be a messenger of songs and other whispers I hear from the ethers, and to be able to share them with care. 

It is beyond humbling to inspire others, and love them into their own realizations as fellow artists and children of the Earth.   

             And it is an inescapable wonder to live the kind of life where all this is the norm.

 

Whoever that makes me, I'm excited to be that person, unapologetically, over and over again :) 

 

asher leigh