Inspirations: Victoria Hargis

Share2 Tweet Pin +1 Share EmailShares 2 Share2 Tweet Pin +1 Share EmailShares 2AwakenCoachingInspirationsleadershipPowerVictoria HargisComments comments

Inspirations is our ongoing blog series that highlights inspiring people from around the world.

  “We reach deep inside ourselves to accomplish things that may have seemed impossible”

― Victoria Hargis

by Anne-Marie Wiesman

I first met Victoria at Bliss Spiritual Co-op, a non-profit Organization that we both teach workshops and volunteer at. I had also joined her facebook group called “Soul Driven Women Entrepreneurs.” However, I had no idea of her personal story, until I began to add her listing on Healing Connection Network. I casually clicked on her about section of her website to gather a little more information about her for her listing. I had no idea the impact what I was about to read would have on me. I will share what I read below:

“At 30 years old… I began a difficult transition for anyone to ever experience. After seven years as a loyal and faithful wife… I became a young widow with two kids. Later the same year…

One of the most devastating events in a parent’s life happened when I heard the diagnosis that my youngest child was going to die. My young son – Davey – was diagnosed with a severe seizure disorder called Lennox-Gastaut syndrome that caused frequent seizures to occur.

Sadly, the disorder ended up by taking his life by the time he was 13 years old. Like a Christmas ornament dropped from the hands of a child, my life had shattered into a million pieces of glass.

As I stared at the tiny glass shards that littered the floor I realized that I would never be able to put my life back together. I picked up one piece at a time to reconnect the shattered parts of me.

Suddenly it all clicked… the events formed the fabric of my experience for many years. His death and my grief can only be expressed as a life-shattering experience I’ll never forget.

Gluing me back together took a long time. I continued feeling broken until I was able to finally do the inner rebuilding work that needed to be done… Until I finally made up my mind to reclaim the many parts of me I had left behind when I was simply surviving.”

Here is the note I immediately sent to Victoria upon reading her personal story.

“Dear Victoria,

I’ve just read your story and was moved to tears, especially when I got to the part about your son. I worked with a girl with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome when I was younger for three years. She became like family to me and was at Scott and my wedding 6 years ago. I’ve never known or heard of anyone else who has known someone who has been diagnosed with LGS. Doctors have been able to control her seizure’s, but it has been a difficult life for her. I’m so very sorry for the loss of your husband and son. I feel a kinship to you having read your story. I am more inspired than ever by your strength and perseverance, you are an inspiration, and after reading your story I would like to write a piece about you for our ongoing blog series on Healing Connection Network called “Inspirations.”

As I learned more about Victoria and read this beautiful quote from her book, Raw Leadership: Awaken Your Power Within

“Like a Christmas ornament dropped from the hands of a child, my life had shattered into a million pieces of glass. As I stared at the tiny glass shards that littered the floor I realized that I would never be able to put my life back together. I picked up one piece at a time to reconnect the shattered parts of me.”

Suddenly it all clicked… the events formed the fabric of my experience for many years. His death and my grief can only be expressed as a life-shattering experience I’ll never forget.

Gluing me back together took a long time. I continued feeling broken until I was able to finally do the inner rebuilding work that needed to be done… Until I finally made up my mind to reclaim the many parts of me I had left behind when I was simply surviving.”

Victoria shares a little more about her personal story here: Sometimes life is difficult. Silently suffering, as I watched my life being spent on just surviving. It took me over 15 years to finally find the first steps to freedom. So I get it, the sleeplessness, the caution, not trusting yourself. I didn’t go to war, war came to me. Childhood trauma, sexual assault, murdered husband, brain-injured child with terminal illness. I just kept surviving. I had forgotten how to smile to laugh. I thought I was smiling but I was frozen. Lot’s of meditations, energy work and I still felt like I was missing something. When I started doing the techniques from Prolympian on myself, I woke one morning and realized that the brain was actually sliding into place as a partner of the mind. Using the techniques I was able to clear the unresolved traumas and grief, easing the anxiety. I have my life back.

I think anyone who reads Victoria’s story will certainly be inspired by her ability to pick herself up after such tragedy and loss and reclaim her life, I know I have certainly been inspired by her.

Victoria is an Author, Speaker, Coach and Leadership Expert. She is Certified Life Transition Coach, Prolympian Neurokinesis Coach, PSTEC Level 1 Practitioner, NLP certified, Authentic Speaker Academy for Leadership, Coaching Level 1.

 
 Isn’t she Inspiring?

To learn more about Victoria or to Contact her visit: http://www.victoriahargis.com/

Blessings,

Anne-Marie Wiesman

Anne-Marie is the Founder and CEO of Healing Connection Network and Co-Host of Healing Connection Network Radio Show. She is a Tapping Expert, Hypnotherapist and Reiki Practitioner.  As well as an Author, Advocate and Activist. Anne-Marie is also, the Founder of Follow Your Song a website and blog created to bring Inspiration, Encouragement and Hope to survivors of all forms of abuse. Anne-Marie Volunteers for The Mama Bear Effect an Organization created to bring awareness and prevention of Childhood sexual abuse.  Anne-Marie is on the Board of Directors at Bliss Spiritual Co-op as the Director of Marketing.

Are you or someone you know of doing something Inspiring? To be considered or to nominate someone for our ongoing blog series Inspirations and/or for a possible interview on HCN Radio Show, please click on the Contact us button below.

Comments

comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *