Born in Zimbabwe (The Rhodesia 1962) Lynda was privileged to grow up with immense freedom, to run and play, adventure and community.
One of 4 siblings (5 actually) Lynda found herself to be the “odd one out”… third child of 5 (5th child was given up for adoption). Our family was a good family, my Mother was a young mother, having her first child at 16 years old. In those days it was the proper thing to do – to marry! My Mum lived her years of marriage almost from inception within severe adultery. Never really knowing chosen love and loyalty.
My parents divorced after 16 years of marriage and my father married his “girlfriend” who we came to love as our other mother over the next 30 years. My Mother and Step Mother became close friends, and were till they died in the same year on the same farm where they had lived for 6 years. You see my father still made sure my Mum was taken care of, and I am deeply grateful for that.
At the age of 19 I myself became a mother, and I share here that it was such a blessing in my life. For the first time in my life, I had this beautiful being who chose me to be his Mum, needed me and was close to me.
The death of my parents was very traumatic and loosing them all in the same year absolutely tore our family apart. I didn’t just lose my parents I lost my whole family.
There is nothing like death to SHOW the truth of a family. Our truth was dark and devastating. Our sibling connection was shattered, however what was revealed was that there was never a significant connection anyway.
Moving on, how does this bring me to Life Coach Lynda… well my search for connection and love brought me to this place. You see I searched for this everywhere. Some places not so healthy and other places were within religion. I learned however the love and connection is found within you, for you, by you…
Your relationship with yourself, is the beginning of everything. God created us and everything, we have life because of creation, however deeper than that for me was this journey inward to realise, and own my own very important place in my own evolution into my divine destiny. My destiny to help others through my own wounds and journey. You can only help others when you have owned and healed which can be a life long journey…your own wounds. Within your wounds are your greatest gifts – as a fellow teacher shares – Let your mess become your message” We all have a mess, and we all have a valuable message.
I lost myself in this search, looking outside of myself for the answers that lay within myself. It was this long journey that I set out on aged 26, when I divorced my first husband 10 months after we were married. I switched off and that was it I was gone, not into myself mind you, into the arms of another man, who then became my second husband. We were blessed to have 3 beautiful children
Top be continued