The Polygamist's Daughter

Stories, Reflections and Conclusions of Life on the Inside


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I’m Up-Leveling Again

It’s been a while since I last connected with you and here’s why. I am up-leveling again in the game of life.  To be more precise, I am resurrecting who I am really here to be.

Resurrection stems from the word serge. It is a resurgence of energy. 

I am experiencing a resurgence of energy that I haven’t felt in a few years. Here is why; I was trying to be someone I am not. At the very least, I was afraid to be more of who I am. Several months ago I started asking myself, “Where is that passion for life I had a few years ago? What happened to jumping out of bed, excited to start a new day? Why do I feel like I am treading water and stuck in a whirlpool?” Then the answer came to me. It started showing up everywhere. The reason I was feeling stuck is because I was slightly off path. The insight came to me that if I would just move back over a couple of feet and get back on track, everything would start flowing again.  I’m not talking about the flow of money. Financially I am better off than I have been since before the last recession, this is more about being in the flow of life and really feeling alive.

After seeing the signs everywhere I am now back on track. This time with an up-leveling in understanding a few more years of wisdom.

Several years ago I came to the understanding that my purpose as a messenger is to teach spiritual freedom. I even went so far as to begin branding myself as the “Spiritual Liberation Catalyst.” I wrote my book, Transcending Fear, in perfect alignment with this message of freedom and even had readers tell me how much my book had changed their lives. Then I decided I needed to figure out how to turn my message into a moneymaker. There is certainly nothing wrong with that.  Money is a necessity and in the hands of love it can change the world. But, what happened for me is that in the process of trying to create a beautiful brand for the mainstream, I forgot about my message to the stream I am here to teach and I lost my own flow.

What I am getting around to saying after all of that, is that I am returning to what I am here to teach. I am here to teach spiritual freedom, which is so much bigger than personal self-worth, and so much more valuable in my perspective.

Tweetable: Self-worth and being in full ownership of your worthiness, is a part of spiritual freedom and can only be achieved after digging through the layers of false beliefs that hold your spirit and self-worth captive.

Over the next few weeks I will be working with my branding and design guru, Chelsey Marie, to create a new brand that reflects who I really am and what I am really here to teach. I am no longer afraid to step out on the leading edge of thought and speak my truth.  Some of you may disagree with my teachings and perspectives and go running for the hills, and some of you will say to yourself, “It’s about time someone has the courage to say these things,” and feel so inspired by my words that you want to share them with your friends.  I am not attached to either one because I am here to teach, pure and simple. How my words are received are up to the receiver.

This time next month you can expect a fabulous new brand and a new free gift to inspire your mind, heart, body and spirit and begin you on the path to spiritual freedom.

Until next time, find courage, trust yourself and be free!

Victoria_Reynolds


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How Are You Using Your Story?

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As a little girl it never crossed my mind that I would be sharing my story with the world. The concept of writing for any other reason than school work wasn’t even in my realm of understanding. In fact, the idea of writing my story didn’t even come into my thought process until my mid-twenties when I promised myself that someday I would write my story. This is why I am now such a proponent of children learning what is possible with words.

Every year my children’s elementary school puts on a Young Writer’s Conference. It is an all-day production with guest speakers and authors who come to share their gifts and get kids really excited about the unlimited possibilities of writing. This is one of the biggest days of the school year where parent’s step in and go all out, decorating the school to make it a truly memorable event.This year’s theme is “What’s Your Story?”

I love this theme, almost beyond words. We all have stories, some painful, some beautiful, and all of them worthy of telling. Every story has the potential to inspire those around us once we learn to see our story with love. And yes, every story is eventually worth loving.

Recently I was invited to share my story with Maria Shriver in her new online magazine, The Shriver Report, a magazine dedicated to the emotional, physical and financial wellbeing of women. Once upon a time I dreaded telling my story, at least parts of it, out of fear of how I would be judged. Now I openly share they whole thing, good and bad, because I know that in sharing my story I inspire others to see what is possible in their own lives.

Stories can, and will, change the world. What’s your story and how are you using it? Do you use it to complain about everything that has gone wrong in your life? Or are you using it to inspire yourself and others as you face your past with a new perspective?

Click here to read my story on The Shriver Report.


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Remembering My Magnificence

For the past four and half years I have found myself in an amazing transformational journey. At first it was not so amazing as my entire life began crumbling around me and I wondered if and how I would ever find my foothold again. Everything I had spent my life working for no longer worked and much of my life stopped making sense. Somewhere in my thirties I forgot who I was and I thought I had arrived at who I wanted to be. Then it all came crumbling down.

I had known for most of my adult life that I would someday write about my story of growing up in polygamy. And after being introduced to self-improvement books in the 1980’s I set an intention with myself that someday after I found success I would write a self- improvement book. It would be my way of saying thank you to those who had helped me find my emotional freedom and a guidebook for others who were searching for theirs. The book about growing up in polygamy has been a work in progress for over twelve years, there I said it. I could not understand until recently why I was unable to finish this book and now I understand. I wasn’t ready, and the perspective to write it from needed the fine tuning that only comes with inner transformation and enlightenment. The self-improvement book birthed itself unplanned in the middle of writing the story of my childhood. I had forgotten about my intention to write the self-improvement book until a few months ago, several months after I published the book. Further evidence that intentions work, we just don’t always know the timing that causes them to manifest.

One other intention I had set for myself over the past few years was not to write or talk about my childhood or polygamy until I could communicate through the eyes of love. While the name of this blog indicates that my focus is on polygamy that was not my intention. I am not the expert on polygamy from an adult perspective and can never profess to be. I did not live it or feel the pain in my heart of sharing my husband. And yet I did see the pain it caused my parents and those closest to me, and I understand why they chose to live it under the guise of love and through religious coercion. Long after I left home I felt the guilt and shame that came with not living up to God’s expectation of me to live this, His most sacred law. And for many years I lived with the question of whether I would spend an eternity in Hell for letting Him down. I now see polygamy for the imbalance that it creates and that in the free-will-choice we are all guaranteed, many do and will continue to make choices that cause them pain and suffering for the promise of eternal exaltation.

My intention for writing this blog was to share stories about my childhood and how the lessons I have learned in the last four plus years of my transformational journey can help others in seeing their past with new eyes. While I support those who are out fighting the fight to breakdown religious tyranny, bring about global human rights and expose the harms against humanity in the name of religion, standing in the trenches fighting the fight is not in alignment with my higher purpose. My purpose in all of my writing, speaking, mentoring, and filmmaking is to uplift those who are fighting the fight, to remind them of who they are and why they fight for all of humankind. For a very long time I felt alone in the discussion of religion and how it is no longer necessary for the ascension of humanity. Now I know that there are many who are telling this truth, which frees me up to return my focus to my heart’s work. The work of inspiring those who are ready to open their minds, hearts and souls to their own greater possibilities. To let them see that the veil of separation is nothing more than an illusion and that we are all truly magnificent.