My Spiritual Awakening



my name is Gallery Brown and my meeting is sold a monthly meeting here in Solebury Pennsylvania or New Hope Pennsylvania and my work is as a leadership coach and I do a lot of writing and speaking and you know it's sort of its exchange because even as I'm saying this I'm still getting used to describing myself in this way for many years most of my life up until about three years ago I had a very high-powered career as an attorney and a lobbyist the last three years has been believers as becoming a new career on your life and I jokingly call my my title my job title chief or director of purposeful life and work and that feels about right so the leaving of my lawyer job to to what I'm doing now is a process sort of like the process of winter becoming spring you know a winter doesn't immediately turn to spring it is a process of becoming and that's what happened for me I became a lawyer before I knew who I was or what I believed and I became a lawyer essentially – for some very crass reasons on primarily to make money and to get out of Brooklyn and I assure you that Brooklyn was not the swanky place it is today there weren't yoga studios and latte shops and all of that it was very much a place that a person wanted to leave and so on that was my priority on but I had one of those moments in a person's life that shifts things and the moment was I was in a really stressful time at work so like many people I decided I was going to take myself on vacation and I went to my one of my very favorite places in New Mexico and I climbed to the top of a very big hill and I took off my backpack and laid back against a log a nurse log and I was just looking up at the sky just chillin and you know and as I looked up I noticed that the clouds were moving and I know what you're probably thinking well duh you know of course clouds move but for me that was a revelation I had I was so nose to the grindstone so about work so about running so about getting ahead I was completely alienated from the natural world which of course meant that I was alienated from myself on and that moment of actually noticing how the clouds move was it was a revelation for me it changed everything and even now today my spiritual practice every day is to look at clouds every day on I find a great sense of the presence of God there on in in the movement of thank you for watching this speaker speak video we release new videos every Thursday so if you'd like to subscribe to the channel that button is over here all the videos we've ever released in the past three years are in this playlist down here and if you'd like to support the project for as little as $1 per video you can check out our patreon that's in the button below thanks a lot

4 comments

  1. Absolutely love the way Valerie talks. So relaxing, I just want to keep listening to her voice. Beautiful story, I can really relate to being moved by clouds.

  2. Thanks Valerie.. We humans share a common bond the sky.One particular stretch of sky beckons my eyes as I am stuck in traffic driving to work reminding me of the greater openess and calm. Thank you for putting your experience into words and sharing it.

  3. Hi Valerie. I was moved with what you had to say and I remembered a very short true story written by Kent Nerburn in his book Small Graces about clouds. The chapter is called The Gifts Of Clouds and only takes a few minutes to read. It is about a blind person and clouds an If you get the chance to read I do not think you will be disappointed.

  4. Wow! Awesome video and such a fantastic journey Valerie:) Keep looking up into the clouds:) Thanks for sharing!🌞🌵

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