When my website (this one you're on) debuted in 2011, I was both ecstatic and
anxious because there were no other websites on consciousness out there. Hard
to imagine now as there are many excellent websites featuring
consciousness topics, which is thrilling to see it evolve into an
important topic. A
lot of blogs back then were focused on self-help, lifestyle, food,
inspiration, crafts, astrology, and more. I hadn’t found a spiritual
website on consciousness, so who knew what would come of this idea.
I started studying astrology in 1993 when I had my first professional reading for my 16th birthday. Then my
spiritual awakening began in 2002, so I had nearly 20 years of
information to start sharing or putting out there – if I was ready? I
felt a surging YES and knew it was time to go for it. Within months, people found this website, signed up for emails, joined the membership area (now closed),
enrolled in astrology classes, and asked for personal sessions. All great
feedback! Good to see that this content was useful and connecting with people.
Yet as my website grew in homepage views and blog sharing, I
started to be targeted by someone with a bigger following who duplicated what I
offered. It could only loosely be called “plagiarism” (in legal terms) yet it
was all too close for comfort to me. It smelled wrong.