The Path to Spiritual Realization.

Savannah LeClaire Start Date: Oct 26, 2017 - End Date: Apr 25, 2018
  • Lake Louise, AB, Canada

My Travel Story

by: Savannah LeClaire Start Date: Oct 26, 2017 - End Date: Apr 25, 2018
This path has been the most exhilarating, traumatic and yet most beautiful experience. Approximately a year ago, is when I started to get serious about spirituality. I had undergoed serious amount of tramatic events that led me here, and led me to the awakenings that had prompted me to learn more. 
     While going through the worst times of my life, I became to question everything in my surroundings; "Why is this happening to me?", "What is the point?", "Why do we suffer? This can not be what God wants.", and so on and so forth. I will not get into the specifics about the traumatic events since that is not the thesis of this small narrative. However, I did encounter two acute "awakenings" within the past few years within these adjacent, traumatic events.
     It started when I had this deep feeling of I am loved and something big is going to happen despite that amount of pain and suffering. I felt closer to God more than I have ever been. This distinct feeling inside, would not go away (it still hasn't gone away). Especially when I was outside, with my family or simply enjoying a relaxing lunch with a great friend. I wanted more of this feeling. "How can I feel more of this?" At first, I tried to getting into Catholic churches but quickly discovered that, that was NOT for me. Later that spring is when I stumbled upon The Power of Now and A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle. My life had changed forever. 
     I dedicated my entire summer to reading his books and practicing. It seemed a bit easier to me than it had to other people I had talked about it with. Why? I do not think it is because I think "I am smarter" or "I am special". I feel it is not that at all. Reflecting back, I experienced something I never heard of anyone experience before. It was sort of an epiphany. I remember laying on my fathers couch in a deep, deep depression. I wanted to throw myself off a bridge in consequence of my body being FILLED with greif and loss. After laying there for some time, I remember thinking "I am going to lay here until everything is over. I do not care if I lose my job, or everything I think that matters", and at that very moment, my window slammed shut and a wave of peace encompassed my entire body. I was free of this grief. Where did this peace come from, and where did the pain go? I have no idea! But that was my first and not my last "epiphany". After the epiphany, I started to notice this "knew knowledge" in a sense. It felt like something cracked open, or this sense of awakeness.
     So, I dedicated my entire 2017 summer to educating myself through his sign-posts because it not only felt right, but something led me here. Every word and every explanation made sense. 
     I was in the last chapter of A New Earth when something extraordinary, and yet an incomprehensable thing had happened where everything did not look like what I thought everything looked like. It was like my point of view was refocused, and my knoweldge of everything was ripped away just for a split second. I am not sure why, but the next week after that glimpse, I went into another deep depression because of this glimpse of "nothing matters". It scared me. Or at least it scared the person who I thought I was.
     A long story short, my name is Savannah, 21 years old. I study psychology full-time now, after going into this spiritual transformation. My goal is to work as a Transpersonal Psychologist to facilitate others into their awakenings. I started a fundmytravel fundraiser, so I can study not only books written by Eckhart Tolle but study WITH Eckhart Tolle in Alberta, CA. To expand the self-discovery path through this week long educational retreat with the greatest spiritual teacher and pass along the message. Thank you so much for reading and for the generous donations! 

  • Lake Louise, AB, Canada


  • Us.

    This trip is not even about me, it is about us.