From Tough Luck to Two TEDx

“Life is not merely a series of meaningless accidents or coincidences. But rather it is a tapestry of acts that culminate in an exquisite, sublime plan.” - Serendipity (film)

Part 3 of 3: Creating Luck – Writing your own Story

This post is part two of a three-part series on Creating from Spirit – our journey from Serendipity to Synchronicity to Story. And as we shared stories of magic on our journey, people would line up after our presentations to ask us, “Can you teach me? How did you do what you did? Why are you ladies so…lucky?” We thought we’d share our own awareness-awakening – how we literally, and figuratively – journeyed from getting lucky, to being lucky, to creating our own luck.

Over the last two posts, we shared with you how a series of serendipitous events led us to a journey, filled with synchronicities.

You’ve shared your moments of both incidences with us, and together we’ve explored the mysterious and sublime forces of the Universe.

“Life is not merely a series of meaningless accidents or coincidences. But rather it is a tapestry of acts that culminate in an exquisite, sublime plan.” - Serendipity (film)

We thought we’ve nailed life down to a series of serendipities that lead you onto your destined path, and synchronicities to keep you on the path.

We thought we were the lucky ones who had the Universe watching out for us, sending us signs, serendipities, and synchronicities along our way.

Until Feb 9th, 2012, when we landed in Los Angeles Airport with our 2 bicycles and 4 panniers.

We began running out of luck.

The first signs came as a series of rejections in our email inbox. We got a NO from every single school and organization we wanted to speak at.

It was unusual because we’d spoken at no less than 400 events in 4 different languages around the world.

“This is nothing!” We told ourselves.

After all, we’re known for making things happen.

We worked harder.

We googled for organizations which were more aligned to our cause. We arranged face-to-face meetings. We showed up to check out event spaces. We cold-called event organizers.

We reached out.

We private messaged friends and friends of friends we’ve met on our round-the-world trip to connect us with people they knew. We reached out to fellow dreamers, fellow speakers, fellow travelers, fellow heart-centered beings.

Finally, the efforting paid off.

A cafe resonated with our cause and offered to host a speaking event with us. 15 people showed up that day. They shared their deepest desires and dreams with us.

Relieved that we’ve broken our drought of speaking events, we were deeply grateful. Bearing witness to the sacred stories of people’s hopes and dreams is not a privilege we take for granted.

Yet, we went home that evening, feeling totally disconnected – with ourselves.

We’d labored through the stories we were sharing, as if they were not our own experiences.

This had never happened to us before.

It felt like we’d hit an invisible wall; which was growing thicker by the moment and now pushing against us.

We knew without a doubt, that our path of pure luck and goodness was on the other side of this wall.

So when hacking through the wall didn’t work, we were determined to dissolve it with stronger intentions and higher vibrations.

We did our meditation, yoga, and morning ritual diligently. Even though we only had 4 bicycle panniers of belongings at that time, we went through every single item and decluttered our space. We set powerful intentions; breathed, thought, act positively; and trusted deeply.

A popular yoga studio in LA offered to host our event. We were so grateful for the partnership! So we went all out and marketed it like there was no tomorrow.

On the day of the event, we meditated and said our OMs. We arrived at the studio with our hearts wide open.

Not a single soul

No one came. Not a single soul. Nada. Ziltch.

And it just went downhill from there.
Our trusty laptop RIP-ed on us.
Our filming equipment broke down.
Our inbox remained void of good news.

Everything broken down

We began doubting ourselves.
We began picking fights with each other – over what lunch to eat (yep).
We began wondering…

Intuition and unwavering faith were our superpowers. We’ve used them to create supergood. Why do they no longer work?

Maybe this is it. It’s all we were ever mean to accomplish. And we should accept it in gratitude and be at peace. Seriously???

We used to be master manifestors. Did we run out of good luck?

As this invisible wall closed in on us, we contemplated quitting.

It was at this time when we apprenticed with a Native American Shaman we’d met earlier on our journey.

In the following 18 months we trained with him, we did not learn a single ritual, incantation, or medicine formula. Instead, we sat with him in classes, held space for the students, and observed as everyone else identified their blocks, healed and moved past them.

We poured our energies into serving, and tried our best to put our life’s work behind us.

One evening after class, our teacher sat us down and said, “Let’s look at your business.”

And so began our spiritual journey – to access, heal, and release – the very experiences that’d built up the invisible wall over time.

Long story short. The wall that we’ve fought, resented, and eventually surrendered to, fell away that very night.

We identified the precise incident that created that wall, the agreement that’d kept us entrapped, and the lesson we’d signed up to learn.

Using the process our teacher showed us, we were able to release the negative energy imprints that’d kept us stuck and limited our creative abilities until then.

Our second TED Talk

A week later, we received an email in our inbox – CONGRATULATIONS! You’ve been invited to speak at TEDxEastsidePrep. Shortly after, we received another email – CONGRATULATIONS! You’ve been invited to speak at TEDxWWU.

Our teacher told us, “You as Spirits create your own experiences. Every one of them. You two should know better by now.”

We understood it as: We’re our own playwrights. We write our own life’s script. We have the right to choose our own path, write our own stories into the future.

We thought we’d mastered that concept already.

But he wasn’t not talking about that.

He’d meant:

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Our script, our life story – where we chose to be born, which family we chose to be born into, what kind of childhood experiences we had, what career we chose to do, who we chose to marry, which path we set ourselves on – all these scenarios in the script were already written before we were born – when we were still spirits without a physical body form.

Who wrote them? We did.

Not fate. Not destiny. Not some mysterious force out there.

All the serendipities and synchronicities we’d experienced, was the Universe aligning its resources with our script.

It’s the Universe giving us what we’d decided we wanted.

Woah. Yes, take a moment and let it sink in.

We had our minds blown, right there, too.

From that moment on, we dived deeper into our paths:

    We learnt to access that script, that story, that “sublime plan” that’s continuously evolving.


    We learnt to spiritually (re)write a more empowering story for ourselves moving forward.


    We learnt to create

consciously and accurately

    , the future we wanna live in.

We learned how to create our own luck – serendipities and synchronicities included.

Within the year that followed, we successfully produced a series of multimedia storytelling events for immigrant, refugee and people of color communities in different cities.

We rekindled hope, inspired possibilities, and realigned our work with our souls’ calling.

We've let our story become the very reasons that inspire the biggest dreams in communities that have been traditionally undermined and under-served.

We upped our game in our work.
We reached into communities we cared deeply about.
And our income increased ten-fold within that year.

Not only have we learned to unstuck our own business to welcome more success and prosperity into our lives, we were able to increase the impact we make in the lives of others.

Now, we’re ready to help you do the same.

Unstuck your business, Unlimit your life

If you’ve followed us this far…
If what you’ve read has struck a chord within you
If our story resonates with you at a soul-stirring level

We’d love to chat with you!

Book your complimentary consult with us to see how we can help you step into your full power and bring the work you’re here to do to the next level.

We look forward to having a soulful conversation with you. Here’s to creating your own luck!

Believe in your own luck,

P.S. If you know someone who needs help getting out of a rut – a friend, colleague, or client – please forward this post. After all, luck shared is luck doubled! ;)

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