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Sarah Love McCoy

December 9, 2014
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Sarah Love Hannah McCoy
Sarah Love Hannah McCoy is changing the world.
What started as a private gifting process, of offering a beautiful hand drawn calendar to her closest friends and family, has grown into a global movement.
Building on the success of her beautiful calendars and inspirational art, last year Sarah started “I Stand for Love Day” and watched the movement sweep the inter-webs and unite people around the globe.
In this Shift Series interview we learn the story behind the movement – and awaken inside of us the kind of hope, inspiration and LOVE that truly can change the world.

Lindsay and Sarah talk about one inspiring woman’s Global LOVE Movement.

Tell us a little about yourself

I am an inspirational artist with a passion for making ordinary life feel precious and magical. For 25 years I’ve been on a healing journey and have explored many modalities and learned from countless teachers.  After moving from Portland, Oregon and Spending the last year on a beach in Mexico, healing, letting go and getting in touch with my purpose have been my main goals in life.
Since then, I’ve moved to St Louis, Missouri where I’ve re-dedicated myself to spreading messages of self-love and unity, uplifting as many human hearts as I possibly can.

What is your philosophy on healing or overcoming health challenges.

My philosophy is always a work in progress. I am constantly seeking new information about the mind, body, spirit relationship. My view is that we humans are infinitely more powerful than we are taught to believe and we do have the power to heal ourselves. Also, there are so many layers and levels going on within reality that we don’t always know the blessings within the health challenges. We don’t always know the deeper purpose of an experience, especially one we wish we weren’t having at the time.  Overcoming a health challenge can be something we do in the moment, like surrendering and trusting in the process or knowing that we are held by the Divine. It can feel like a relief to know that we are not alone.
The biggest thing I try tell myself when in the throes of a health challenge is that ‘this is just a phase’ or ‘this too shall pass’. We can get a diagnosis or have a healing crisis and think ‘this is it. i will be like this for the rest of my life.’ and that is where the despair sets in. Joy accelerates healing and if we can access any amount of joy and try to not fall down the rabbit hole of despair, we can heal ourselves much faster.

How have you used adversity in your life to fuel your commitment to balance and wellness?

Adversity can be a big indicator of our strength. When I’ve gone through healing crisis, it has often driven me to explore new modalities, ask for help, receive love and healing from others. All things I don’t do regularly when I’m feeling good. I have usually become healthier and stronger once I get to the other side of the adversity.

How do you stay healthy, resilient and vibrant?

I am a big fan of moderation. I do not typically respond well to heroic modalities or extreme cleansing.
I meditate, jump on my mini-trampoline and walk the dog daily. I try to journal daily as well and I LOVE to dance and sing. Also, my art revolves around positive mantras, so I try to practice what I preach 🙂

What tips do you recommend for your clients dealing with / healing from illness?

I recommend to everyone that they be nice to themselves. The biggest thing I can offer people is a reminder that self love brings about many miracles. Talking to yourself the way you would your best friend that was sick or in the healing process can be absolutely revolutionary for most of us. Be nice to yourself. Try to find things that are comforting and move in that direction. Even little acts when you are living through something extremely challenging can make a huge difference. For example, if you are having a breakdown and balling in the bathroom floor it is really tough to think about what you can do for yourself, but even grabbing a pillow and continuing on with your tears can make all the difference in the world. It’s little acts of love from our self to our self that can move mountains.

If there was only one thing a person could find the energy and resources to make a priority what would it be?

I call it ‘getting on the table’. Find a healer, massage therapist, acupuncturist, reiki master, someone that you really resonate with and get on their table. Make it a priority to see that person at least once a month. You will benefit tremendously from the healing itself and you also will send yourself a message that you are worthy of that kind of care. It can really speed up healing in many ways.

What is your favorite inspirational quote for healing?

I have two that i really like..
Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.  — Helen Keller

Eventually you will come to understand that love heals everything, and love is all there is.  — Gary Zukav

sarahSarah Love is an inspirational artist and the visionary behind the I Stand For Love Movement.
Say Hi to Sarah and find out how to become a Love Warrior by visiting her website www.istandforlove.com


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