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ellany writer fountain penInspiring Stories of Surrender, Reclamation and Freedom

With practical tools on how to navigate identity crises, creativity and lifestyle freedom through joy, grit and grace.


About the Author • Ellany Lea is a success coach, master freedompreneur, and modern mystic.
She writes about adventures in re-collecting the 4 types of knowing.


Latest Stories

By Ellany Lea   •   Dec 15, 2020   •   8 Min Read

All these spiritual flues, energetic ascensions, and mystical experiences, I never asked for any of them. Did I? I feel like I made a heap of choices before coming to Earth, but I can't remember most of them. Would I have lived differently if I remembered those choices?

By Ellany Lea   •   Dec 8, 2020   •   9 Min Read

Midway through my certification, I developed the ability to feel what my clients were feeling, but 2-3 days before they felt it. Hearts were cracked open and mended with grace. But just because you can, doesn't mean you should...

By Ellany Lea   •   Dec 1, 2020   •   9 Min Read

I literally smacked into this career identity, which would lead to a love at first sight partnership 6 years later. The studio was up and running in 3 weeks time! But it's true what they say: if you're gonna fail, fail fast. But first, try everything 3 times.

By Ellany Lea   •   Nov 24, 2020   •   9 Min Read

I could have coasted through this semi-retirement lifestyle for decades, but my soul yearned and cried for deeper meaning and broader contribution. "F*ck you, soul! Why can't you just be content?!?" Ah, but a smooth sea never made a skilled sailor...

By Ellany Lea   •   Nov 17, 2020   •   15 Min Read

For the first time in my life, I felt seen for who I am, not for what I'd achieved. I had no idea that I had walked into the alchemical fire that would forge me from a freedom seeker into a liberator. All triggered by a date who stood me up!

By Ellany Lea   •   Nov 10, 2020   •   12 Min Read

This career identity too twice as long to let go than to build. I resented the Universe for calling me onto a new path, which I didn't even ask for it, and for making something I adored feel like such a drag.

By Ellany Lea   •   Nov 3, 2020   •   9 Min Read

This career was dreamier than the previous dream career. If I let it go there will be nothing left. It'd be years before I'd know that when you reach the end of your rope, the Universe intervenes. Not to hand you a new rope (that would be too easy), but to...

By Ellany Lea   •   Oct 27, 2020   •   11 Min Read

I lined up 5 interviews in 5 days in New York City, got on a plane, got a job offer and apartment on Day 6, flew home on Day 7 to pack and moved my entire life to NYC on Day 8. That is what "all in" looked like.

By Ellany Lea   •   Oct 20, 2020   •   9 Min Read

For the first time in my life I followed my heart, not what was demanded of me. I decided I wanted to do good as a career, it was destined for me. I would learn the hard way that destiny is not a destination.

By Ellany Lea   •   Oct 15, 2020   •   9 Min Read

Go ahead, put on the golden shackles, I am ready to become the work ox and ATM machine I was born to be. It be another 12 years before I'd learn about "spiritual aridity" and how the cost of misery is too high a price to pay.

By Ellany Lea   •   Oct 6, 2020   •   6 Min Read

I felt mad making a career 180 and starting over from scratch at this point. Who walks away from job offers and amazing female mentors?!? It'd be another 9 years before I discerned: Just because you can, doesn't mean you should.

By Ellany Lea   •   Sep 29, 2020   •   6 Min Read

Someone out there is able to study the cosmos thanks to aerospace telescope parts that I made with my two bare hands. But keeping the awe of the cosmos in my heart isn't the same as spending an entire career climbing uphill toward an impenetrable "Boys Club."

By Ellany Lea   •   Sep 22, 2020   •   6 Min Read

I did a career 180 when I went into banking, thinking I'd finally become the best white man and eldest son I was supposed to be. Ha! In the end, only three things matter: one of them is letting go of things not meant for you.

By Ellany Lea   •   Sep 15, 2020   •   7 Min Read

I had never touched any kind of industrial machinery before, but my aluminum coupling turned out better than my mentor's. But that career would have been an over-compensation for the career that my dad loss.

By Ellany Lea   •   Sep 8, 2020   •   6 Min Read

I made websites just because, out of pure joy, pure curiosity, pure creativity. Then people started paying me for it. Who knew that would happen?!? But with every gain, there is great loss...

By Ellany Lea   •   Sep 1, 2020   •   8 Min Read

Navigating identity crisis, non-conformity and freedom requires a soul with stamina. "The price is high, the reward is great." May these stories of my 16 career identity re-inventions inspire you to make brave leaps of faith, examine your choices with awe, and surrender to the unfolding of your unique path.

By Ellany Lea   •   Aug 26, 2020   •   7 Min Read

Are you faced with an uncomfortable "Now what?!?" every time you've achieved a milestone? You thought you'd ecstatic, but instead are fogged in doubt and uncertainty of "Is this all there is?" Then it's time to make a Post-it Wall of Greatness!

By Ellany Lea   •   Aug 19, 2020   •   4 Min Read

Once day, I woke out of a PTSD stupor and wanted to celebrate that liberation with a grand gesture. Bam, it hit me: legally changing my first and last name to my soul's true name would do the trick!

By Ellany Lea   •   Aug 12, 2020   •   6 Min Read

"I want you to achieve what I never achieved. I want you to be somebody in the eyes of the world so that I too can be somebody through you. Don't disappoint me, I sacrificed so much for you. [...]"

By Ellany Lea   •   Aug 5, 2020   •   5 Min Read

People laugh at the hopeful because, and it would take another several years until I realized the reason, it takes an insanely high amount of creativity, trust and consciousness to sustain hope.

By Ellany Lea   •   Jul 29, 2020   •   7 Min Read

The Hero slays dragons to regain power, while The Heroine slays dragons to regain wholeness. But what happens after they return home, powerful and whole? That's when The Liberator's Journey begins to turn a freedom seeker into a liberator.

By Ellany Lea   •   Jul 22, 2020   •   7 Min Read

I knew something was missing from The Hero's Journey. I found the missing piece in Maureen Murdock's The Heroine's Journey, an alternate quest mechanism from abandoned girl to reclaimed goddess.

By Ellany Lea   •   Jul 15, 2020   •   8 Min Read

Understand the mechanism of The Hero's Journey will ensure your safe passage from lone outcast to victorious warrior. This is the story of my quest, taking my coaching business to 16 countries in 16 weeks.

By Ellany Lea   •   Jul 8, 2020   •   2 Min Read

Leena moved 11 timezones to find career success... and love found her too! So blessed was she... until tides shifted and her wanderlust adventure turned into a prison of her heart. If tides can shift so fast, then how do you anchor yourself?