I experienced a radical awakening over a six month period beginning in 2011 when I hit a rockbottom in my life. For the first time ever, I prayed and asked for guidance, and made the decision that I was finished with suffering. Forever. I became willing to open myself up to something greater than what I knew in this physical world. Love became a catalyst for my healing, my growth and awakening to my mission to serve.
Born to American Buddhist parents who embraced all things Eastern, I grew up on a macrobiotic diet, and alternative medicine like homeopathy and Chinese herbs, nestled in the mountain town Boulder, Colorado.
I was never interested in becoming a Buddhist. I had my own path to pioneer, but I was unaware of this for many years. A different way of seeing the world, meditation and spiritual books were always available to me, but I wasn’t ready to listen.
Within a couple years of moving to New York City to begin my career in publishing, my happiness + health declined and the first of the pillars of my life began to crumble, beginning with my health. As a highly sensitive person with my heightened levels of awareness, my unsustainable lifestyle began wreaking havoc on my mind + body, which manifested as an onslaught of physical and emotional ailments. At the same time, there was a longing and desire within me to do work that was meaningful. I knew I was meant for something more, but I felt trapped and confused.
A deep knowing and fire within me that was burning to make a large impact on the world, guided me to leave the job and blaze a new trail, pioneering a path I never knew could exist.
I healed my physical ailments through the holistic approach my parents taught me and left behind the career I once coveted, to begin working with clients in my transformational programs and step into a larger mission that was still unfolding. Within two years, the final pillar crumbled, and in a pocket of deep pain during a rockbottom breakup, my spiritual transformation began.
It was in my darkest hour that I became willing to listen. Stepping out of what some would call the Dark Night of the Soul, I began to live and apply the spiritual teachings, transforming my life from the inside out in ways I never thought possible. Miracles began to occur daily.
The baseline of my transformation was that I chose to stop believing in illusions and start putting my faith in reality, which was a radical purification of all my fears and limiting beliefs and a return to the truth of the love within me. Dissolving separation and reconnecting with love was my path to freedom.
ONLY LOVE IS REAL.
I cultivated a level of happiness I’d never experienced before and it was amidst the chaos and struggle. When I realized happiness was a choice I could make in any moment—and was not circumstantial—it was the most liberating thing I’d ever experienced. Life never looked the same and it was from this place that a dream started unfolding, bigger than I could have imagined, as I left behind my fear-based reality that had only one antidote: Love.
Through reconnecting with my true self, my mission hatched.
I awakened to my responsibility on the planet. Happiness is our purpose, and this is because our purpose is to serve. As we become happy, we are able to serve on a higher level because it’s a ripple effect of love, positively affecting everyone around us and we awaken to our life’s purpose–our mission.
BE A LOVE PIONEER.
My mission is to make love a global force, awakening all willing hearts and minds by sharing the tools and teachings that awakened me to my best self.
I believe we all have a purpose that we’re meant to wake up to as we shed the shrouds of doubt and fear—and as we do, our gifts and passions are revealed and activated, and our purpose is to share them with the world–to be LOVE IN ACTION. As we choose love over fear, we become a love pioneer; the aliveness of this world cracks open to us and we live a life beyond our wildest dreams.
Jennifer Kass is a global spiritual mentor, love pioneer and speaker. Jennifer’s mission is to make love a global force, awakening all willing hearts and minds, to create a world that works for everyone. Jennifer guides clients in one-on-one transformational programs using practical spiritual tools that provide a gateway to your inner happiness, and a holistic approach integrating diet + lifestyle changes, for a radical shift. Jennifer shares her message through her weekly blogs and podcast, live events, one-on-one mentoring, as a writer for WellandGoodNYC, The Daily Love, and MindBodyGreen and other well-known blogs, TV and radio appearances. A former editor at Allure magazine, Jennifer holds a degree in Journalism from the University of Colorado and is a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City.