ENCOURAGING, EMPOWERING AND INSPIRING A BEAUTIFUL GENERATION TO EMBRACE AND LOVE YOUR FLAWS. “DON’T BE AFRAID TO SHOW THE WORLD EXACTLY WHO YOU ARE!”
“BELIEVE AND BECOME is an place for people to discover what it is they want in this life. By the power of positive thought and believing “I CAN” you will become. Whether it’s health, prosperity, success, Love, balance, you can have whatever you focus your heart and mind on, and beyond. I dedicate sharing my experiences to inspire individuals with or without disabilities to live happier, healthier and more fulfilled lives and BEcome who you are meant to be….”
From Chauntal, written 03/23/2009, just 5 days after she lost her left hand in a car accident….
Determined to change Lives.
“I GIVE MY LEFT HAND. I HURT, I CRY, I FEEL, I LOVE, I’M ALIVE…THANK YOU FOR I AM HEALING. I’M NOT AFRAID TO SHOW THE WORLD EXACTLY WHO I AM…” On MARCH 18, 2009 I BEGAN TO LIVE, TO REALLY LIVE!!! I AM IN THE HIGHEST OF SPIRITS BECAUSE OF ALL THE LOVE AND SUPPORT I’VE RECIEVED, IT’S BEAUTIFUL! YOU all are what keep me going stronger than ever! During this grieving and painstaking process of accepting my new life, I feel so enlightened and uplifted from your kindness and belief in me. Yes it is altered, but in the grand scheme of things, only slightly altered. How slightly is entirely up to ME over the coming months and years.
“TAKE MY HAND BUT PLEASE DON’T TAKE MY MIND NOR MY SOUL.” He chose me because He is not finished with me. As I’ve been told over the years, I now see clearly that “Life does not put things in front of you that you are unable to handle”. MY LEFT HAND WAS TAKEN FROM ME. I don’t know the WHY but I am discovering a new reality…IT’S NOT WHAT I LOST, IT’S WHAT I’VE BEEN GIVEN; A CAPACITY TO GIVE LIGHT, LOVE & INSPIRATION TO OTHERS. The gift of perspective.
I am overwhelmed with gratitude; I can still feel, SEE, touch, DANCE, sing, WRITE, teach, APPRECIATE music, ACT, have a FAMILY of my own, I CAN LOVE…I TRUST that I am exactly where I am meant to be. I EMBRACE THIS PAIN FOR IT IS WEAKNESS LEAVING MY BODY. I do not fall victim because I know my POSITIVITY, BELIEF & TRUST WILL OVERSHADOW IN THE END. TRUST.
Hours before the traumatic incident I enjoyed my 3 hour hike like any other day and asked the universe to free me; help me find the beautiful, confident, strong Chauntal I use to know and LOVE. Identity felt something far less than that which I AM. As I continued to question the value of my life & seek happiness outside myself, I felt I was experiencing life with my eyes closed. And maybe it’s the nature of my work, most say…I say it’s a battle that young boys a and girls across the universe struggle with to conform to media/society’s idea of what it means to be successful. And as of March 18, 2009, that very traumatic day, I FEEL MORE BEAUTIFUL, EMPOWERED, INSPIRED, ALIVE AND AT PEACE WITH CHAUNTAL THAN EVER BEFORE, with 1 hand, who would have thought Life is meant to be lived & lived abundantly!…and it’s not a matter of how it can or will manifest. It’s trusting creative insticts & having crystal clear vision* I now see what use to be invisible to me.
I AM CHANGE. I ASPIRE TO BE “AN INSPIRATION TO THIS GENERATION AND A LIGHT SHINING THROUGH THE SOULS OF MANY”.
As an actress, I ultimately do what I do to inspire and impact even just one life. My story & outlook has inspired more lives than I ever imagined. I FOUND MY VOICE OF PURPOSE! “Petty” doesn’t exactly exist in my life any more..truly insignificant. Renewal & Balance.
Remember this is A CELEBRATION OF LIFE, for us ALL my friends…let us Celebrate and FLOURISH together. Let us focus on being receptive to a world that provides rather than a world that restricts. Let’s decide today to live in abundance; infinite possibilities!!! WE will be the difference in a world of War, Anger and Hate as we project PEACE, HARMONY & LOVE.
I press forward accepting myself for who I AM knowing that what I have can & will change the WORLD.
“The way in which we think of ourselves has everything to do with how our world sees us…when u change the way u look at things, the things u look at change.” LIVE. LOVE. LIFE. … BELIEVE AND BECOME.