05 Jun Raising Vibration.. A Check-in With Our Founders Personal Journey
Robyn Smith, founded Faithful to Nature 13 years ago out of her garage in the seaside village of Kommetjie with her partner at the time. She was on a mission to make the world a better place and believed that there was so much positive potential in empowering others with an option for more ethical consumption. An unheard-of concept at the time, Faithful to Nature continues to thrive as the number one ethical shopping platform for Southern Africa.
Stepping away from the day-to-day running of the company, handing it over to her experienced management team under the guidance of a new CEO, Robyn keeps one foot in the natural and organics industry directing Faithful, whilst she paves new paths with her other foot.
Today, we take a closer look at how her journey has unfolded and what she is up to in her new adventures.
Robyn, please tell us what you are up to and what has inspired your journey to evolve?
After almost a decade of working tirelessly to encourage people to treat their environment as an extension of themselves, I have repeatedly found myself at a point where it is so clear to me that our relationship with our environment is reflected in our relationship with ourselves.
From this understanding, I have seen that the most sustainable way to create everlasting change in how we treat all that is around us, is to heal ourselves. Naturally, I have found myself becoming evermore impassioned about helping others to recognise their own divinity, to love and treat themselves with more respect. All of this has obviously come about as I have committed to my own path of healing and joy.
For as long as I can remember, I have been searching for ways to connect & know myself at a deeper level. This has always been a very big part of my life, as I am sure our earliest customers will recognise from the way I have always written when addressing the FTN audience. This passion & commitment to my own spiritual path has grown to a point where I’m now able to support others to grow & heal.
From over 20 years of my own spiritual exploration I now use tools that I have personally experienced as having the most impact in my own life. I now run a healing practice where I do one-on-one healings with individuals; run meditations and teach spiritual classes that equip my clients with tools to raise their own vibration and that of their surroundings. I am wholeheartedly passionate about helping others to find their paths to joy and to live the life of their dreams.
How exactly do you support others in their personal healing in your 1:1 sessions?
I have been trained and certified with many tools that have been handed down in an unbroken lineage from master to teacher for the past 3000 years. The key healing practice I recommend clients to start with is called a Life Activation. It’s so profound that it only needs to happen once in your life to have such a long-term impact. It connects individuals to their divine blueprint and heightens their connection to their higher self. It also enables one to bring in and hold more light (positive energy) in their physical body which has benefits in all areas of life. I also do crystal and aura healings to support my clients on their ongoing journey. These sessions offer beautiful support to the stressors of everyday living.
Why Do You Believe Meditation Is So Important?
Everything we need for healing can be found within us. True healing is not about developing co-dependencies and crutches on things external to us. It is about recognising and trusting the divinity within, and in doing so, connecting with the divinity all around us. It’s about learning to go within and find the answers, rather than constantly giving away our power to find the answers outside. Meditation is therefore key in quietening the mind, so that we can hear our souls speak, so that we can connect with our true essence within.
Even 15 minutes of meditation or prayer a day will transform your life. And with meditation or prayer, the simpler the better.
What Tools Do You Impart in Your Spiritual Classes?
I teach 7 different classes. These range from learning to use sacred energy to raise the vibration of your home and work-spaces; learning simple but effective meditation methods to easily and safely expand your consciousness so that you can commune with your higher self; tools to develop and awaken your intuition and much more. I also run custom-tailored programs and classes on how to deal with stress in our lives for small and larger groups (such as companies) – I have a lot of personal experience with being overwhelmed by stress and it brings me great joy to help others move out of these destructive cycles.
Keep in touch with Robyn through her website if you have any questions or would like to learn more about how she can help you.