Featured Artist of The Month - Blake Freedom

Happy June!! This month I am excited to share with you the story of Blake Freedom. I've been following her for so many years, seeing grow into her true-self and seeing how her business came to flourish. She has this amazing smile that every time i see her on social media, she makes me smile too. :) I've recently had a session with her and it was very eye-opening. I was very happy I reached out to her. She gave me a lot of tools to work with and the session was beautifully summed up with a email sent to me after we where done. My love for EFT started growing again. Let's get to meet Blake!

Please tell us about yourself. 

I’m Blake Freedom, “The Queen of EFT” and I help Lightworkers heal their trauma, anxiety and PTSD through my Tapping Technique “Intuitive Tapping™” so they can embrace their authentic selves and create the life of their dreams. I do this through my coaching practice, teaching programs and social media. I am so passionate about this tool that I have personally used to help heal my anorexia, depression, social anxiety and to manifest incredible things. My Mission is to get it into the hands (literally) of 1 million people. It is a simple, self-applicable, effective tool without side effects (except feeling better)! 

I struggled for a long time with self-hatred, punishing myself by restricting or purging food and thought about suicide every day while I was growing up, until I sought out treatment at age 25. I knew from a young age I was gay, but also learned very quickly that it was not okay, growing up around religious influence, and learned to stuff down my true self which contributed a lot to my mental health challenges. I grew up around a lot of violence and experienced a lot of trauma, I had no way of coping except through my eating disorder which was the one thing I had control over. 

At my lowest moment, I was barely eating, homeless, living out of my car, struggling with addiction and had planned my suicide. At the very last moment before I went through with it, something washed over me and I realized that if I did this, it was permanent. There was no coming back. It was in that moment that I decided I wanted to live. That there had to be something more to live for and I stayed up all night researching treatment centers. I didn’t want to go to a local hospital and be treated like a child, I wanted to find a holistic LGBTQ friendly center where I could go and get full mind-body-soul treatment and finally heal from the pain that I had struggled with for so long. A week later I was in a center in Tucson, AZ and my life was never the same. In treatment we learned EFT Tapping as a way to cope with triggers after leaving treatment. I was so excited because I had already been using it on and off for years (I learned from Joe Vitale of The Secret) and I learned how to go even deeper with the tool in an Intuitive Way. I continued to use it after treatment, to manifest a home on the beach, heal more triggers that came up, stay healthy, completely let go of my eating disorder and so much more… I began coaching women who were healing from eating disorders and posting EFT videos to my channel. Intuitive Tapping™ was born and my life was never the same.

All these years later I am still helping people heal with EFT and am now taking things to a new level where I am committed to reaching 1 million people through my programs, collaborations, and my EFT Training.  

It took me many, many years of an up and down journey to accept my sexuality. For many years I was out as bisexual because I never even allowed myself to think about the option of being in a monogamous relationship with a woman. I only ever thought about things in terms of a triad or “side pleasure”. There was one woman who came and went from my life over a 7-year period that really made me question things and when I was 34, I finally came out to myself and my loved ones who were very supportive. I wish that I had done the work sooner to stop living for other people’s expectations and fears and embrace what I have always known about myself, but I am happy that I am finally where I am now. I speak about my story and share my own struggle and process of healing so others do not have to wait as long as I did to find internal acceptance and emotional safety so they can live as their authentic selves. 

Where are you originally from? 

I’m originally from Colorado - I moved all over the state when I was young up until High School. I have also lived in Tucson, AZ, metro area of Georgia, Nashville, TN and San Diego, CA. 

How did you start this journey? 

I would say I’ve always been on a journey of exploration, awakening and healing. I knew from a young age that I was different. Not just because I am not straight but also because I was always asking questions, asking why things are the way they are. I remember hating History class because I never understood why we keep repeating the same cycle and wars over and over again and never find a resolution. Almost like no one really wants peace but to just have a power struggle. I always loved Science because it was all about learning and discovery. Even though I grew up around religion, it never sat well with me. I only attached to it out of fear I was going to Hell, mostly because I knew I was different and trying to suppress who I was and “pray the gay away” as many of us have. I was around a lot of turmoil, chaos and trauma growing up. I fought through it and found ways to cope that worked for me at the time, until they didn’t serve me anymore later in life. But ultimately, I was always trying to see beyond what was right in front of me, asking myself questions and developing self-awareness. I think that skill allowed me to get out of situations where I thought it would be the end and kept me going when things seemed impossible. And here I am now! 

Your spirit animal would be? 

This is a great question. I would say Unicorn :) Because I truly believe in magic and mystics and Unicorns are creatures, we believe in yet don’t see and I think that has been a huge theme of my life’s story. Believing in possibilities that seemed out of reach but ultimately came to fruition. 

And to go even further, I would say all animals are my Spirit Animal. I have a very deep connection to animals which is why I am Vegan. I feel their pain -- and they all feel pain -- and it hurts my heart deeply the way we treat them for our own gain and pleasure.

Is there something that you are currently learning to amplify your skills? 

I am always invested in at least one personal development or coaching program at a time. I fully believe in growing myself on a consistent basis. It is my top value. Right now, I’m really focused on deconstructing my beliefs around money and sexuality. Like, why do I believe that certain things are possible for me, but others aren't? Why do I need a reason to be abundant? Who says so? Why can’t I just be abundant because I’m alive? I have also been diving deeper into the concept of “compulsory heterosexuality” which basically means being straight is something our culture tries to force on us as the default. We grow up around media, stories, and visuals everywhere of heterosexuality which makes the self-discovery process very difficult and often results in stories like mine - shoving down truth which manifests as mental, emotional, physical pain and it is taking many years to step into the life we truly desire and feel aligned with. The younger generation has it a bit easier (though not completely and we still have a long way to go) where more communities are available, support groups, movements online. I had no resources in High School, there was no community, I did not fit in anywhere which resulted in almost crippling social anxiety and numbing in several unhealthy ways. 

What inspires your work? 

Knowing that so many people are suffering like I have. Just recently I’ve been watching the docuseries by Oprah and Prince Harry: “The Me You Can’t See” and I am almost brought to tears seeing these stories - and all I can think is “I have to get EFT into the hands of all these people! They can heal themselves; they just don’t know it yet!” Things like that really help me ground in knowing I am here for a reason, and it is my obligation to help educate and teach others about this healing tool that can truly transform their life. Also comments I get on my EFT videos on IG always inspire me, seeing daily that what I am doing is helping people. 

How do you share your artistry with the world? Where can we find out online? 

You can find me on my website www.blakefreedom.com where you can get access to my 21 Days of EFT Healings video course for FREE. I’m also on Instagram: www.instagram.com/blakefreedom where I post a lot of videos, more EFT trainings and talk about my own story and what it’s been like to overcome my own mental health issues.

Do you do this full time or is it more of a hobby? 

This is my full-time gig! I fully committed late last year to doing this full time with the mantra “The Universe Always Has My Back” and it hasn’t failed me!

What do you wish to accomplish by sharing with others your artistry? 

Hope and an example of what’s possible. I have struggled in the depths of darkness. I have thought about - and almost gone through with - suicide which I struggled with daily for most of my life. I struggled with a cannabis addiction for 10 years. I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and my life changed when I chose to get pharmaceutical treatment. I have experienced crippling social anxiety, PTSD, depression, OCD, Tourette’s syndrome, and the trauma of rape. It has been a tough journey, but if I can find healing, anyone can. That is my message, and my gift is the tool that helped me get here. It is by far the most powerful thing I have come across in the 20 years I have been in therapy doing every modality imaginable. 

Please share a beauty routine an older generation passed down to you. 

Hydration! Hydration is everything! Keeping your skin hydrated through good moisturizers and drinking lots of water keeps your skin glowing. 

What is the most important thing in your life? 

My family. My Mom. We were estranged for 9 years and have been back in each other’s lives since COVID began and it is the biggest gift I could ever ask for. I left a young woman who was very sick and struggling and came back as a strong, healthy, independent woman on a mission and it has been wonderful developing a relationship from this place. She is my favorite human on the planet, and I don’t know what I would do without her now. I am so excited for all the amazing memories we are making together. 

Do you have a personal motto? Or Favorite quote? 

“The Universe always has my back” is the mantra that keeps me going. I tell myself this all the time, in good and bad, in calm and anxiety and it has never failed me. I always have enough, things always work out, I am always blessed with opportunity. Because the Universe truly is supporting me (and you!) we just must get out of our own way. 

Blake has an amazing 21-Day EFT Healings free video series in her website. Check it out. 

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Love + Light 

Jenn Sher  ⚛️🌀💟

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