On Thursday night I had a wonderful experience in New York City. My friend Terrie Williams hosted a program at the Symphony Space regarding depression in the black community based around her book Black Pain. It was a phenomenal event and the outpouring of emotions and testimonies were life changing. It was an evening to remember.
On the way home from the airport yesterday I received a call from a dear friend telling me that Warm Spirit had closed its doors. I felt like the wind had been knocked out of me. I felt a myriad of emotions from sadness to relief to tragedy to loss to relief again. It has been a tremendous last 12 years of my life, building upon a dream and a vision of empowerment. I believed that the dream was possible and I worked tirelessly and sacrificed so much to make it a reality. In 2006/2007 we were at the top of our game and poised for greatness. Even though my journey as the leader of Warm Spirit ended I privately had hoped that God would preserve my legacy and the dreams of so many of many sisters and brothers. Through a lot of prayer, meditation, though and insight I was blessed with the opportunity to create Soul Purpose. Ironically I am continuing on with my own calling; with my "soul purpose in life".
I am so sorry about the end of Warm Spirit and most of all I am disappointed on behalf of all of the individuals who signed up for a reason and for a purpose. I am sad for all of those who believed and felt that this was an opportunity to make a change in their lives. I am sorry for all of those who invested their time, their money and their resources and were disappointed yesterday. This is tragic and a blow to the industry and I hope that people will continue on in pursuit of their dreams, their compelling vision and their purpose. If you are part of the Warm Spirit community and looking for a home and a place to continue the entrepreneurial journey please know that Soul Purpose welcomes you with open arms. We are continuing on without malice or bad feelings just an honest desire to change our lives and circumstances. I believe that when God closes one door he opens another.
with much love,