I am Kim Andrews, Story Shepherd and Peacemaker. In 2018, I realized that for three decades I had been unwittingly crafting a modality of spiritual practice and life skills and consequently creating a life overflowing in peace and freedom. That’s a far cry from where I began. With a history of sexual trauma as a child and a need to be perfect and accepted by others, my existence was governed by chaos and feelings of unworthiness. Then I became hungry for a better life. I believe that we can all experience peace from the inside out when we discover our foundation, engage in daily, sacred practice, and become intimately acquainted with who and what we are. That is an uprising of the soul and the gift is inner sanctuary. That is my mission: to shepherd those seeking peace to inner sanctuary through story and healing modality. Here’s my story: The 1980s and 1990s were my self-discovery years. I began meditating and exploring various spiritual paths. I fell in love with solitude and learned to trust and heed my intuition. I read tons of self-help books. I experimented with different mind-body practices. I educated myself about myself. It was messy and scary at times and it was one of the greatest gifts I have given myself.
The next decade I blossomed. I found a spiritual path that spoke to my heart and set me on a path to inner peace. I switched from full-time employment to entrepreneurship after realizing stress-induced high blood pressure might indeed be the death of me and set a course for fulfilling work and vibrant health. My business was fulfilling and challenging; my health improved exponentially, and each new relationship was healthier than the last. The chaos I experienced in earlier years dissipated and made room for peace.
2010 to 2019 I call the years of self-mastery. I trusted my intuition so deeply that I said “yes” to divine callings with assurance. From first-time published author to facilitator of sacred sharing circles, to producer and director of storytelling events and spiritual leadership, I gave myself fully to missions I never dreamed of pursing. I am comfortable in my own skin and fearless about continuously exploring and expanding my inner life. I now have inner sanctuary. It has revolutionized my life and I am now sharing my 5-step modality to create inner sanctuary with the world with my most recent calling, The Call to Peace.