"Your own Self-realization is the greatest service you can render the world." 

    ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi

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    Hello there,

    Thank you so much for visiting my little home on the interwebs. My name is Kelsey Wong though I go by "Lotus" these days. This personal portfolio site was created to capture my work experience, share the communities and "tribes" I am connected to, host my blog, and also offer a visual expression of my journey so far via a photo gallery

    Feel free to explore and if you'd like to connect or collaborate in any way you see alignment, I'd be curious to learn more so please reach out to me directly!

    With gratitude and grace,

    Kelsey "Lotus" Wong

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    A bit about my journey so far...

    On the first day of the New Year in 2010, I had an encounter that I can only describe as divine.

    What began as a holistic way to cure depression and heal a broken heart revealed itself to be an entry point into exploring my spiritual path and the fullness of life in an entirely new way. I had never formally learned about religion or spirituality and at twenty-one I started waking up to what it means to return to own's true nature and to live a conscious, liberated, and love-filled life. 

    I've been exploring life's mysteries ever since. 

    EXTERNALLY, my passionate curiosity for transformation has guided me to work around the world with social entrepreneurs, conscious leaders, and innovative teams. While I've worked with a variety of people, the undercurrent has been to help them bring their wildest visions to life. At present, I consult with DSIL Global, a design thinking company that builds creative capacity in leaders across the corporate and international development sectors as well as Delivering Happiness, a culture consultancy based on the science of happiness and positive psychology applied to work. 

    INTERNALLY, a deep longing for truth and wholeness has led me to invest in my own inner healing, heart expansion, and personal transformation. I've experimented with many healing modalities and explored wisdom teachings such as Buddhism, Sufism, Taoism, Shamanism, and Advaita Vedanta (non-duality). This exploration has revealed what I call a "dancing stillness" within me. The dancing part has to do with revealing the vibrance and creative expression of my spirit. I've discovered a great love for movement, dance, and art. The stillness bit comes from an appreciation for mindfulness practices such as yoga, meditation, and spending time in nature.

    As I go further on this inner journey, I find myself wondering, how might I bring the inner and outer work into balance? How might I integrate self, society, and spirit in a way that feels most natural? How do I contribute to a wiser, weller world of oneness? Am I dreaming? (yes!) but Is it possible, how?

    "All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Today I am living into these questions in real time by becoming the scientist, laboratory and the experiment. I've been traveling, working, and exploring the world since 2016 mostly in North America and Southeast Asia. 

    Learn more about the path less traveled through my blog and if you'd like to continue the conversation or collaborate on projects where you see alignment please reach out directly!

    With gratitude and grace,

    Kelsey "Lotus" Wong