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14 Oct 2015, Posted by Aria Austin in Aria's Blog
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Over recent years, as I’ve signed my name, the Henderson part of it has been slowly fading out more and more.
Sometimes I’d wonder if I was unconsciously clearing the way to get married and take on a man’s last name.
Signing for a new account at the bank two weeks ago, even the capital H wasn’t properly evident anymore. There was just a trailing off after writing Kate.
Recently I was triggered to look more deeply at uncomfortable parts of myself (a shadow of supremacy, endless financial challenges and feeling disempowered to activate the beautiful life that would feel like a true reflection of my character). In the process of traversing that territory I reclaimed many lost parts of my spirit from dozens of experiences throughout my life (my potential for spiritual growth, professional growth, partnership, sexual expression and prosperity). When it was complete I felt like Henderson didn’t fit with me at all anymore.Katie is my birth name. Austin has been my middle name.With the recent shifts I feel like I’ve evolved into Katie Austin.

And so I’m changing my name.

As soon as I realised that that was what I had to do (it wasn’t really a choice, I just had to) I opened up Facebook to action it there. (Facebook really does hold a lot of sway in our psyche these days). I discovered that FB wouldn’t let me change my mind for 60 days. That gave me pause but I went ahead with it before thinking about it too much.

I never thought I’d be one of those name changing people. It felt a bit too hippy for me. I certainly like to claim a bit of hippy but this was more than I’d anticipated.

Anyway, it’s been 9 days now and I’m owning it much more. I’ve investigated the requirements of a legal name change. That further demonstration of commitment feels right.

It’s a bit tricky to embrace it fully when my business name and website is built around my old name but I’m adopting it wherever I can. And actually I have been working on a new website for a while now. I’ll still work the same way and help people with the same things (ultimate happiness and success) but I want to speak more equally to women and I won’t single out the love/sex/relationship areas as the primary focus to promote what I do. Often times my work has ended up being a lot about secret men’s business. I absolutely still want to do that work but I want to make it easier for people to talk about what I do.

Anyway, back to my new name.

Asians believe strongly in the power of names to influence our life. If a baby/child has considerable bad luck early in their life then the parents will often seek professional advice for a new name that will support a more favourable life experience. I’ve really felt the energetic potential of that.

Since I’ve become Katie Austin I’ve felt a lot more alive and engaged in my life. It feels like there’s more softness and ease in and around me. Things are flowing my way in lovely surprising ways. I immediately found myself willing to share more of myself with people. I began posting more than usual on Facebook. I‘ve been more productive. Life feels easier.
I sense this energetic rebirth makes me more Libran now than Taurean – more balance of the middle path certainly appeals.

As Katie Austin I feel more married to both the essence of my true self and to God/Source/Great Spirit.

And that feels very liberating.