Ligia Costa, Soul Guide, shadow worker, clairvoyant empath at the lavender fields in South Wales
Ligia Costa, Soul Guide, shadow worker, clairvoyant empath at the lavender fields in South Wales

From Darkness to Empowerment: Discover Ligia Costa's Journey of Healing and Transformation

''My children are not responsible for healing my trauma''

Olá! I am Lígia, and I was born in the beautiful Portuguese capital of Lisbon in the 1980s.

As a child, I used to lose myself in books, drawing fantasy characters, and writing poetry. It was my coping mechanism to escape an abusive childhood and bullying at school.

As a very academic child, my dream was to become a reporter for a well-known Portuguese newspaper. In reflection, my yearning to speak up for my truth and inspire others to do the same has always been there! But I dropped out of school before finishing my A levels to follow my heart and moved to the UK to be with my soulmate, to whom I am still happily married!

Two years later, I found out we were expecting our first child. We were so happy with the news, as we longed to have a baby for some time. But life had other plans and 8 weeks later, I underwent emergency surgery to remove our baby as she was growing outside of the womb- I had an ectopic pregnancy. Although I got pregnant again later twice, and all went well, and I had two beautiful and healthy baby boys, missing a child knocked our world, and it triggered yet more childhood wounds.

Being a stay-at-home mum and isolated just made things worst. With the birth of my second child, I started to fear that I would become like my mother and not be able to love both my children equally. The unhealed trauma from my childhood dragged me into a decade-long battle with chronic depression and anxiety. I felt unmotivated, emotionless, numb, and the worst mum ever. One day, when I was driving from the school run with my youngest baby in the rear seat, I fell asleep. The anti-depressants were so strong at the time I struggled to keep my eyes open. I could have had an accident. I could have died. Worst… I could have killed my baby!

I managed to get home, and when I got inside the safety of those four walls, I cried. I cried so much with guilt, frustration against myself, anger, and pity. But that was my turning point! I decided there and then that I would not take that medication ever again, and I would ask for help. My children were not responsible for healing my trauma, I was, and I needed to do something about it.

Ligia Costa, Soul Guide, shadow worker, clairvoyant empath at the beach in South Wales
Ligia Costa, Soul Guide, shadow worker, clairvoyant empath at the beach in South Wales

I had therapy for three months. As I healed and understood the core wounds behind my being and my feelings, I started to feel motivated to learn all that I could about psychology and emotional trauma. This expansion helped me to continue my healing journey, without the use of medication. Slowly, I started to get my creativity back, and I took the plunge of starting my first business, working from home so I could be around my children. Turns out, that being an entrepreneur is a self-healing journey in itself, and it proved to be more difficult than I expected. I failed and started over many times because I never felt deeply fulfilled with what I was doing. I knew I was meant for more, but I struggled to see what was missing.

During this journey of self-healing, I experienced my spiritual awakening back in 2018, after my grandad passed away (and I predicted his passing through a dream two weeks before he left this world). Having been a clairvoyant since I was little, I suppressed my ability to receive messages and premonitions through dreams to avoid worsening the bullying I was living with throughout my academic years. It took me years and a lot of healing to realize that my mental health was a symptom of unhealed trauma, suppressing my true self and not pursuing my soul path.

Ligia Costa, Soul Guide, shadow worker, clairvoyant empath at the lavender fields in South Wales
Ligia Costa, Soul Guide, shadow worker, clairvoyant empath at the lavender fields in South Wales

I spent the next two years studying, learning, connecting with my intuition, and healing layers of trauma. But it wasn't until the pandemic hit in 2020, that I had the emotional and spiritual capacity to hold space for this connection with spirit and the shadow work I embarked on. This deep inner work activated that feeling that my calling had to be more than what I was doing, and in early 2021, I found myself stuck at a crossroads. I was torn between a business that I liked but wasn't fulfilling me anymore and pursuing a more holistic, spiritual path to impact more people in their healing journeys.

In October 2021, my dad passed away in a tragic car accident. My world collapsed. He was my anchor. The only parent that loved me and cared for me. My inner child felt so alone, so scared, so broken... I had to step back from my business and my social life. To grieve. To understand who I am without a father. When we lose someone so dear and close, we not only grieve their loss, but we grieve the part of us that dies with them. There is a part of our identity that ceases to exist. Whose daughter am I now? My role as a daughter, in this plane of existence, is no more. So, we mourn for them, and we mourn for us, recalibrating to a new reality that has changed... and that changed us.

During this process of healing, which is ongoing, my spiritual awakening reached another level. I was able to connect with my dad in my dreams and understand the signs he sends me in my day-to-day life and I started to feel his guidance. With his help, I could finally see what was in front of me all along! I could finally see what my soul calling was!

I finally found the courage and the confidence to trust my intuitive abilities and guide women, particularly mums, who desire to heal past wounds and connect with who they really are at a soul level, to embark on their own self-healing journey.

I believe we all have the power within to be our own healers, and when we heal ourselves, we heal not only those who came before us but our future generations too.

Love and healing,

Lígia

Ligia Costa, Soul Guide, shadow worker, clairvoyant empath at the lavender fields in South Wales
Ligia Costa, Soul Guide, shadow worker, clairvoyant empath at the lavender fields in South Wales

Ligia's training and qualifications include:

Mindfulness and Meditation Certification, Journaling Therapy Coaching Diploma, Law of Attraction Certification, Akashic Records Practitioner, Principles of Business Administration (Level 2), intuitively channelling dreams and guidance since 1999, Soul Blueprint Practioner, and over 8 years experience in entrepreneurship.

Ligia Costa, Soul Guide, shadow worker, clairvoyant empath at a meadow field in South Wales
Ligia Costa, Soul Guide, shadow worker, clairvoyant empath at a meadow field in South Wales