Nik Morales, known as The Travel Goddess from Inglewood, CA who never thought in her wildest dreams that she would see the World. Nik’s career has afforded her the opportunity to visit over 40 countries all over the world. Apart from being a world traveler, she is a spiritual warrior, a thrill seeker, and leads with love and compassion and never underestimate the power of hard work. Herfaith had the opportunity to sit with Ms. Nik and get her to share Herfaith story.
What is your Definition of faith and spirituality?
My definition of faith and spirituality is that each person’s journey is as unique and individual as their fingerprint. What works for me may not work for you. Faith for me is something that pushes you to be your best self…. constantly recalibrating your life. Faith is also always knowing that something bigger than you has your back….so lean in for the support. Faith for me is like going on a daily treasure hunt…. every day you are allocated blessings. It’s your job to listen to that still small voice and finding all that God has in store for you!
What are some examples of trials and tribulations you face in your life that made you want to clinch onto your faith?
Life for me isn’t been no Crystal Stair It’s had tacks in it, and splinters and boards torn up (Mother to Son by Langston Hughes). My whole life has been a trial, I’ve experienced so much that’s made me really hold on to God’s unchanging hand. From being a sexual abuse survivor as a child, to being in abusive relationships you name it I’ve gone through it. I just figure life is like a really good reality TV show everybody’s watching how you’re going to make it to the next season in your life. Once, I figured out that I wasn’t getting to heaven on anybody else’s faith learned to strengthen my own.
How did you handle these trials and what made you not fully give up?
Travel changed my faith journey. The first time I flew it was so cloudy you couldn’t see the Sun from the ground. But once we started to fly and the higher our plane got, we eventually broke through those clouds and baby let me tell you the Sun is always shining! I had to learn to raise my vibration, break through those clouds and fly that’s where God is. God is on the other side of the distractions.
What advice would you give other women based on your belief?
God has a plan for all of us. You are important, you are needed, and you are worthy. Walk in faith…every day has both a Day and a Night. Every year has 4 seasons. These things are true in our own lives. You will walk in darkness and light. You will go through seasons where colors change and snow falls, but there is always seasons of restoration and warmth. Just keep living…keep growing, keep loving and keep being authentically you.
How has your faith help propelled you in this industry?
I often think, if I could change something in my past, would I? The answer is no! All that I’ve gone through has made me who I am. The chinks in my armor allow God’s light to be seen by others.
How has your faith guided you throughout life and other opportunities within your career?
I have to keep my faith to believe that ebbs and flows are very natural in business. Every time I get a new account it’s totally unexpected and makes me sit back and think about God’s grace. I believe that as I grow in my faith, my business grows. The more I learn how to let God use me to be a blessing to others…. God shows up and shows out.
What does it mean to you to be an empowered woman of faith?
God always gives us rainbows in every storm…even the storms of life. I know that rainbows are God’s covenant with us…. more than a promise but an actual commitment to his relationship with me. I know that whatever storm may come…. it’s not meant to destroy but restore my relationship with God.