I believe that we’re on this planet to have fun! Even though it feels hard at times… Our spirits are our individual expressions, and our personal styles benefit us in all aspects of life without conforming to anything or anyone. People don’t come in types unless they become types. Spirit and Style are inextricably linked, and let’s face it—you don’t have to subscribe to mass-marketed styles to be spiritual. You just have to be YOU. And you are a beautiful being of your own design.
My name is Ami Patel, creator of Spirit Your Style, and I am an American of East Indian descent. My eyes are blue yet my last name is as common as Smith in India. My interests are so western, yet my core spiritual values are so Indian. My love for fashion and art lead me to pursue and receive my BFA in Fashion design from The Art Institute of Chicago in 2005. Intrigued by the aesthetics of jewelry design more than clothing (after an internship), I moved to New York City after school, and designed jewelry for a reputable corporate jewelry company. I helped design collections sold to Macy’s, Neiman Marcus, Helzburg, Zales and many other well-known retail outlets. I was eventually laid off in 2008, but what a blessing in disguise that turned out to be! Still passionate about jewelry, I then started a jewelry company with a good friend. This venture led me to culturally explore India from an aesthetic and spiritual point of view, along with finding manufacturers and developing our collections from scratch.
My journey East led me to reconnect with spiritual and divine energy to heal my challenges of life, initially. I interacted with various healers of Islamic, Christian, Buddhist and Hindu faiths, which proved to me that each religion is a unique expression of this high energy-Spirit that’s in all of us.
At the time, it lead me to learn and practice various methods of metaphysics, healing and connecting to this high energy. After some repercussions and self-discovery, I have transitioned to just love people, share inspiration and let them be themselves, without trying to heal or change them. It’s called LOVE. And it’s in all of us, no matter how dysfunctional a person appears to be. It’s in the core of our being.
But, PASSION–it’s what motivates us all. And Passion is fueled by inspiration. Personally, It comes natural for me to believe in and empower people–but then realized I had to listen, believe in and empower myself, during times of being at my lowest. It takes work, because it’s a journey no one can understand but yourself. In return, I let go of “save the world” syndrome, and as a matter have more love, inspiration and energy to share with people. Just by “spiriting my style” and not trying to change anyone– this naturally helped others “spirit their own styles”. My passion to “Save the World” is now applied to people’s businesses, only if they want it.
I’m genuinely intrigued by the world around me; people, art, spirituality, all of it. This is just a blog to inspire in all ways possible. Always eager to apply the connection between spirituality and fashion or art, when I possibly can.
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