The Gateway To Find Your Glow

The Gateway To Find Your Glow

Why might this be the perfect time to begin working with a transition/creativity coach?  We are about to enter a magical time for self-transformation, and we have six months to enjoy astrological intensification of our efforts.

 

As a woman, you spend most of your adult life in service mode.  You care for others, you care about others, and you do for others.  Most of your time is spent in your head, not in your heart.  Even though you are a feeling, compassionate woman, you are doing, planning, and preparing all day, every day and that keeps your focus much more up in your head than in your heart center.  You spend your time pleasing others and being the person that you believe others want you to be.

 

If you have undergone a major transition in your life such as the death or major illness of someone close, a job loss, divorce or other major life shift you may have come out of that time feeling as if you have no solid foundation.

 

Many of you, in fact, most of you have completely lost sight of what it means to be uniquely YOU.  Who are you at soul level? 

 

Enter the new moon solar eclipse in Aquarius on Thursday.

 

This eclipse opens the portal for six months of power-filled freedom.

 

This is a rare astrological event that leads us all to experience opportunities to be pushed to a greater level of self-expression.  Have you been hiding your light?  Are you a closet freak-flag-flyer?  (Aren’t we all?)  Here’s the time to fly your flag proudly.

 

All the planets are moving direct during this eclipse, providing an urgent call toward breaking free from our old habits and be our true self. 

 

I love the timing of this event.  While on the one hand, we may be having more intense feelings of romance because of the Valentine’s Day holiday, the very next day we all receive a call to be independent, strong and DIFFERENT.

 

What better time to begin a coaching relationship!  If you are reading this and thinking, “But I don’t even know what I want,” transition and creativity coaching is a great next step.  My coaching package is perfect for those that say, “How do I know what to do next, when I don’t know what to do next?”

 

Through learning how to align with your higher self and open a two-way conversation, you will soon know yourself, your TRUE self better than ever before.  Everyone has the answers within, we just need to learn how to access them.

 

In my coaching practice, I have multiple modalities that I keep on “intuitive call.”  No two sessions are alike. I pull from what I feel called to use to help you to your highest and best.  No matter what modality we tap into together, the final goal is always integration.  Learning how to take what is newly learned or experienced and implementing it into your daily walk is bringing it all full circle.

 

Don’t let the term creativity coach put you off.  No artistic talent is required.  We are all creatives.  Now, let's all go fly our freak flag.

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The Road to Resilience

The Road to Resilience

The American Psychological Association describes resilience as an adaptation in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or stress: family/relationship problems, health problems or workplace/money issues.  The Merriam-Webster definition would have us believe that resilience is an ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change.  Dictionary.com points to an ability to recover readily from illness, depression, adversity, or the like; buoyancy. 

Interestingly, I find my closest resonance with my ongoing health crisis not in the dictionary, or in spiritual writings, but in words from the Harvard Business Review.  Resilience was defined there as the ability to recover from setbacks, adapt well to change and keep going in the face of adversity.  Diane Coutu eloquently explains in her writing “How Resilience Works,” “Resilient people possess three characteristics — a staunch acceptance of reality; a deep belief, often buttressed by strongly held values, that life is meaningful; and an uncanny ability to improvise. You can bounce back from hardship with just one or two of these qualities, but you will only be truly resilient with all three.  Resilient people and companies face reality with staunchness, make meaning of hardship instead of crying out in despair, and improvise solutions from thin air. Others do not.”

Though the study of resilience is fascinating, I'm not sure we will ever truly understand all that true resilience means.  This could be in part because based on the course of our individual journeys, resilience can mean different things to different people.  Many people believe that optimism is the foundational block of resilience, but only to the extent that it shapes your ability to go on....not when your optimism blocks the facts and reality about your current situation. 

I can assure you that there has been nothing buoyant or elastic about my expedition from illness to recovery from Lyme Disease, Babesia, and now Bell's Palsy.  I looked to see if perhaps pissed off could be a synonym of buoyancy...... but alas...no.  Horror, frightened, exhausted, pain-ridden, memory impairment, air hunger?  No....none of these things are synonymous with "readily adaptable" or "buoyant" or "easy to adjust." 

However, at no point during this time have I come even close to throwing up my hands and giving up.  If you feel despondent at yet another health setback, does that mean you are not a resilient person?  I think not.  I believe feeling the depth of despondency and hanging on to understand there is a deeper meaning to all of our experiences even when we do not understand every nuance is a definite quality of resilience. 

As someone who was raised in the Christian faith, I've had some interesting comments from some well-meaning (?) Christians and also from some from the belief system that we bring on our own illnesses.  Those comments alone could cause a downward spiral of self-doubt and self-punishment.  It is discouraging to do everything right in terms of recovery and still suffer a major setback.  It's sad to look into the mirror and over the course of less than 24 hours experience a quantum leap from a normal face to one that is completely paralyzed on one side.   But the thought that I brought this on "myself" is ludicrous. I've never believed in the theory that we are "blessed" when we do good and "punished" when we are lacking.  I feel there are many people of faith that wield their faith like a light saber or magic wand.  Faith is not being "saved" from adversity.  Faith is how we respond when we are in adversity.

I do believe there is meaning in all of these experiences.  I believe there are lessons to be learned and many lessons that I have already learned from this journey.  I believe that I better understand the depth of my "fierceness" and the breadth of my faith.  I know that there is a grace in relaxing into the flow of the unknown and strength in learning when to say no.  I face clear choices each step of the way.  Here's just one tiny example.  In November I had the pleasure of hosting a five-day virtual summit for caregivers.  I videotaped interviews with 14 caregiving coaches before the summit.  During that experience, I realized I had fallen head over heals with the interview process.  My intention was so start highlighting video interviews on my website right after the first of the year and began lining up coaches and consultants to interview.  My health put a temporary hold on that idea, and then Bell's Palsy brought it to a screeching halt.  Now, I could have ranted and lamented the "why me Lord, why me?"  Or, find other things to accomplish in the meantime. 

My Spiritual journey has certainly changed throughout my adult life.  There has been a shedding of some things that no longer serve me and an embracing of new truths.  These truths are literally all around us all the time, but we need to test them to find out if they are absolute truths or only truths for certain situations. I've gained in strength and inner clarity throughout this process.  Teachers come to us as they are needed AND as they are desired.  Our interactions with each other can teach us about ourselves and who we truly are, and if we allow it can ultimately guide us to our truth.  I become ever more comfortable with my intuitive process as I navigate this journey.  I've learned to slow down, be more intentional and less the perpetual multi-tasker.  Whether these will be permanent lessons for me or not will be shown with time.  What I do know is that it will all unfold, just as it should.

 

{I have been asked by several people to please speak to the specifics of how I am approaching my healing journey.  As intentional as I am becoming generally in my life, I am intentional in my healing process.  I'll be posting later this week to start to address some of the steps I am taking to repair the damage of the Lyme, Babesia and of the Bell's Palsy.}

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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