This photo. Oh it’s not really “coach-like” nor is it particularly flattering. But when I see this, I see the real essence of who I am. This is pure joy. A moment captured that wasn’t staged or planned or expected. After the challenges and heartache I’ve faced over the past 10 months, I honestly wasn’t sure that this aliveness even existed inside of me any more.
Yet, here I am in all my glory, experiencing a joyful moment. I have weathered a big part of the storm, I have been showing up for myself as often as I am able. And in all ways that I have been able. Some days I have been *really* able, but other days not so much. I’ve been using the tools and lessons that I learned while supporting my son through his crisis. And have found a way to survive and thrive in spite of my own.
This is the work that I do, for myself and for my clients. How can I coach, guide or advise if I’m not walking my own talk? If I’m not showing up for myself in every way possible (and I’m serious when I say I have had some big challenges showing up for myself – I’m a work in process!)
Going through these experiences helps me to live a life that is more full – full of joy, full of love, full of light. It’s not been an easy path, but… I mean look at the photo, there is an aliveness there.
This photo and the challenging experiences of recent months have opened my eyes to the need to reassess the work that I’m doing. I want to show up as authentically as I can – EVERY DAMN DAY – and I had to take a hard look at whether what I was doing really allowed me to honor all parts of who I am.
The mental health advocacy and caregiver work has been profoundly healing for me and for the many, many clients I’ve worked with. I continue to support those who seek me out for advice, counsel and guidance. This experience and this work are both part of who I am. The thing is, the whole of who I am is much more than this. Now, this may be the place where I lose some of you and you know what, that’s ok. Thank you for being on this journey with me and I hope that you continue to find support along your path.
Here’s the thing…
There is a big part of who I am that I haven’t fully allowed to be present. That’s my work as an Intuitive and Medium (Yep, that means that I talk to dead people – I know right?? Wild!) You see, the more Intuitive Coaching work that I do, the more these gifts have made themselves known to me. And if I’m being honest, and well of course I am, I cannot ignore this part of who I am because I’m worried about what others will think. That doesn’t honor me at all and it also doesn’t honor my clients!
I’ve been doing this Intuitive work now, openly, for more than a year and it brings me great joy to tap in and provide a deeper level of guidance, insight and coaching to my clients. The process continues to blow me away and as much as I doubt the process myself sometimes, the validation that comes from a client knowing exactly what I’m sharing or who is being channelled through is both amazing and humbling.
Over the next couple of weeks, you will start to see more from me around the continued healing journey I am on, what I’m learning and how these lessons continue to open me up to better support my clients and the readings that I do. Keep your eye on my website, because that will be evolving too.
Life is a state of constant evolution and I’m going with the flow…Times they are a changin’
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