What is it that led me to maintain a disconnect from my calling even after years of working in the field? Why wasn’t I able to embrace, accept and know that this was my life’s purpose? I am reminded of instances when I’m looking for an address and perceive myself as lost – only to find I am at the exact place I was looking for.
It’s only in recent years that I can call myself a healer and as most “wounded healers” I have learned plenty about myself from teaching my clients.
One of my areas of focus with clients as a transformational coach is on reducing fear, anxiety and judgment as they discover or come to embrace their life purpose. By developing an ability to support ourselves, increasing self-awareness, self- confidence and compassion for ourselves, we set forth on the journey to align with our inner knowing.
This work evolves from the premise that an aspect of us knows very well who we are and that which would make us feel whole. Some of us don’t remember ever knowing or ever being connected to that aspect of self. Others have glimpses of moments when they knew. Others have always known but never received validation or support for this innate sense. Regardless of where you are on this spectrum, the journey to discovering yourself will probably be one of the most important journeys you will embark on. As I’ve said to many a client – “What else is there to do, really?” It may sound overly simplistic but after many years of helping people struggle with all types of issues, and of course many hours of therapy dealing with my own – It has become clear to me that many of the issues that arise in people’s lives stem from the inability to support and validate who they really are. So a very basic first step is to imagine what it would be like to support yourself unconditionally. Now for some this might be completely foreign experience. If so imagine yourself at a young age somewhere between the ages of 3 to 8. See if you can transmit a feeling of unconditional love or acceptance to your child self. Become aware of any feelings that arise from this level of unconditional support and allow yourself to indulge this. This could very well be the beginning of “thawing” the frozen aspect of self that holds the key to what your life purpose truly is.
May your journey home be filled with peace, love and excitement.
Please contact me if you would like to join me in an exciting new workshop I will be hosting on Reducing Fear and Anxiety as we Discover our Life Purpose.