How I Arrived Here
A circuitous route has brought me to the work I love, of helping spiritual, creative, visionary women (and men) discover their purpose, free their full potential, and flower, contributing their beautiful and important gifts to the world.
To do that I had to first embrace my own purpose, free my own potential, and start flowering.
This path is the culmination of many roads I have walked down.
As a multi-gifted “Rainbow person,” I was pulled in many directions. (It is said that when God was handing out colors of the rainbow, some of us were greedy and wanted them all.) It is hard for Rainbow people to find one focus in life to commit to. We’re always seeking our true vocation and saying “that’s not quite it.” I started out as a visual artist and spent almost 20 years exhibiting paintings, teaching, and lecturing on art. But I knew there was more.
The Spiritual Call
It wasn’t long before the spiritual path beckoned strongly. Through my thirties and forties I went to every spiritual workshop I could find and developed the desire to work with people one on one. I spent six years formally studying healing and intuitive development, opened a healing practice, and phased out my art career. I loved the subtle healing work, but my intellectual/verbal leanings led me towards counseling. I studied psychology and shifted to “holistic counseling,” incorporating spiritual and body-mind approaches, many of which I still use with my coaching clients. I also discovered I had a strong intuitive gift, but at the time lacked the confidence to offer it to benefit others.
By 1995 I had discovered my main spiritual path. The Diamond Approach of A.H. Almaas combines wisdom from many traditions with the insights of Western psychology. This work has informed my view of human potential as virtually limitless, capable of amazing heights and depths, authenticity and aliveness.
I have gained a deeper compassion for the human struggle, and an appreciation of the pure essence that seeks expression through each one of us. I also have developed a capacity to be strongly present and I bring this sense of presence into my work with my clients. It is central to what I teach.
Back to School
A few years ago I returned to graduate school for a second masters degree, this time in art therapy (having an MFA in painting already). I chose this path to fulfill my state’s licensing requirements for psychotherapists. But a funny thing happened to me on the way to getting licensed . . . Musing on the long road ahead, I literally had a “light bulb” moment, one of those bolts of guidance, telling me to become a life coach! Little did I know I was about to enter a vortex of miraculous unfolding, and was about to find “it,” what I’d been searching for all along.
Why I Love Coaching
For me coaching is the perfect vehicle for the capacities I value of attunement, insight, inspiration, support, and enthusiasm for the creative flame of others. I see coaching as one of the most direct ways to help people transform their lives. Coaching helps you connect to your passionate purpose, that pure essence that longs for expression. Then it grounds that inspiration in practical reality, so you can manifest it.
Soul Guidance – Intuitive Business Coaching
Most excitingly, there has recently been a return in my life of some of my earlier passions. I have reconnected to my intuitive gift through working with the realm known as the Akashic Records. This amazing resource of wisdom and love is a powerful method for accessing the guidance and insight that can illuminate and accelerate a person’s path. I now use it to shed light on my own life and business, and with all my clients – with spectacular results. (Read more about it here.) This truly has felt like a home-coming for me.
Walking the Talk
As you can see, I have personal experience of many of the issues confronting those I am here to support —the challenge of finding one’s true direction in life, the dilemma of multiple career choices and transitions, feeling the need to contribute to the world based on spiritual values, and finally creating a business (in midlife, yet!) doing what I love. All my life I have sought my true calling. And I have finally found it in the form of fulfilling work that helps others, makes my heart sing, and allows me to prosper in the world. I know this is what so many of us are looking for!
In short – I am blooming. I created a life I love in midlife, and I have never felt happier or more alive. I know from my own experience that it can take a long time to fully grow up and become the person we are meant to be. But I also know that we are all being called, and our souls are hearing and responding to that call. And so I can state with authority: It’s never too late to bloom!
The Times We Are Living In
I, like so many of the people I meet these days, am aware of feeling called from within – by my soul – and from without – by the world. I am aware that we live in momentous times, unlike any previously known in history. It is truly the time when we get to choose whether as a species we will survive and thrive or go into decline. Whether we will have a beautiful, healthy planet as a home, or will turn it into a wasteland.
We are the first species, and the first generation, capable of Conscious Evolution, and we are at that turning point now!
I believe, along with many, that the only thing that will determine the outcome is humanity’s ability to make a shift in consciousness to a higher level of awareness, a higher vibrational frequency, a higher choice. For me, ultimately, that is all that matters. And I believe that we who are awakening today are here to help humanity make that shift. Our own personal consciousness and our own actions affect the whole much more than we recognize.
That is why it matters so much that each of us be willing to stretch, to live our soul’s purpose and potential in this life. I want each and every soul to bloom.
For it is only when enough of us bloom that the world will have a chance of becoming the garden we dream of!
I hope you will join me in the garden!