I’m so lucky to have a business coach who is not just awesome at all the business stuff, but also a very intuitive and spiritual person. In fact, this is why I work with her. My business is all about soul – how could I work with someone who doesn’t care about that or doesn’t even know what that means.
So my soul’s agenda is always on the agenda. And actually, I am super grateful to have someone to remind me of this every now and then. Because it is so easy to get off track – and to get back in the groove of doing – achieving – goal-setting – exerting willpower. Of course, there is no living the soul’s agenda without taking action – on the contrary. However, inner work always comes before action – because only then can action be inspired by the soul.
And you know what? It’s not always easy or comfortable to follow the whispers of the soul.
If you’ve been in my tribe for a while, you know that I started out as a mindfulness teacher and a coach. These were safe job titles to hide behind. ‘Mindfulness’ has become socially acceptable in the past few years, and ‘coach’, although it is rather an empty concept, hardly anyone takes offence to the idea or wonders much about it.
But really, I was trained as a transpersonal counsellor.
Say what?? I know. And I didn’t want to have to explain. Not because it’s complicated, but because I worried people might think I was a woo woo New Age hippie. And being a university educated, rational, sensible, self-respecting woman – we can’t have that now, can we.
Meanwhile, there were signposts along the way, pointing very clearly in the direction of the spiritual. Unequivocally. Becoming more urgent and more frequent. I do a lot of soul work, so I couldn’t miss the signs (sure, I may have missed a few, but there were plenty ;-). But the first time it became clear to me that there was this thing on the agenda saying ‘international spiritual teacher’, I squirmed. And then decided to treat it lightly, as a kind of joke between me and my soul.
Aw come on! Taking my business international – sure, one day, but not just yet. Spiritual teacher? Sure, I’d been a teacher and trainer, but on secular subjects. Comfortable. Who was I to teach spirituality? And then of course: the woo woo hippie thing…
But it wouldn’t go away. And then I made my own bed by choosing a spiritual business coach. I deliberately made sure that there was no way out. Or should I say my soul did.
This all happened in less than two months: the decision to jump, and the execution. But my soul had been preparing me for years.
That is the beauty of it.
Sometimes your soul whispers will scare the living daylights out of you. But you’re never asked to do anything you’re not ready for. Your ego, your small self, may think you’re not. So sure as hell fears fuelled by limiting beliefs come up. But they can be overcome. Because they are not real, and nothing that’s not real should be on the steering wheel of your life! Fear will always try to keep you safe, in your comfort zone. Where everything is familiar. Where there is, as a consequence, no growth. No growth into your big splendid radiant self. Fear can be dealt with, I know for a fact.
And sometimes it is too much to do it by yourself. If you want to find out if I could help you, check out my page on 1-on-1 coaching, fill out the form and apply for a free 30-minute discovery call.