Intuition

intuitionFrom its latin roots ‘intueri’, Intuition means “in to you” or “to look inside,” which provides a simple answer to “What is intuition?”

Some people refer to intuition as a sixth sense, others call it ‘gut feeling’, and others may relate to it as their ‘inner voice’ or Higher Self. Whichever way you choose to resonate with it, I personally like the word intuition because it has a ‘sheer’ feel to it. You can’t really attach any type of esoteric, occult or mystical connotation to it, which is still today a reason for many to create a default attitude to skepticism. The word intuition has its own integrity. It is there and it is available all the time, it doesn’t interfere or demand anything from us, unless we ask for guidance.

Intuition is nothing really extraordinary or paranormal. I believe that every human being is born with this ability and that like anything else in life, Intuition gets clearer and sharper if trained with ongoing practice and awareness. It is an extra muscle that is available to us and that can be incredibly useful in our day to day life.

All of us have within ourselves answers and knowledge that we can access and rely on at any given moment. I think of intuition like a radio. There are several stations available to listen to and at any given time it’s your choice what “station” you dial in and listen to.

In my experience, intuition is an incredible resource. It is an ability to get direct understanding and insight about something, situations or people, without the need to involve the mental and rational side of who we are.

Intuition is an ‘instinctive knowing’, which can be experienced in many ways by each individual, rather than something that you can easily classify in a box and attach an objective meaning on it.

15 years ago a conversation about intuition often invited thinly veiled discomfort, sometimes distrust. People were quick to share their perceptions that intuition was quacky or woo-woo. Some thought it was dangerous (akin to witchcraft and devilry).

Only a handful of people admitted that they had an intuitive family member (most often a grandmother), or that they felt intuitive and often received gut instincts or knew things they couldn’t possibly know logically, but they felt apprehension talking about it for fear of public shame or ridicule.

Today, intuition is more widely accepted, discredited less often, and embraced by many people in a number of professions from all walks of life. It’s discussed openly instead of in whispers, and it is embraced not only by holistic health practitioners, but also by scientists, physicists, law enforcement officers, attorneys, executives, business leaders, healthcare professionals, physicians and surgeons.

Scientists rely heavily on data that can be qualitatively and quantitatively proven. However, science is on the brink of a new era – that of consciousness – and is beginning to study intuition as a quantifiable, measurable phenomenon. Law enforcement officers are trained to tune into their intuition and couple it with awareness and training. Business executives and leaders share that their best decisions arise when they follow their intuition. There are a plethora of stories about physicians and surgeons saving lives as a result of following their intuition.

Despite its increasing acceptance there still seems to be a lot of mystery surrounding intuition. Some people know they have it, but they don’t know how to use it with reliability and consistency. They don’t know how to harness it, or tell the difference between the ‘voice in their head’ and true intuition.

Intuition isn’t something reserved for a special few. It’s a faculty each person is born with. Yet, because modern society tends to value logic over intuition, many of us grow up learning to solve problems solely by logical inductive or deductive reasoning. Receiving information via intuition just isn’t accepted in the classroom. And just like a muscle that isn’t exercised, intuition that isn’t used eventually atrophies and fades into the background.

The good news is that intuition can be restored with just a little practice, regular use and learning how to use it correctly so that you gain reliable consistent results. The even better news is that I’m offering a 6-week webinar workshop designed to help you identify the ways you access your intuition, and then practice building your intuitive skills so that you feel confident in your ability to listen and respond when you receive information.

If you…

  • wonder about things that your rational mind has difficulty explaining, like thinking of a friend you haven’t heard from in several months just before the phone rings (guess who is on the other end of the line)
  • have sudden flashes of insight or “know” things that you can’t explain
  • would like to learn how to harness your intuition and gain reliable consistent information that can be used to make better decisions in areas like business, career, finances, relationships and health
  • wonder what your “next steps” are (career, relationships, finances)
  • wonder if you’re on the “right” path
  • feel like you should “know” something but can’t figure out what it is
  • desire clarity about your path & purpose
  • struggle with your spiritual identity (Who or What is YOUR Inner Authentic Self?)
  • desire a deeper connection with, and clear guidance from, your intuition
  • want tools to develop your intuition and spiritual abilities
  • want to connect with Spirit Guides & Angels

I’m offering a class just for you! Click here for registration details.

“You have to become very still and listen while your inner voice – the very essence of you – tells you who you are. You’ll know you’ve found it when every cell in your body practically vibrates; when you’re filled up by what you’re doing instead of being drained by it.” ~ Oprah Winfrey

 

Interesting articles about intuition:

Science & physics

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/radical-remission/201405/the-science-behind-intuition

http://www.scn.ucla.edu/pdf/Intuition.pdf

http://scienceblogs.com/neurophilosophy/2009/02/09/the-neurological-basis-of-intuition/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17129192

http://www.livescience.com/54825-scientists-measure-intuition.html

https://www.brainpickings.org/2012/06/01/the-art-of-scientific-investigation-beveridge-2/

http://www.p-i-a.com/Magazine/Issue19/Physics_19.htm

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/intuition-may-reveal-where-expertise-resides-in-the-brain/

Law enforcement

https://www.policeone.com/health-fitness/articles/1639260-Intuition-on-the-street-Harnessing-the-power-of-the-sixth-sense/

Medicine & health care

http://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/I/bo12839065.html

http://sharing.mayoclinic.org/mayo-brothers-wisdom/

http://www.mayoclinic.org/giving-to-mayo-clinic/your-impact/features-stories/thin-line-between-life-death

Sports

https://www.sportscoachuk.org/sites/default/files/no8%20Intution%20and%20coaching.pdf

http://expertsportsperformance.com/intuitive-athletes/

Business Executives & Leaders

http://belindadavidson.com/why-all-successful-business-people-use-their-intuition/

http://www.forbes.com/forbes/welcome/?/sites/bonniemarcus/2015/09/01/intuiton-is-an-essential-leadership-tool/&toURL=http://www.forbes.com/sites/bonniemarcus/2015/09/01/intuiton-is-an-essential-leadership-tool/&refURL=https://www.google.com/&referrer=https://www.google.com/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/simone-wright/business-intuition-what-d_b_5833396.html

 

What’s Holding You Back?

Where in your life is an old habit or subconscious belief holding you hostage to a life that is constricting, painful, inauthentic, or unfulfilling? Where do you feel squeezed into too-smallness?

Maybe you accept being treated in ways that aren’t respectful of your dignity, time, talents or worth. I often tell my clients that you have to train others how to treat you. Otherwise, people treat you how you accept being treated. If you don’t insist on being treated in ways that honor and respect you, you will feel undervalued and eventually (if you’re not already) grow resentful, frustrated and angry.

Perhaps you don’t pursue your heartfelt dreams and desires. This often stems from somewhere in your life when someone told you that you weren’t suited to that dream or career, or that you weren’t smart enough, or that you were being selfish, or that it was a dumb idea. Over time, you came to believe (subconsciously, perhaps) that you weren’t smart enough, talented enough, (fill in the blank) enough. Or, you bought into scarcity thinking that you didn’t have what it took in the form of resources. If you pursued your dreams it meant others would go without.

Your dreams are your soul’s expression of your purpose. Your dreams are meant to be fulfilled BY YOU (otherwise they would be someone else’s dreams and not yours), so until you birth them into life they will haunt your dreams, cause profound heartache, and fester in your subconscious as feelings of unrest and dissatisfaction, perhaps even depression. They will cause you to feel stuck, frustrated and deeply unfulfilled.

Maybe you do too much. You find yourself being super mom, super wife, super cook and party hostess, super career woman, super daughter, super friend and super sister. Aren’t you exhausted? Overdoing stems from the subconscious belief that you are not enough. You overcompensate by achieving or accomplishing so that you can assuage the inner feeling that you’re not enough. “Where did this belief come from,” you ask?At some point in your life, someone – perhaps a parent, teacher or relative – treated you in such a way that you perceived the treatment received was because you weren’t enough, or that you weren’t good enough. So you went into overdrive to try to prove your worth and value.

The problem is that the emptiness and feeling of not enough never gets filled by external accomplishments or achievements. It doesn’t matter what a great mom you are, how much you volunteer or how many committees or boards you sit on. It doesn’t matter whether you are an executive who works 80 hours a week and earns a significant income, or a prolific author or artist. If the achievements or accomplishments are driven from an internal need to prove your value or worth you will feel empty and ‘not enough’ until you heal the subconscious belief.

Your value isn’t based on anything that you do, produce or achieve. Your value is inherent. You are a soul having a human experience, a unique facet of consciousness, and there are no yardsticks in the entire universe designed to measure that.

You have the right to pour your love in the form of time, energy into resources into your passion and purpose instead of trying to fulfill everyone’s expectations. No one person is meant to do it all, and if you don’t address the subconscious belief that you’re not enough you will eventually burn out from sheer exhaustion, or worse.

As a teacher of spiritual principles I often share with clients and friends that we grow when we meet and overcome our internal and external obstacles. Because I am committed to my own personal and spiritual growth I am a far more effective teacher, spiritual coach & counselor and integrative healer.

I have become a teacher of spiritual principles, not because I’m more ‘spiritual’ than others, but because I do the work that’s in front of me. I face my challenges, allowing them to burn away everything that doesn’t serve me. Transformed, I emerge with greater strength, courage, compassion, wisdom and grace than before. And, it gives my clients greater trust and confidence in my ability to hold space for their growth and transformation, knowing that I don’t just talk the talk – I walk the walk.

I recently identified something in my own life that’s been holding me back in many ways. I share this with you to illustrate how doing your inner work will facilitate your growth and and profoundly transform your life.

My scary challenge

I’ve been practicing a new skill that at first was incredibly difficult for me, terrifying, in fact. And to be honest, there’s not much that scares me. In fact, if I do feel afraid of something I almost always force myself to do it, simply because I know that the experience will help me overcome fear and I will grow as a result.

I’ve managed to get to my mid-forties having evaded asking others for help. The back story that created the intense aversion to asking for help isn’t important. What is important are the gifts gleaned from being so independent:
– I learned to trust myself
– I developed tremendous resourcefulness
– I learned new skills that I wouldn’t have learned otherwise
– I learned that I’m capable, confident, strong, and intelligent

There’s a gift in every challenge we face, so not asking others for help provided me numerous opportunities to cultivate an amazing array of skills, talents & abilities in many areas of my life that I wouldn’t have developed otherwise. You’ve heard the phrase “jack of all trades.” Well, I became a real life “jill of many trades.”

But the price of my independence was high

Because I wouldn’t let myself be vulnerable or ask for help I did myself (and everyone in my life) a huge disservice. I deprived myself of feeling supported by others, which made the times when I did want or need help incredibly stressful, lonely and sometimes financially expensive. On the flip side of the coin I deprived others of the opportunity to assist, support and love me.

Opportunity for course correction

To be completely transparent with you, I had one of those smack-me-in-the-forehead, wake-up realizations a few weeks ago. You know, the kind where it’s kind of like seeing your life before your eyes and you see patterns you didn’t see before. I like to think I was being given a preview of the future if I kept going in the same direction, and that my soul was giving me the opportunity to course correct, because I didn’t like what I saw.

I saw that if I continued living my life that way I would end up alone somewhere down the line, wanting and possibly needing help, but not in a position to receive it because I had managed (in my vision anyway) to push everyone away. You know, sooner or later, when people don’t feel wanted or needed they go where they ARE wanted or needed.

I saw that it was time to make some changes in my life, starting with allowing myself to be vulnerable to others and asking for (and receiving) their help. So I did exactly that. Knees knocking and throat tight, palms kinda sweaty and heart beating like it was going to fly out of my chest with fear that my requests would be met with humiliation, rejection, shame, or possibly something worse I asked two people for letters of recommendation. I would have asked a third, but she offered before I could ask. Relieved and overjoyed that I asked, and my requests weren’t rejected but validated, I let the feeling of accomplishment settle into my heart and expand – my heart got absolutely HUGE!

This gave me confidence to ask again, so I did exactly that. I’m having outpatient surgery tomorrow, and in the past I would have hired a Lyft or called a Taxi instead of asking for help. Yet, my vision of the potential very lonely future prompted me forward, and I asked for rides to and from surgery. Emboldened, I also asked for blessings and healing energy. And…I asked a friend to come to my house and cook breakfast for me a few days afterward. And you know what? I was met with an incredible outpouring of grace, love, compassion, kindness, gentleness and ‘yeses,’ and “What else do you need?” everywhere I turned.

What I am learning from this experience is that just because I’m a coach, counselor and healer it’s OK for me to be vulnerable and put myself in a position of needing and accepting help from others. I learned that I am safe asking for help. I am safe relying on others. I’m no longer the young child who was made to feel humiliation, shame, undeserving or selfish by putting herself in a position of vulnerability. Now, when someone says “No, it’s simply because they aren’t available or don’t have the resources to fulfill my request. But, their “No” is not attached to my value or worth. I also learned that I have far more resources than I previously thought, in the form of beautiful soul friends who love and support me, and are incredibly generous with their time, talents and resources.

Most amazingly, I discovered that asking for help was directly tied to my finances. Prior to asking for help I experience receiving money as effortful. It was like I always had to work really hard to receive money, because if I worked really hard then subconsciously I deserved it. Silly, right?

When I began asking for help in ways that had nothing to do with money or work my financial floodgate opened, and money & other experiences of profound abundance started pouring in from every direction. And none of it was money I earned for work that I did. It came effortlessly, in very unexpected and ‘miraculous’ ways.

Looking back I can see that I avoided asking for help because subconsciously I was afraid of rejection, shame, humiliation, or made to feel undeserving or selfish (the wounded little girl). But in the middle of it I couldn’t see it. Funny how growth allows us to look back at who we were ‘before’ and receive profound insights about the internal subconscious drivers that were keeping us stuck.

My takeaway from this is that the things that block us affect us in many more areas of our lives than we realize. When we face our challenges, obstacles, fears, and subconscious beliefs our energy becomes freed up in every area where it was blocked by that issue.

What are you going to do now?

As Elizabeth Gilbert recently said, once you know something it’s not possible to un-know it. Once you identify what’s holding you back you can’t go back to living in a way that feels too small, constricted, or even painful. You can’t NOT begin to dismantle the obstacles, reclaim your power and express your purpose.

If you are struggling with something – even if you don’t know (yet) what it is – that’s holding you back from discovering and expressing your purpose, living with passion and abundance, or keeping you hostage to your past – I would be honored to help you identify and dismantle the blocks that are holding you back from living your purpose with passion and prosperity, reclaim your power and embody your purpose.

You are not meant to merely exist. You are meant to thrive – in all areas of your life. Anything less than living your purpose is settling and nothing less will satisfy your soul.

To your freedom,

Jennifer

Receiving Life’s Gifts

I’ve experienced several rather beautiful, heart & soul expanding experiences this week, so it’s no surprise that during this morning’s meditation I found myself contemplating receiving, appreciation and gratitude.

One example I’m sure you can relate to: Sunday evening I met a girlfriend for a glass of wine and connecting. As we were winding down and the check came she reached for the tab. As we parted ways I gratefully told my friend, “My treat next time.”

On the surface, talking over a glass of wine and her picking up the tab may seem like a trivial thing. But there’s a teaching moment here so I’d like to take you deeper.

Imagine going to your favorite restaurant and meeting someone you are really looking forward to connecting with, catching up, having a glass of wine, beer or a delicious meal together. You arrive, shake hands or hug, share some small talk about the drive over or whatever it is you chat about while looking over the menu. Once the drinks and food are ordered you focus on the connection, which is why you’re there in the first place.

Now, allow the energy of your friend’s presence and soul essence to fill your entire being. Allow the light and love emanating from their eyes and smile to fill your heart and all the cells in your body. Allow the essence of the drink, meal and conversation to fill and nourish your entire being. When the check comes and your friend reaches to pick up the tab allow their gift of generosity to fill your entire being. Notice how nourished, nurtured, relaxed and happy you feel. See how your body and energy field have expanded. You feel filled with love, appreciation and gratitude.

The entire interaction with your friend has been a gift, and by showing up and receiving you have participated in one of life’s sacred dances – that of giving and receiving.

The love that now permeates you has expanded and changed you on all levels of your being. By opening yourself to receive love you become more than you were before through the process of alchemy. What now lives and grows within you is the love you take out into the world and share with others. You become the giver.

And it’s a never-ending dance. As you walk to your car after dinner with a smile on your face you pass a stranger. As you make eye contact, smile and say hello you give them a gift, which fills their being, which they in turn share with others they encounter on their path, becoming part of the great circle of love given and received all over the world.

The teaching moment is this: Receiving isn’t just about what you get from others in the form of material objects, although that is a component of receiving. Receiving is opening to the great mystery of life and taking great delight in everything you experience, allowing yourself to be filled and transformed as a result of each experience, and then sharing an expanded more refined version of yourself with others.

Beginning today I invite you to take great delight in the warmth of the sun and the gentle caress of the wind on your skin. Notice the profound joy you feel from the simplicity of that interaction and allow it to feed your body, mind and spirit. Instead of habitually looking away when someone smiles at you, allow yourself to meet their eyes and share an energetic soul exchange. Smile back and allow both giver and receiver to become one. As you hear birds sing, allow the grace of their song to permeate and fill your entire being. When you eat, allow the consciousness of the food, Gaia, and the love of all the hands and hearts whose energy went into picking, transporting, packing & preparing the food to fill and transform your entire being with love. Allow the beautiful tapestry of the sunrise and sunset to bathe your eyes with gentle light nutrients, which cleanse, purify and heal every cell in your body with light. Transformed, you then share the love from the sun and wind, the birds, the smile, Gaia, the food, and the sunrise and sunset with everyone and everything you encounter.

That which you focus your attention on expands because the universe reads your attention as an intention. So, the very act of receiving, appreciating and sharing opens you to receive even more to appreciate. As you delight and express gratitude for the gifts life offers you in each moment, the universe says, “Oh, she is open to receiving and appreciates it.  We’ll give her even more to appreciate.”

To your freedom,
Jennifer

Going in Circles

If it seems like it’s been awhile since you’ve heard from me it’s because I gave myself permission to take the entire summer off. No blog posting, no consultations, no clients.

It was liberating to put myself first, to give myself space to listen deeply to the voice of my heart & soul, meditate, take a watercolor painting class, hike, garden, start grad school, take a neuroscience course, read for pleasure, watch the clouds, stargaze, daydream, lolligag, and focus on my own personal and spiritual development.

While hiking in Red Rock Canyon last week I saw a shrub with fuzzy corkscrew seeds, which I think is Rocky Mountain Mahogany but I am not positive. The seeds jolted a memory of a phrase I’ve heard countless times by two of my spiritual teachers. Jim Self would say that we move in spirals of consciousness. Mary Morrissey frequently says that we are always moving in ever upward spirals of becoming.

rocky mtn mahogany

 

You are not the same person you were a year ago, or even a week ago. Every experience you have is a catalyst for change, growth, evolution. Your life experiences are moving you up the ladder of consciousness. So even though you may feel like you’re experiencing something again and again, each time you encounter a familiar pattern it’s not really the same. You are simply experiencing it from a different perspective, a different vantage point.

 

As I contemplated the fuzzy corkscrew seeds and the tools of awareness two of my spiritual teachers have passed on to me, Spirit gave me yet another way of looking at it. When I hike I don’t move in a straight line up the mountain. I traverse the mountain, which from a distance looks like spirals of trails going up the face of the mountain. Traversing makes the hike easier, more scenic and much more enjoyable. Likewise, rivers don’t travel in straight lines. Otherwise, the water would rush straight through and devastate the landscape. Rivers curve and bend to slow the water’s movement so that the surrounding landscape and nearby wildlife are nourished.

Spirals show up in all of nature. They’re signposts letting us know how the universe and consciousness work.

Why is all of this relevant to you?

Because one of the biggest issues my clients struggle with when we begin working together is that they they feel like they’re stuck, going in circles, repeating the same patterns over and over. Rinse and repeat.

The good news is that you aren’t going in circles. What is happening is that as a Spiritual Being having a human experience you’re integrating new ways of being and evolving in every moment of every day, and this growth is moving you in an ever upward spiral of becoming the next best version of yourself.

If it looks like you’re meeting the familiar, it’s because life is giving you another opportunity to clear yet another level of a conscious or subconscious block, belief, habit, or pattern.

Alternatively, if there’s something that is yours to do (as in part of the fulfillment of your purpose) the pattern or issue will keep showing up on your doorstep. No matter how many affirmations you repeat, visualizations you perform, or spiritual or personal self-help / self-development books you read you are stuck with your lessons until you face your fear and surrender to the work that is yours to do.

Once you say ”yes” and begin taking steps to lean into the patterns, they begin to unravel and wonderful synchronicities begin popping up all over the place. This is the universe saying, “Yes, this way to fulfillment, health & well-being, joy, freedom and abundance.”

You see, life isn’t happening to you. It’s happening with you. Life is for you, and it always and in all ways gives you the perfect jobs, relationships, health challenges, etc. to fulfill of your life purpose / divine mission.

Every life experience is showing you what most needs your conscious attention. What do you need to release, integrate, surrender into, walk away from, learn, allow, express, contribute or become?

Your Life is the Curriculum of Mastery.

If this resonates and you are still reading you are ready for your next steps. Here is a powerful strategy that will help you clarify if the repeating patterns are subconscious or conscious blocks, beliefs, or patterns that are limiting your full authentic expression in life, or if fear is stopping you from taking the steps necessary to fulfill your purpose.

Ask yourself the following questions:

  • What patterns seem to be common themes that show up in my life (at work, in relationships, health, finances, other)?
  • Where do I sell myself short / settle?
  • Who would I be / become if I knew I couldn’t fail?
  • What am I afraid of? (hint: this is not a fear like “I’m afraid of spiders.” It’s usually a fear of fully reclaiming your power, being authentic, showing up fully and contributing your gifts. The thoughts that accompany these fears are: I’m not good enough / smart enough / old enough / young enough / not (fill in the blank) enough
  • Who am I to think I have something special to contribute to the world?
  • My kids / husband / parents (everyone) will think I’m selfish or stupid or silly for wanting to pursue my dream.
  • I can’t afford to focus on myself right now. It’s not a good time. I don’t want to deprive my kids of something they enjoy so I can pursue my passion / dream / purpose

Tough questions, I know. But I believe in you. And so does Life. Life wants you to succeed. You’re not you’re here to merely exist. You were born to live your most authentic abundant life. And in order to do that you must be like the fuzzy corkscrew seed and when the time comes let go of what is holding you tethered to a life that is too small for your magnificent authentic soul expression, and allow the winds of grace to carry you to fertile soil where you can plant and harvest your heart’s deepest dreams and desires.

After you answer the questions I posed to you, please feel free to write back or send me a private message on Facebook and let me know what questions were difficult for you and why.

To your freedom,

Jennifer

 

Can You Hear It?

“You were put on this earth to achieve your greatest self, to live out your purpose, and to do it courageously.” – Dr. Steve Maraboli


Hello friends,

Happy March! I am so grateful to be traveling alongside you on our individual and collective Earth journeys, as Spirits having divine human experiences.

I want to share something with you. You may or may not know this about me, but I have had numerous near-death experiences. Unlike the ones you normally hear about mine haven’t been the typical ‘long tunnel, white light, greeted by loved ones’ types of experiences.

Out of the near-death experiences that I can recall, two have been the greatest teaching experiences of my entire life. In 1999 I was broadsided at 60 mph and died. Upon “returning” I spent the ensuing 18 months recovering from myriad physical and cognitive injuries, including one of many traumatic brain injuries.

That near-death experience gifted me with the opportunity to remember my true identity, rediscover and cultivate my intuition & spiritual abilities, and began a beautiful journey that continues to this day of learning, cultivating & strengthening the necessary personal and professional skill sets to fully embody my sacred life purpose.

The second most impactful near-death experience occurred in 2007. It was an ordinary day. I was home alone taking a shower. As I was washing my hair I heard a genderless voice ask me “Do you want to stay or go?” Although I knew that nobody else was in my bathroom, the voice sounded as if it were in the room. Without hesitation, I knew that I was being given the opportunity to leave and go “home,” if I so wished.

At that time my daughter was 14 or 15 years old. As a full-time single parent the only reason that I had “returned” after the 1999 car accident near-death experience was my love for my daughter, who in 1999, had been 4 or 5 years old.

I knew in every fiber of my being that this voice was offering me a window of opportunity to once and for all choose between life and death. I gave my answer. “Stay.” The voice asked, “Why?” And I knew that it wanted specifics. Thinking only of my daughter and what her life would be like if I chose to leave I answered in full detail that I wanted to watch her grow into the woman she had come here to be, to embody her magnificent purpose, and that I would never forgive myself (soul guilt, no thanks!) for leaving her at such a critical time in her life.

Satisfied, the voice withdrew… and then I slipped, fracturing my hip and sacrum, and hitting my head on the back edge of the bath tub, miraculously eluding the alternative fate “they” showed me would have happened – hitting my head and severing my spinal cord on the edge of the tub – had I chosen to leave.

You are probably asking yourself why I am sharing these experiences with you.

Because my Sacred Life Purpose is to remind you of who you truly are and help you fully and authentically embody and express your Sacred Life Purpose in the world. 


Anything less than living your authentic soul purpose with passion and prosperity is selling yourself short, and nothing less will satisfy your Soul.


When you don’t embody your purpose you feel as if something vitally important is missing, but you can’t quite put your finger on exactly what the missing something is. You try to fill the void with an endless ‘to do’ list and myriad distractions.

Despite your best attempts to drown out the emptiness with noise and distraction the missing something is still there, lurking in your heart when you lie awake in bed in the middle of the night, feeling stuck, deeply disconnected & unhappy, and wondering what the hell you’re going to do about it.

Here’s what I know for certain…

You may not know what you’re here for, but your Soul does. And the ever-increasing discomfort is the voice of your Soul trying to get your full attention. Everyone is here to contribute something unique to life, so don’t pretend like this doesn’t apply to you.

Here’s the good news…

Your purpose isn’t hidden under a rock somewhere. You don’t have to go searching for it. Your purpose – like your fingerprints – is something you were born with and it’s living inside of you right now.

Simple, but it’s not necessarily easy.

Living your Purpose means discovering who you truly are and living from your most congruent truths, ideals, beliefs, and core values – and being your true self, even in the face of discomfort – your own and others’, even when your beliefs, convictions and behaviors are not the popular majority, or when they make others uncomfortable.

When you live authentically and congruently your purpose is expressed organically. The people, relationships, careers, and opportunities that your soul needs to express and fulfill your purpose will show up in your life.

As if by magic you’ll begin to experience ease and grace coupled with a flow of serendipitous adventures & synchronistic meetings.

You will naturally attract, or are inspired to create, a career that aligns with your most authentic self, relationships become deeply meaningful and fulfilling, and you naturally generate and attract dynamic vibrant health & well-being, financial prosperity, creativity, and freedom.

Now, more than ever before, the world needs you to embody your purpose and share your beautiful gifts and talents in the world. Your Soul is saying, in no uncertain terms, that it’s time to stop hiding behind the pretenses of being too busy, modesty, humility, shame, and feelings of low self-worth. Let your foot off the brakes and let your Soul lead the way. It’s time to shine your light baby!

And here’s the spectularly great news…

Because my life purpose is to help you discover and embody your unique purpose I have spent the last 17+ years cultivating highly specialized skills and expertise in the field of human potential and transformation.

You are not meant to merely exist. You are meant to THRIVE in every area of your life! You were designed to be happy, healthy, prosperous, and live a life that makes your heart and soul sing!

If this resonates with you, I invite you to request a private complimentary coaching session to explore how coaching with me can help you discover and embody your Sacred Life Purpose and create a magnificent life full of ease, joy, passion, purpose, prosperity and freedom.

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“There is no greater gift you can give or receive than to honor your calling. It’s why you were born. And how you become most truly alive.” – Oprah Winfrey


I work with Entrepreneurs, Leaders, Executives, & Creative Visionaries all over the world who:

  • Have given your time & talent to the companies you serve, and yet despite making the company successful you feel stuck, unfulfilled, burned out and have reached the point where something needs to change.
  • Know in the core of your being that you’re here for something more than making others successful in a job that doesn’t deeply fulfill your soul.
  • May not know what you’re here to do, but you feel a deep yearning to discover what it is and give it life. Or, maybe you think you know what it is you’re here to contribute, and it scares the hell out of you to think about. “How in the world am I going to accomplish that? Am I even qualified?,” you might ask yourself?
  • Want help clarifying just exactly what your Purpose is and, just as important, HOW to give it life.
  • Are on a personal and spiritual journey of self-discovery, and you are deeply committed to investing in yourself & your personal / spiritual growth & success
  • Are committed to reclaiming your personal power and stretching into greater possibility. To do so, you are willing to clear out any limiting thoughts, beliefs, assumptions, and self-sabotaging behaviors that come up in the coaching process.
  • Know that you are a spiritual being having a human experience. You want to tap into your innate wisdom, creativity and intuition in a deeper way, and you are ready to create through spiritual principles.
  • Are drawn to discover and embody your sacred life purpose, and know that by doing so you heal and transform your own life, and make a significant positive impact in the world

As a Life Architect and expert in the field of human potential and transformation I follow a very simple process (with profound results) to help you unleash your potential:I help you transform your life through a highly specialized, completely customized synergistic synthesis of spiritual coaching, intuitive energetic healing, somatic bodywork, and a plethora of quantum & spiritual growth-accelerating practices that I use to propel clients into discovering and embodying their soul’s sacred life purpose, which naturally generates and attracts dynamic vibrant health & well-being, financial prosperity, creativity, and freedom.

Synergy happens when individual parts are combined to create something infinitely more valuable than the sum of the individual parts.

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“Follow your bliss and doors will open where there were no doors before.” – Joseph Campbell

Practicing Gratitude

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The practice of gratitude as a tool for happiness has been a mainstream concept for years. Long-term studies support gratitude’s effectiveness, suggesting that a positive, appreciative attitude contributes to greater success in work, greater health, peak performance in sports and business, a higher sense of well-being, and a faster rate of recovery from surgery.

 

While we may acknowledge gratitude’s many benefits, it still can be difficult to sustain an attitude of gratitude. Our unconscious minds are trained to notice what is broken, undone or lacking in our lives. For gratitude to meet its full healing potential in our lives, it needs to become more than just a Thanksgiving word.

We have to learn a new way of looking at things, develop new habits of thinking.

That’s why practicing gratitude makes so much sense. When we practice giving thanks for all we have, instead of complaining about what we lack, it shifts our perspective and we give ourselves the chance to see all of life as an opportunity and a blessing.

Remember, gratitude isn’t a blindly optimistic approach in which the bad things in life are whitewashed or ignored. It’s more a matter of where we put our focus and attention. Pain and injustice exist in this world, but when we focus on the gifts of life, we gain a feeling of well-being. Gratitude balances us and gives us hope.

Moreover, the Law of Attraction delivers an exact vibrational match to what we focus our thoughts and feelings on. Notice the experiences in your life. Are they joyful and fulfilling? If not, you have attracted experiences and conditions by default, rather than choice. Shift your focus from what’s wrong, missing, or making you unhappy to giving thanks for all the gifts and blessings in your life. Give thanks for the difficult situations, because they are your greatest teachers.

There are many things to be grateful for. Here are some of mine: eyes that see, ears that hear, living close to fantastic hiking trails, fresh clean drinking water, friends who love me unconditionally, dark chocolate in all its yummy varieties, warm jackets and a heated home, indoor plumbing, the softness of my pillow under my head at night, the ability to learn and grow and redefine myself at will, flowers, vibrant health, butterflies, solitude, the beautiful blue of a clear Colorado sky, sunshine…and so much  more.

What’s on your list?

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” Oprah Winfrey

Some Ways to Practice Gratitude

  • Keep a gratitude journal in which you list things for which you are thankful. You can make daily, weekly or monthly lists. Greater frequency may be better for creating a new habit, but just keeping that journal where you can see it will remind you to think in a grateful way.
  • Feel gratitude. It’s easy to make lists and think of things you appreciate, but allow yourself to really feel appreciation. Doing so changes your vibrational frequency, magnetizing to you even more to be grateful for.
  • Make a gratitude collage by drawing or pasting pictures of things / objects / people you’re grateful for.
  • Practice gratitude around the dinner table or make it part of your bedtime routine.
  • Wake up to thinking of at least 5 things that you are grateful for, and flood your entire body with gratitude. This “pre-paves” the day, creating opportunities for wonderful blessings to arrive.
  • Challenge yourself to find hidden blessings in challenging situations. *This is one of my all-time favorites because it often shifts my perspective from feeling like a victim, to feeling like I’m mastering a Soul / Life Lesson!* And, it helps me see the gift that person or situation is in my soul’s evolution.
  • When you feel like complaining, make a gratitude list instead. You will be amazed by how much better you feel.
  • Notice how gratitude is impacting your life. What changes are occurring as a result of your shift in perspective?

As you practice, an inner shift begins to occur, and you may be delighted to discover how content and hopeful you are feeling. That sense of fulfillment is gratitude at work.

“Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.” Eckhart Tolle