I’ve been coaching several clients who are transitioning from work that only pays the bills to work that feeds their soul and lines their pockets.
If you’re transitioning as well, read on.
You’re likely jumping up and down with excitement if you’re stepping into your Soul Purpose.
You might also be biting your fingernails wondering how it’s all going to work out. Maybe you’re trying to micromanage your process. Or, maybe you don’t fully believe — in your Soul Purpose, yourself, and the Universe — you might be standing on the diving board, getting ready to jump.
Wherever you are, it’s perfect.
Every stage is part of your process. Because there’s so much preparation that needs to happen before you jump.
Here are four ways to navigate your remarkable process:
1. Visualize and Feel
Have and play a few pictures in your mind, on your phone, or vision board. Feel yourself lifting off from the diving board, arms outstretched, living one day of your soul’s calling.
Re-play these movies a few times a day. While you brush your teeth, commute to work, or exercise. The images and pictures are your practice sessions. Every time you visualize, you align with your subconscious and Soul. The more you align, the more you believe, and the closer you get to manifesting your dreams.
Because your thoughts, images, and intentions are lightning that create your future.
Photo Andrea Reiman
2. Chant your Mantra
Create your Soul Purpose mantra. Chant it a few times a day.
For instance, “I lead People to fall in love with Nature, Create my own schedule, and Enjoy Abundance with Ease” might be one for a Vision Quest leader.
Your words, just like your thoughts, are extraordinarily powerful. They’re potent subtle energy waveforms that create your future. Because reality gets created on a subtle level before the physical, your spoken words are tools you can use to call in, activate, and manifest your Soul Purpose.
And you don’t even have to know what it will look like.
Even being super general works!
And, if you’re someone who likes to control, chanting your Soul Purpose mantra is a fabulous way to give your control munchkin something to do.
Try it. Just the sound of your mantra can make you quite high with excitement.
3. Learn to Let Go
You can’t plan Soul work. Not really. Not like you’d plan an event, or draw up a 3-year plan.
You just say yes and show up. When you do, the magic happens — your Soul pulls the pieces together in ways you can’t imagine.
If you try to control it, you block your process of surrender.
You need to stay in what I call a ‘Cupped Palm’ state — part action, part receiving.
Photo John Wilson
4. Stay Open to Possibility
You don’t know what your Soul Purpose path will look like. Open to your adventure, your journey, the possibility of it all.
Allow yourself to “Open” rather than “Do”. Your Soul Purpose is not a to-do list but a co-creation with your Divine Self. You can’t possibly know the outcome.
Your Soul, like a child, is incredibly playful and creative.
The best way to stay open to possibility is to sit like a child before a sheet of paper and a box of crayons.
Open to — and allow — what wants to happen.
What are your experiences as you step into your Soul Purpose?
I’d love to hear.
When I got Lyme Disease years ago I realized soon enough that the disease wasn’t just a disease. It was a symptom of something deeper I needed to heal.
That’s what illness always is.
It’s never just physical.
And it’s always about changing something Big — something you might put off and resist. You might even bury your head in the sand.
Because it’s asking you to change those gnarly things — you know, the ones you don’t want to change.
But illness forces your hand.
Treat your illness as a gift, a teacher, a koan, a riddle. And it will reveal its answers and healing. However unlikely it may seem, illness holds a unique, precious gift for you.
How to uncover the treasure of your illness?
I believe knowing I needed to heal the underlying emotional aspect of what Lyme was for me was key to my miracle healing. This helped ground and give me context in a desperate time. It also prevented me from drowning in a sea of medications, treatments, and supplements.
The emotional cause of Lyme for me was that I wasn’t in my full power as a woman.
It sent me on a quest for it.
I used a holistic approach.
I asked myself difficult questions.
I pushed myself to know and discover and become who I wasn’t.
I believe you can heal too.
It takes a bit of soul-searching.
Here are some questions I asked myself to heal from Lyme. I hope they can help you in your own quest to heal.
What are you being called to for your soul growth? Spend some time soul-searching what may be out of alignment. Go within and listen for what new areas of growth your Soul/Higher Self is calling you to.
For me, though I’d just been licensed as a psychotherapist, my Soul was calling me to new work and change my perspectives about Everything. Especially what healing was.
Which chakra(s) is your illness pointing you towards? What, in your energy body is clogged or stagnant? Which chakra is not in its fullest expression, and how does it want to express and flow in you?
For me, my third chakra (Power and Will) needed some radical healing and transformation.
What limited beliefs have you outgrown and need transforming?
I’d outgrown the belief that I was supposed to live a small, invisible life as an Indian woman. (Me? Be powerful? Gasp! The thought made me want to run and hide under my bedcovers.)
What emotions do you need to release or transform? Grief, anger, feeling small or inadequate? Or something else?
I’d lived most of my life feeling small and powerless, and Lyme stormed into my life saying I was anything but that as a spiritual being. My main shift was that I needed to shift from feeling powerless to powerful.
A holistic approach is always best. Seek out the best medical and healing support you can access and afford.
I share my story of how I healed from Lyme disease in my eBook.
What is your illness a symptom of?
I’d love to hear.
Many people are afraid of success.
If that’s not you, then you don’t need to read this.
But a lot of people I’ve met and worked with are. They want to achieve their goal more than anything. But they’re terrified on some deep level to get there.
And yes, granted, there are many dragons in those deep caverns.
Fear of who they’ll be, what their life will look like.
“I’m not good enough.”
“How can I possibly do something so beautiful, so precious when the world is doing something different and says something else is important?”
So they dawdle. They take course after course after course. They find a different garden to tend. Take care of other people’s businesses. Remodel their bathroom, even.
No matter what, they’ll find a Great (but different) project.
And they’ll think, some day, some time in the future.
But, my friend, the future is Now.
And I speak from all-too-familiar experience of avoiding what I most want.
I don’t know what it is about arriving, but it can be scary. It’s your fear of the future. The newness and unfamiliarity of it. Who you’ll be. How much more you’ll have to do. Being seen. Being known. And that can keep you from your ritual to move forwards to your goal.
There are many aspects to this. But one I want to bring to you today is to begin living like you’ve already arrived at your goal.
Want to start a company? Believe and live and work and play like it’s already humming.
Want to write a book? Visualize and celebrate like it’s already been published and read by those you want read by. Create a cover and prop it on a shelf.
Want to own a home? Begin choosing your furniture and art.
Want to climb Mt. Whitney? See yourself there. Feel the wind against your face. Scan the gorgeous vistas.
When you visualize and live like you’ve already arrived, the future becomes a friend. Known. Familiar. Like comfortable loungewear.
Try it. And I’d love to hear how it’s going for you.
One of the best ways to know your Soul is to have a Past Life Regression.
And it’s an important thing to do now and then, isn’t it, to connect with your soul? After all, its the most influential and essential part of you.
We can get so busy in the rush of things that we forget to check in with our inner compass.
And no, you don’t need to be a Hindu or believe in past lives to have a past life regression. A past life regression is not religious. It’s a spiritual experience. So you can keep your own faith and have a regression.
In fact, some people say it deepens their faith.
You can treat a Past Life Regression like a dream — rich with symbols, meaning, and messages from the deepest part of yourself — your Soul.
Here are some experiences and gifts people receive from a Past Life Regression:
- You get to know your life and soul purpose. You get to know why you’re here on the planet. Always good to know!
- You understand the significance of important relationships. Perhaps a parent, a sibling, your significant other, friend or child. You might discover how you knew them in previous lives and the soul contracts and soul lessons you’ve come together for. With challenging relationships, many people experience huge relief and spacious perspective which helps them “hold” a challenging relationship.
- You receive guidance from your Soul/ Higher Self (and/or spirit guides). So great to receive these pearls of wisdom to dispel confusion, chaos, and feeling lost or stuck in your life.
- You understand and heal past karma. With past life regressions, when you experience a shift, it changes the vibration and energy. Many people can heal physical, emotional, and mental issues this way.
- You get perspective about your life. Sometimes we can get bogged down in the nitty-gritty and take things too seriously. A Past Life Regression takes you to the panoramic view of yourself, of who you are beyond your ego.
- You connect with and know Who You Are. Many connect with who they are as Spirit in beautiful, spiritual experiences. Know yourself as Spirit. As Love.
Like your intention, your choice is a power tool if you want to consciously create your reality and future.
They’re both similar in that they’re tools that empower you to free yourself from what limits you and create the future you desire.
What’s the difference between intention and choice?
Intention is your deepest desire.
Perhaps for a house by the ocean. A loving relationship. Or to heal your body.
It’s your desire that you say out loud (or silently) to yourself. To the Universe.
But you aren’t there yet.
Choice is how you get there.
What is choice?
You make a choice every single moment. You choose who you want to be. How you show up. What you do. What you don’t do.
Choice is your moment-by-moment practice to make an intention your reality. (Click to tweet)
Choice is each step you take to make a path through the wide, beautiful forest of your life.
You choose whether to search for that house by the ocean today or next month. You choose how you want to love or show up in a relationship regardless of whether you’re laughing together or there’s friction between you two. You choose a modality to heal your body.
To choose you select from several possibilities.
And it can be conscious, unconscious, or a mix of both.
The thing, though, is that your unconscious can often run the show.
So you want to be conscious about your choice.
Certainly for the intentions important to you.
What is your conscious choice?
Your conscious choice is when, eyes focused upon the lighthouse of your intention, you choose which direction you’re going to steer your boat.
Maybe you choose to create a vision board so you can begin to manifest that house by the ocean. Or you create a practice for yourself of how you want to show up and love in your relationship. Or you choose homeopathy over acupuncture as the next modality you want to include in your treatment plan.
Choice is connected to your will.
You get to choose. And that’s how you get to create.
The most incredible power of choice is that you can change (almost) anything about your life.
It’s your doorway to possibility.(click to tweet)
If you want to change a behavior or pattern, choice is your ally.
To be different. To do different.
If you want that dream house and money is scarce, you can choose to work on your abundance issues. If you want to warm up a cooling relationship, you might choose to speak your truth, listen more instead of assuming, or soften your rough or scared edges. If you want to heal you might want to get to the root of disease instead of just managing its symptoms.
Choose to do something or change a certain behavior or pattern, and the energy of your choice creates waves in the quantum field of the universe.
How to choose?
One. Decide that what you’re intending is absolutely essential.
Two. Along with your intention, plant a part of your mind or consciousness, to be watchful, mindful, vigilant in every moment, every opportunity, you get to practice.
The moments you envision your dream home by listening to ocean waves lap against the wooden sides of your house, its color, the rooms, the quality of light, the ocean smell, the smile on your face and peace in your heart.
The moments you connect with your partner, are you centered, open and receptive? Are you staying connected to love — for yourself and him through the interaction? How you’re showing up impacts him?
Your practice of envisioning yourself perfectly healthy.
Three. Self-reflect after your practice. How did you do? What was better than the time before. What can you continue to improve on? Any tumbles?
Four. Appreciate, validate, and love yourself. Tell yourself how proud you are of you.
I’m proud of you. For choosing. For showing up. For every moment you try something new.
It’s three weeks after the election. So much fear. Rage. Panic. Frustration. Disappointment. Shock.
The San Francisco Bay Area is buzzing and electric with emotion and protests. When you go online and on social media, you enter the frenzy.
It’s (almost) the only conversation happening. Everyone’s grappling with What Next?
Are we going towards the Light? or down into the Dark?
What Can I Do?
All the women I speak to are feeling fiercely called to DO something.
Are you having the same experience?
After a particularly intense panic- and fear-filled conversation with a friend, I realized that I needed to find my center.
I brought out my quartz crystal bowl in my office, closed my eyes, and circled the felt tipped striker against its white rim.
As its pure high crystalline tone washed over me, my energy field began to clear like water evaporates in a desert.
Ahhh…..its soothing clarity pierces my body. My nervous system relaxes. The emotional conversation recedes. And in just 5 minutes after I lift the striker from the bowl, I am calm and centered.
If you’re feeling wracked after the election (or Thanksgiving!), here are 5 ways you can center yourself with sound:
First, decide to give yourself 5 minutes. Turn off everything you’re doing — laptop, phone, laundry, dinner etc. Then focus your attention to yourself the next 5 minutes.
- Crystal bowl: If you have a crystal bowl, use it. If you don’t have one, I highly recommend getting one. Check out your local metaphysical store. Or Crystal Tones is a fabulous online resource.
- Play a musical instrument. If you have a musical instrument around you, play it for 5 minutes. If you don’t know how to play and there’s a piano, guitar, or ukulele nearby, plunk its keys or strum its strings. Be a child and let your fingers lead.
- Tone on a vowel — aah, aayh, eeeh, ohhh, uuuuu. Pick a vowel or any of these and cycle through them.
- Chant — Turn off your laptop and everything else and sing your favorite chant. If you don’t have one, Om (AUM) is a great one. Or pick a phrase or line from a song you love.
- Get out into nature. Lie under a tree, beside water, or stroll in a park, relax and listen to the sounds of nature. They’re some of the most soothing sounds and energy your body can receive. You can also listen to recorded nature sounds if getting out into nature isn’t an option.
For best results, close your eyes so you’re not being stimulated by your eyes and can just focus on sound.
Healing sounds immediately:
- lower your brain activity
- balance and harmonize the left and right sides of your brain
- soothe your nervous system
And let me know how it goes in the comments.