My customers are on a life journey and usually come to me at one of three or four different stages. Later in this article I’ll describe what those stages are, and how I help at each of them.
I should mention that not ALL of my clients come to me from a recovery journey; I also work with other people who want something different, something deeper and truer — someone who listens to and speaks with your soul.
Something else you should know about me and my work:
I always warn potential clients not to hire me unless they’re ready to go deep; I swim in the deep end of the pool and you need to be willing to go there — because WE WILL. And I promise you’ll be perfectly safe there with me 🙂
That said, the majority of my clients do come to me from some very special places on their path — and the work we do together leads them to more and more growth, fulfillment, dignity and joy.
Here’s a map of the whole journey ~ and where I come in and can best help:
The journey begins when ~ somewhere along the way ~ perhaps in childhood, you had a wound or trauma. At some further point (either soon or many years after) you seek help and comfort. You begin recovery, and the healing process starts. You begin to reclaim personal power. . . and THIS is where I come in and can best help.
From here, you start living in hope; you can see a way to a better future for yourself, a better way to live. I can work with you here to take you to the next stage.
Once you have your life arranged to support your personal wholeness and happiness, sometimes there are setbacks, or maybe you start to feel overwhelmed. At this stage, you might be lost on your path (temporarily, of course.) This is where I can help you get clear and get back on track.
After you’ve gotten back on track, at some point you may realize that there’s something more, something greater that you’re meant to do or become. This is where I can help you discover a deeper purpose and lead you to live a life of radiance.
Then, once you ARE living a life of radiance, we explore where else you want to go and what you want to accomplish in the time you have here on this planet.
So. . . what stage you are right now?
If you’re working on reclaiming your power. . .
— Are you someone who’s been through a lot in your life, maybe even survived one or more traumas?
— Have you done some (or a LOT) of healing work around what happened to you?
— Do you feel like events of recent years (pandemic and its effects; economic uncertainty; global political unrest; climate change — to name a few) have created added stress or problems for you?
— Has your personal journey felt like it’s been interrupted or disrupted — and all you want to do is get back on track?
If any of this describes you, I’ve got good news for you: there’s hope and there’s help. At this stage, the top 3 things you should be thinking about are:
1) Are you asking the right questions about what’s wrong? The problem might not be what you think it is.
2) Are you so busy reacting that you’re not living? Find out what you can do instead.
3) Have you been giving all your power to the past and missing the real opportunities in front of you? Let me show you how to make the switch that matters.
Let me guide you to fully reclaim your power and make decisions not rooted in what you experienced but rooted in your dreams.
If you’ve already reclaimed much of your power but haven’t yet put all the pieces back together, you might be at this next stage:
Living In Hope
When you’re at this stage of your journey, you’ve been through a lot of sh*t in your life, perhaps one or more kinds of trauma. You’re a survivor. You’re in the healing process, but probably not done yet; there’s more to do, and you’re on it.
And frankly? From my point of view? Because of everything the world has been through in the past few years, we’ve all been traumatized by a trifecta of challenges: the global pandemic, global climate crises, and global political and financial turmoil and chaos.
We’re ALL survivors of these traumas! Whether or not you personally have been impacted by any of them; we ALL feel and are burdened by them. And we all have some healing work to do around that.
At this stage, your own journey might feel interrupted, or disrupted — and you want to sort it all out so that you can get back on track and move forward in your life. You might feel stuck, even resentful.
But you need a little traction to keep going, turn a corner, or start putting some pieces of your puzzle into place so you can build a foundation from which to grow, and start to emerge from the past that wounded you.
You get a glimmer of where you could be, and you desperately want to be about that. This is where I come in. I can help you get to that next phase of your journey, with grace and joy.
If you’re pretty much finished with the last stage of your journey (Living in Hope) and find yourself a little lost on your path, let me ask you this:
— Do you find yourself trying to give quality attention to too many things in your life?
— Have you done a bunch of inner work on yourself, to where you understand yourself pretty well and have some key pieces of your life in order?
— Are all the things in your life (work, kids, spouse, friends, your spiritual life, self care) getting enough of your quality attention?
— Do you sometimes feel you’ve lost the reins somehow and desperately want to get back on track but not sure how?
If this feels like you, you’re in the right place. You’re not lost at all — you’re just “in the hallway of transformation” — and I can help you get back on your path gracefully and with renewed energy.
If you’re at the Living in Hope stage, here are the top 3 things you should be thinking about:
1) You’ve done the inner work. You just let too many outer things take you off your path. It’s not too late to course-correct.
2) Being pulled in a thousand directions has a cost. What would your life be like if you knew how to balance everything that’s important to you (and can you afford not to)?
3) You need to (and CAN) get to a place where you’re fully in control of yourself and your destiny. Reclaim and harness your personal power, your soul’s power.
If you’re past the Living in Hope stage, maybe you’re at the next one:
Lost On Your Path
When you’re at this stage of your journey, you’ve done most of the inner work you needed to do with yourself; you know yourself pretty well by now and have gotten some key pieces of your life in order.
But (and this is a big one). . . you’re distracted. With life, work, kids, maybe a setback or two. You feel like you’ve lost the reins somehow and the path you’re on. . . well, let’s just say it doesn’t feel like you’re on it anymore, even though you’ve not abandoned it consciously.
You’re still committed to it and. . . despite everything that’s distracting you or grabbing at you for attention. . . you know you need to get back on your path somehow.
You want to. You really do. You just don’t know how. That’s where I come in. Together we work to get you back on your path, and create some order and structure in your life that allows you to flow with joy and purpose again.
And at this stage of your journey, just like those folks in an earlier phase, you too have been impacted by the trifecta of global challenges I mentioned above, and need to take that into account when you want to move forward. I can help with that, too.
If you’ve mastered the things you need to take you beyond Lost On The Path, you might find yourself at the next stage:
I Know I’m Meant for Greater Things But Not Sure How to Get There
Once you’ve reclaimed your personal power and gotten back on your path, you might start feeling restless, or maybe the start of some new yearnings that are not familiar.
— Have you done a whole heap of inner healing and self-development work in your life?
— Are most of the key areas of your life in order, yet you still feel like maybe there’s more — something bigger you’re meant to do or become, something greater in store?
— Have you been feeling at bit restless, and looking for cues that would make everything clear for you and show you the next steps?
— Are you curious about what might be unfolding and eager for a deeper adventure?
If so, here are the top 3 things you should be thinking about:
1) At this level, no one really CAN go it alone. You may feel alone, but you’re not. You need to reconnect to why you’re here on this planet.
2) Deepen your trust in yourself and your path. Stop listening to noise (distractions) and tune into the music.
3) Most of all, you need to trust your path, trust your inner guidance, so you can be in the beautiful flow. Make a decision and commitment to a higher calling, and have the faith that you WILL do and become all you must.
This stage is where you and I have the most fun! The work we do leads to you living a life of radiance ~ and deep satisfaction and fulfillment.
When you’re at this stage of your journey, you’ve done the work, got your life pretty much in order, and now taking a deep breath and looking for deeper meaning.
You know there’s something you came here to do, some greater purpose, and you’re ready to explore what that is and get into it, get a plan, and get going. You’re ready to commit to living a bigger life, BECOMING the person it takes to make a difference in the world.
In fact, you’re almost there now. But something is missing.
This is where I come in. We work on taking those next steps into self mastery, purpose, and commitment. Our work together leads you to make the grand impact you came here to do.
So there are the descriptions of where people often find themselves on their healing journey, and how I can help.
If you identify with one or more of these descriptions — if one of these stages is where you are on YOUR journey, we should connect.
Now let’s talk about how to get started. I’ve got programs for you at every stage of your journey; some are available any time and others are seasonal or only done several times a year.
First step is to download and read Partner With The Power.
Next, Book a Call with me. Let’s discuss where you are on your journey, and what your next best steps might be.
Finally, I invite you to join The Soul Path Academy, which will be launching in Spring of 2023. Here you’ll find a home for your soul’s development and growth ~ soul mastery in conscious evolution ~ support at every stage of your path. You’ll be part of a global community of people, all learning how to soar through whatever the ever-expanding Universe opens as potential in your life.
You’ll not only be welcome here, you’ll find many other people working to create a world no one needs to recover from ~ and what could be better than that?!