Spiritual Coaching for Mind, Body, and SpiritMaybe you are your own greatest gift.
Your body holds emotions you experience (e.g., an uneasy stomach when you are nervous, a heavy heart when you are sad, a lump in your throat when you are afraid). Learning how to use the power of your breath, self-regulate, and taking care of your body via exercise, rest, diet, and proper sleep can enhance your connection to your body. It is also key to feeling grounded and your overall sense of wellbeing.
Your spirituality encompasses your personal connection to your Higher Self/Higher power/universe/God/creator/Source. Cultivating faith in your Self, a value system, or a Higher power garners strength to take a step forward regardless of your story. Stories don’t change by themselves; they change as a result of you taking ownership and consciously choosing your life’s course.
“Even after all this time, the Sun never says to the Earth, ‘You owe me.’ Look what happens with a love like that: it lights the whole sky.”– Hafiz
Empowerment is recognizing that everyone has a precious and sacred place in this Grand Masterpiece of Life. That also includes you. Within our respective personal worlds, each and every single one of us is the largest piece of the puzzle.
When we are self-empowered, we know who we are. We take responsibility for our feelings. We do good. We love ourselves and others. We speak and listen to our truth and listen to others’ truth. We see clearer, and ultimately we know better. As Dr. Maya Angelou taught the world, “When you know better, you do better.”
Self-empowerment is all about being your best self and taking responsibility for all of your life choices; living the life you want because it comes from your heart; recognizing that others’ dreams are planted within them, not you, so how can you make any one else’s dreams come true? It is their responsibility, similar to the way it’s your responsibility to make your own dreams come true. Acts of courage stem from you living your best life, despite others’ opinions or judgments. What is right for one person may not be right for you, and vice versa.
Self-empowerment always begins with an intention to be you, choose for yourself, and express yourself uniquely in this world.
Embodied authenticity is all about:
“When you love someone, the best thing you can offer is your presence. How can you love if you are not there?”
– Thich Nhat Hanh
“True forgiveness is when you can say, "thank you for that experience."
“She could never go back and make some of the details pretty. All she could do was move forward and make the whole beautiful.”
– Terri St. Cloud
“Pursue excellence, ignore success. Do the right thing, follow your bliss, hang out with the right people, share vision — and in the end, you’ll generate abundance.”
– Deepak Chopra
“Healing yourself is connected with healing others.”
“Remember, the easy road often becomes hard, and the hard road often becomes easy.”
– Robert Kiyosaki
“Knowing yourself is to be rooted in Being, instead of lost in your mind.”
– Eckhart Tolle