One of the most satisfying experiences that I have in my work as a life coach is to witness a client coming into clarity and alignment with their own sacredness. The other day, during a conversation with a potential client, I was told: “I know why you are a life coach! Because life is precious and it needs tending.” YES, oh yes!
When I get to sit with an individual as they realize the absolute perfection of their own essence, even while living an imperfect human existence, I feel overwhelmed with gratitude.
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This snippet of a poem by Roethke speaks to witnessing the sacred self beautifully:
Near the rose, in this grove of sun-parched,
Among the half-dead trees,
I came upon the true ease of myself,
As if another person appeared out of the depths of my being,
And I stood outside myself,
Beyond becoming and perishing.
A something wholly other,
As if I swayed out on the wildest wave alive,
And yet was still.
And I rejoiced in being what I was.
From “The Rose” by Theodore Roethke
I really do understand what it feels like to lose your way. Because I have lived through the dark moments of self-doubt and hit the walls of seemingly impossible obstacles, I am even more passionate about seeing my clients thrive. There is nothing more inspiring to me than helping others deeply connect to their own meaningful purpose. I believe that everyone has an inner wisdom that can guide them to be their most true, creative and fulfilled self. In our coaching sessions, we explore that together. In the past 15 years, my life has changed so much. I have a life partner who is a writer/photographer/journalist and together we had a second son, now ten years old. I have a close relationship with my grown son; we love to hit the ski mountain together and we have long talks about most everything. If you are looking for an collaborator who can understand your hardships and hold a vision with you of your possibilities, I would love to be your Life and Career Coach!