I found this lovely lady while visiting the Westin Excelsior Hotel in Florence. She is the Italian symbol of hospitality, which is - and has been for many, many centuries - an important characteristic of Italian culture. Of all the places I've known and lived throughout my life, the Italians remain the most generous and kind, loving and hospitable.
I'd decided to go to Florence for a weekend, as it was a very strong impulse coming from the inside: to "get out of town," experience a change - an 'up-level' if you will - and simply be in an environment of something different.
This came on the heels of a very difficult week and weekend prior. These private times when everything seems to be going wrong, or complications rise to a stratospheric level making you wonder if a period such as this is even survivable!
LOL. Yes, it is.
It always is. And in my experience - and I don't think this is great news to anyone - there is always a darkness before the dawn.
So we ride our journeys experiencing things that can bring us to our knees, and if we can navigate them well, we have an excellent opportunity to experience miracles on the other side. It happens every time!
But it does require connecting with and listening to our Soul's impulses.
Our Souls know better than anything else what it would be like for us to be living in the total State of Grace, with peace and constant joy our main experiences throughout the days of our lives.
Our Souls give us prompts constantly, and as long as we're willing to listen and to trust, step-by-step It will carry us to that State It knows and loves and is in full experience of - Itself.
For you, your Soul prompts will be specifically customized for you. It could be to 'go and do'; or to get out of town if needed; or to take a nap; to write in your journal; to cook a meal and invite some friends.
But how many times do we actually listen and act on that guidance?
The inside of you is what wants to be healed, consoled, acknowledged and respected.
And as you do so more and more - by paying attention to those internal needs - your Soul's words and guidance can come in to thrill you and guide you to that State of Grace, where you will find the peace and joy that can fill your everyday existence.
If that state brings you to wanting to have more beauty surrounding you, then honor that desire.
If that state encourages you to create more simplicity, putting more order to chaos, then follow that impulse.
If your impulse is to grow yourself bigger, so that you can be of service more, to reach more and more people, then trust that that guidance is there to bring you more peace and more joy on the inside and the outside as well.
Everything that you see in the mirror reflection of your life's existence is your Soul calling you to join with It in an eternal exchange that uplifts and enlivens all that you truly are.
If we find a good fit here, I am currently filling my 2020 private support and guidance clients, and if your name feels called, let's check-in for a chat.
You may not feel like "coaching" is your style. Perhaps it's another kind of support... Support you don't feel like you have these days in your life - because you're a bit more advanced than anyone you know.
So you keep it all inside, as taking the risk of sharing with someone who isn't quite there at your level is the risk that they won't know what you're talking about, or worse yet, you'll have to sustain some kind of judgment against you which is really not what you want at all.
It's not your fault if you're in this state because, simply put, many of us have had to be on our spiritual journeys alone, specifically because we were being called to do so.
We are leaders on the cutting edge of consciousness, and part of that requires a heroine's triumphing forward - solo.
But studies on the female brain have clearly shown that a woman, in particular, benefits a great deal from simply being able to unload her thoughts and feelings.
It's literally the number one way that she can decompress, de-stress, and the end result is that the brain creates more serotonin. That's the 'feel-good' hormone that makes you feel like all is right with your world.
How about that? Just from talking to someone who can listen!
And it's one of my greatest sources of joy and pride to be able to do this very work that lifts and propels some pretty powerful women forward.
And I want to make sure you know that my specific skills - my calling and my gifts - are as a healing listener.
I know this really is one of the mightiest transformation tools that exists, and yet so few coaches are truly in the business of being good listeners, while their precious clients navigate their Soul's calling and messages!
If having a confidential sounding board while you navigate uncharted territory sounds like the boat you're in, we start with a Discovery Call and then get to meet and greet to see how it feels for each of us.
This is a complimentary 30-minute call scheduled at your convenience and mine.
I have created, over the years, many different options for interacting with private clients, whether it be through private calls, one-on-one Live Intensives, (VIP Days) or simply email and voicemail support that can be very helpful and also affordable if that is a concern for you at this time.
It just depends on what's the right fit for you and what you're looking for. And I'm sure we can find the right solution that works for us both. It always just happens that way!
Taking those steps to live a life of peace and joy does not have to be a lonely journey.
Keeping it all inside or not having the right support is not what your Soul would have for you either.
Listening to your Soul's guidance takes thought and courage, and being without those things can, quite simply put, just delay your peace and your joy.
My schedule is opened up this week for taking Discovery Call Appointments here.
Much love and many blessings,