One of our basic human needs is wholehearted connection that is derived through feeling seen, heard, validated and supported and yet, it is apparent that so many people feel alone and isolated. And so it seems that going through my own storm today allowed me to come back to my "why" which then lead me to my "how." How can I reach those in need. What can I offer to the vulnerable?
Today was one of those difficult days for me. But for the first time in a while I didn't know who I could talk to about it. I thought of a friend I could get in touch with and then I made up reasons why I shouldn't bother them.
After battling with my ego, I got over my pride and let my friend know I was not coping today. That things were tough. Immediately she connected the dots and called me. And that's what friends are for, right?? They make time for you, they listen to what's going on and they validate your experience whilst offering support and another perspective.
I do a lot of my own processing and healing but beyond all of that, I thrive through wholehearted, real and authentic connection. Sometimes we can't talk to people in our immediate life because they are either involved, or its just not appropriate. This is why we need lots of different connections.
"But aren't life coaches, meant to have their shit together?"
Not necessarily. Or at least not all the time. Life Coaches are human too... No one has their shit together all the time. Accolades to those who claim they do;)
I think a big misconception in society is that life coaches, mentors, spiritual people, hippies, healers, psychologists, conscious, awakened humans etc, all must have perfect lives and never need any one or anything. Today I wish to dissolve that myth, as it is simply not true.
So it is R U OK Day. And it seems a little odd to me to have ONE day for this "awareness" initiative, when there are people out there who are struggling every single day. It almost feels like a well intended but tokenistic slap in the face. You know?
Today reignited a deep desire to give back to those in need in a way that is accessible to everyone. Because the truth is, you are all worthy of support no matter what your background, your financial state or relationship status, your sexuality, your views on religion or anything else for that matter.
There felt a sense of immediacy when I remembered of all the times I was in such a dark place that I wanted to end my life and tragically of the people in my life who have left this world too soon and how we as a community can prevent it. What I can do.... Today.
One of our basic human needs is wholehearted connection that is derived through feeling seen, heard, validated and supported and yet, it is apparent that so many people feel alone and isolated and without the support they need.
All it takes is one powerful, REAL, "walls down" conversation with someone to start feeling better.
And this is why we need a sisterhood and tribe.
This is a big part in why I started New Paradigm Collective.
For authentic connections, kindness, courage, support, giving back.
And in many ways i am only beginning to touch the surfaces of what is in my heart.
I have often thought about how I can better support the collective in need who perhaps cannot afford to coach with me and of how I can give back to my community and eventually in a greater way.
And so it seems that going through my own storm today allowed me to come back to my "why" which then lead me to my "how"
"How can I support these beautiful souls now?"
"What did I need most at the time and what did I find hardest to do?"
A friend that didn't leave when it got dark.....
For the rest of this month I am offering free email mentoring and 1 Skype Session for anyone who is feeling in a difficult place and just needs a compassionate ear and heart to validate their experience.
Whether you have anxiety or depression or you are just going through a tough time, I would love for you to take the brave step in connecting. Please get in touch. This is your call. It truly would be an honour to meet you and support you in this way.
All you need to do is comment below or drop me a line here letting me know you would like to set up a time to chat and we can go from there.
Welcome beautiful. Here you will find the musings of my soulspeak infused with universal truths on love, conscious awakening, ancient wisdom, grace and flow.