"What is a Sacred Soul-Print and how can I start embodying my own?" I get this question all the time from women who are curious about the work I do. Many are feeling lost and confused about their life purpose and are feeling the call to do some work that not only lights them up but also feels meaningful and aligned with their gifts, passions, personality and life experience. So today in my latest Soul Musings, I am sharing with you exactly how I began to connect the dots of my own sacred soul-print and how you can too.
Awakening To My Sacred Soul-Print:
I believe our purpose as individuals and as a collective is LOVE. How we express that love and let it spill out into the world, is up to us. When we connect the dots of our Sacred Soul-Print, we will not only live with more purpose and alignment, but also come to understand that our soul print is our own essential elixir for healing ourselves and also the world.
Everyone has a purpose in life, a unique gift or special talent. And when we blend this unique talent with being of service to others, we tap into our most empowered, expansive state. Most of all, we begin to thrive.
As souls we each have nuggets of wisdom and gold that are deeply embedded in our DNA, and it is not until we activate these dormant energies that we truly begin to connect with our light, our soul purpose and our most powerful, switched on, connected, expansive, expressive, creative and sensual self. When we heal and activate our souls sacred imprint, we discover a beautiful truth; that we have an abundant supply of creativity and love within us. Once activated, it is always available.
"When you connect with your soul guidance there is no turning back."
My journey of awakening to my own sacred soul-print has not been a linear process. From a young age, I always knew that I wanted to do meaningful work in the world. As an all rounder, I excelled in many things, including, dance, athletics, English, gymnastics, netball and drama. I loved the arts and I loved to express myself. A passionate writer, I had journals field to the brim with my hopes, dreams and life experience. One day I knew I would be a published author but for now, I had work to do.
I left school in Year Ten after a long struggle with illness. I started studying to become a Childcare Educator and began working in a long day care centre where I specialised in special needs. I particularly loved working with the babies and toddlers. I continued to work in the Childcare industry for six years but felt grossly underpaid, overworked and exhausted. My health was suffering and I knew it was time to try something new.
In 2003, I became insatiably curious about the world of holistic health and natural therapies. I lived and breathed all things to do with wellness and embarked on my own healing journey. I had hit rock bottom, a place I had become familiar with over the years, however this time it was different. Soon after, I went on my first heath retreat and was introduced to a whole world of complimentary therapies, that felt like home. This time I had so much insight into my struggles and how to heal myself. Louise Hay's book "You Can Heal Your Life was my saving grace. In the back of the book there was a section on all of the mental/emotional causes for physical disease. To say that book changed my life would be an understatement.
A few years later my world was turned upside down when I lost my Dad to a very aggressive cancer and two weeks after that my partner left me. As you can imagine, I was a bit of a mess but continued to make plans for my future. I knew if I stopped, I would fall into a heap. So I enrolled myself at the prestigious Nature Care College where I began studying Reflexology, Acupressure and Remedial Massage. There I was introduced to meridians in the body, chakras, and energy fields. It was in this space that I knew I was getting warmer and connecting with the work I would do in the world.
I continued to write daily and had dreams of writing my first book. I knew I was here to teach and lead in some capacity. Not long after that, I experienced one of my darkest nights of the soul. All of the grief over the path my life had been down up until this point began to seep through, alongside the loss of my beloved Dad.
"I knew that in order for me to embody my soul truth and rise to the next level, I needed to be with this pain. My soul asked me to follow her into the most epic healing journey I’ve ever had. I did not know how or when I would see the light again... it took many years for me to find my way out."
I started painting on canvas' to help move the grief through my body. I began singing again and would dance everyday around my living room. In 2013 I started a blog documenting my passion for holistic health and wellness and a bit about topics of interest.
Years later at the age of 27, I began reconnecting with my Dad on a spirit level. One night I received guidance to leave Sydney. It was time to walk the path of my soul which did not involve the pain and struggle of my past. A few months later, an opportunity arose for me to move to Melbourne and I packed up my Sydney apartment and began my new life. It was time to begin my soul retrieval process. It was time to leave the nest.
Discovering my Ikagai gave me so much clarity and direction for stepping into my sacred soul mission. Ikigai is a Japanese concept meaning "a reason for being", it is very similar to the French phrase Raison d'être. Everyone, according to the Japanese, has an Ikigai. Finding it requires a deep and often lengthy search of self.
Your Ikagai is the heart and centre of your Sacred Soul Print. If you are lacking in one area, you are missing out on your life’s potential. Not only that, but you are missing out on your chance to live a long, happy, fulfilling life.
Your Ikagai is where all of these pieces of the puzzle collide:
Passion + Mission + Vocation + Profession
+ That which you love
+ That which you are good at
+ That which the world needs
+ That which you can be paid for.
"Sometimes our souls will ask us to do brave things. Rarely logical, expect to have your feathers ruffled and your comfort zone busted."
In 2015 I became a student of the Beautiful You Life Coaching Academy and began immersing myself in the coaching world that forms the foundation of a lot of the work I do today. BYCA provides life coach training and life and business coaching services that aim to inspire you to live your best life and are International Coach Federation approved. This course gave me the skills and clarity I needed to build a heart-centred business and serve women who are awakening to their life purpose. The creative genius behind the academy is the divine Julie Parker.
The following year, I began my Reiki One Certification alongside Amplified Crystal Healing and Metaphysical and Energy Healing. I did my training with Abbey Fox. It was beautiful to do this training alongside my partner and our mutual friend, Hiram. Together we were initiated into Reiki and gained the skills and confidence to begin practicing on friends and family. I knew at some point down the track I would continue onto Reiki Two so that I could work as a practitioner.
In March of this year, I began my Reiki Two Certification with the divine Martine Salerno. To see how Reiki can help you, head to my services page. My Sacred Soul Print continues to unfold in the most divine ways. Next month I am attending Sora Surya No's Sacred Circle Retreat at Prana House. I am so excited for this training as I know that I will be learning from the best and connecting with other women who are passionate about bringing womens circles to their communities.
So as you can see, the awakening journey, is full of highs nd lows, ebbs and flows. Anyone who tells you it is easy, is lying. But I would much rather live a life that is aligned with my truth than a life that doesn't fulfill me. Wouldn't you?
Today am committed to empowering women to live a life aligned with their own unique Sacred Soul Print. Through sharing my wisdom, gifts & knowledge, I assist my clients to recognise their true nature. I am the creator of the successful Sacred Soul-Print Activation Program, which will soon be offered as an online course. I also mentor women in recovery from Eating Disorders, Trauma and Depression and I am a member of The Womens Mental Health Network Of Victoria.
When I speak about healing, I'm talking specifically about our relationship with ourselves. And this work is singelehandedly more important than any qualification or course you may do. For without a solid foundation of a loving relationship with yourself, anything you do or try will feel tainted with fear and negative beliefs. If you relate to the "I'm not good enough story or the, "Who am I too be great, wonderful, talented, heard and seen story.... " This is exactly what I am talking about. And here's the thing beautiful, all those thoughts and core beliefs are exactly that. Stories. And you can change them to reflect the new woman you want to be be. Empowered. Sovereign. Free.
Below I have shared some prompts to help you awaken to your sacred soul-print. I would really encourage you to take some time leaning into these questions, allowing your soul to come forth and share its most potent longings with you.
Prompts To Awaken Your Sacred Soul Print:
* What skills do I already have?
* What do I love doing?
* What am I really passionate about?
* Which skills do I wish to develop?
* What does the world need right now?
* Who do I most want to serve?
* What is my lived experience and how can I use that to support others?
* What comes naturally to me?
If these questions have evoked some curiosity, excitement or perhaps even confusion for you, it would be an honour to support you in finding some clarity. To see how we can work together, you can head to my Services page where you can find out all the information you need to know.
THE PATH OF HER SOUL
By Chelsea Antman
She is travelling on the path of her soul.
Her heart is leading the way.
It has been anything but linear, but she will not be lead astray.
The more she unravels her sacred soul truth, the more liberated she feels from the shackles of her once limiting existence.
She is traveling on the path of her soul.
Her heart is leading the way.
Not all understand her path and that is okay.
She holds a treasure trove of gold in her heart.
In it ignites a burning furnace of desire & passion to be of service.
She was gifted new life.
For a long time she didn't know why, when so many others didn't make it out alive...
But when she discovered it, she could not deny.
She is HERE.
She is ALIVE.
She he has a mission to fulfill.
Her path is ILLUMINATED with purpose, love and authenticity.
With her Sacred Soul-Print on her side, she cannot be lead astray.
Her INTUITION re-activated.
She finally trusts it now. Awake woman guided by divine memory.
Her empathy, sensitivity and compassion are her allies of strength.
She steps out with courage and let's her soul lead the way.
With love and heart,
Welcome beautiful. Here you will find the musings of my soulspeak infused with universal truths on love, conscious awakening, ancient wisdom, grace and flow.