8 Things to Consider When Hiring a Coach
8 Practical Tips for Intuitive Entrepreneurs Seeking Mentorship to Up Level Their Biz
Whether you’ve been coached for years and are looking to make a change, or if you are seeking a mentor for the very first time, here are some guidelines I’ve found helpful in selecting just the right person.
How Mediumship Really Works
“If I were going to a medium,” more than one friend has told me, "I would wear different clothes. I'm going to take off all my jewelry, change my hair; I'll disguise myself somehow. I don't want the medium to have any clues about me."
"You can do that," I always say. "but it doesn't work like that.
"True mediumship isn't like the Wizard of Oz where the traveling magician digs through Dorothy's basket to learn more about her.”
So how does mediumship work?
I'll share a little about how it works for me, as the workings of this gift are as unique as the individual. And of course, a lot of it comes down to training, integrity, skill, and practice. Practice helps the medium hone his/her craft, while training and ethics help provide the greatest of details and heart-touching messages. This is when healing can take place—relief can come in to replace grief. Peace can enter the heart.
Using an Oracle Deck to Connect with Those Who Have Passed
There are a multitude of ways that our loved ones connect with us after they have passed. They sprinkle the scent of their favorite perfume (or tobacco) in the room. They twiddle with the lights. They tap you on the shoulder to make sure you know—yes, that’s their song you hear playing over the shopping mall’s audio.
But sometimes you want a little more. You want to feel some sort of connection. You want a knowing they are watching over you.
While you could connect and receive Marvelous Messages™ with a medium, maybe that’s not your thing. Or maybe you are just looking for a quick nod on a blustery, rainy day.
One way to do that is by using an oracle deck. Here’s How:
Read more: Using an Oracle Deck to Connect with Those Who Have Passed
ACCEPT ME FOR WHO I AM—AS I AM.
Don't ask me to change so that I might fit the expectations of who you desire me to be. Offer me instead the freedom to be all I can.
Your assumptions about me are based on whatever slice of me I've allowed you to see. But that slice is not all of me.
You cannot fully know me. Some days I don't know myself. How can you know me if I don't even know me?
Yet some will base their opinion of me solely on the fragments they've seen.
How can a part equal the whole?
What I do know is that I am as God created me. I am perfectly suited to fulfill the purpose and calling He designated to me. Your feelings about me do not play a role in this, nor do they change who I am.
How I dress, talk, act, live, does not negate my calling. Rather it is merely the costume I wear to individualize myself before God. I am not defined by the color of my skin, the way that I worship, or my sexual orientation. I am measured by God based on how well I fulfill the purpose He gave to me.
Birthing, I came as all others came, that I might fulfill a grander purpose, fill another human's need, or spark a light in this world.
I came craving the freedom to do what I came here to do without the limitations society tries to put upon me.
I came desiring the time and space to hone my craft and practice my gifts so that I might share them with the world and make it a better place to live.
I seek refuge from pain, grief, debt, and the common stresses of life. My heart begs me to move toward my calling, and these harmful strictures restrain me from achieving the greatness I desire—yet I continually strive to overcome them.
Throughout my life, many doors have been closed to me because I have not met the requirements society demands of me to open them. Perhaps I have not been rich enough, smart enough, talented enough, or pretty enough. Therefore, I decree: I AM ENOUGH!
I will create my own doors and pathways to them.
I will rely on my intuitive prowess to guide me where I need to go.
I will surpass the height of those who declare that I am not enough.
I will, at last, accept that I matter.
I will recognize here and now that my confidence grows from standing steadfast within my own beliefs, and not from conforming to the dictates and false judgments of others.
My prior hesitancies have stemmed from my fears of being rejected by society's standards rather than walking within the power of my own, God-given truth.
I now understand that when I operate from the light of my internal guidance, my work is accepted by those who need it the most, and for whom I was created to assist.
Whether or not you choose to see it, I am a wealth of potential. I am overflowing with possibility.
I am continually morphing into new and better version of me.
I am a transformer.
I am powerful.
I am a Swan.
If these words ring true for you, and you want to stand up and show the world you matter, while feeling no regret for being who you came here to be, then I invite you to join me in learning more about the Swan's path. If not, go in peace knowing you are loved.
Image Credits: Moonlight, Black Swan