“The greatest gift we can receive is to not be scared of our own experience.”
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“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.”
(George Bernard Shaw)
Feb 15 2013
Coach Louise Gillespie-Smith shares her thoughts and experience in today’s guest post:
Most of the time as a life coach I am really living my dream; I am inspired, I am enjoying doing the things I love and I am empowering people to live a life they love too. Then there are other times when I find myself behaving from a totally different place, from fear.
I can recognise it now, it’s like I have had a double espresso even though I don’t drink caffeine anymore. An anxious feeling starts to burn in my heart, my actions are frenzied and I am not connected to who I really am at all.
Surely a life coach doesn’t feel fear?! GASP!
Coaches are seen as such positive inspirational people that it can be hard to admit to feeling like this to others and even to myself sometimes. However we are all human and sometimes it’s natural to get a bit scared, it’s what you do with the fear that matters. What you resist does indeed persist so acknowledging the signals that you are in the fear zone is the first step to turning it in to love, which is our true nature.
At the core of our being is love, this is who we are and this is what we have to share with the world. We have chosen to walk down the path of being coaches to support and empower people to be who they truly are. So it’s important that we do the same for ourselves!
Following are a few things I have found that work for me to bring myself out of the fear zone and into acting from a place of love;
Sit in silence for a few minutes paying attention to the rise and fall breath
Start to think about all the things you are grateful for
Start to bring to mind your fear and then release it to God/ The Universe
Pay attention to your heart beating, feel every sensation, consciously use your intention to slow it down.
Send your intention to feel your heart beating in your hands and to feel the warmth grow in them.
Finally repeat an affirmation that works for you. For example “I am safe and totally protected by the Universe/ God, all is well”.
I’ve got to admit I find writing a blog for other coaches slightly daunting as I am sure you will already know lots of this stuff already but I also know that sometimes we just need a little reminder! Being kind and loving to yourself is what is going to help you be able to share your love and support with everyone else you come into contact with.
Louise Gillespie-Smith runs a business called Create Yourself which empowers and supports people in making positive change in their life. She has a holistic toolkit of resources, life coaching/NLP/ yoga/ reiki/ image consultancy, to create individually tailored packages based on what each client needs. louisecreateyourselfcouk /07779 150886.
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If you were to saddle up, just a bit, today – what would be the first thing you’d do?