Sometimes I forget …
When I write, it’s easy for me to geek out on what has proved to be very exciting for me to
learn and assimilate. As one good friend has called me on this, she points out that I have a big
brain. I’m not sure I relate to that as much as to the fact that writing brings out my inner geek
more intensely. I become so involved with what I’m saying that I don’t always convey it in a way
to be easily understood. I sometimes forget that you, the reader, are not in my head seeing the
same things I’ve been seeing in there for quite a while. That said, let me break this down a little
What is Alignment?
Alignment is what we strive for in our lives, no matter what we call it and no matter what the
situation. When something is not meant for us, we find ourselves trying too hard to make it
work. It’s not that diligent focus isn’t necessary to make your dreams come true or that there’s
anything wrong with hard work. It is a different kind of hard, something which doesn’t feel right
in your gut. I’m sure you’ve had those deep “gut feelings”. You know, like when you feel like
you should be doing something, or not doing something and you feel discomfort or even pain in
the pit of your stomach? I’ve recently read it explained this way: “When making a large snowball, pushing it uphill is hard, it’s a lot of work that will make you feel very exhausted. Pushing a snowball downhill is still hard, you still need to guide it and control it. The difference is that pushing downhill is not as exhausting, it’s almost effortless compared to pushing uphill.” The downhill orientation is easier because it’s more in alignment with your goal. It still involves
the same goal, but your investment of time and energy are more conducive to accomplishing
How many people have taken advice from parents, teachers, or peers which led them to follow
a path that only produced a lack of joy? You have heard the stories, maybe have even lived
them yourself. Someone goes as far as possible in university studies, and then they hit a wall.
Somewhere along the way, they have lost their joy and don’t have the same desire as at the
beginning to complete what they’ve started.
More often than not, they were following someone else’s perception of what they’d be good at
or what they should do. This path was not in alignment with their spirit and soul, it was by someone else’s encouragement or urging for whatever well-meaning reason they saw fit. It
does not resonate completely because it does not match that person’s vision for themselves or
the purpose for their life. Even if we encourage ourselves to do and complete something that
we’ve committed to doing, we might find that it is not cohesive enough to bring the satisfaction
we need to follow through.
When something is meant for us, it is effortless and pleasant to reach. It may still require a lot
of time and energy, but there is a different feeling and sense of accomplishment. What is the
place of alignment in your life right now? How are you holding space for yourself and the vision
of your life? Have you put that dream on the shelf because nothing has worked out so far?
Have you gone so far as to believe it’s already too late? Have you begun several times only to
Everything Is On The Inside
It never ceases to amaze me how each of us is uniquely and wonderfully made. We each have
the potential to develop our heart, mind, and body to the degree of our unique calling in life.
Two people doing the same, exact good work will not be doing it the same, exact way or
reaching the same people at the same level and will not have the same, exact results. This is
mainly because of the multi-faceted, amazing beings we are, complete with several different
levels. Each person … yes, you! … has a unique path that is improved and reinforced by
individualized experiences, thoughts, and beliefs. This is what leads us to where alignment is
found and focused on with this type of coaching. It is all on the inside.
As my coaching is scripture based, I will present verses for you to ponder and listen to the
inspiration given to me. You may or may not agree with this inspiration I have received, but it is
not based on aimless thoughts on my part. I have read the Bible 11 times since I wanted so
badly to understand all the connections and controversy. I plan on reading it again, this time
with a deeper focus and different questions. Each time, I ask God to show me through his Holy
Spirit what I should learn and know for my life to be a good leader in my family and as a
mentor. The Bible was inspired by God and written by men. Along the years, there has been
much division over its components.
Here is a particularly revealing acknowledgement of the secret we carry with us from the very
beginning of our lives. In 2 Peter 1:3, we are told that, “By his divine power, God has given us
everything we need for living a godly life.” Wait, let us take this apart and see what if it pertains
to who we are and what we’re capable of accomplishing in life. This verse says “has given”. This
means that it has already been done, in the past tense, we already have it. Do we need to push
that snowball uphill? NO! It’s already there, on the inside. We need to do some work to uncover it within ourselves and expose it so it can be made useful, but it’s already there…downhill work!!
Read it again, what have we been given? EVERYTHING!! We have already been given everything
we need (on the inside, in our spirit) to live a godly life, to be in alignment with ourselves
(heart, mind, spirit) and with God (divine providence). Why is this relevant as a foundation of
this type of coaching? Because we have been made in the image of God … not little gods, but an
exact spirit image of His Holy Spirit with all the possibilities of a godly life to rise above
mediocre circumstances to a higher vibration in the midst of those circumstances.
Considering this, it seems clear that our spirit, which is made in the image of God’s Holy Spirit,
knows without a doubt what is morally right as well as what is right for us. Our soul might know
the same thing, but in our soul, we are motivated by thoughts and emotions as a result of and
response to experiences and outside circumstances. These thoughts and emotions may lead us
in a good direction connected to our spirit and purpose by our beliefs, words, and actions. Or it
may not. Fortunately, as long as we are on this earth, we have every opportunity to find our
way back to our alignment within and with the Author of Life. The conclusion is substantially
evident that alignment is an inside job.
Can coaching help you get to your destination?
Cohesive alignment coaching can definitely give you tools and strengthen your resolve to unite
these parts of who you are so that you can live a more satisfied life, building meaningful
relationships, attracting others who are on the same level of vibration, and contributing to the
world around you with renewing joy. There are many aspects to this process since there are
many facets to who you truly are. It’s not beyond reach, though important to confidently
prepare your heart and mind to gracefully release all that is not meant for you so that you can
assuredly and humbly receive what is intended for your life.
Each post will outline some pieces of this process. If you’re ready to work with me at any time,
feel free to connect. Ciao for now!
NOTE: Every aspect of my coaching is based on scripture and belief in God as the Creator and
Author of life. This is not religious, you will never be expected to aimlessly follow a certain
belief without completing your own research. Be a seeker, ask and you will find; be brave,
courageous, and playful on this adventure