Why this coaching is inherently spiritual
My certifications, training and experience are as a health coach, fitness trainer, health writer and author, herbalist, and Reiki practitioner. I bring all those disciplines to what I do because it’s part of what people need to support healing and well-being.
But over years of coaching it’s become clear to me and my clients that I am far more a spiritual mentor than I am a “health coach.” That’s the work my clients and I are doing, that’s what needs doing really. The how-to and doing and “behavior wrestling” is where everyone looks—that’s the first thing people usually go to when they approach health and fitness. But my magic, gift, deepest skill and everything I bring is really about a spiritual process and practice that transcends that.
I’m not helping people change their habits. I’m not helping people wrench themselves into doing something different. I’m helping them become a person who naturally does those things.
I’m helping people actually become a person who takes amazing care of themselves. Become a person who nourishes their body and life. Become a person who cares so deeply about themselves and what they’re giving that they are compelled to do right by themselves in every way.
Become a person who gives to themselves generously as an act of giving to the world because it’s not separate.
Becomes a person who deeply connects their greatest aspirations and commitment to their self-care and life choices every day.
Become that person.
They don’t just try to do different stuff while remaining the same old person. They don’t just try to harangue themselves into “habits” while embedded in the old identity, or the entrenched “normal“ health-fitness consciousness.
They BECOME a person who…. fill in the blank. They BE that person. So they naturally do the good things. It’s integral and inevitable from that place. There’s no more struggle.
And then, sure, we cover all the what to do stuff…it’s great to be able to advise on food and herbs and movement and meditation.
But the how-to is a piece of cake (so to speak!) when they’ve shifted their consciousness and center of identity.
People who want that, who see that that’s what it’s about and what it takes, are “my people.” But the truth is almost no one is getting anywhere without shifting their consciousness in this way – without actually becoming a person who wants and loves and chooses to do those things.
Without that shift, it’s just a bunch of struggle to do things you “should“ be doing…that inevitably falters. Trying to do different things from the old consciousness, with the old language, from a place where you are not that person….it never works. That’s why it’s not working.
Culturally it’s not working at all — all the plans and programs and hacks and “habit change“ are failing miserably to the tune of billions and billions of dollars and deaths.
Most people are disabled and dying of chronic disease — like 75 to 85% of the culture !— because of “lifestyle choices“ that they can’t armtwist themselves into doing and others can’t “get them to do” — because it doesn’t come from who they are and what they really want. Because it’s not connected and alive and embodied.
Hardly anybody is even having that conversation. This conversation is had in spiritual circles sometimes, but it’s often divorced from health and fitness — like a body without a heart and a spirit and a head.
That’s the paradigm I’m hoping to shift on a larger scale.
Massive well-meaning health fields and industries are engaged in trying to wrangle people to do new stuff from the old consciousness. And lamenting how hard it is. And that people “just won’t do it.“
Nope, they won’t, and you can’t “get tem to.” And you can’t Get yourself to.” But you can get something much better…that won’t just change your health, it will change your life.
I don’t just help people change what they DO. I help them change who they ARE. Then who they are naturally does all the good things. (And yes, they also learn what those are.)
I’ve always known that the deeper bigger truer thing I’m doing is that. I’ve always known that that’s the magic. Not the how to, but the deepest fullest embodiment of the WHY to.
Yet I still called it health coaching when the truth is… It’s spiritual mentorship. It’s about 75% spiritual and 25% “how to.“
I live it, and I’m gifted at transmitting it.
I teach the how-tos really well, too. I know a lot of stuff about food and exercise and sleep and rest and stress and meditation and herbs. And it’s super useful that I can draw on all those things to help people actually get more energy, lose fat, support healing, and so forth.
But other people can do the how-to part too. I’m excelent at it — but so are others.
What I’m doing that no one else I know is doing (in the health-fitness space) is actually transforming the consciousness with which people approach all that stuff.
So that they love it. So that they do it naturally. So that they don’t struggle to get themselves to.
That is a SPIRITUAL prospect.
You good with that?Want that? Let’s talk.