Sunday, July 6, 2008

Soul Coaching

I am reading a book called Soul Coaching; 28 Days to Discover Your Authentic Self.

The inside cover:
Soul Coaching is a four-week program dedicated to an in-depth clearing and cleansing of the different aspects of your life: mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual. By following the practical, carefully crafted steps presented here, you will find that you're able to uncover your authentic self.



This book is for you if you want to know:

  • who you are

  • why you're here

  • what your mission is

This book is also for you if your ready to start:

  • putting your needs before everyone else'

  • living life at a peaceful, moderate pace

  • loving yourself

By utilizing the energy of the elements of nature--- Air, Water, Fire, and Earth---- this program allows you to clear away old blockages so that you can truly begin to hear the secret messages of your soul.

I have read the first section of the book and I am very impressed with the simple approach and the gentle coaching this woman gives. She gave an example of how she found herself always waiting for the next thing to get her to happiness; when I get away from an abusive home I will be happy, when I graduate from college I will be happy, when I get married I will be happy......

I am reminded that happiness is here for the taking. Now the question is how to recognize it and revel in it. I am not saying I am an extremely unhappy person but I often feel like true happiness is just around the bend- not fully actualized. So, I am hopeful that this book will continue to remind and nudge me to listening to my soul and feeling the contentment of what is being presented right now.

I invite those reading this to join me in this journey. In the book, Denise Linn suggests that people can share their experiences as they work through the book. If you are interested in joining me, I would welcome that. The book is reasonably priced at Amazon.com or you can get it at the library (I did). The link shows you an excerpt of the book as well.

If the offer to work through this together appeals to you, write to me or make a comment here and we will find a way to journey together. I am excited to take steps toward greater health and taking them with others is comforting to me.

13 comments:

Frank said...

It is a very normal human thing to aways want to do more and be more. But somehow we have to balance that with being in the here and now, and learning how to enjoy life even when all the pieces aren't together yet.

Mars Girl said...

I'd love to read this with you... However, it just took me a month to finish a fiction book I was reading... acks!!

Erin said...

This is easy reading and I think it has really constructive steps to getting in touch with your core self.

I think it would require reading a bit each day and then taking on the task of the day. (Warning, it may involve cleaning out a drawer)....

I would welcome you to join in. Let me know if this appeals.

Mars Girl said...

Well. I'm halfway to cleaning out a drawer now that Frank posted that link to the product toxicity site and I've just found out that most of the stuff in my medicine cabinet might give me cancer...

drwlbn said...

I'd love to join in on the discovery and conversation, but I'll have to look at how much time I have. I've taken on a number of new projects recently. Ugh! I'll check it out and get back to you.

Erin said...

Sounds good, Doctor!
I promise you can go at your own pace and the reading is easy.

Merrycricket said...

I wou;d love the opportunity to do this with you!

Erin said...

Hi Mary,
Please join in! I have about 8 folks that are interested and we will be starting soon. Can you arrange to get a book?

Let me know if that presents a problem.

I am excited!

Homosapien 224 said...

Erin, it is my goal in life to chase pursuits of my soul, rather than chase pursuits of my personality as "Gary Zukov" would say in his book, "The Seat of the Soul", which was a good read for me because I am on a journey to satisfy every whim that truly nourishes my soul and keeps me happy and content on a daily basis....soul coaching can only make me more aware of my responsibilities to God, myself, my family and my community and the world at large....I thank you Erin for your invite, I will be in touch!!!!!!

Erin said...

Homosapien224-
Glad to be on the journey with you. I am hoping to start early next week.

Mars Girl said...

I just got a 30% off coupon at Borders... I am going to see if they have the book.

Katy said...

The book hasn't come in yet, but I'm along for the ride.

Erin said...

Mary,
I have unsuccessfully tried to send you an email. Please write to me and I will get you in the fold. Thanks, Erin