On September 22nd our Mother Earth decided to rock Victoria with a 5.9 tremor and it made us all say (or at least think) … seriously … what else?
We’ve already been feeling unstable, uncertain and off-kilter with the pandemic and now an EARTHQUAKE?!
After the initial shock of this event, I wondered … earthquakes could be viewed as random, but I began to consider the metaphysical implications of the ground shaking beneath us.
Our seemingly solid foundation of health, family, and economy is being shaken up.
A lot of us are generally feeling anxious, stressed, and un-grounded.
We are looking ways to regain our balance and restore peace.
The University of Sydney says “Grounding techniques are useful for settling ourselves when we’re
feeling overwhelmed. If you find yourself stuck with a strong emotion, these simple and powerful
techniques take just a few minutes and can be practiced at any time. They can help you to feel anchored
in the present and restore balance in your body and mind.”
Grounding skills can be divided into two specific approaches:
Sensory Awareness and Cognitive Awareness and Cognitive Awareness grounding exercises.
Sensory Awareness grounding exercises are about filling your awareness with the sensory experience. You might like to try these tips:
− Keep your eyes open, look around the room, notice your surroundings, notice details.
− Hold a pillow, stuffed animal, or a ball.
− Place a cool cloth on your face or hold something cool, such as a drink can.
− Listen to soothing music.
− Put your feet firmly on the ground.
− FOCUS on someone’s voice or a neutral conversation.
− Name one good thing about yourself.
Cognitive Awareness grounding exercises re-orient yourself in place and time by asking yourself some, or all of these questions:
1. Where am I?
2. What is today?
3. What is the date?
4. What is the month?
5. What is the year?
6. How old am I?
7. What season is it?
The key here is to COME BACK INTO YOUR BODY in the present moment.
For centuries, yoga and meditation teachers have reminded us to notice your breath. Take a deep breath and as you exhale, imagine breathing out strongly through the soles of your feet. Feel the connection of your feet with the floor. Do this three times.
Be HERE now. Be in THIS moment. Be in YOUR body. Just BE.
Another great way is to keep a special item in your pocket (such as a stone or crystal) and hold the item. Bring your attention to the sensation of the item in your hand, including its weight and texture. I like to wear a small crystal angel on a necklace when I’m feeling worried.
Usually, when we are spinning into “anxious-land” we are focusing on the future.
You may find yourself playing the “scaring myself what if game” in your mind …
What if I get sick?
What if I lose my job?
What if he says that?
What if? … what if? … what if? …
Our minds are powerful when we set our whole focus on an outcome.
And we let our minds run away from us sometimes. I know I do.
It helps to talk to another person, connect and allow that outside perspective to shift you.
If you are struggling to re-balance and re-set yourself (and you don’t have anyone you trust in your family or friends), it might be time to reach out to a counsellor or coach to help you come back to the present moment and reframe your mind.
You are allowed to ask for help. You deserve to be taken care of. You are worthy of peace and joy.
This is your permission slip.
I’m here if you’re ready to shift.
Work with me: CLICK HERE
Contact me: CLICK HERE
A couple of notes:
Don’t let money be an obstacle …
* You could contact either Lifeline or Beyond Blue and anonymously speak to a counsellor.
* Your GP can also give you a referral for 5 free sessions with a psychologist on a care plan.
WORTHINESS CHAT with Michele Scott – 12th Sept 2021
Michele: Oh, welcome back to Casey radio, 97.7 FM. You are listening to Wellness Conversations and my name is Michelle Scott, and each week we come into this space to share wellness stories, wellness tools, and wellness therapies. It's very simple. It's all aimed at growing better, not a bitter in life. Now this week, I welcome the beautiful Pip Coleman. Pip is a Reiki master and Coach among many other things. So welcome back Pip.
Pip: Thank you, Michelle. Nice to be here.
M: It's always nice to chat about all things wellness. We always start off with “a little bit of a chat” and then a couple of hours later … we can just go on and on. And I think when we start talking about self-worth, I think a lot of how I feel good about myself really comes out of these stimulating, interesting conversations that I have with people like yourself from Our Wellness Community tribe. I love these conversations. I love learning these tools and practicing these tools. It's it just fills us up. Doesn't it?
P: Yes. I definitely find that whenever I'm having these conversations, not only do I get to share what I've already been thinking, but I also have an “aha moment” that takes it to another level.
M: Oh, I love those moments. So Pip, you've been talking about self-worth in your community. Getting a little bit more down and deep into that topic. Why should we all have it (self-worth) and how does it affect our lives? What impact does it have? And you've been talking to some beautiful women in the OWC community on this very topic. If you start off with what have you been finding from your community and what do you feel about self-worth?
P: Okay well it’s been really interesting. I've done two weeks of conversations, so far, about with a couple of beautiful ladies from our own community, who are also coaches and healers. And the interesting thing is that so far, both of those women have had very different ways of talking about worthiness, but the essence of it is the same. They've used words like confidence. Worthiness is about confidence and compassion. Worthiness is about love, self-love and kindness. It's about power and empowerment. And it depends on what their passion is. When you are really in your space and doing the thing that you're most passionate about, and most feel like you're serving the world - THAT in the best possible way you feel the most worthy.
P: And so when I was talking to Sondre, who is a wealth coach, she was talking about it from the perspective of money and how we feel like we're moving forward when we are working. And how we get more abundance when we're working in an area that we're most passionate about. And so, there's this nice correlation between net worth and self-worth. The more worthy that you feel, the more confident that you feel to ask for the money that you deserve, whether it's in a job or in business.
And then the other person that I've talked to was Xzavia. And we were talking about relationships and how the more that you feel that you are worthy, and that you love yourself, feel beautiful and confident and self-assured, compassionate to yourself and all those beautiful things, then you're going to be able to be in healthy relationships with other people. Whether it's an intimate relationship or your family or friends, or work colleagues, your relationships will be better because you are feeling worthy of that interaction that love.
So, it's going to be really interesting to talk to the next three ladies, because each time I have a conversation I'm getting those moments of “oh yeah, that's right - there's this aspect to worthiness as well what I thought worthiness was”.
M: I love that because I can tap into both of those, instantly. You know with the money stuff - I first started working at 16. I was a Coles cashier and three months in that was enough for me to decide that that was not what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. And so I went to secretarial school.
I did the six month diploma in secretarial and business studies. And I got my first job in an office. And it's so fascinating that Sondre said that because the more I started working, I found that I was really good at it. And actually when I compare that to school, I never felt great about myself at school, because back then I wasn't naturally clever. I had to work hard at everything. And I really felt like I didn't understand everything. I just kind of bumbled along.
But when I started working, I was really good at it. And I was a quick learner. I had a great work ethic and I helped people and they loved it. They told me how great I was. And so actually that's where my self-worth started to build my confidence and the more I achieved in the workplace, the more competent I felt. But that first job was the hardest to get. After that, every job I went for, I got because I knew I had the skillset. I went into those interviews really confident. The more confident I got the more self-worth grew. I would be promoted and I would ask for more money because I knew I deserved it.
And that was interesting because when I got to my late thirties, I'd been through a whole bunch of different stuff by then. My mum died. I had just made the leap into this spiritual world. I was teaching at a spiritual college in Lang Warren, but with everything at home it was all too hard.
I thought ‘I'm going back to the office’ … and you know what? I was feeling really low on self-worth and guess what happened when I started applying for work?
P: Yeah. I think I know where this is going.
M: After always getting every job I went for - I started getting rejected. Yeah. I had so many skills by then in my toolkit, but I was so down on myself, and lacking confidence. I was getting rejected from jobs that I would never have applied for five or 10 years before that.
P: Yeah. So interesting. And I was thinking about my teenage years - speaking of school. I was quite a good student, had really good grades and really enjoyed school. But when it came to the social aspect of school I felt like I wasn't fitting in to any group. I would move around all the different groups and try to be cool kid. And then I'll try and be a dork and then I'd try and be a nerd. I went from group to group to group trying to be like them.
I remember thinking then I'm being rejected by all these people, because I don't fit into their group. But what was actually happening when I looked back later, (when I did my first sort of self-development in my twenties), they weren't rejecting me. I was going, I don’t fit here. I don't want to be like, you, you, you, you, or you … I want to be me. And so, I would leave the group.
Instead of thinking, ‘just be you - it doesn't matter which group you're in’ - I went, oh, maybe I'm like those people over there. It was such a great reframe to get that.
That's why I love personal development. That's what growth is. That's what coaching is about. That's why I love psychology.
M: Yeah, exactly. Exactly. Oh, fantastic.
M: Welcome back Casey Radio, you're listening to Wellness Conversations. My name is Michelle Scott. I'm the founder of Our Wellness Community, which is a beautiful space online for growing better in body, mind, heart. And it's a collaborative space as well. And every week on Casey Radio, we bring in one of our beautiful wellness collaborators to share a little bit of their story. This week, we're talking to Pip Coleman, Reiki Master and Coach, and we are talking about self-worth.
So how does self-worth show up in our lives? And, and particularly when I went through that phase of, of low self-worth it was a wonderful experience to go through. We were just talking about reframing.
P: Yes. Because I was thinking about this last two years and how difficult it's been for everybody with the COVID and the pandemic. I found myself in that first part of 2020, and even throughout a 2020, really struggling with feeling afraid about everything and how everything's so uncertain.
When I felt like that in the past I went to get a job. And that's really interesting because I've been running my coaching business for nearly 10 years now. But instead of focusing my energy on doing that and moving into that space, I dove into working in a retail shop, getting paid $25 an hour. I worked really hard. Then it occurred to me, after quite a long time considering the fact that I work in this area of shifting and reframing. (laugh) … I found it quite amusing that I was diving back into that space of what used to make me feel safe was having a secure job, but it wasn't secure. It was a casual job. And every time we locked down, I didn't have any work.
I actually got a bit of an aha moment that if I was running my business online, instead of in-person, I could actually be earning income all the time, rather than every time the shop closes, not having any work and waiting for that person to tell me they’ve got work for me again.
I was also working for such a low amount of money. What I felt was a low, considering the level of skills and qualifications that I have. Like you were saying, you had lots of skills and qualifications, but your feeling of worthiness was low, and you were having trouble getting jobs. I felt like I was feeling low. I was feeling fearful. I was feeling uncertain. And when we feel all those things, when we feel not very confident, not very safe, that worthiness is tied in with that.
So, I had this epiphany of ‘wow, if I actually do what I've been doing for the last 10 years, which is running this business and I just slightly tweak it, I could be doing what I love and earning the money that I deserve, because that's what I've set myself up to do. And I don't have to rely on this other person saying - You've got at work now. Oh, no, you don't. Oh, you've got work. Oh, no, you don't.’
It's funny that people think that business and being in business for yourself is risky and that it's, you know, up and down and all over the place.
And yet it's not up and down all over the place … WE ARE up and down and all over the place.
M: Yeah. Yeah. I kind of agree with that and kind of don't. I mean when they talk about in growth versus fixed mindset. Carol Dweck talks about the self-esteem movement and how that was a ‘massive fail’.
I think it's my generation of parenting – we’ve gone to the opposite extreme from our parents. Our parents were focused on working and coming out of the depression. They were lucky to have a job. They felt lucky to have a job. They felt lucky to have a job that paid them quite good money. And they fought for all sorts of better conditions in the workplace. Then they paid off their houses and they felt that paying off houses, having a nice car and being able to buy gifts for their children at Christmas time was something to be really proud of, because they hadn't grown up with that. You know, I think my dad had one pair of good shoes that have been handed down through five or six older brothers.
Do you know what I mean? But my parents, they grew up sort of having to learn to be self-sufficient - we didn't have that. We brought our children up in a climate of everyone gets an award and so they are thinking that everything they do is great before they actually ‘earn that praise’. Of course, self-talk does matter and words do matter. You and I are very passionate about words, but a lot of us have just instilled the words without the effort.
Our kids haven't had the chance to discover some of the skills that we have. They haven't been in that space of having difficulties and needing to get that resilience. That’s why you find a lot of these young ones don't want to work in a job. You know, they all expect to be TikTOK stars. They all expect to go on Australian Idol and they're thinking that they've got some talent, because no one's told them otherwise.
P: Oh, yeah. And I guess that was my, obviously I was speaking from my own experience.
M: Of course.
P: The fact was that I had actually been building a business for 10 years and that I went into fear mode and started relying on other people instead of trusting myself and having that self-worth.
M: And that was that it wasn't the business that was all over the place, but you.
P: Yes. And that's not necessarily the case for everybody. Like obviously if you have a seasonal business, it goes up and down because it's busy in the summer and it's not in the winter or whatever.
M: Business is not that easy to run. You need a lot of skills to be able to run a business right?
P: Well, yeah. I mean, you need to be everything. You need to be the admin person and the healer and the coach and the marketing person, especially if you are a sole trader. So there are a lot of skills. And I guess that that's where all those other jobs, that I had up to now, have helped because I've gotten all those skills in admin, sales, customer service and entertainment.
I think it’s an interesting consideration in terms of self-worth because I could have gone for another job that was more attuned to my skills, more in alignment with my skills, rather than working in the retail job that paid the minimum wage. But what was presented to me and what was in this space was that this business is the thing that I'd grown. This is the thing that most fulfills me. This is the thing that serves people in a way that I love to serve. So why not focus all my energy on that and build that.
M: And you'd already laid your foundation.
P: Yeah. Yeah. And then the next questions in our enquiry are: Why don't you feel worthy? Why don't you have it? Why don't you feel you deserve to be happy? That's an interesting question.
M: Absolutely. We're going to take another break. We’ll come back to talk more about that very topic.
M: Welcome back to wellness conversations on Casey radio, 97.7 FM, and beautiful Pip Coleman, Reiki master and coach, is joining our conversation today, we're talking about the many colors and shades of self-worth and how does it show up in our lives. Our next question is: Why don't you feel worthy or deserving of happiness or goodness, or love?
I think what we've gotten out of this conversation is that it's not about fitting into a particular group, but really it's about just feeling comfortable in your own skin, and then your group (or tribe) finds you.
And in terms of work, it sounds like you've got that versatility, you've got that variety in terms of personality traits and attributes and skills. You've moved around a little bit too, even as you were getting your business up and running, and then you kind of came back to that heart space. Knowing that you’ve already got all the skills you need to build this business. You don't need to keep going out there to earn money. I've got a baby here that I can grow into something very, very lucrative.
So what does self-worth mean to you, Pip and what impact has it had on your life?
P: Well, you know I remember when I went to a high school reunion and meet all those people that I was at school with. I had another kind of confirmation that I didn't fit in to any particular group, but I could talk to every single person at that event. Whereas there were some people who went straight back into their little group and just talked to that little group for the whole night. And I thought, oh, so I was actually being adaptable, way back then. I was being adaptable and actually had enough self-worth that I could move around to all the different groups and feel confident. Everybody was coming up to me and saying, oh, Hey, blah, blah, blah.
M: Everybody's friend.
P: Yeah it was such an important moment. Even going to work on the cruise ships, for example, there was a realization in that space of this. There were lots of different groups. And fitting in with all the different people, meeting people from all different countries around the world and getting to know yourself, it was a really important part of that.
There were people who really thrived and became even more of themselves because there was a freedom in that space. There were people who came out as being gay and there was people who really stepped up as leaders. And I found myself being more authentically me than I ever had been before, because I wasn't in my little hometown with my parents there and everybody going ‘oh you’re such and such’s daughter’. I was just me. I could just be me.
Then I brought that confidence, self-awareness, and authenticity when I came back home to Australia and started running the business, and gradually that's the way I am all the time.
M: Yeah. You know what I love about what you just said then Pip, I believe life is a journey and that everything you need, for some other point in time, you're already picking up in the spot you're in now. So, unbeknownst to you at the time you thought that you were looking around, you thought you were moving around these different groups to find where you fit it in. But in actual fact you had the capacity to do that. And in doing that, it sets you up beautifully for a whole bunch of experiences that came later on, that you were unafraid to take because you had already picked up those skills in communication and relating to people and like you're discovering talking to all of these different women that self-worth is different for everybody.
This is what I love about Our Wellness Community and all of you gorgeous women. Amongst all of us, we have so many different ways for the Seeker, for the student to find the tools and healing that she needs and to get exactly what's just right for her. No one tool is right for everyone.
I remember Pip, in high school all the kids at school that were really gorgeous. And I used to look at them and think, ‘oh, I'd love to be you. You're so pretty. Or you're so clever. Or you're so good at that.’ But all those people, when you got to know them as adults, they all had a story of insecurity. They all had a story that didn't match who it was that you thought they were at the time.
P: Yeah, definitely. That's cool. And the other day I was doing my little morning dance. I started using the Body Groove app and I love Misty Tripoli. She's fantastic. And she talks about self-worth and loving yourself and just grooving, like you groove. And she said the other day, have you ever felt like you failed at everything that you've tried? If you feel like you're a failure, like you've tried this coaching thing or that course, or you've read that book and you couldn't get it to work in your life. She said, maybe it's because it's not YOUR way. You're trying to do someone else's way. It is about is finding your way to live and dance and BE. Making yourself embodying that way completely. So you go out there and you're not this person or that person. It's about finding your own way because you can't fail at being yourself.
M: You can't. But also then you need to recognize that the only way to find YOUR way is for you is to try a whole bunch of different directions. That's the growth mindset. Isn't it?
P: Yeah. Yeah. So she wasn't saying that those failures were a bad.
M: Yeah, I'm just clarifying that. What we tend to do is focus on the things that didn’t work, which makes us feel bad. We feel undeserving. It makes us feel like failures. It's always about perspective and reframe. If you think ‘I tried that and I tried this and it didn't work. And I'm just a failure.’ Instead, thinking of it as … you don't know which porridge is going to be the just right for you, until you've tasted lots of porridge.
P: Yeah. And that comparison to other people, comparing yourself, you know, if you don't look like, like you were saying those pretty girls at school …
M: Um, yes and I was dark, you see, I came from South Africa, so I was dark skinned. And this is the other thing to get to that stage in your journey, where you realize that everybody wants to be somebody else. Everybody's looking at everybody else wishing to be different. I came to this country where they were all blonde hair and fair-skinned. So it was natural that I would think that they looked right and I looked wrong.
P: Yeah sure.
M: And later on, most of my friends are gorgeous blonde, beautiful women. And they look at me and go, ‘oh, I wish I was like you’. So, I decided I'm going to be different to that.
And if you're going to be an independent thinker then you're going to just be happy with where you're at and understand that that's your journey. Interesting, isn't it?
P: Sure is.
M: I have learned how to tap into who we are and live more in that space. So, how can our audience learn how to do this and do it with you?
P: Well, as it turns out, I have created the divine alignment coaching program, which evolved and was downloaded to me, to serve my earth angels out there who are feeling exhausted or frustrated or lost or disconnected, or not feeling worthy. And I introduce you to the code, that is designed for you to reset yourself, to know yourself deeply and connect with your divine being.
And so we begin by saying ‘Hey, who are you now? Where have you come from? And we acknowledge where you have been and what successes and failures you’ve had in the past.
Then we move to the love acts that you doing for yourself. What rituals are you doing to take care of yourself? And then you will get in touch with your intuitive skills. Practising your intuitive skills is important so that you can trust yourself more rather than doubting who you are and where you're going. And then we take a deeper look at how you can fully step into your authentic self.
And finally we nurture your future vision - where do you want to go? what's your passion? what's your purpose? And how can we align you to that, so that you can actually reconnect and remember your true divine self and really move forward with joy and passion.
M: Okay. So where can they go online to find a little bit more about that and connect with you?
P: They can go to my website: www.pipcoleman.com and on Facebook: Pip Coleman Author Coach.
M: Excellent, easy peasy. Thank you so much for joining us in this conversation all about self-worth and a Pip has given us a number of different ways to think about it and look for it in our own lives. And honestly, if it's not showing up for you then it's certainly something that you can learn.
Interview with Michele Scott on Casey Radio 17th August 2021
Michele: My name is Michelle Scott on the founder of Our Wellness Community. Our Wellness Community is a beautiful space online for wellness in body, mind, heart. Every week we come into this (radio) space to tell a story, to share some tools and therapies and information, in the hopes that we can share how things have worked out for us, how things have lifted us up from all of those downturns and we've left disappointments behind, but in sharing a story with you, it turns that things around you as well and lifts you up.
And this week I'm welcoming back one of our favourite collaborators, Pip Coleman. She's an author and a Reiki master. You've got so many tools in your kitchen. You are all about conscious courses and therapies, and you've got a beautiful new program that has just been launched. And we're going to talk a little bit about that side a bit. Welcome back to the show, darling.
Pip: Thank you so much. It's always fun.
Michele: We love a chat, right? And at the moment there's so much to chat about. We thought we would have a little conversation in this session about the current climate, the current climate and the sign of the times is that life is really overwhelming and frustrating for many of us, with, you know, isolation and restrictions and COVID-19.
Pip: Yes. We thought we thought we'd grab the bull by the horns, so to speak.
Michele: Yes. We've talked about it a little bit since all of this began, but you know, we sort of tend to focus on positive interventions and how can we make positive changes from the inside out, in order to be able to deal with the external, in the most positive, effective way that serves us and our lives and our loved ones. But today we thought let's come in and have a bit more of a chat around this because it really is. It's a lot tougher than when we started at the beginning of what March, 2020.
So we thought in this session we'd talk about implementation. We'd talk about influencers and inspiration.
There's a lot of information and I'm finding all of this overwhelming. I mean, how, how do you go with all of this information?
Pip: Yes, that is one of the things that quite a lot of people are having issues with. The changing and changing and changing and changing of the rules and the restrictions. What you can do, what you can't do. It's very disconcerting. It makes us feel uncertain and unsafe, you know?
I was watching a program called The Drum on ABC, and they were talking to a man called David Gillespie and he has a book called Brain Reset. I thought you would like it. He was talking about how in these times of uncertainty, we need to find a certainty within ourselves.
And to reset your brain, you need to create your own rituals and routines and schedules, to keep the certainty in your life. Because the outside world can be going completely bonkers, but if you have this that you do at this time of the day and this that you do at that time of the day. If you have a yoga session or meditation or running or walk or meet for coffee, whatever it is that you do, if you can keep those routines in place - that will give you the certainty in your life. You will be less affected. Your brain and your body will be less affected by the crazy whirlwind that might be going on in the greater world at large.
Michele: I love that. And it's so true, from the extra learning that I've done through the Positive Psychology diploma, I've learned that the loves, loves, loves routine. So what does that typically look like for you, Pip? What sort of routines and rituals do you have in place that help you to find that solid ground in these unstable times?
Pip: So, in the morning when I wake up, I have a couple of different meditation podcasts and the hay house app and the calm app. And depending on what I feel like, I'll roll over with one eye open, and just pick an app and just press the button and let it play. So that even before I've got completely awake, I'm actually letting myself ease into the day with some lovely meditation.
And I've been enjoying the sleep stories in the nighttime. I listen to the sleep stories that are read by famous people on the calm app. I got into it because I love Matthew McConaughey and ...
Michele: Who doesn't?
Michele: What is that this he says?
Pip: All right. All right. All right.
Michele: ha ha yeah ...
Pip: I just love him. And so he has a sleep story called Wonder, and I've been listening to that for a long time. And then I realized that there were other people, not just Matthew McConaughey. So I thought, perhaps I could discover some of them as well. Now I'm really enjoying listening to one by Harry Styles. And there's one by David Walliams, the comedian, and he has a beautiful voice. He actually reminds me of my granddad. The way that he speaks is very proper English. And he reminds me so much of my Pop, who used to read me stories when I was a kid. So it really suits me. They can be for adults as well as children. There's a cute one about Sloths ... anyway.
Michele: Are these stories that they have written or stories that other people have written and they're just reading them?
Pip: Some of them are written by the people who are reading them. The celebrity ones are not written by them.
Michele: Okay cool.
Pip: So I have those two things that I do to bookend my day. And that helps me to just get that calming effect at the beginning and the end of my day. And then I usually do a ride in the morning, or a walk, or I go to an Aqua class. My exercise is generally in the morning time.
And then I also go get a chai at my local cafe. I know that this is going to happen every day. And then after that, I get into my work or my day off.
Michele: Oh, you just reminded me of that book called 'Think like a monk' - he has a strategy called time and T I M E. The T stands for thankfulness, so make some time for that gratitude practice.
And of course we know, from all of the research and studies that when we get into gratitude, it changes neural pathways in the brain and definitelychanges how we feel. And then that changes what we do.
Then I is about Inspiration ... every day to find something to listen to, something to watch, something to read or going through some things that are soothing. And I was just thinking about this in the last couple of weeks, that's one of the things are really great at now. I've learned how to soothe myself over the years. I thought as a child, you might have a dummy or a Teddy, a little blanket, you know.
I used to be so anxious all the time, but didn't have so many self soothing tools. So for me, when I'm feeling down, I'll go to Oprah's podcast.
Then the M is about meditation, or it can just be a breathing practise. Doing some breathing over the course of the day or some guided meditation, or visualization. And finally you've already mentioned the E is exercise. If we had each of those things over the course of a day, then, as you said, it becomes a ritual, becomes a way in which we can count on something.
Pip: Yes that's great. Give yourself T. I. M. E.
Michele: Some people are really feeling flat, really feeling anxious and overwhelmed, and some people are just angry. There's so many emotions that we're trying to travel through right now. I know that you live on your own Pip, but if you're living with family, partners, kids or parents, we don't all necessarily agree on how things are being managed. So want about your mother, father, family, friends, loved ones. I mean, do you all agree on what's going on at the moment? Has there been any clash with any of that?
Pip: ha ha ha ... well ... there are people who have very strong opinions on it one way or the other, whether it's vaccination or not vaccination and locked down or not locked down, or immunity versus ... ummm ... not immunity. What the opposite of that is
Michele: Right. Speaking of immunity. Uh, is it ... what's that idol on Survivor called? Is that immunity?
Pip: Ahh yeah it is.
Michele: There you go.
Pip: It's very, very tricky. One of the things that, living by myself, is sometimes I find that I go into this spiral of worry and I don't have anybody in my space to reframe it. Whereas somebody who lives with their family, whether they believe the same things or not, you can, if you're in a bit of a spiral and going down the rabbit hole, having someone else there, who's not can help to just lift you up and stop you from going as far as you might, if you were on your own.
Although, having said that if you've got someone who ALSO spirals out of control and you both just end up in the midst of drama, because you both going, "oh my God, this is so awful." It can actually feed, feed each other. That's something to be mindful of as well. If you're getting drawn into the drama too easily. Especially somebody else's drama, but also your own thoughts.
You know, Louise Hay used to say, stop scaring yourself!
Michele: Oh, I love it.
Pip: You know, people would be like, "oh, this happened and this happened". She'd be like, "You know what? You need to stop scaring yourself. You are doing this, your thoughts are not your enemy. You're your thoughts are just clouds going by and you're the sky, you know?
Michele: So I love that. Stop scaring yourself. Yeah, that's exactly what we do. And I know from all of the many moments in my life when things weren't working out. Many times when I didn't have enough money, I wasn't sure how I was going to pay the next mortgage payment to pay that bill or, you know, the family being unwell and getting caught up in that cycle of worry.
I've had plenty of those experiences where (like now) we have plenty of reason to be fearful. We have all of the justification to feel what we feel concerned. And, you know, just as you say, being scared is normal, natural. This this is why I'm such an advocate for present moment living - what I've realized is that when I was going through those difficult times, all the worry in the world didn't actually make the difficult time any less difficult. And it didn't go away and it didn't stop what was going to happen in it eventually.
When mum contracted cancer she died anyway. I spent a lot of years worried about my brother. Actually, my youngest brother, you know, just thinking and worrying that they would get into trouble and we'd lose them. And I lost my youngest brother anyway, but it was a car accident. It didn't make any of those things not happen by worrying about it. I lost time. I didn't spend the time I could've spent with him.
So now I acknowledge how I am feeling, deal with how I am feeling. Then I come back to the present and don't project into the future about what could or might happen. In the present moment I would get clarity or I would get creative when it came to debt and not having money. If I just worried about it, nothing happened.
Pip: Definitely. I wrote down before our conversation, that self-care is vital right now. It's not just something that you kind of might do sometimes. Perhaps in the past, we might've been a bit like, oh, whatever, I'll get around to my self care and looking after myself.
But right now if you are not feeling good, do more self care. And if you STILL not feeling good, do EVEN MORE self-care.
That's looking after yourself. Like you were saying, trying to stay out of that space of worry, whatever you need to do to call your power back. What's that quote, if you don't think don't you have time for 20 minutes of meditation, you need an hour.
Michele: Yeah. I love it. You're coming up with some good ones today. I'm loving it.
Pip: So, I had have a little prayer for calling your power back. If you get drawn into drama of someone else's stuff really easily, I have a little prayer that is actually one of Kyle Gray's. The wonderful Kyle Gray from his book Light Warrior. Do you want me to read it for you?
Michele: Yes, please.
Pip: If you want, you can close your eyes or you can actually say it back to me. Put your hand on your heart, and then you say out loud:
I call you back to the cave of my heart.
Wherever you are, wherever I've left you, I call you back.
Even though I may have given you a away.
Or had you taken from me.
Know that I allow you to return.
So it is that I am topped up.
Until I'm overflowing with my own light.
I'm full of my own light.
Full of my own power.
Today. I remember I have a choice.
And I choose to be happy in my own light and power.
Thank you, universe and angels.
For bearing witness to this reclamation.
And for supporting this process.
As I step back into my highest and greatest.
And so it is.
Michele: I love that we've given our listeners lots beautiful nuggets of wisdom, um, pearls of wisdom and nuggets of gold. Lots of wonderful tips and tools in this conversation.
You've got so much experience and you've done your own personal development, and you've grown into this beautiful teacher and speaker and you've created a beautiful course.
So how can our audience connect with you, if they want to go on that journey themselves with regards to self care, self love, self worth, and really turning things around themselves from the inside?
Pip: Oh yeah, look, the divine alignment coaching program is available on my website, www.pipcoleman.com. And it's all about aligning. There's lots of cool soothing, calming and knowing yourself tools in this beautiful process. It's a five step process to teach you how to align and love yourself more deeply, feel more confident and be able to nurture yourself into the future - rather than whipping yourself and beating yourself up. I'm really enjoying teaching this version of my coaching program. It's amazing to share this with lots of lovely earth angels that are feeling frustrated and lost and or disconnected from their true self.
Michele: Love it; What are the five steps in the process?
Pip: The A is all about acknowledging who you are and clearing away the weeds from the past, so that you can honor and move forward. And then the L is for love, acts and rituals to take care of yourself and eyes for intuitive skills to grow yourself trust. And G is for getting guidance and self knowledge. And then N is that nurturing of your future vision so that you can come back to being that divine aligned being that you truly are.
Michele: Yeah, that's beautiful, thank you so much for joining us, Pip Coleman. And you can connect with Pip on her website or on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pipcolemanauthorcoach
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As I finished my online yoga class on Monday morning, I was feeling good ... but also ... hmm ... wobbly.
There I was sitting on my mat, waving to my instructor, my body was feeling strong and relaxed.
And my mind was more aligned and clear.
But I was about to get up when a wave of emotion rose up.
I could feel it in my chest and my throat.
A sneaky tear rolled down my cheek.
I thought 'Wait ... I feel great ... what's this?'
Another couple of tears followed ... and I sat there in shock.
I thought 'Well ... it has been an intense week ... lockdown #6 ... rescheduling clients ... alone ... in my house ... again.'
And then the tears really picked up speed.
I thought 'Yeah ... that's right ... alone ... all by myself ... no family ...'
You can imagine the flow now, I'm sure.
I thought 'It's happening now ... might as well let it go ... business has stopped ... I miss my sisters ... I miss my mum & dad ... I'm not even allowed to speak to my friends on the street!!'
Yep I was on a roll ...
I thought 'Probably need to do some tapping to help me honour and shift these emotions.'
And so, I cried and tapped and cried some more.
I spoke outloud the fears and worries and concerns that I had been holding inside.
I sooke outloud about the overwhelm, the frustration and the anger.
I spoke outloud about not liking the cold winter weather.
I spoke outloud about feeling sad for all the other business people.
I spoke outloud about hiding my pain from others because I want to protect them.
I recognised that I was also hiding my pain to protect myself.
I recognised that I was not expressing my true feelings enough.
I recognised that my fears are allowed to be shared.
I recognised that my overwhelm and frustration and anger is okay.
I recognised that I had not really addressed my stress about the lockdowns.
I allowed myself to feel lonely.
I allowed myself to feel sad.
I allowed myself to feel hopeless.
I allowed myself to feel exhausted.
Then I curled up on my mat and wrapped the blanket around me.
I let myself be nurtured.
It was about time.
It was needed.
It was essential.
Have you cried yet (today?) ...
Neuroscientist Dr. William H. Frey II, author of Crying: The Mystery of Tears and founder and co-director of the Alzheimer’s Research Center at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota, has spent over 20 years studying crying and tears.
According to Frey, “Crying is not only a human response to sorrow and frustration, it’s also a healthy one.” It is a natural way to reduce stress that, if left unchecked, can have negative physical effects on the body, including increased risk of cardiovascular disease and other stress-related disorders. In addition to the physical benefits, research shows that 85 percent of women and 73 percent of men feel less sad and angry after shedding some tears.
How Is Crying Good for You?
This week has been intense for everyone, lockdown 5.0 in Victoria, I mean ... come on ... again!!?
It's easy to get caught up in the drama, the frustration, the disappointment and the stress. Right?
I am not immune to the stress.
Being a Wellness Coach and Reiki Master does not mean that I am a picture of calm and serenity all the time.
Sometimes I watch back-to-back episodes of 'Will and Grace' and eat Twisties and drink wine.
Ha ha ... we are all human.
And when we are faced with uncertainty, we reach for the things that give us comfort.
Our brain needs to feel in control.
Our brain needs routine to feel safe.
David Gillespie says in his book 'Brain Reset' that when we have too much change or uncertainty (in the outside world) it can create fear, anxiety, anger and - if unresolved - depression.
Lack of control is unsettling, and it causes spikes in dopamine in the brain, which affects our mood.
That low level anxiety that you feel can be relieved with a refocus of your attention. INWARD.
We are conditioned to look OUTWARD.
To watch the tv for direction.
To ask advice from our friends.
David Gillespie suggests that you can create certainty in your life, by having a routine or schedule that you do every day.
Lockdown or not ... you can do this routine and it will help you feel more calm and in control.
This reminded me of the David Attenborough documentaries about animal behaviour.
They all have a very clear set of behaviours that they do daily, weekly, monthly and yearly.
Birds fly South at certain times of the year.
Wolves hunt in the morning and sleep in the afternoon.
Turtles lay their eggs on the same beach every year.
These are not random behaviours.
There is an important reason for this repetition.
It gives structure and security to their life.
You can be responsible for your own certainty.
The whirlwind of chaos can whirl around you, and you can be aligned and peaceful and centred.
So, let’s practice some routines, some rituals, some certainty-creating actions.
A) exercise at the same times each day.
B) eat at the same times each day.
C) read inspiring stories (not drama)
D) soothe yourself with less-addictive things ie. minimise alcohol, drugs, social media, gambling.
E) watch the news once a day to be informed (ideally after 12pm ... so you've done your self-care and you are in the best state)
F) share with people who honour and support your version of certainty.
You can be your own certainty-bringer.
Even when we are not in the middle of a pandemic, you can do this.
What a powerful skill to learn.
p.s. Remember if you need help with resetting your mind-body-spirit, detaching from drama and re-aligning with your true purpose - get in touch with me about the Divine Alignment Coaching Program - CLICK HERE
Reference - Check out David Gillespie's book.
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Are you finding yourself talking about COVID in every conversation?
Do you start out talking about the book you are reading or the meeting you just had, and suddenly … you are back to COVID again?
Do you wake up and go to sleep still thinking about all the bad stuff going on in the world?
I want you to know … you are not alone.
We are all feeling the fear and trying to manage it in our own way.
I know … it feels like a crazy outta-control world right now …
But let me assure you that there is a way to reframe and feel safe.
The wonderful thing is that we DO have control of our own minds.
You may disagree, especially if you’ve gone down the Facebook rabbit-hole watching videos of people at US political rallies. (but I digress)
In her book, Uncharted, Colette Baron-Reid compares our fears to dragons within.
“It’s natural to fear the unfamiliar, and traditionally dragons are feared because we can’t control them – kind of like our fears, which get away from us. We fear our fear; that’s understandable. We fear our anger too because that’s hard to control. But fear and anger awaken us to the true nature of dragons; they represent our power. When you feel fear or anger and want to run, that’s when you need to go within and claim that power for yourself.” (page 59-60)
The thing to remember is that fear takes away your true power if you try to deny it, or hide it, or squash it down. It shuts down your intuition and your ability to reconnect with your soul. It leads you down a twisty road of misaligned perceptions that appear real. Colette called this fear “self-centred fear”. (Note: we are not talking about rational fear that you experience when you are truly in danger.)
Self-centred fear usually shows up when our small self (or ego) is not getting what it wants, losing something it cares about, not belonging or being ridiculed or being hurt emotionally.
The COVID situation has pushed our small selves into control overdrive. Some of our individual freedoms that we highly value, have been outranked by greater societal and health rules. It makes perfect sense that we would feel anxious and fearful.
So, it’s important to manage those self-centred fears, turn them around and trust the power within to lead you forward, miracles do happen.
Colette talks about awakening your “Observing Self” and realizing that you are in the “landscape of fear”, similar to the Dalai Llama who encourages us to say, ‘I am WITH fear’, rather than saying, ‘I AM afraid.’ It is a temporary emotion that will pass, not part of your identity.
Then she suggests meeting your dragon (fear), saying ‘hello’, honouring it and doing a guided visualisation to bring yourself back to the safe place of love and support.
If you’d like to listen to the guided visualisation called ‘Get on that Winged Creature’ – I have created an audio recording of the script from Colette’s book, that you can listen to it BELOW.
Whatever way you choose to soften the intensity of self-centred fears … it all comes down to radical acceptance, compassion, kindness and self-love.
Pip Coleman is the creator of The Divine Alignment Code coaching program, specifically downloaded for Earth Angels who are feeling frustrated, lost, anxious or disconnected from their true Self. This program will help you to re-set, re-align and re-balance.
Contact Pip on firstname.lastname@example.org to book in a complimentary ‘what’s it all about?’ chat.
Interview with Michele Scott - facilitator and founder of Our Wellness Community
This is the fourth lockdown in Victoria, we've had different kind of thoughts and feelings throughout each of the lockdowns. How are you feeling during this one? How does this impact you?
Yes. It has been a bit of a challenge. Hasn't it? This one, I guess, on, on the one hand, it's easy because we've done it before.
Yeah. It's sort of like, oh yes, we're doing this thing that we do ... where we put the masks back on and we stay at home and all that sort of thing. I mean, I get quite anxious and a bit sad and frustrated - all the same things that everybody else is probably experiencing.
And I live by myself. So I have a different experience than the people who are at home with their whole family.
It's a really interesting space to be in when there's nobody around, you know, you have to manage your mindset, you have to manage your emotions and be very kind to yourself in a different way.
Michele: Yeah, yeah.
So it's probably been not as challenging in a lot of ways because I knew what to expect, but then I'm asking do we really have to do this again?
I'm glad we're talking to talking to you, because you're living on your own. There are a lot of people living on their own. They're all sorts of different ages. And, sometimes for those people living on their own, and maybe if they're a little bit older in life, they miss out on their social time and that can really be debilitating and depressing.
Pip: Yep. Yeah. I think that's one of the things that I noticed is I miss that social time. So on my ride or my walk or my exercise that I do. I'm smiling and saying hello to every single person. I may not have met these people, but I just need that human contact. And going to get my cup of chai in the morning from the local cafe. That is really important for me to say hello to them, for them to ask me how I am ... and for me to ask them how they are.
It's so obvious that we all need human contact because that's why people push against the restrictions. People are pushing against these lockdowns because they feel they can't do without the human contact. We can't.
Yeah, yeah, yeah. We need the brain to release oxytocin, the bonding hormone. It's one of the feel-good hormones. It's, it's a knock-on effect, isn't it?
Yes, definitely though. I found that I had to put in place ways to help myself feel better? I keep asking myself what can I do to make myself feel better? So I did a lot of chanting. I do a lot of surrendering, practicing handing it over. Some people like to pray. Some people like to talk to their angels or their guides, or, do a meditation. There's lots of lovely ways to surrender.
But this morning I was doing my little chant in the shower. Om Namo Narayani - which is "I surrender to the universe" chant. And it sounds, it sounds great in the shower as well. It's like this echo-y beautiful thing. So that's a nice one.
And then I also, sometimes I'll pull a card, from my multitude of Oracle card decks. This morning I pulled the beautiful card, the Fox spirit guide, which was gorgeous because it's all about thinking on your feet and being adaptable and taking opportunities and not being scared to step into change. I thought was really, really cool considering what's happening at the moment.
Then I like to move because that's a big one. When we talk about anxiety or if you're feeling blocked, movement is a big one. Getting out in nature is huge help. It's really important because it raises your energy, and like you were talking about, all those beautiful hormones that we have in our body. Getting out in nature is super important for our bodies to reconnect and ground and get out of our heads.
So yeah, there's lots of being kind to myself. That's important.
Michele: That is so fantastic! And, I love chanting. It's so powerful. It's the power of the voice and the power of sound. And you're stimulating that throat chakra. That's awesome. I love it. Yeah.
And so Pip, you are a Reiki master and also a spiritual teacher, amongst many other things.
So, tell the audience where to find you and a little bit about how, how you help your clients.
Yes, I am a Reiki master and a coach and an author. I have more recently, I've been working on creating a beautiful divine alignment coaching program, which helps people, my fellow earth angels who are feeling exhausted and frustrated and disconnected from themselves, to reset rebalance and realign.
I've been really enjoying taking my coaching and my Reiki to the next level with these beautiful people, supporting others.
And the wonderful thing about it is that I can do it online. So no matter whether we're in lockdown or we're not, I can still do my meditation classes and I can do this beautiful coaching program and help people.
That is another way that I found being on my own I can feel better by focusing on assisting other people to feel better too.
Michele: Yeah. Yeah. I would love that - in helping others, we help ourselves ... it makes us feel good. Thank you for joining me today on Wellness Conversations on Casey Radio 97.5FM.
You can check out Our Wellness Community here: www.facebook.com/groups/owcvipgroup
And listen to our weekly radio show here: /www.caseyradio.com.au//shows/wellness-conversations/
One of my first mentors used to say: ‘when you ask better questions, you get better answers.’
It made a lot of sense to me that if I am asking questions like: ‘Why me?’ or ‘What’s wrong with my life?’ or ‘When did things get so messed up?’ … the general vibe of my life is not going to be great.
So, I would like to share with you some of my favourite ‘Seeker’ questions that I ask my coaching clients, as we begin our journey, to understand where you are now and where you want to be in your life.
1. What have been my successes, so far?
2. How would I like to leave this world a better place?
3. How would I like to serve?
4. What would I like the legacy of my life to be?
5. How am I expressing my creativity?
6. What would I like to world to know?
7. What do I believe in? What is my spiritual connection?
8. When do I feel like I am following my joy?
9. When do I feel most alive?
10. How would you like to express love in the world?
I encourage you to choose at least one or two questions that resonate (or you could answer all of them if you feel inspired to take the enquiry deeper).
Sit down in a quiet space with a notebook or journal, to write your answers.
Or you could speak the answers into the voice memos on your phone.
The MOST important thing with this process is to be authentic and honest.
And it’s okay if you feel emotional as you do this, that is your Soul / Inner Self confirming your truth.
Then I’d love to hear about your ‘aha’ moments.
Please send me an email at email@example.com
Or you could send me a message on my Facebook page: @pipcolemanauthorcoach
Pip Coleman is the creator of the Divine Alignment Coaching Program for Earth Angels who feel exhausted, lost, stuck or disconnected from their true self. Are you ready to re-align and re-set?
Book a ‘what’s it all about?’ complimentary chat at: www.pipcoleman.ClickBook.net
It’s that time of the year when the days are shorter, the air is cooler and the leaves are falling off the trees.
Do you just feel like curling up with a fluffy blanket, a cuppa-tea and a good book?
Well that’s EXACTLY what you’re supposed to do right now.
Autumn is the ahhhhh time of the year.
Now is the time to retire and relax.
Here are some yummy things to try this autumn ...
*Join a Yin Yoga or Meditation class to align your body, mind and soul to the focus of autumn - going inward to know yourself more deeply.
*Find a book club (online or in your local area) to read books that help you see life from different points of view.
*Go to bed a bit earlier and wake a little earlier to take advantage of the changing darkness & light hours.
*Try eating some more colourful autumn veggies to align your inner energy with the outer shifting season.
*Listen to some music with healing and soothing subliminal messages as you do your cooking or cleaning or driving. Check out the 'Calm' app or just go onto YouTube and search for 'subliminal music'.
*Find a few great podcasts to listen to that will expand your mind (give you some aha’s) – you might like to check out … Brene Brown’s ‘Unlocking Us’; Elizabeth Gilbert ‘Magic Lessons’; Russell Brand ‘Under The Skin’ and ‘Super Soul Conversations’ with Oprah Winfrey.
Remember the focus of autumn is about going within and taking the time to look a bit deeper than the surface. Maybe it’s time to take a more honest look at your job, your relationship, your money, or your health.
You don’t have to stop doing anything that you enjoy or feel is essential, but bring a few more gentle, heart-opening activities into your routine.
If you’d like to join a meditation group, ask me about my Mindful Monday sessions in Cape Woolamai.
If you’d like to try yin yoga, I can recommend a few great teachers on the island.
And if you’re interested in a book club, I facilitate a Spiritual Book Club that meets monthly. We read all sorts of spiritual, healing, self-care, new age, channeled, life coaching and wellness books.
BOOK A CHAT WITH PIP HERE: Contact / Bookings
This blog is a transcript from my interview with Michele Scott (Our Wellness Community facilitator) on Casey Radio 27th Apr 2021.
Michele: You help women find and get in touch with and bring out of themselves the most divine part of themselves. So that leads beautifully into a new course that you wanted to share with our listeners today. You've created the divine alignment coaching program, is that right?
Pip: Yes, it's so interesting. I started working with a beautiful coach recently myself, and she's been helping me to work out what I can do to help women to find and remember, and reset and align with their own soul, their own divine beings.
So, I've been putting together this beautiful coaching program, that can be done one-on-one or in a group, which is great. And, it's a five step process and it perfectly works out to be the, the words, the letters of align as, as it would have it.
We start with the letter A which is all about acknowledging where you are now. We begin at the beginning and clear away the guck! You know, the stuff that we hold onto from the past, and we always need to work on our clearing and, and preservation of our beautiful selves.
Then L is for love, acts, and rituals to take care of yourself. Because a lot of women spend a lot of time taking care of others, but they don't take care of themselves very well sometimes.
And I is for intuitive skills and trusting yourself. You know, a lot of women that I meet, talk about how they've forgotten their self-worth and their abilities. And so we look at that as an important element of aligning.
And then G is for getting guidance and self knowledge.
Then N is for nurturing your future vision, where do you want to go? Where do you want to be? What's your purpose and all those beautiful things that are come from self exploring exploration.
So, I use psychology, EFT tapping, which is emotional freedom technique and meditation, some simple mind and body alignment techniques so that women can, and can remember the way back to your true self.
Michele: That's fantastic. Pip it makes sense. Of course, after finding your own soul at sea, then creating the journal companion that can teach others how to find their soul, no matter where they are. And then that flows beautifully into this gorgeous program where you can take them deeper and deeper into that journey of self discovery.
I thought I might get you just to go a little bit more into what does that mean to align with your divine being? ... for those that may not have that spiritual kind of foundation in their lives.
Pip: That's a good question, because as I say, you know, that whole concept of getting to know yourself and being in alignment is ... I guess the feeling that many people have when they're NOT in alignment is things like, ... frustration or resentment or you know, there's that sort of niggly thing under the surface, that you can't quite work out. That irritation that you might have, you know, your life feeling like it's not quite right in some way.
And usually that's because if you're doing a lot of things for other people, or you're doing a lot of things that were old commitments, you know, things that you committed to years ago, but that don't resonate with you anymore.
So aligning with your true self, or aligning with your divine being, is for me back to that, the essence of you. Working out what it is that you actually truly desire now. Where you'd like to be going and what you're going to be doing rather than holding to a commitment that no longer serves you.
Michele: Yeah. I love it, yeah, that's a really good way to put that actually Pip that. You know that you're not aligned with your true self or your divine being when you're experiencing those feelings. And those things that you just said, even even anxiety and depression.
I can think of a friend who started to experience depression. And she came further and further into that journey of depression, of course, was trying all the different pathways you take to fix that. It was quite the journey for her for many years. It's a familiar story that I have heard, amongst other coaching clients. When the relationship that she was in ended and when that particular cycle of her life came to an end, honestly, the depression lifted and she came off the medication and honestly, good as gold.
Sometimes a lot of what we are feeling that is adverse negative and unhappy, as you said, could be misalignment.
Pip: Definitely, definitely. That's so cool that you are using that word alignment, because a lot of the time, the fact that you're having that feeling (of misalignment) is an indication that your soul, your true self, has another plan for you. You know, the fact that you have that feeling is an indication that there's something else that's better for you because you're, otherwise you wouldn't be having the feeling.
Michele: Ah isn't that a much bit of way to think about it. Wouldn't that be a much more hopeful and joyful to think about it like that instead of I'm feeling anxious and depressed and frustrated. It'd be so much more helpful to think, what my body's telling me or what I'm feeling like this in this situation, is giving me indication that yeah, there's something better in plan for me. A new direction.
Pip: Definitely. If we could talk about it in that way, rather than thinking that's the way the person's going to be forever. Oh, well, you're depressed forever now, or you're, you're going to be angry forever. Yeah?
Michele: Definitely. Yeah.
Pip: I find that really interesting. When you talk about teachers or coaches, they always end up coaching and teaching about the things that they have questioned and queried in their journey through life. And that's what I've been questioning and journey through over the last few years. So, it's all about discovering that sacred path so that you can write your own, your own story.
Michele: That is absolutely. I love that. So to book in for the Divine Alignment Coaching Program, can people just send you a message or go to your website?
Pip: Yes ... The divine alignment coaching program enrollments start on 18th May. There are ONLY 7 spots available.
You can find more information by booking in a complimentary 'what's it all about?' chat - send me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or join me on Facebook at Pip Coleman Author Coach
Check out Our Wellness Community Group on Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/owcvipgroup
BOOK A CHAT WITH PIP HERE: www.pipcoleman.ClickBook.net
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