What is your sense of freedom and expansion like after working with Guide to Grace?
I've cleared some barriers from my path so I can run faster and with more joy. I'm seeing more opportunities come to me. I don't feel alone anymore and constantly on guard. I am discovering a new sense of being taken care of, rather than running around exhausted.
I see that I don’t have to prove my worth. I have faith in myself as a creator. When I create offerings that are aligned with my soul, I have this soaring sense of freedom. The energy of my offerings generate the energy of deeper relationships and more abundant finances in return.
It has been exciting for me to know that I can continue to be free, be me and still make a difference… and a living! I am 36 and I’ve never had a ‘full time’ job – on purpose. And I’ve never been in debt either! Now I know how I'm going to continue to live purposefully and keep my freedom!
What did Guide to Grace provide that you did not have before?
Oh, SO many tools. So many gifts/tools are now embedded in my mind and approach. From the "parts work" to the "conscious priorities" list. I've started back into nurturing myself and the creativity is starting to flow.
I've totally transferred my mashed-together-free systems into an elegant, one-stop solution. My foundation was weak in spots and non-existent in others. It's rock solid now!! Space. I have so much more space, and PERMISSION to have that space. Stamina and Hope. To make it through The Most Difficult Time of My Life.
OMG there's too much to list! I know now how to divide my limited attention. I know what efforts are fruitful and to do first (space) and which are niceties and not necessary (participles). I have a completely re-written website that speaks exactly to my ideal peeps and my brand. That feels... right. I know precisely how to run a webinar that solves my ideal peeps problems. And is FUN!
What were your top "Aha!" moments of greatest learning?
“Just because I can, doesn't mean I should!” and “If I had it all my way, ______________." I hear these two phrases in my head all the time now ;)
To know my worth, that I am worth the service I am providing. If I don’t do this, no one is going to come and do it for me. Now I know how to do what I need to do in order for it to happen.
1. Realizing that I can start living my ideal week, now. 2. Realizing what sits at the core of my identity, and how my Perfectionist was trying so hard to protect it, and how I was prolonging my own suffering?!
Where did you feel most stretched and/or maturated by Guide to Grace?
To slow down, make space, take time off, AND make money at the same time. There was a dip at the beginning of the year, but you held the space so tenderly, I didn't feel any fear.
1. When I had to start trusting (the process, a higher power, etc.). I was a control freak which did not take me anywhere. 2. When I had to start being more compassionate with myself (not tagging unproductive days as "shit", setting boundaries/time).
Ideal client avatar was the most challenging – there were times when I wanted to throw the whole thing out the window. It was a deep and intimate process of self-validation, recognizing my value, and healing the most wounded/disowned parts of myself. It was a surprisingly heart-opening birthing process I didn't expect. I now feel incredible love for my avatar, like a mother to them!
What do you know about yourself that you did not know before Guide to Grace?
Through the visualisation of my inner sages, I am more tapped into my divine feminine. I can feel this power starting to connect, and I'll keep flowing like the powerful river I am. I no longer feel inclined to tamp down my power for fear I'll get smacked down if I let it out.
I now know that I have a strong intuition. I am learning how to listen to it and follow it. This led me to you, it led me to take many leaps of faith, and to find my zone of genius. I am getting better at accessing my intuition.
I am the lone wolf I speak of in my freedom declaration and the unshackling was mine to do before anyone else's... I am to embrace their original wild and warrior-like spirit with them. My pack was there and with so much strength, knowing and unstoppability.
What is your "Before” and "After" in terms of inner growth and outer achievements?
Before • I was busy all the time. I was close to burn out. I was making money but didn't have the time to enjoy any of it - the money, the experiences, the learning - I was on a treadmill.
After • Now, I feel like I'm in the "Meadow." I feel free. I chose my clients, I choose my time, and I relax and take time and space for myself without the guilt.
Before • Feeling desperate and under the gun. Felt like I was firing a bit wildly and not sure where to aim.
After • My entire program is fleshed out and reflects my deep expression in this world. I already starting delivering that program to my ideal clients... with terrific feedback. Self-belief: I started off thinking I must be crazy, and now I know that it's exactly the kind of crazy that my people are craving :D
Before • I had already designed my brand, without knowing exactly what to offer, what to charge and who are my peeps. I often came to the coaching call with no topic as I didn't know or see how to make the best out of my situation...
After • Overflowing, with a "this is it!" kind of inner calm... There's awe, there's power. It feels liberating to know that it's all aligning: who I am, the traits of the peeps I want in my life. There is more awareness around what just is and around the ego vs. heart conflict.
What was your biggest leap of faith during the Guide to Grace journey?
Taking a week off a month. My heart yearned for it. But I couldn't understand it - my head couldn't understand it. Now I love it!
1- Really trusting the journey and becoming aware of "coincidences", synchronicities, etc. 2- Letting go of the "old me" and the "old way" of doing business.
Doing the work and letting go of the things that just didn't happen. They weren't failures. They just aren't ready yet. And that's ok. I trust. I was a bit sceptical about the somatic release we did. I may never see the direct link to what it cleared the way for, but I felt it, I trust.
What are the top two acknowledgements that you can now give yourself?
1. I am brave! I was brave enough to dive deep into my psyche, feel the shame, then shift my mindset to a freer, wilder, more authentic one. 1. I am confident! I learnt how to honor my inner sparkle by honoring my time and listening to real resonance.
That I have all the answers I need, and I can trust myself. I've started to learn how to be a friend to myself, to stop the spiral of self abuse. I listened when the universe sent me help and invested in coaching and hired an assistant. I already know it's been worth it.
I built a solid foundation, I DID IT! I can explode forth now. My program is a FANTASTIC, god-given idea. I AM the one to deliver it and that is MY destiny. I've claimed it!