What is Spiritual Life Coaching and how can it help me?
What is a Spiritual Life Coach?
A spiritual life coach is someone who helps you connect to who you truly are. They work with you to change/redirect/navigate your life, uncover your desires, take steps towards your goals, achieve your dreams, conquer limiting beliefs, and remove roadblocks.
A spiritual life coach uses a deeper, more holistic approach. They work with you beneath your consciousness. I’m sure you’ve seen the human psyche described as the iceberg floating in the water; a small portion of us showing to the world and a great big portion of us under the water hiding below the surface. A spiritual coach helps you go deep into the part of your iceberg that is below the waterline. When you are able to understand, work with, change and utilize this portion of your subconscious, you are able to change your life.
A spiritual coach will work with root causes instead of treating symptoms. Do you want to consciously create? Do you want to own your power? Do you desire growth, progress, abundance, love, and deep satisfaction from your life? The growth that is accomplished with a spiritual coach includes connection to the divine, working with the universe, taking control of your happiness, stepping into your power, shifting your subconscious, and much much more.
What can a Spiritual Life Coach help me with?
Those are just a few of the many areas of support a spiritual coach offers. Topics are as vast as the modalities for spiritual coaches. From energy healing, to intuitive therapies, perhaps NLP or EFT, and many other techniques – spiritual coaches offer a unique blend of guidance, wisdom, and support.
Once you know that you want to work with a spiritual coach, you then need to find the right coach for you. Most coaches offer an introductory call to connect. This gives both you and the coach the opportunity to touch base and see if it’s a good fit.
You want a coach who you feel comfortable with, who you feel a connection with, and one that you can trust. This relationship is very special and you want to feel both inspired and held by your coach. They are here to offer you a judgement free space to grow and develop yourself.
Subconscious thoughts and patterns
If you change one action and one thought, but you do not work with the underlying parameters or subconscious programming for why you have the roadblock or issue in the first place, you are treating a symptom instead eliminating the root cause.
Most of our programing is implemented between the ages of 0-7. We are almost completely unaware of the process of this programming, of just how much information our subconscious mind tracks, files and uses on a regular basis.
How we perceive things changes drastically moment by moment. Working with a spiritual coach will help you assess and re-program your conditioning so that you are using your unconscious thinking to your advantage. It will also help you to avoid your conscious mind saying/desiring one thing and working in complete opposition to your subconscious mind.
A spiritual coach will ask the questions and guide your journey of deep self-discovery. Beyond just seeing what you do, how you act, how you handle situations/stress/conflict – a spiritual coach will help you work on areas of yourself that would benefit from growth.
As you become aware of your patterns and how you process stress you become able to catch your reactions before they take a hold. Through this process you become able to choose how you want to live your life instead of life happening to you.
When we start to take our power back and make conscious decisions we realize that we are completely in control of our lives. Each decision is either a step towards life of your dreams or away from it. If you want to cultivate a life of happiness, love, connection, and achievement.
If you desire to know how your mind works and shift your programming for your benefit, a spiritual coach is right for you.
Laws of the Universe
Working with a spiritual coach helps you learn about the laws of the Universe. Just like when you were in school, you could learn one example of a law or principle or teaching.
When you are working with manifestation and vibration, if you experience one specific iteration of using the Law of Vibration to assist you in manifesting something you desire, you might receive that specific desire but wouldn’t it be even better to understand the process? That way you are able to apply that lesson moving forward to any manifestation. Working with a spiritual coach goes beyond solving just the immediate hurdle in front of you, but really works with who you are as an individual, at a soul level.
Coaches look at how you learn, how you process, and we work with you to expand understanding of self and the world around you. We want to provide you with a toolbox so after our program, session, or course you are able to utilize the teachings and adapt them to your new hurdles. This way you are constantly growing and adding richness, happiness, and abundance to your life.
Do you want to consciously create the world that you live in? A lot of us are manifesting things we wish we wouldn’t. Due to the principle of energy, humans manifest the exact thing they would like to avoid all the time.
For instance, you keep saying to yourself “I don’t want to be overweight.” Our minds don’t understand the lack. A more powerful and clear message for our minds is, “I will make healthy, nourishing decisions about the food I use to fuel my body.” Here, we focus on what we want. We match our own vibration to that which we desire. We radiate a feeling of nourishment, health, fuel, and we speak in a kind and loving way to ourselves, our minds, and our bodies. This tiny shift is a game changer for clients when it comes to conscious creation. If you feel a spark of excitement, butterflies in your stomach from possibility, if you feel the calling of potential growth, a spiritual coach is for you.
Creating a deep connection to self and your higher power
In our current society many of us have lost a sense of connection to our divine, to the majestic duality of the Divine Feminine and the Divine Masculine that exists in us all. Strengthening that connection is an area of focus for a lot of spiritual coaches. Honoring the divine dualities within each of us allows us to step more fully into the truth of who we are.
In the patriarchal society we live in, standing in your Divine Feminine with confidence is difficult for a lot of women and being in touch with this side is "not acceptable" for many men. We have diminished the feminine connection to our bodies, our pleasure, and our emotional side. We tend to exist in our masculine state, for instance, at work. Constantly pushing ourselves to action, to close off our softness, and to emulate the masculine.
Learning to work with your intuition, your understanding, and your ability to call that which you desire to you instead of listening to all the external voices. Divine Feminine calls forth from us balance, healing, rejuvenation, creativity, love, compassion, empathy, and the mystical wisdom of the priestess. Stepping in to your feminine side, using your power in a way that works for you.
Knowing yourself is one of the biggest and most powerful ideas that we can learn. We take classes on things like math, science, history but we never sit our children down and speak to them formally about self-awareness, self-love, self-forgiveness, and self-compassion.
To love yourself is one of life’s most worthy achievements. Understanding that you are a divine creation, made of stardust, completely worthy of love, happiness, and abundance is a major life lesson many of us stumble upon on our own.
A spiritual coach will help you utilize both divine aspects within you to achieve your goals, connect to self, and reach a new elevation.
Find out who you really are & connect to your life purpose
Aren’t we all looking for the truth? Perhaps you are interested in finding your life’s purpose, understanding the lessons that you are here to absorb. A spiritual coach can offer support and guidance in traversing the landscape of life. How do I achieve more fulfillment? How do I cultivate passion and happiness in my life? What am I meant to be doing? What work sets my soul on fire?
A spiritual coach will help you make decisions that feel in alignment. They can assist you in letting go of the restrictions we place on ourselves and the concern for pleasing others instead of ourselves. A spiritual coach asks you to show up for yourself, stand in your truth, and spend time uncovering what makes you happy. Then they ask you to follow and cultivate that happiness.
Your life purpose is a beautiful thing, we are all looking to be fulfilled, happy, loved and connected beings. If you think support in finding out who you are and what you really want sounds intriguing, a spiritual coach is right for you.
Release trauma, clear stagnation, heal wounds and open energy blocks
To bring in all amazingness that life has to offer first we need to make space for these great people, places, things, and ideas. As humans we tend to fear change and we appreciate stability.
Shifting negativity, healing old wounds, and releasing stagnation can be hard for many of us. A spiritual coach will assist in getting into the stored trauma we have in our physical bodies, uncovering the ways in which old emotional wounds flare up in our current experience, and how areas of our energy system may have become under or overactive. Working with someone who can support these major and minor energetic shifts allows you to step forward as a clearer channel. Through this work, we call in lighter and brighter opportunities.
We must let go, purge, release, and shift that which no longer serves us to create space for the right person, the amazing promotion, the next great opportunity.
In addition, stillness and space allow us to become a clear channel for new ideas as well. When we are trying to start a business, write a book, tap into our creativity, a spiritual coach can help you eliminate the chatter that keeps your mind from coming to center and focusing with enthusiasm.
What are the differences between types of life coaching?
Spiritual coaching vs. life coaching
Life coaches work with clients to change their lives for the better, that might be in the realm of family, what you eat, how they exercise, their home life, their relationships, set and achieve goals, and so much more.
A spiritual coach can do these as well as moving beyond just the “what you are doing” and delves into the “why you are doing it,” “where it comes from”, and (my personal favorite) the depth of who you are. A spiritual coach is the hand that you hold while you embark on a journey of deep self-discovery. This is more than just surface level changes. Yes, we want the actions of course, but we also need the underlying understanding that contributes to long lasting happiness, deep knowing of self, and the growth that comes with self-love.
A spiritual coach is a deep dive into self-awareness, connection to your spirituality, and asks you to commit to a lot of work. It is not a quick fix and it is not a cookie cutter or assembly line process. What works for person A might not work for person B.
Is this right for me?
Working with a spiritual coach is life changing in radically different ways for each individual and yet so similar. We, as humans, desire such similar things. We want happiness, fulfillment, love, connection, community, direction, and we desire to live in a way that is free of fear, pain, anguish, tension, anxiety, stress and more. In working with a spiritual coach, you might talk about any of these questions/topics or even all of these.
Who are you? What do you want? What stands in your way? What subconscious beliefs are you working with? What do you long for? How do you cultivate happiness, success, abundance, and overall satisfaction in your life? Are you comfortable with growth and change? Do you have a safe space? Are you able to receive love? Are you able to give love? Do you know what it feels like when someone holds space for you? Are you open? Are you fulfilled? Do you know your life’s purpose? Do you know your long term desires and goals? Do you know how you handle stress and process pain? Do you feel capable of handling anything that life has in store for you?
For us coaches, this is more than just a job, or just a paycheck. This is truthfully a life’s calling, our purpose and our soul’s mission. We wake up each morning with the exuberant intention to impact the lives of those around us. We want to empower you, and, of course, we want you to experience healing. We understand that we light the way on this path, most of us from our very powerful personal experiences.
We show you the path; we teach you the tools; we offer support, guidance, and we hold sacred space for your journey. We know that we do not heal you, because you have everything within yourself already. You are perfect as you are and as you grow.
We show you how to use the magic within yourself. We show you how to navigate your own mind, heart, body and soul. We ask you to show up for yourself; stand in your truth, embody your passions, move forward into love, and let go of your limiting beliefs and self-sabotaging ways.
Together we strip away the layers of conditioning, fear, doubt, guilt, and limitations from your soul. Spiritual coaches change lives because you show up, you are ready to work, you are ready to uncover, and you are ready to use our guidance to become the person you have always been on the inside.
Information obtained by:
Schroeder, Lindsay. “What Is a Spiritual Coach and Do You Need One?” Life Goals Mag, 2 Oct. 2018, https://lifegoalsmag.com/what-is-a-spiritual-coach-and-do-you-need-one/.