We are all born creative, visionary, peaceful, loving, and joyful.
As we grow, we inevitably experience fear, loss, doubt, and shame. We all struggle at different times in different ways.
In response to this pain, we begin to develop patterns, beliefs, and ways of showing up in the world. These beliefs help us navigate childhood, but as we grow into adulthood we no longer need them.
But by the time we're adults, they've become so familiar, we think they are part of who we are.
They tell us things like:
The career I want isn't possible
The relationship I really want doesn't exist
I'll never be able to communicate with my family/partner/child
I need to make more money
I should lose weight/gain weight/look "better"
My needs aren't as important as others' needs
I'll never feel completely fulfilled
If any of these statements sound familiar, you're not alone. The good news is, these patterns aren't part of who you are. You learned them, and you can unlearn them.
This work is about un-learning what holds you back - removing the things you're not so that you can live into who you are.
This quote (attributed to Michelangelo) sums it up perfectly...
"Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it. I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free."
You are your own sculptor.
Life coaching is the tool that helps you set yourself free.