The Courage To Live Your Calling
Courage is the first step required for any action or idea to take place. Because without it nothing else can happen. It takes courage to claim your voice, own your power, to sing the music inside you. It takes courage to realize that we need to claim our lives, to live our calling, to listen to our talents and gifts, to change our lifestyle and unleash the true creativity that sits inside our soul.
When my younger daughter was around eight, I caught her lying to me. It was all fairly harmless, a little white lie. She didn’t intend to hurt me. We first talked about telling the truth. But what concerned me most was that she was afraid to tell the truth….. and what I wanted most for her in this life was to grow up brave and courageous, claiming her truth. So for her ‘punishment’ I had her write, one hundred times ‘I will not be afraid, I will not be afraid’, until all one hundred sentences were completed. Of course we all love our children and know they are amazing, but I believe that exercise was an intersection that set her compass for True North. Because today she owns her own courage and creativity. A ‘knowing’ that nothing can touch. Hallelujah!
Courage Action Step
When coaching our clients we give them ‘Action Steps’ to help build their courage and confidence. Courage takes place outside the comfort zone, so it’s always best to work in steps. Because we always practice what we preach, you too may want to give this a try. That way we all grow together.
- Courage Action Steps for the Week:
- give up one harmful thing you do to yourself daily.
- forgive one person you have felt anger for and free yourself.
- choose one positive habit you have been avoiding and begin doing it.
- keep a reflection journal.
- give thanks daily for the courage to make change.
Our Courageous Students
Our next Certified Holistic Health Coach/Raw Food Chef Program begins next week. We feel humbled and blessed to share our gifts with students looking to create careers with greater purpose and greater meaning while enriching the lives of others. Each student has a somewhat different plan for what they want to do with their training but they all arrive with the same truth. To make the journey whole on this precious Earth they need to help others. And anything less is living their lives too small.
We don’t have to tell them any of this when they get here. They already ‘know’. This quest is a movement to make a difference… a brave courage that finds a way to take vacation time and use it for learning. A courage that finds a way to have the kids looked after while they are away. A belief that their world will hold together until they get back. But they must go forward and learn more.
How do I know all this about them. Because they tell me. They all talk of a yearning to take their part getting the world back on track with education and diet change. It’s the same yearning we have. It’s a common bond.
If this feels true for you, join the students that have already signed-up for the October 10-13, 2014 program to become a Certified Holistic Health Coach/Raw Food Chef.