I am currently coaching several clients through very difficult transitions in their lives. My work is to help them stay connected to their truth so that in those moments when doubt and confusion come in and force them to question their choices, they can again remember what they each truly want and who they truly are.
Transitioning from the past to an unknown, yet imagined future, requires much strength and courage, because the space in between is the most vulnerable place one can be. The transitional space is a bridge from past to future, over a chasm of fear, doubt, confusion and insecurity that threatens to swallow us up.
Life is fraught with fear, doubt, confusion and insecurity. Sometimes it takes over so completely, that it rattles our ability to do simple things. I have had several clients come to me based on the fact that they had become so unable to trust their own decisions that they could no longer decide what to order off the menu in a restaurant.
Hopefully we have people in our lives that can remind us of the deeper truth of who we are when we are in this insecure place, and reconnect us with the strength within us to move forward. From that place of strength, centeredness and firm ground, we can cross the bridge and grow into the life that is waiting to unfold within us on the other side.
It requires, trust, strength and courage to move forward and blossom into our full selves, despite the twists, turns and detours along the way. We can cultivate these qualities when we are in smaller transitional places, standing by the smaller decisions we make, knowing the consequences will not be life altering if the result is less than perfect.
I love my work and feel honored that I am invited into people’s lives to help provide what they need to move forward, while helping them remember the qualities that are there within them to be cultivated. This level of provision was often missing from our earlier lives—unconditional love and support, agenda free, encouraging and cultivating us to trust ourselves to make the right choices for what we need and want in our lives, and to love ourselves for the beautiful being that we are.
As we give this to each other on our life journey, we all find the strength and courage to transition from a past, limited by familial and cultural conditioning, and cross the bridge to a future of unlimited potential and self-actualization.
Mary Ellen says
Enjoy all your messages—but this one truly hit home. Recently completed Divorce proceedings after 32 years of marriage—very hurtful, painful–and full of all the doubts and confusions you spoke of. But–good comes out of bad–and that has proven very true for me (Sari, of course, being one of my most stalwart supporters–a great friend). My friends, family and work have made all the difference in helping me move along. So–thanks for all your inspiration—but especially this one.