Recapping, the two possibilities were business consulting & training or spiritual consulting & guidance.
On the business side of things I am very skilled at doing every kind of admin work, accounting, web-design & marketing, and also at teaching people how to do those things. I’ve launched and run my own businesses, and managed businesses and millions of dollars for others. I’ve also unraveled horrendous accounting and admin messes created by people with far more formal education than me. When it comes to business and admin, I know my stuff.
On the spiritual side of things I am very skilled at helping people with their problems, seeing things differently, finding solutions that weren’t apparent before, understanding their spiritual and mystical side, and tapping into higher intelligence in order to help them better understand situations and make decisions. I am patient and compassionate, and often people call me because I’m the only person in their life who can listen without judgment and gently guide them in the right direction. I’ve helped people through major life changes and crisis and even helped avert several suicides. When it comes to spiritual guidance, I bring the mystical and practical together and I’m excellent at helping create a solid foundation which people can use to create better lives for themselves. In short, I also know my stuff.
If money was no object, I’d happily spend the rest of my life pursuing knowledge and working to better understand the relationship between the spiritual and practical sides of life. That’s where my true passion lies – figuring out how to develop spiritually while remaining grounded and fully participating in being human too. It’s where my own life has led me and I believe this integration is essential for humans to evolve into the wholeness of who and what we are.
But money is an object – a big object – and my logical mind kept telling me that the safer, more conservative, and easier approach would be to do the business stuff as a career and relegate spiritual pursuits to my free time. Kind of like being a Sunday Christian, and that doesn’t feel right to me at all. I’m either going to walk the walk or get off the path.
The truth is that either way I’m starting at ground zero here. Since I gave away my business clients last year and haven’t actively pursued spiritual counseling or readings as a business for a while, either path is virgin ground. It will take an equal amount of work to go down either road, clearing the path, building the foundation, putting myself out there, and doing all the practical and necessary things it takes to start and grow a business. I’ve done this before and I know that whichever way I go it’s going to be HARD WORK. No beating around the bush there. It is what it is.
So all things considered, I’ve decide that since either path leads to the same amount of work and that both paths have the potential to support me financially the deciding factor has to be “what my inner guidance is telling me to do.” And the question I have to answer is “what makes my soul sing?”
Hands down it’s the spiritual stuff. Yes it’s incredibly scary because it’s so different from anything I’ve ever done before (for work). I am terrified that all sorts of “unknown” things will go wrong, that I’ll give bad guidance, that people will hate me, that I’ll end up broke and living in a box and a whole host of other terrible possibilities.
These are the predictable worries, indicative of someone who is about to jump off a cliff and whose worried their parachute may not open. That’s where I am. And this morning I jumped. Did a swan dive actually right into the unknown and mysterious world of spiritual guidance and growth. So far I’m holding perfect form but hey, it’s only been a few hours :)
But I’m off the fence – er cliff – and spiritual consulting and guidance is where my personal and business life are headed.
I’ll be asking for your help and support in the upcoming weeks as I get things rolling. And I’ll write more about it here as it’s always exciting to get an insider’s look into the birth of a new business and career.
Peace out people – I’m going to work!