Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Soul Coaching - Air Week

It has been an amazing four days of Soul Coaching, and I am thankful that I can now upload my previous four days of this journey now that I have an Internet connection. I have been doing my readings, workings and journaling in the mornings, during my glass of freshly blended vegetable juice! It's a fab way to kick off the day. In the evening I will be posting my writings. :)

I have found that the affirmations thus far have been wonderfully inspiring, and I find myself leaving them on little "post it" notes around my home to remind me. I also leave notes to breathe, relax, do my yoga and centre myself. I feel connected!

I had originally split my 4 days into 4 different posts, but I've decided to combine it all together for less clicking, and less reading! I know we are all busy right now. so here we go.

Soul Coaching - Nov 1 - Day 1 - Life Assessment

Its easy to see where I am in life right now, I'm at the beginning. I've just moved into my gorgeous apartment, which truly feels sacred and like home to me. I'm mostly finished painting, and decorating, and am happy when I turn the key to open the front door. I am in the process of finding a new job, not something that feeds my soul yet, just something to pay the bills for now. My job and career is the major focus area, however I am lacking a plan...

In the next 28 days I intend to find that plan, to write it out, and take the necessary steps to complete it, my authentic self is in reach.

I have assessed my steps and leaps and realized that I do have a few big leaps, but nothing a little motivation shouldn't take care of. Mainly my biggest leaps concern my job, which is understandable, because my job is non existent right now! lol

I have spent the day remembering to breath deeply, its really helped me to open up and bring realizations about the past to the surface.

Soul Coaching - Nov 2 - Day 2 - Making a Commitment to Change Your Life.

I've always had a hard time committing to take action. I can see and form a plan, but have great troubles executing it. This will be a big struggle for me, but I know that even if I have set backs and are unable to fulfill commitments one day, tomorrow is always a fresh start.

Commitments that I have been putting off, that I want to make to myself, and commit to do each day are: Juicing, Meditation, Yoga, Breathing, and Being Conscious of my Food and Drink Intake.

Organizing my values in life was really difficult, I wanted each value on page 39 to be #1, or at least very close to it. Although I couldn't put them in order just yet, I have narrowed down my top 5 values that coincide with me: Love, Security, Connection to Family, Creativity, Peace. It will be interesting to see if and how these values change in the next 26 days.

I've made a list of things that I have been putting off, a rather long list now that I look at it. I picked something rather easy to do, something I was comfortable doing but was putting off, for whatever reasons I'm not too sure.... lol I called Bell Canada to have my Internet Service installed. It doesn't seem like much, but for some reason I just cant get the motivation to do some of these things. After I got off the phone the feeling of accomplishment felt great, so I tackled something else on my list too, I updated my resume, all three versions. (I have different versions depending on what kind of job I am applying for; Business Management, Customer Service, or Medical.) I felt pretty good after finishing my updates, it will make the job application process so much easier. I think I dislike change!

I am aware of the air around me, the way it graces my skin, the cool breeze that spins around me, but also the warm sun that still shines through the clouds on occasion. I breath deeply in this cool crisp air, I feel alive.

Soul Coaching - Nov 3 - Day 3 - Clearing Clutter in Your Bedroom/Bathroom.

Wow, this was a nice and easy day for me. After moving back in to my apartment after the fire things are already cleansed! My bathroom is a clean slate right now, nothing in the drawers or cabinets except for some shampoo and deodorant! My bedroom is a virtually blank too. I have my bed, my empty closet and empty dresser (I haven't moved my clothes in yet) my alter and a few nicknack's, pictures and vases. In fact my whole apartment is in this stage, as if Level 3 had already been completed for me!

Instead of having to worry about the clutter clearing I am focusing on breathing. Breathing in self acceptance, and breathing out self judgement. This was the main focus of my yoga practice this morning.

Soul Coaching - Nov 4 - Day 4 - Where Are You Now in Your Life?

Today's coaching fits in so well with what I have been recently trying to achieve in my life. Changing my dis empowering words and thoughts about myself (an others) to more empowering words. The law of attraction, changing your words really does change your life.

Today's lessons have been my favourite so far. I've really learned to take the seemingly negative and make it a positive. In accordance with this, I've realized that I am not fat, I am well insulated and ready for cold winter weather. lol

The Journey thus far has been amazing. The week of Air has really opened up alot for me and helped me clear out "junk". I am excited to start my week of Water. Here are my writings from the last few days.

Soul Coaching - Nov 5 - Day 5

As I walked through my home trying to understand the first level of today's workings I picked up various objects and quickly understood what Denise Linn is talking about. I my kitchen I have a set of three crystal canisters which hold my tea, sugar and flour. They are very special to me as they belonged to my Grandmother and one of my earliest memories is getting cups of sugar and flower from the canisters while helping her bake. I walked around my apartment looking at other objects. I came across a gift that I had bought my ex (then current) boyfriend. After the house fire I could have easily chosen to junk this piece of history, but I chose to save it, and reclaim as my own, I like it. I understand the value of her lesson, and how some objects can either raise or lower your energy but I'm sure as hell not going to throw out something I like just because it reminds me of an old fight here or there. If that were the case - everything I owned would be in the trash!

I completed the next two levels with ease. Since the air week has been about clearing and cleansing your space, I've had an easy time - honestly set your house on fire, it REALLY helps with the cleansing process!! lol

Soul Coaching - Nov 6 - Day 6

"I am safe and centered no matter where I am"

Mmmmmm, I just love this affirmation. I am someone who enjoys to feel safe and secure no matter where I am. As today's first level coincided with one of my commitments from a few days past the 15 minuets of quietness and emptiness were already on my to-do list. I don't really keep a schedule of my life. I do admit that I struggle with time management - sometimes I am really late, or really early. I've never thought to schedule joy or relaxation but it seems to be a wise notion. There is one thing that I think I could delegate from my schedule... Cleaning!! I think its time to get a housekeeper! lol

I cleaned out the files on my computer today. Got rid of old files, put pictures in the right folders and organized things on my digital desktop. I ran a virus scan, and backed up all my important files and photos and feel really good about it, its been something I had been putting off for a while.

Soul Coaching - Nov 7 - Day 7

I usually do my best to ask and watch for signs as I did today. While driving to the grocery store I hit every red light on my Journey. I love red lights because they are my reminder to slow down, stop, and take a deep breath. I've been asking myself all day "Why am I here"? The answers I usually hear are "To live, love and learn". I second guessed this for a while, wondering if that was a 'good enough' reason to be here... I guess its as good a reason as anything else would be. I'm not here to cure cancer, or to lead a country, just to be me, and after all, who I am is enough.


In General I wonder how everyone is doing with the Soul Coaching course? What are your true feelings? Personally I feel that the course is flying by. I barely have time to integrate the lessons into my being. I've found there are certain things I've breezed through, and other things I would have liked to spend a couple days on. I think after we've all finished I will give the book another look through, maybe spend 2 or 3 days on some of the affirmations and levels, really think about things, and really dive deeper into my soul. I've found that November has been unusually busy for me, perhaps that's part of the problem, along with no Internet - I just feel I am rushing through the lessons to keep up each day rather than really absorbing them well...

Hope everyone is doing well, I am glad I got a chance to catch up on every ones blog today! :)

Embrace the Journey,
Bret =)


Sacred Suzie said...

Who knew that the fire would cleanse the apartment? Leave you with little clutter and space to breathe.

I'm glad you're happy where you are now and at the beginning, that's the perfect place to be right now.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you were made for this journey! it really seems to be happening at the right juncture for you. So glad that you have internet connection and can participate fully. Good luck on the job hunt, I hope you find something that is satisfying AND can pay the bills.

miss*R said...

good for you having vegetable juice each morning - well done!!

blessings for you Soul Coaching journey !

Sherrie St. Cyr said...

Hi there! Nice to find a guy joining us, although you're going to have to exude a LOT of maleness to balance all the females here. Best wishes on your job search. I'm starting a new one tomorrow - as you say, one to pay the bills for now. Glad to be sharing the journey with you!

solsticedreamer said...

it all sounds like you are doing great and it was obviously the right time for you to do this. i considered it but i am really not ready with my studies taking up so much of my time

well done you and its good to have you back :)

Nydia said...

Hi, Bret! I got so happy when I read your comments at my blogs! I was here wondering (as ifit was my business LOL) why you didn't show up in the begining of Soul Coaching! Wow, reading your 3-in-1 post made me smile... You are really committed to this journey, you exhale enthusiasm!

Welcom to the journey! ;o)

Kisses from Nydia.

PS: thanks for all the sweet words!

Anonymous said...

I love how you've approached this journey so far...you're doing so great.
The post-it notes all over are a great idea, I should try that.

You inspire me with your values....
(Love, Security, Connection to Family, Creativity, Peace.)- I think that ROCKS!

May your new home be all that you want and more, and a fresh new beginnning to your fabulous life!

P.S. tea soon? VERY soon? I need to be around your contagious energy!

Jen said...

Great post! I'm glad you are finding wisdom in the exercises. My mommy life is a bit too demanding at present for such an activity, but it is wonderful to read about yours. I love yoga too. This Friday y son and I begin mommy & me yoga again. I can't wait.

Jamie said...

Awesome! It's great to have you here on the journey.

Yay to calling Bell Canada and getting that off your list and you here with us :)

It sounds like your space is really supporting a fresh start and a great beginning.

Serena said...

It seems like it has been Divine Timing that you are, in many aspects, making a fresh start while working through the Soul Coaching program.

Love, light and peace,

Judi said...

I love the picture with the fish.

You sound like you've got a real handle on this project. Welcome back on line - As a lurker,I've missed you!

Genie Sea said...

Refreshing, honest, clear and strong. Like a tall glass of spring water! Welcome on the journey with us. I really enjoyed reading your post and loved the pictures that complimented each part. Weee! :)

Sacred Suzie said...

Thank you for your comments! I don't know about you but yesterday was downright brutal! Today it's sunning and warmer and I'm feeling better. How are you? Let the shift begin.

I'm kicking my bully to the curb. Buh bye!

Jane said...

Awesome post Bret! Sounds like this soul coaching project is exactly what you needed now. I can't wait to see the amazing progress over the next 26 days too!!

iGoddess said...


...my tag's up.


love you, hon. *hugs*

CelticBuffy said...

Found your blog through Soul Coaching and it was wonderful to read what you're experiencing in this journey so far!

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