“Life really begins when you have discovered that you can do anything you want.”
You know, not everybody is searching deep for their purpose.. We’ve learned a lot of things along the way: some things are still helpful, some are less helpful and some are down right harmful to the people we are right now. Most of the things we “learned” became patterns along which we act and/or react and, to be again completely honest, most of us are scared (to death!) to look at our patterns of behavior.
But, If YOU feel that searching for your purpose is something that you yearn for or is necessary at this point in your life, once you take the first step - or the first “10..” :-) - it will become easier and easier.
“I was restless and depressed, searching for “something”, for what the deeper meaning of my life could be.. I knew everything would change, beginning with the way I stand in life, and oh boy, did it! Strangely, doing the “Shine Focus” with Ioana felt very familiar, almost like a déjà-vu.. “
Many of the private clients I had the privilege to hold the space for in the last few years told me that the process I offer has a cozy familiarity to it and it feels strangely easy, like they’ve walked this path before..
“..[It felt like..] ..I had to cycle a long way against the wind, I was afraid of the wind, than suddenly, enters “Shine Focus” and the wind turned and it pushed me along..”
..Could you tell that we cycle so much in the NL? :-)
Anywaysies, Shine Focus is a process that I kinda stumbled into in my early search years.
Since then I perfected it with the help of every client and friend that I used it with. And it WORKS.
“I was so very much in my head, [rationally] looking for a “how to..” not realizing that only going deep into the world of feeling would bring me an answer.. Simply and kindly, Ioana showed me the entrance to my inner world and was right next to me, as a guide, rather letting me search for my own way and in the same time keeping a light up for me to not get lost into the darkness..”
If you ask yourself (or us, for that matter!) why looking for your purpose is even interesting, it may not be so for you.
At the time I was struggling with it, to me it felt quite like life and death. I was starting tentatively to walk the path of being self-employed and felt that my big reason “why” was eloping me. I felt that my steps were so unsure because I did not know who I was and what I wanted, let alone how to go about doing what I'd want to do. And while I started supporting my first coaching clients and offering my first courses, I felt many times empty, without a clear direction and incomplete – and quite frankly, unhappy - like a huge part of me was missing.
The first big leap forward was when I was inspired to set up and record the first visualizations for myself.
In leaps and bounds it all became clearer and clearer (it is an ongoing process)..
Shining Mama was born out of that clarity and out of embracing all that I am.
The most important of those visualizations was meeting my future self and being able to talk to her in my imagination. I have recorded it and set it up here under for you to enjoy!
Have a wonderful trip! Let me know how it was.
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