Inspired Moments: Words With Clients

Sometimes, when I’m working with a client, I hear my words, and I think, “Oh! That’s good. I should write that down.” And then I do, or I don’t – because sometimes by the time I have a pen in hand, the phrase is gone and I can only hope that my client wrote it down, because it was meant for them.

The thing is, when you do this sort of work – work that is a combination of coaching, intuitive/psychic reading, energy healing, and a hint of psychotherapy all rolled into one – you are doing work that transcends any one discipline and is highly unique to the person at the other end of the line.  And yet… it’s also not.

So much of what I do is about the human spirit – helping others to know and reclaim their authentic self, as both a human and a spirit. So, it’s not surprising that certain phrases, while inspired by the uniqueness of my client, are also applicable to humanity as a whole.

Last month, three phrases stood out enough for me to write them down on scraps of paper around my desk. I looked at them again and have decided that I’m going to start sharing these nuggets with you all, in the hopes that you find their wisdom helpful in your own journey.

“Enabling is doing something for someone; Empowering is teaching someone how to do it for themselves.”

“Anywhere there is subjectivity, it’s human, not divine.” 

“Even though water is the last thing to go in the jar – which implies it has a low priority – it is the one thing that completes the jar, fills it, and holds everything together. It is the intangible in our lives that makes it all make sense.”

That last one I said only this morning. I was using the analogy of filling the jar (stones, pebbles, sand, water) with a client to help them identify their priorities and assess where they’d like to make changes. As we went through each category, the examples became clear, but when we got to water, I shared a new way to look at it. Instead of seeing it as a low priority, because it was last on the list, I suggested it is perhaps the highest priority, because it’s the only thing on the list that gives meaning to everything else. It fills in all the gaps and connects everything together… completing the jar.

Water, therefore, is something like: Faith, Love, Hope, Peace, Joy, Passion. The water does not represent a to-do list item to be prioritized, but rather can create items for the to-do list that fuels it.

For me, it’s the reason I do anything (and everything) else.

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