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Connect with your Soul Path

Listening to our soul means connecting with our gifts, being one with our passions and expressing them freely in the world. The traditional school and work environment does not encourage us to express our passions. We are supposed to get a job whether we are passionate about it or not, often resulting in feeling as though we are selling our souls in the process. There may come a time when the pain of staying in a passion-less job costs more than the risk it takes to discover our passion. This is when we are most likely to hear the voice of our soul. Our life work is about expressing our passion and charging a fee for it.

When someone contacts me for a coaching session, my role as a coach is to help my client achieve their goals in an effortless way. First, I gather information to find out my client’s goals. What would they like to accomplish as a result of working with me?
Once we know the goals, I want to find out about her passion for the project. Goals are important and the passion is the energy that will see them fulfilled.

I recently had a session with a client who is launching a magazine about cultural diversity in America. Her mission for the magazine is to clarify the stereotypes people have about people of different cultural backgrounds living in America. She wants to make people aware of the diversity of American people. The magazine is going to be a “true representation of America,” my client says. I understand what my client wants on an intellectual level and I need to scratch what is underneath her desire to produce this magazine.

I asked my client to tell me more about the magazine. “It is going to bridge the gap between the stereotypes people have about America and American people,” she shared enthusiastically. I was still looking for more information. I was not yet certain why my client would want to do this work. I wanted to hear her personal passion about the project. How does it fit in with who she is? Why has she chosen this particular topic over everything else she could do? After asking a series of questions and sharing similar stories from other clients, I asked politely and passionately, “Why do you want to do that?” She replied, “What do you mean?”

When I ask questions during a coaching session, I am listening for the clues of passion. I want to hear the voice of their soul. How do their goals connect with who they are? What makes them excited about their goal? What angers them about the way things are presently?

Passion is born out of either our pain or our desire for joy. It doesn’t matter how passion is being born as long as we connect with it.

“What does having others understand the diversity of American people have to do with you? How does it affect you personally?” I probed my client. “Where do you fit into this passion?” I asked again.

Then came the million dollar insight. My client shared that while growing up she had lived with all the stereotypes that are associated with her particular cultural background in America. She wanted to clarify the stereotypes for people, to paint a picture of which people are behind the lenses, filters and judgments.

Who better to represent the cultural diversity of American nations than someone who has experienced the pain of others not understanding the reality and scope of her background? I knew that once my client had made the connection, she was on her passionate path to do something great with this magazine! After that conversation, it was no longer the launch of a magazine, it was an expression of her life mission and the life path my client has chosen in this lifetime. Her earlier experiences equipped her to do it in a completely unique way.

What are your passions? Don’t tuck away you pain due to the fear. Re-visit not only your great experiences but also the tough ones. This is where you will find your life mission. Your life is speaking through you right now, listen and pay attention!


Zahra is a Professional Coach and Abundance Expert. She works with female creative entrepreneurs to help them market their businesses by taking internally inspired actions. Zahra helps women connect with their inner abundance to create outer results. Zahra believes that women, through their feminine essence, can be truly successful in life and business. Using the principles of Law of Attraction, Zahra teaches women how to get in touch with their passionate inner feminine wisdom and create effortlessly abundant lives. To watch Zahra speak about 'the power of gratitude,' visit www.zahraefan.com. To book a complimentary coaching session give Zahra a call at 604.582.7759 or visit our web at www.zahraefan.com

 

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