I have been a graphic designer for many years. I love my work but lately I have been feeling like I want more, something more expansive, something more joyful. And over the past several years it has become more and more challenging to continue to bring in the level of income that I had become used to. The shift in the economy meant that I had to market more and design less and that is not why I got into this business. I got into this business because I am an artist and I love the design work. Need-less-to-say I was beginning to feel burnt out and bored.
When I started working with Deb my biggest client had just left my practice and I felt like I wanted to thrown in the towel. I interpreted this as the a Universal message that I was to give up being a Graphic Designer and move on to something else. Not truly understanding the message, I began to entertain the idea of becoming a waitress. After all being a waitress was much less stressful and perhaps I would then be guaranteed a consistent weekly income. Maybe this is what the Universe had in store for me.
Deb helped me tap into my calling
I have coached with Deb on and off for several years now. This time we spent about a month working on this issue. It amazed me because it took only one session with her for me to realize that yes, something different was calling to me, but it wasn’t a call to be a waitress. Through the visualization processes she uses and her intuitive coaching abilities, Deb led me to connect with the Truth of what was trying to emerge through me. My lifetime, innermost desire, has always been to be an artist, a painter and a teacher. This was the calling that was trying to move me forward. I realized that my work as a graphic designer did not allow me the expanded artistic expression that my heart and soul were yearning for.
She helped me clear the fear, doubt and resistance
However, I had some fear about being an artist that stemmed from limiting beliefs about my worth as a painter. I was comparing my work to the work of others. I was afraid that I was not up to it. I didn’t know how to get started. Deb helped me to work through my resistance and fear on an energetic level as well as a mental/emotional level. And she encouraged me to see myself as a successful artist. She encourage me to commit to setting time aside each week to paint and to count that time as work time, just as if I was doing graphic design work.
Today I am stepping into my calling and feeling the Universal Support along the way.
Deb helped me to really step into my inner artist and to believe in myself and my gifts. She reminded me that my gifts were divinely inspired. Shortly, within months, I was synchronistically led to a teacher who certifies artists to teach an amazing process. The school called to my heart. It was exactly what I wanted. It coupled my love for art and painting with my passion for teaching others what I love. The only problem was that they only accept a few students and I wasn’t’ sure that I would be accepted. And the cost was more than I thought I could afford. But I wasn’t going to let that stop me. Deb reminded me that if this was indeed my path and my calling then the classes would be available to me. And guess what, not only was I accepted but I was easily able to borrow the money to pay the tuition. I know today that by lining up with my inner artist and releasing the resistance I allowed the Universe to support me so that I could fulfill my inner most desires.
When I lined up with my calling and my confidence everything fell into place.
Graphic Designer, Artist & Teacher