There is a coach for pretty much everything. Life definitely needs a coach.What to do, how to accomplish something, should you buy that house? While life-events (e.g., relationships, career, family, etc.) may seem to be the most important at the moment. However, your Spiritual Life needs as much care as the physical one. And that spiritual life definitely needs a coach!
What Is A Spiritual Life Coach
We talked about what a spiritual life coach is in our articles we wrote in the past. But first let’s go over a few details on exactly what a spiritual life coach does.
- A spiritual life coach helps you to rejuvenate your inspiration with life, family, and God as you see God.
- Helps you reclaim your motivation and purpose by uncovering what may be blocking this part of your life.
- Helps you determine your life roadblocks and direct you to the path that you desire.
- Presents teaching methods to use to help uncover the real you.
Now that we understand a bit more about what a spiritual advisor (another name for a spiritual life coach) does for you, let’s see what the difference is between a life coach and the spiritual life coach.
How does a life coach differ from a spiritual life coach?
A Life Coach is someone in a position that can see one’s life-trajectory objectively and help change or support them to reach their goals. To help sum it up, Very Will Mind encapsulates what a life coach is and does:
…a wellness professional who helps people make progress in their lives in order to attain greater fulfillment. Life coaches aid their clients in improving their relationships, careers, and day-to-day lives.
Life coaches can help you clarify your goals, identify the obstacles holding you back, and then come up with strategies for overcoming each obstacle.
While the life coach and the spiritual life coach are similar, in that they help improve relationships, help uncover obstacles and promote growth, a spiritual life coach helps to uncover an individual’s spiritual beliefs. And to promote those beliefs as well.
What does ‘spiritual’ mean in spiritual life coach?
Spiritual means connecting to the universe, to God as one sees God, connecting to the divine. This is highly personal to each individual. A spiritual life coach recognizes and respects the differences in each client and each client’s spiritual beliefs. His or her job is not to change these beliefs, but to help each client interweave and enhance these beliefs on a day-to-day basis.
A spiritual life coach can also offer different perspectives and also make suggestions and explain techniques that will help one to enhance the spiritual part of their life.
How a spiritual life coach will help you with your life
A spiritual coach also can help you see beyond the tangible reality you experience. A spiritual life coach takes into account that we are multidimensional beings. He or she will help you connect with the part of you that functions outside conscious awareness. This part of you can become a compass to point you in directions that can truly improve life and happiness.
But let’s take a step back… The following is an example of how a spiritual life coach works. A traditional life coach will help you set goals, and teach you traditional ways of reaching those goals.
The spiritual life coach will incorporate into those traditional ways an additional element. As part of reaching your goals, or changing the way your life is going at the moment a spiritual life coach will see the universe as a key element in making your life better.
An example of this can be the goal of losing weight. A competent coach will be sure to take into account the logical things a person must do to lose weight.
A spiritual life coach will consider the universe as an ally. In addition to using traditional ways to lose weight. He or she will also teach you how to use affirmations, for example, to accomplish your goal.
One of the key elements in creating affirmations is to state your outcome in the positive. Rather than say “I want to lose weight”, you would use a positive phrase. Because the words we use create pictures in our minds, what we say to ourselves is extremely important. Just as negative words create negative feelings, positive words will do exactly the same thing. Positive words create positive feelings.
“I am achieving my goal of (desired weight)” sends a much different message to the part of us that functions outside our conscious awareness. And as we all know, we need all the encouragement that we can get when we are trying to make changes in our lives.
(Tip – when the brain has to process a negative, it involves an additional step. First, it has to make a picture of what behavior not to engage in, before it can follow the command. That’s why you will get better results telling a child to “close the door quietly” rather than “don’t slam the door”.)
A spiritual life coach can help in these aspects of your life. They help manifest or communicate what you want to achieve; talk to me, Cynthia, if you want to start this life-changing journey.