I love the intuitive coaching work that I do, it is never a chore, rather always a pleasure to take a purposeful ride on my magic carpet. Part of my learning has been to hold the tension of giving away sessions and casting my pearls before swine. It is not that everyone hasnt got a heart and isnt at their core deeply imaginative and creative but unless they are open to a guide in that moment the seed may find itself in barren soil. When I realised this my ego went into overdrive to try and work out ‘how’ it would be possible to discern the worthy from the unworthy, the open from the closed, those who would take action from those who wouldnt. What a muddle. I know I am always ready to take that ride so the key is to see who is willing to cross that threshold to meet me. People’s willingness to pay is one way to judge that but it is not the only way. I choose to listen to a deeper beat and know that money is not the only gold that is there for me on this journey.
This past week has revealed two beautiful testimonials from clients who didnt cross the threshold in the traditional way. Lauren, whose journey and testimonal I shared in my last blog, won a session in my monthly FindYourMojo competition and Ronan, a chance meeting while on holidays in Ireland in 2012 just asked straight up for a session. Ronan is Ronan Stone (dont you love the play on words!) a singer, song writer, writer, lover of words who has struggled with his place in the world. He didnt have any money to offer but his request was so direct and true that there was nothing to do but grab a coffee at T Bay Surf Cafe and unhitch that carpet.
Within a couple of days of our session he wrote to thank me and say he had been racking his brains to find something to ‘pay’ me for it. Really all he had to offer was a song. I cannot tell you how wonderful it is to receive a song as a testimonial, I wont deny I dont get excited when I receive money, but Ronan’s song was a gift of gold straight from the soil of his heart. That would have been enough but yesterday he sent me a full recording which I attach here. I feel like the leprechaun at the end of the rainbow.
So it is a big thank you to Ronan Stone for the smile he puts on my heart when he sings this song.
The Way That I Choose.
I travelled far and wide looking for the muse
looking through this big bad world for significant clues
everytime i find an answer its steeped in the blues
now i see so clearly thats the way that i choose
so what next now that i see my way through
i think i have the answers but i feel like some kind of fool
these opposed perspectives they break each other’s rules
one way or the other its up to me to choose
from where I’m standing from my point of view
its all so clear now where before it was confused
i’m not saying that this way is for you
I’m just saying its the way that I choose
*** SPECIAL OFFER ***
Although I have discontinued my monthly FindYourMojo competition Ronan’s experience has inspired me to offer a big reduction for one off FindYourMojo coaching sessions to kick start the year. Normally £150 I am offering sessions for £50 if booked before 31 January 2014. You will need access to an iPhone or iPad to download the FindYourMojo app from iTunes, following the instructions to find your two word MOJO and then email it to me below.