What is Life Design Coaching?
Life Design Coaching is a combination of Classical Feng Shui principles and Transformational Coaching. I bring these two philosophies to help you create your ideal state, or your desired state, you want your life to look, feel, taste, smell and hear. What is your ideal state/ present state? Your ideal state pretty much is what you are moving towards and your present state is what is currently going on. We will focus on that which you’re not too excited about, or frustrated with and not sure how to move forward or feel stuck, stagnant, unproductive or things aren’t going your way in your life. (This is usually an indicator something in your life is not energetically aligned or no longer working for you anymore and it’s time to shift your thinking, environment etc.)
But you have this vision of what you see yourself to be. Life design coaching is that bridge between your presents state (with the things that are no longer serving you) taking you on the journey in the direction of the life you desire – your future state.
What I do is help you identify what that bridge looks like, because at times we get caught up in our heads and we aren’t sure what direction is what and how to make things happen.
One of the ways I help you identify this bridge is by analyzing your home. Why your home? Well, your home is the eyes into your subconscious mind where thoughts, beliefs, values, trauma and life experiences reflect like a vision board blueprint. It’s also a view of things you are not consciously aware of that could be blocking you from your desires. Each area of your home represents a different aspect in your life, in what we call in Feng Shui the bagua map. The bagua map is divided into 9 areas split in the cardinal directions, but I will go into more detail of the bagua map in a later blog.
I analyze your home to what subconsciously you’re putting in your space and what objects you’re putting into your space that are holding you back. For example, from my experience first thing I would see is clutter. You will notice that your clutter would tend to gravitate to certain areas in your home. This is usually an indicator that there is some stuck energy there (emotional beliefs that is creating the clutter to gravitate to this area that needs to be address) or there is no existing definition and that space needs to be defined for you. For example, maybe you’re going through a transition phase in your life in your career but you’re not sure what is the next step or how to define the next path to your career. You’re in a career crisis, I would say let’s look at the North area of your home, the north area of your home in Feng Shui represents your career and life journey. Is that area of your home under remodel? Do you have a lot of clutter there? Maybe you have old boxes from your past you haven’t gone through yet. Maybe it’s your junk room. Or maybe that area is completely clean and organized and it looks wonderful but maybe it doesn’t reflect you anymore. So, what we would do together first is clear the clutter and go through every object in that space to make sure you love it and it inspires you… resonates with you and has the energy vibration that resembles what your new chapter you’re wanting to cultivate, to help bridge that gap of what no longer serves you and where your wanting to go. We look at the objects, artwork, colors, floor plan, how the space is set up, and begin creating affirmations. Why affirmations, that’s totally woo woo? Well affirmations are very powerful because it directs your mind to focus on what you desire. If you don’t have a focus goal of what you truly want it’s hard to hit that target you just end up shooting in the dark. Writing affirmations are a way to have a target and a visualize goals to aim towards versus wishing and hoping things will come your way and work out without any directions. Affirmations are also great reminders when you’re feeling down and frustrated what your goal is and the directions your heading. This is the gist of life design.
After we work with your space and have it reflect energetically your future state of being, your life will start to shift and change. How does this happen?
Well from an energy perspective your current state is vibrating at a certain frequency, let’s say a lower frequency, and your future state is vibrating at a way higher frequency than where you’re at right now to get to the ideal state you need to make some shifts and changes to match the frequency to get what you want. So, what we do with your space moves the energy in your home to elevate you to match what your future state looks like. You are bridging that gap by addressing trauma, beliefs, and healing you’re doing self-reflection and paying attention to the different emotions and beliefs you don’t need to carry anymore.
We are constantly growing and changing as we experience life. We create new beliefs, new values and perspectives. We want your home and the spaces you spend the most time with to reflect that growth and change. If you haven’t changed or moved anything in your environment for years, and you have things in your space just to have them, not because they add any value to you, what you’re saying is you have No room for new opportunities and no space to welcome in anything in your life. Just get rid of all the crap in your space that doesn’t reflect you and what brings you joy.
While going on this journey of analyzing your home I use techniques from Transformational Coaching to address the emotional aspects that come up through this process to help you let go and help you see your potential and power within to create the life you desire and wish to create for yourself
This is what I like to call growth and a new found of awareness one of my favorite quotes from Rumi “Don’t worry that your life is turning upside down. How do you know that the side you are used to is better than the one to come”