As some of you may know, I have embarked upon the journey towards becoming a certified chaplain, and have begun offering spiritual life coaching, as well as proficient life coaching. Spiritual life coaching differs from proficient life coaching in that the rewards are not necessarily as tangible. For instance, promotions at work are generally not derived as a result of spiritual coaching, as discussed in this article by InfuseMag.com (http://tinyurl.com/7n2lqqy), but the ability to find inner peace and happiness, a much less measurable goal, is brought about often through spiritual coaching.
When pursuing spiritual goals, as with proficient coaching, there are no absolute answers. Each answer is within each of us, and it is the goal of both a spiritual and life coach to tap into those hidden answers.
As we move through this life, we each have particular things we came here to accomplish. Although we are unable to send an e-mail to our Creator asking, “So, what’s my mission in this life?” many of us feel deep within that we need to do A, B or C while we are here. For those of us who were born with that knowledge base, it is a much easier journey. For those of us who do not feel that inner knowing, the pathway is not necessarily as clear, and that is where a spiritual coach may be of assistance in helping us tap into that not-so-distinct mission statement and facilitate those achievements.
Dr. Peter G. Vajda of True North Partnering spells out “Nine Guidelines for Spiritual Coaching” (http://tinyurl.com/9zhnz7d) that may assist you in determining whether spiritual coaching will benefit you. Those guidelines are beautiful, and speak to the whole person, mind, body and soul because we are not merely here to work night and day, we are here to make connections, to feel, to love, to make a difference by bringing out the good that lies within each of us. The springboard which enables us to accomplish these spiritual goals starts first and foremost with the realization that we are, each and every one of us, a stitch in the fabric of the Divine. This understanding helps us to respect ourselves as well as each other fully and completely, because we are, without question, all derived from the same Essence. This inner knowing is what helps us grow into our best selves, and that is where spiritual coaches can be of most assistance.