Do you feel called to make a difference - in people or in the world - but wonder whether your sacrifices really have an impact?
Does it often feel like you're "pouring out your soul" for others... and then finding yourself empty?
Do you long for a clear sense of inner guidance and peace, but often hear the voice of an "inner critic" that tells you you're not "enough?"
What would it be like to have a sense of "abundance" about your self, rather than "scarcity," to believe that your spirit can be constantly renewed?
Through shifting your perspective from scarcity to abundance, I challenge you to contribute in ways that bring joy and healing to you and to the world.
We can better heal the world as we, too, are being healed.
As a wounded healer, I draw on my empathy, spiritual insight, intuition, and humor to become a pathfinder, stepping with you into your pain and supporting your journey of shifting perspective from scarcity to abundance.
From Scarcity to Abundance - A Little Bit About Me
If you’re reading this, chances are good that you’re a helper - someone who wants to make the world better. Me too. I can’t not be trying to make things better. I did that for the first 25 years of my working life through ministry in churches and on a college campus, and that work, though often rewarding, took a toll. I would pour out my self/soul out until I felt empty, and then realize I had nothing left to give. I still remember the day I started to shut my door and cover the small window in order to avoid talking to people in need, because I just didn't have anything left to give. Scarcity.
Today I'm a helper who finds joy in my work, who experiences the world and other people not as obligations for me to fix,
but as opportunities for me to make a difference as I make a living. How I got from where I was to where I am is the process I now share with others. First, through the lens of Energy Leadership I began to see the pattern and what it was costing in terms of both effectiveness (those I worked with) and joy (me and my family). Second, I affirmed my belief that we are here not only to feed but to be fed, to promote joy for others and also to experience it for ourselves. Third (and this might have been the hardest step), I found help and support to make changes. What has changed the most is my perspective; rather than seeing my self/soul as a scarce resource, I now perceive Abundance.
Don't Hesitate - A Poem by Mary Oliver
If you suddenly and unexpectedly feel joy,
don’t hesitate. Give in to it. There are plenty
of lives and whole towns destroyed or about
to be. We are not wise, and not very often
kind. And much can never be redeemed.
Still, life has some possibility left. Perhaps this
is its way of fighting back, that sometimes
something happens better than all the riches
or power in the world. It could be anything,
but very likely you notice it in the instant
when love begins. Anyway, that’s often the
case. Anyway, whatever it is, don’t be afraid
of its plenty. Joy is not made to be a crumb.