I have a confession to make. Well, several actually.
I am a qualified accountant but I don't like numbers, or spreadsheets, or rules and regulations.
Instead, I like words and pictures, freedom and creativity, playfulness and silliness.
I've operated mostly from my head - using thinking, logic and analysis - for much of my life, and been disconnected from what my heart and soul and intuition are telling me. Constantly analyzing things hasn't made me happy and doesn't help me make the best decisions in complex situations.
Over the last few years I've started listening much more to my heart, intuition, inner voice and gut instinct and the impact has been transformational.
18 months ago I went to Bali. In Bali, listening to what my heart and intuition were saying seemed normal. In Bali I was very clear about my life purpose and what I wanted to do. I came back and made some big changes in my life. I trained as a life coach. I resigned from my corporate career to go self-employed as a coach. I connected with some amazing people through organizations such as the Escape School - people who were also making bold steps to change the direction of their lives.
The more I dived into this world, the further away I got from my old 'corporate', head-based mindset, the one that had been with me all my adult life so far.
But still I was scared of stepping fully into who I really am. I was scared people might think I was crazy or weird. I was scared they wouldn't take me seriously. I was scared of judgment and I read a book called Light is the New Black by Rebecca Campbell a few months ago. This book was instrumental in giving me the push to follow this path even deeper. I realized I wasn't the only one feeling like this. I attended workshops and joined groups of people who had similar beliefs to me and came from similar corporate / professional backgrounds and were not in any way gullible.
With new found belief in what I was doing and the path I was following, I started opening up to the people around me about my thoughts and feelings and was amazed to find that many of them felt the same way - but had also been scared to admit it. It was like the floodgates opened and there was no going back.
I developed a style of guided visualization where I allowed my coaching clients to create their own waking dream, guiding them through a process that led to some amazing results. People met their spirit guides, saw orbs of light and energy, heard powerful messages about their life purpose. At first I was too wary to do this process with people who work in 'corporate' settings, fearing that they might think I had 'lost it' or that it was too weird. But when I finally summoned up the courage to try it out with them, the results were amazing. It allowed them to get out of their heads and access their hearts, intuition and gut instinct. It gave them new perspectives and clarity on what they wanted to create.
I started reading tarot and oracle cards. I’m now a certified Angel Card Reader and absolutely love it. It's an amazing way of connecting with our intuition and bypassing the 'over analytical' side of us. I don't understand how it works but it just does. The cards are a great tool to help us reconnect with our 'inner knowing'.
I believe that we all have innate intuitive abilities that we have forgotten how to use in the years since industrialization. Many of us have become disconnected from our true selves but the essence of who we are is there inside of us waiting to be rediscovered.
A lot of what I've been doing has felt like I've been remembering things rather than learning them for the first time - reminding me of things I once knew but had forgotten long ago. It's like coming home after a long journey in the wilderness.
My word for 2016 is 'freedom'.
In coming out of the spiritual closet, I am setting myself free to be who I really am.
No more hiding parts of myself that I think others might judge or being scared of alienating those who don't 'get' where I'm coming from.
Today I am making the decision to step out further into the light and set out my vision for my life going forwards. Part of me is scared to publish this post but I'm going to do it anyway and writing it has given me a feeling of great power, freedom and release.
I am an energetic soul alignment light worker. My mission is to reconnect people with their inner voice, to help them to remember who they truly are. To get them out of their heads and into their hearts and guts. To help them access their intuition and inner knowing, which has been there all along but often hidden away out of sight under layers of 'logic' and conditioning. To reconnect the flow of energy in their bodies so they are able to operate as fully aligned and congruent beings. To feel like they are coming home to who they really are - because that's what it's been like for me, and it is truly amazing and life changing and something everyone should have the opportunity to experience if they so wish.
Sarah is an intuitive coach and Certified Angel Card Reader® based in London, England, and works via Skype with clients all over the world. She had a successful corporate career in management consultancy and accountancy before retraining as a life coach with the Coaches Training Institute and leaving her corporate career. Many of her clients are also people with a background in the corporate world, who are looking for more fulfillment and meaning in their lives.
In her coaching, she uses powerful visualization techniques and deep questions to help clients uncover their 'inner voice' and rediscover the essence of who they really are. Connect with Sarah via her Website and Facebook group -