Courage. The 9th level of Dr. David Hawkins’ Map of Consciousness. It vibrates at a level of 200 within the body. It’s the area where you truly start to feel empowered and excited. Energy is building within your body and you can start to see the big picture. You can see the possibilities.
What does being empowered mean to you? I had never really thought about what that meant to me until last year. For so many years I had felt like things happened to other people, but they didn’t happen to me. There were periods of time where I could be positive and start to feel like they were shifting and then something else would fall apart.
There were parts of my life where it felt like I had made my choices and I needed to carry them forward. I had decided in my 20’s that I was going to be a Paralegal. I started out as a Legal Assistant and would look for ways that I could move that dream forward. I found Immigration law which seemed to fit well with my interests and hobbies, but I was stuck as a Legal Assistant and couldn’t find get to the title of Paralegal. I had to find the courage to apply for other jobs. By the end of 2011, I had begun to realize that path and it became a question of how do I continue to develop.
With the election of a new president in 2016, I couldn’t have foreseen all the changes that would take place in Immigration law. I figured that unless laws were passed, things would remain the same, but they didn’t. All the things that I loved about working in Immigration started to evaporate. But what could I do? I had made my choice. I started to become interested in metaphysics and received my certificates in Reiki, but I questioned whether I could do that for a living.
As 2018 ended, I knew my life was about to change. The question was how long did I have. The answer is 3 weeks. I talked with a friend of mine who happens to be a psychic and she was able to help me determine that I could start a business as a coach, but I couldn’t quite figure out all the pieces. I applied to a couple of places to help while I put the pieces together, so I could leave my current job on my terms. Just over a week later, I was terminated from my position. I decided to take time to think I did the obvious first and looked through job listings. I looked in other fields that might contain some of what I had enjoyed from working in immigration, but I couldn’t shake the conversations I’d had with my friend about starting a business. What do I do? I stumbled across a Facebook Live between Colette Baron-Reid and Crystal Andrus Morrisette. I learned about empowerment coaching and all the pieces seemed to come together. For the first time in a long time I acted from a place of courage and took a leap.
Taking the leap didn’t mean that my past insecurities disappeared. I started working with a coach and doing the coursework and I started to feel better. It felt like anything was possible. Another insecurity would come up for me to work through, I kept going. At the end of April, it will be a year since I launched my business, a day that was terrifying and exciting at the same time. Is it perfect, no, but I am so much happier than I’ve ever been. I feel like myself. I feel that I’m on my path and I have the courage to keep trying. I wouldn’t be here if I hadn’t had the courage to say yes, I can do this.
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