Granted - spiritual bypassing is a real thing and it is a problem in every spiritual community - even in mindset communities - it’s mindset bypassing instead of spiritual bypassing.
I used to believe that the way to be free from spiritual bypassing and patterns of denial was through the body.
I believed that you had to learn to regulate your nervous system to truly heal and understand spirituality.
I don’t believe that anymore.
I still think the nervous system plays a major role in healing of any kind.
And if you were to take Jesus out of the picture, then that is where you would start - with the patterns in the body.
But the Bible is true when it says that the Spirit (that is the Holy Spirit) makes the body alive. (Romans 8:11).
Jesus gives you a new heart when you give your life to Him.
Before we know God we have a heart of stone. The heart of stone is a heart that is spiritually blind,...
WE ALL JUST WANT SOMETHING NEW & DIFFERENT
I woke up with this on my heart to write for you.
RENEWING YOUR MIND - Something New, and Different
What is renewing your mind?
Mind renewal is a spiritual thing that begins in your inner being and over time transforms the physical organ of the brain and the nervous system through neuroplasticity .
The process starts when you give your life to Jesus and receive salvation.
At the point of salvation you receive God’s Holy Spirit.
When the Holy Spirit is in you, it transforms your spirit, your soul, your thinking process, your physical body, and your heart.
So many of our patterns come from broken thinking.
Those of us in the coaching world know this deeply to be true. We tend to watch our thinking more than most.
And we are aware that everything we think is not the truth. That’s why we hire coaches because they help us see clearly. And that’s what we help our clients do as well.
There are many spirits influencing the coaching space. It's a very spiritual space which I quite like because it represents people who are searching for what really matters.
But there is only one pure and HOLY spirit.
So - What is the Holy Spirit (ruach ha-kodesh in Hebrew) ?
The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God.
It is the same spirit that breathed upon the waters in the book of Genesis and created the earth.
It is the Spirit that raised Jesus' body from the dead.
It is the same Spirit that fills up your heart when you receive salvation (when you put all your trust and faith in Jesus and His Sacrifice on the cross and you give your life to Him). When this happens, the Spirit makes your body alive.
After Jesus appeared to the disciples in his Risen body, He told them He was going to up to heaven to the Father to prepare a place for them.
They were sad that He was leaving, but He explained to them that...
Oxford Languages Defines worship as:
The feeling or expression of reverence and adoration for a deity.
"the worship of God"
Interestingly, Dr Stephen Porges, founder of Polyvagal Theory has discussed the importance of cultivating a sense of “awe” as part of restoring the health of the nervous system.
As believers, the ultimate source of awe is God Himself. The Bible will often describe this as the “fear of the Lord”
When we worship God, there is a change in the spirit and the body.
In the presence of the Lord a natural surrender occurs in which we may weep, tremble, or move in ways that we do not normally do. Not just the spirit, but the physical body surrenders/yields to the Lord.
Worship is the expression of the awe of God.
When we worship, we are brought into the presence of the Lord.
Here we are in the presence of perfection and purity. We are in the presence of all that is good and true.
This presence is healing &...
When I shut down my previous certification school - The School of Embodied Healing Systems during the launch of what I thought would be the 3rd round, I knew the Lord wanted to do something new - I just wasn’t totally sure what it was.
Despite the deep knowing in my Spirit that the Lord was leading me in a new direction and a sense that He wanted me to be poured out totally for Him and to completely study His Word and create something new in the industry….
The actual practicalities of it? It felt murky and really unknown territory.
During the time between shutting down The School of Embodied Healing Systems and launching Faithful - there was an intense pruning that took place.
I would say the number 1 pruning during that time was pruning away self-sufficiency and running business by my own will and way.
Even at the beginning of the Faithful Launch I had my own ideas about what it would be and the Lord totally rearranged that from the pricing to the curriculum.
I get you. My 5+ year coaching career has been spent helping women just like you at the nervous system level.
And by women like you I mean: The beautiful, eccentric, high-performing, entrepreneurial woman that you are.
Believe me when I say that I deeply understand that you are different. You are highly skilled and intelligent in key areas and when you’re operating in those areas you are absolutely LIT UP!
These areas are the God-given gifts that the Lord has given to you. People are simply in awe of how much you are gifted in that area.
I know that you’re in your most dialed-in flow-state when you are operating in those gifts and when you’re there - it’s like a slice of heaven on earth.
I also know that sometimes ( a lot of times) that flow-state can feel elusive. And you can feel foggy headed, dysregulated, distracted, and even a deep sense of frustration at times when it comes to putting all the pieces of your vision together.
What is Life Energy?
Cultures all over the world have identified a mysterious, spontaneous force that is sometimes called “divine”. They will call this Chi, Prana, Mana, Vital Energy or Life Force - among other names. I have even seen this called the Kundalini.
The idea in the New Age and alternative healing spaces is that this force can be channeled or used to bring healing and that this force is present in human bodies and that aligning with this force of life can bring healing to the body. And this idea of a force of life present in all things also is closely related to the divine being in and part of all things including humans.
In the somatic healing world, the concept of life energy represents the personal power/vitality of a person and the energy of life that is in the world/universe, patterns of nature and the spontaneous force of healing and life in all things and beings.
This is in...
I know the feeling - being faced with the Truth and feeling like everything underneath you and within you is shaking and quaking
To know within the depths of your being that Jesus is real and not just real - He is true and really the ONLY thing that is real.
To question whether people in your life will leave you if you are bold in your faith and then testing the waters and finding that yes in fact they will leave you.
The existential wrestling with the Truth of Scripture
The heartbreaking encounters with God that show you your need for Him - and that where you placed all your attention, focus and identity was the wrong place and now ALL you want is more of God.
To recognize the places in your heart that were hard and brittle - hyper-independent and filled with foolish pride and self-sufficiency and weep as the Lord washes you and softens your heart
To feel the healing...
When I began selling the Faithful Institute last month, I had my own plans for the Institute.
The Holy Spirit has convicted me since I began selling it around Somatic Experiencing which was my primary mode of training. Click here to read the story of how I left that behind a few weeks ago after the Lord showed me some things about the Founder of SE.
I have had to repent to the Lord around this .
Another thing I felt led to do before I shared the story of leaving Somatic Experiencing behind, was to change the price from 7,500 to 3,000 and I shared that with my community as well (which ended up being confirmation for one of the students to sign up)!
And I have been feeling more and more to yield this program to the Spirit completely.
That has felt scary, and like a true leap of faith for me as God reveals the layers of my heart that I still held back.
Coming out of 5 years of running...