Is spiritual life coaching the next step to fulfilling your true, spiritual purpose?
If you’ve been on a journey to discover your spiritual purpose, and you have a sense that you’re meant to help others live to their highest potential, you may be called to become a spiritual coach.
I want to share with you 7 signs that spiritual life coaching may actually be your life purpose. If they resonate with you, keep reading for a special gift that will help you take the next step on the path to fulfilling your unique calling.
Keep reading, or jump straight to the 7 signs.
Your Spiritual Calling vs. Your Spiritual Purpose. What’s the difference?
We are spiritual beings having a human experience.
I believe that each of us has a specific calling and purpose in life unique to our individual spiritual journey.
Your calling is what you’re meant to do in the world. It is the outward expression of your true purpose.
Your spiritual purpose, on the other hand, is the “why” behind your calling. It is the deeper meaning behind what you are meant to do, create, and be in the world.
There are many ways in which we can pursue a specific spiritual calling in order to fulfill our greater spiritual purpose.
I can vividly remember being a senior in college at the University of San Diego, about to graduate Pre-Med with honors, take my MCATs, and go to medical school. I was sitting at this rickety desk that I had built out of cinder blocks and plywood in my college dorm, staring at two applications — one for medical school and one for something entirely different.
See, that entire senior year I could hear my still, small voice speaking to me, beckoning me to take a different path than I had planned– to become a teacher.
Unable to make a decision, I called up my mom. “I’m at a crossroads. I know you sent me to this school and my goal was to become a doctor, but now I’m feeling like I want to be a teacher.”
There was a long, silent pause on the phone.
Eventually she responded. “Mat, I’m going to give you the advice my father gave me when I was at an important decision-making moment…
..Do what gives you life.”
It didn’t make a lot of logical sense at the time, but I followed my intuition, crumpled up my medical school application, and signed up to become a teacher.
Three weeks later I was at a spiritual pilgrimage in India with my Mom and a group of 40 other people. It’s a two week journey, and halfway through, the guide invited us to meet a yogi.
He explained that this spiritual master was going to read our auras and tell us what they meant.
The guide took me, my Mom, and two others to the rooftop of a back-village house.
And there was the yogi, dressed in white.
Immediately, I felt fear in my gut. I didn’t want him to tell me something that would make me doubt the huge decision I had just made.
So I told everyone else to go ahead with their readings while I hung back.
As each person sat down in front of the yogi, they closed their eyes and let his hand touch their head.
The yogi described their multicolored auras and each person came back amazed at how accurate their reading was.
I finally decided to take my turn. I sat down in front of the yogi and crossed my arms, totally in resistance.
I watched him place his hand on top of my head and close his eyes, but I stubbornly kept my eyes open, observing everything.
Then, he opened his eyes and said: “Young man, your aura is yellow. Pure yellow.”
I looked at him sideways. “And…??”
“Nothing, it’s just yellow,” he responded.
I thought, Great! I’ve got an aura deficiency because everyone else has multiple colors and I only have yellow!!
Sighing, I looked at the yogi again. “Fine. What does yellow mean?”
He responded, “Young man, yellow is the color of a teacher.”
As the lump in my throat formed and tears filled my eyes, I knew this moment was meant to affirm my purpose.
It was the voice of my soul telling me my “why.”
“It’s funny you say that,” I replied, “because I just enrolled in graduate school to become a teacher.”
He shook my hand, pulled me in, and said, “Good job. Way to listen.”
See, my spiritual purpose is to teach.
Yet, there are many avenues and opportunities through which I could – and did – fulfill my spiritual purpose.
Each moment of decision and action that supported my greater purpose were callings on my life. I was called to go to graduate school to become a teacher instead of following my original plan to go to medical school.
Yet, going to graduate school for education wasn’t my spiritual purpose in itself. I wasn’t meant to stay in school for the rest of my life. But it was an important decision I was called to make in order to step in the direction of my higher purpose.
Similarly, I was later called to teach others how to create lives full of love as a life coach. While I could have stayed in that business alone for the rest of my life, I didn’t. It was an important step on the pathway of fulfilling my purpose. I was called to it, but it alone was not my purpose.
Now, I teach others how to become life coaches with impact and abundant income. I used my Master’s degree in education to help design a curriculum for the accessible, repeatable systems of transformation we teach at Brave Thinking Institute.
My unique approach as a teacher helps me empower our coaches to not only use those systems with their clients, but also to teach those systems to others in the same, powerful way we know works.
I also use the success of my own 7-figure coaching business to help give the coaches we train all of the real-world marketing, sales, and business know-how to build sustainable, wildly successful life coaching businesses of their own.
Each of these moments was in fulfillment of my higher spiritual purpose.
You, too, may have already said yes to a calling that supports your spiritual purpose. You’ve probably made decisions, career moves, and taken opportunities throughout your lifetime that were leading you down the path to greater fulfillment and purposeful success.
And maybe your spiritual path has brought you to this present moment because you’ve had a sense that you might be ready for something more.
Maybe, like me, that still, small voice has been beckoning you to the next level, the next calling, in fulfillment of your greater purpose.
If so, here are 7 signs spiritual life coaching might be your spiritual calling:
1. Your sense of purpose is rooted in serving others.
If becoming a spiritual life coach is your calling, your spiritual purpose is likely grounded in the important, life-giving work of helping others. For you, the purpose of life is to aid and support others in achieving their highest potential. You probably have life experience– be it professional, religious, or otherwise– making an impact by helping others.
You may be or have been a teacher, work in the mental health field, or have dedicated yourself to religious traditions that focus on uplifting those in need. You might be looking for a meaningful life after retirement or feel a strong desire to help people on a deeper level than your profession has allowed.
If you resonate with this, you’re spiritually designed to do greater work in the world. Spiritual life coaching may be the best way for you to express your higher, spiritual purpose to the world.
2. You have strong spiritual beliefs and believe in a higher power.
If you’re called to be a spiritual life coach, you’ve likely experienced the transformative, supportive power of your own spiritual practices. There is no requirement that spiritual life coaches follow a specific set of religious beliefs, but spiritual coaches do rely on a connection to something greater than themselves.
You may even have your own story of transformation, even if it’s the story you’re writing right now as you step into your true purpose!
Spiritual coaches understand that the spiritual components of life are an integral part of how humans achieve success, happiness, and fulfillment. If you believe that our true nature comes from our spirituality, and our life experiences are not limited to what we can see and touch in our physical world, spiritual life coaching may be your calling.
3. You understand the importance of spirituality for true transformation.
Those called to become spiritual life coaches understand that true transformation is rooted in spiritual growth, and the path to a fulfilled life includes a spiritual dimension.
Many spiritual life coaches have other experiences supporting people creating outward change in their lives– maybe as a therapist, social worker, or a teacher. But those called to spiritual coaching also know that a deeper level of transformation is available beyond even the best practices of more traditional approaches.
If you believe spirituality plays an important role in true, whole-person transformation and you’re excited to master the spiritual principles that can empower others to make profound changes in all areas of their lives, you’re meant to be a spiritual life coach.
4. You long to be a part of a spiritual community of like-minded, purpose-driven individuals.
Spiritual life coaches often feel a deep longing to be a part of a larger community of spiritually-minded individuals. They know that a strong community not only empowers them to fulfill their purpose of helping others, but also helps them meet their own needs as well.
Spiritual teachers can often feel alone, as if they see the outer world through a different lens than everyone else. You may have wished that your deep sense of spirituality was better understood and appreciated by your family members, friends, or colleagues. Becoming a spiritual coach can fulfill the deep desire to be connected to others who share your dreams and vision.
If that kind of community sounds like something you’d love to have in your life, becoming a spiritual life coach may be a deeply fulfilling next step!
5. You believe the benefits of spirituality have no limit.
Spiritual coaches believe that the people they help have the power to overcome any circumstance, situation, or condition they may face. They ground their work on the higher truth that people can have, be, and do anything they desire in the world, no matter what they’ve experienced in the past.
In the same way, those called to spiritual life coaching understand that their own potential is not limited by past challenges or limits. No matter what they’ve done before or what challenges they’ve faced, their lives are meant to be a testament to the powerful, life-changing work they teach others.
If you’re ready to make a massive impact in the world while also building a life you love, spiritual life coaching is your next step. After all, the more abundantly supported you are, the bigger the difference you can make in the world.
6. You’re ready for new insight and love spiritual exploration.
I believe spiritual life coaching is a sacred calling.
And those called to truly make a big difference in the world also have to be willing to commit to their own ongoing growth and evolution. A person called to become a spiritual life coach is someone who wants to grow through their own spiritual experiences and is as committed to their own spiritual wellness as to helping others.
If you can confidently make the commitment to learn and evolve at all phases of your journey, and you understand that doing so makes you more able to help and empower others, spiritual life coaching could be your path to fulfill your spiritual purpose.
7. You value empowering others to connect to their own intuition and divine wisdom.
Spiritual coaches aren’t out to collect clients forever dependent on their wisdom. Instead, the best spiritual coaches are those who value helping others confidently connect to the power that already lies within them. Their goal is to support their clients in creating their own spiritual traditions and confidently embracing their own spiritual path.
Those called to spiritual life coaching understand that they are guides, not gurus.
If you’d love to spend more time helping others realize that they already have everything they need to create lives they love living within them, spiritual life coaching is your calling.
You can honor your calling with your very next decision!
If you resonate with most, if not all, of the 7 signs you’re meant to be a spiritual life coach, then one of the most important questions you can ask yourself now is this: What spiritual calling am I sensing in my life right now that will help me fulfill my spiritual purpose? How can my next decision support that calling?
I’ll tell you this– like my call away from medical school to honor my true, spiritual purpose to teach, the answer isn’t always easy.
But, I do have an easy way for you to take the next step to confirm your spiritual purpose and your calling right now!
I want to personally invite you to our Spiritual Design Series.
Don’t worry – there’s absolutely no cost to you. I created this resource to help people who find themselves at the same crossroads I found myself at all those years ago… to offer support and insight for the person who knows they’re being called to the next level of fulfilling their spiritual purpose, but might not be sure what to do next.
Something amazing happens when you commit to fulfilling your higher purpose. Honoring your spiritual purpose is the catalyst for massive internal and external changes you never thought possible!
When I was a senior in college, if you had told me that I’d be fulfilling my purpose of teaching in this way and that my life would look the way it does now, I never would have believed you.
All I could do then was listen, take the next step, and trust that the path would lead me somewhere far greater than I could see or imagine at the time.
The truth is, each time any of us are called, all we can do is make the next best decision in the direction of fulfilling our higher purpose.
Because what you do even in the next 5 minutes can either move you closer to fulfilling your true spiritual purpose or pull you away from it.
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