Are you meant to fulfill your true purpose as a spiritual coach?
If 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, keep reading for a special gift to help you decode and confirm your 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 that we can pursue a specific spiritual calling to fulfill our spiritual purpose.
I remember when I was about to graduate from the University of San Diego and go to medical school. But by the end of that year, I found myself sitting in my dorm, staring at two applications.
One was for medical school and one for something entirely different.
That entire year I could hear my still, small voice speaking to me. It was 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 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.
Confirmation came in the most unexpected way.
Three weeks later, I was at a spiritual coaching pilgrimage in India with my Mom and 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 he touched 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 and sat down in front of the yogi. Still, I crossed my arms, totally in resistance.
He placed his hand on top of my head and closed his eyes, but I stubbornly kept my eyes open.
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.”
A 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 become a teacher go to graduate school.
Yet, going to graduate school for education wasn’t my spiritual purpose in itself. I needed to make this important decision in order to step in the direction of my higher purpose.
You, too, may have already said yes to a calling that supports your spiritual purpose. You’ve made decisions and taken opportunities throughout your life that were leading you down the path to your purpose.
And maybe your spiritual path has brought you to this present moment because you’re ready for something more.
Maybe that still, small voice has been beckoning you to the next level in fulfillment of your greater purpose.
If so, here are 7 signs you’re meant to be a spiritual coach:
1. Your sense of purpose is rooted in serving others.
For you, the purpose of life is to aid and support others in achieving their highest potential.
You already have life experience– be it professional, religious, or otherwise– making an impact by helping others. This experience could have been as a teacher, working in the mental health field, or dedicating yourself to religious traditions that focus on uplifting those in need.
If you resonate, you’re spiritually designed to do greater work in the world. Becoming a spiritual coach 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 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 you could be 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.
Those called to spiritual life coaching understand that past challenges do not limit their future potential. Their lives are meant to be a testament to the powerful, life-changing work they teach, not matter what has come before.
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 difference in the world have to be willing to commit to their own growth. A person called to become a spiritual coach wants to grow 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 value helping others 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 within them, spiritual life coaching is your calling.
You can honor your calling to become a spiritual coach with your very next decision!
Ask yourself 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?
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!
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.
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!
If you had told me that I’d be fulfilling my purpose 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.
And what you do, even in the next 5 minutes, can either move you closer to fulfilling your spiritual purpose or pull you away from it.