Do you have that gnawing sensation?
You know, that feeling that something’s missing in your life?
If not, if your life is dandy, then you can delete this message.
If on the other hand I’ve struck a chord, then read on.
I hear that complaint a lot from new clients. It’s the most common one I hear, although it comes in a few different versions:
“I feel like something’s missing.”
“I feel lost.”
“I’m feeling stuck.”
Just yesterday I had a conversation with a new client who’s a stay-at-home working mom. She wants to be there for her children, but has the feeling that something’s missing for her, and it’s a feeling that’s been going on for years.
These feelings are usually, but not always, precipitated by either a life trauma or some sort of life transition.
I’ve felt it at least twice that I can think of:
The first time was about 20 years ago when I had grown disconnected from my work in the tech field and was feeling like there was something else I was “supposed” to be doing other than improving people’s lives through technology. That led me into my work as a career coach.
Later, after more than a decade as a career coach, I once again felt that I was being prompted to do something more. That led me into my work as a healer.
I used to beat myself up because I had a pattern of moving and changing focus about every 10 years.
What I know now is that each transition was part of my own evolvement. It’s what brought me to where I am now. It helped me hone my skills and the tools that I now offer you!
So, if you’ve been beating yourself up because you feel you “have the perfect life” or “are so blessed and have no right to be discontented”, STOP.
If you’re feeling that gnawing sensation, recognize it as your spirit talking to you; prompting you to evolve.
There isn’t anything wrong with that – that’s a good thing!
Next, ask yourself:
“What else is possible here?”
“What is missing in my life?”
“What part of me is not getting fed or acknowledged?”
To help you in the process of discovery, I’ve created a Chakra Self-Assessment. And it’s FREE! You can access this quick assessment by clicking HERE. This 2-minute assessment will give you some confirmation and deeper insight as to the source of where you might be feeling out of balance.
It addresses the main issues and behaviors that I see show up consistently when any one of your chakras is out of balance. It’s by no means a comprehensive assessment, but it’s a great starting point to having a conversation with yourself and exploring what needs to shift in your life.
Tomorrow I’ll reveal another resource for you to go even deeper. So stay tuned!
Debra W. Guttas, Mid-Life Transition Doula™, HTP
“Are you in a mid-life transition? I provide emotional, mental and spiritual support in the ‘birthing’ of your new life path.”
Debra Guttas is Author of the forthcoming book “Personal & Business Success through the 7 Gateways – Spiritual & Practical Tools for Crafting Your Life from the Inside Out”