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A kick in the soul…and an opening of the mind

Ellen Dumer, Pre-Marital and Marital Assessment and CoachingI have been quite busy during the first six months of the year 2012. Finished up a Platinum Mastermind group and will be heading to Madison, Wisconsin for the first annual meeting of the Global Association of Holistic Psychotherapists. Playing with my granddaughter, Makayla everyday!! Waiting for the next grandchild to be born in late July and then another in early October.

I have been taking more time to think about my practice and how I will offer my clients more of what they want…this led me to start a revitalizing process of stripping down what has been created and deciding how to re-craft it to more authentically reflect my purpose here at this point in my life.

You may have noticed my byline on my e-mails, a quote from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, a Jesuit priest, poet, and palentologist (he was there when they discovered Peking Man!)

‘We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience.’

Last fall, during one of my walks around the neighborhood, the real meaning of this in my own life came to me like someone suddenly opened up a new place in my mind and soul, like a whisper on the breeze blowing around me that day.

These kind of ideas, when they come to me, are always simple. This one simply made it clearly known to me that my time in this physical body on this Earth is just a minute in my eternal life. It made it clear that what I need to be doing is really just being. Being the person that is continually in touch with the spirit in my soul, in touch with God, and a person that listens for God’s whisper in every moment. This is the time to prepare for eternity.

So what did I do? I kept walking. But now I was walking with an energy that was emanating from within.

The months following have been, as I said, busy. But, instead of multitasking in every possible moment, I have been allowing myself to learn how to do one thing at at time, so I can be about being. Being requires guidance so much more than doing does! So my practices have changed to make real time for prayer, meditation, and reading scripture and inspirational materials. No, I don’t do it everyday, but when I don’t I miss it. Sort of a reason to miss a day or two…that way my absence from my truest love, my God, makes my heart grow fonder and more grateful.

What does this mean for my counseling practice? I am sure that there will be more sent to me on which way to go! But in order to make more time for being, I will be on hiatus from participating in any formal coaching or new courses until next year. My new coach will be my devotion to more time from the highest coach, my God.

May you be aware of your many gifts and blessings through your interaction with your Spirit!

Written by Ellen Marie Dumer, LCPC

Ellen M. Dumer, LCPC, is president and founder of Living Your Exceptional Life™, is a trusted expert in the field of transformational living and life success coaching. She is a guide and mentor for women seeking to harness and cultivate their personal and public leadership aspirations. Using her background as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, her continuing training in transformational co-active coaching with Mentor Coach, and her Master’s Degree at Loyola University in Maryland in the blending of spirituality and psychology, Ellen has developed a program that is both comprehensive and uniquely tailored to cultivate the best in each of her clients, one that encompasses spirit, body and mind.