Your soul work is never a thing, it's a feeling. Natural like breathing, let your soul come through your work.
I was sitting on my front porch the other day with a new friend. We were bundled up, feeling the chilly Michigan wind and sipping cups of warm tea. She had chosen hibiscus and me, rooibos.
As we danced the -getting to know you - I think you’re cool, do you think I’m cool? - what shall we talk about? - dance we touched on something rich and deep and valuable and it’s inspired me since.
She’s a new coach, entering the field with a heart full of valuable things to offer and contemplating all those important questions of identity, service, privilege, spirit, and livelihood, and how they all get woven together in this work in complex and sometimes (hopefully) inspiring ways.
We began talking about what drew us to coaching. We were going right to the roots and what we feel in our bodies as we engage in work that feels like we’re meant to be doing it. I’ll call it soulwork.
Soulwork is that feeling when you’re in the flow – you might be speaking, moving, singing, writing, it could be any action, but the cohesive feature is how you feel as you’re in this moment.
I feel these experiences like I’m touching the divine. I feel them as a communion with the universe, a visceral touching of the great aliveness that lives in me that connects me to the aliveness in all things.
This is the potential held within the process of engaging in soulwork. I believe reaching for this feeling is why many of us devote ourselves to healing modality certifications and yoga teacher trainings. We are reaching for the divine as we also grapple with the math equation of livelihood needs.
So new friend and I dove into the waters of sharing space with each other as we asked ourselves what soulwork feels like as it moves through our body. And then we moved those sensations through the tiny vibratory portal of our vocal chords and gave English language words to describe those feelings.
And friends - the experience was POWERFUL!
It felt deep, rejuvenating and cleansing. It felt good to do it myself and it felt good to hold space for my new friend and behold her as she did it.
In the days since we met I’ve asked myself – ‘when do we give ourselves the chance to get still, sit with a friend, sip a cup of warm rooibos and explore what our bodies feel as we are offering our soulwork? And how valuable would it be if we did?'
You can probably guess where this is going at this point…..:)
Let’s do this together, friends.
Join me in the recording below dedicated to creating this space to explore, experiment and practice.
It is light, loving and playful. Open, chill and deep. Very much come as you are. Very much ‘who knows what we’ll find here?’ let’s have some fun while we journey together.
I lead you in some ways you can explore your relationship with your soulwork. The intention is that through this exploration you’ll juice yourself up on the glimmers and hints that choose to reveal themselves to you as you flirt with your channel for soulwork expression.
Click the link and enjoy this exploration with me:
Check out what others have said about our work together:
"I've always been someone willing to 'do the work' but never had the right guidance. Darcy's profound insight and her ability to hold transformational healing space have literally rewired my brain and energetic body."
~Mary, Artist, NYC
"Working with Darcy changed my life. She took me through an inner journey and gave me the confidence I needed within myself to find what I was looking for. She gave me courage and strength to take actions that were very scary for me and guided me along through every action."
~Chris, Sales Manager, NYC
"Darcy is just pure energy, support, and enthusiasm. She has a way of seeing through patterns, connecting the dots, and supporting genuinely and authentically through challenges. She has a way of allowing me to reveal my own strengths, my own magnificence, and my own capabilities to move forward with the things that are important in my life."
~Miriam Leia Bekkouche, Founder and CEO of Brain Spa,
I do this work as a cis-gendered white woman, settler to the ancestral home of the Anishinaabe, also called Michigan. I am examining my identities, privileges, places of colonial mindset and with lots to continually learn. My work attempts to create brave spaces where folks of all identities feel they have the space to show up fully and be well supported. The learning containers I facilitate welcome all identities and my commitment is to show up in integrity and continual learning.
If you'd like to talk more about expressing your soul in your work reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I support folks in connecting to their soul work and finding ways to express it in their lives in real, satisfying and tangible ways.