Answering the Call to Your Heart's Desires

Answering the Call to Your Heart's Desires

Your heart’s (soul’s) desire doesn’t have to be a calling to be Oprah or Malala. You can do your small part in healing our collective consciousness right from your sphere of influence. You never know how far the ripples may spread.

Accepting what is and moving on

Accepting what is and moving on

I spent a few moments beating myself up, but then a switch went off in my brain: "It's done, Kathy, you can't wish away what happened. Focus on how you're going to fix it."

So, I spent the rest of the afternoon setting everything up, writing email reminders and setting them up to send and created an entirely new webinar to make up for my blunder.

Forgiving yourself is the ultimate freedom

Forgiving yourself is the ultimate freedom

So much of our journey from fearful to fear-less is about forgiveness. And without question, the most important person to forgive is yourself. In fact, I believe forgiveness is the most divinely spiritual act you can do.

Turning your stories from tragedy into triumph

Turning your stories from tragedy into triumph

Each one of us has unique gifts to offer the world, but sometimes to see them, we need to clear away the limiting beliefs. When we’re wading through the swamp of our fear, we’re in a mindset of misery. But, when we journal through our fears, we begin to shift the way we see our stories.

Break Free Starts Today!

 If you’re ready to break free from your fears and start living a life you love, visit the Break Free course box below and find out what’s in store for you when you sign up for this inspiring and life-changing course.

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If you’re ready to break free from your fears and start living a life you love, visit the Break Free course box below and find out what’s in store for you when you sign up for this inspiring and life-changing course.

Here’s what we’ll be working through in this
7-module course:

  1. Writing From the Heart

  2. Identify Your Fears

  3. Facing Your Fears

  4. Doing the Work

  5. Letting Go of Old Stories

  6. Naming Your Desires

  7. Visioneering & Taking Action

Plenty of ways to experience Break Free

There are also different levels of interaction with me in Break Free — self-directed, group coaching, and private coaching. When we work together in the coaching options, you work through each module at your pace, in the privacy of your home, then we meet the following week to talk about your aha moments, your struggles, your victories, and what you want to keep working on. It’s a great way to keep you moving!

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The group coaching options are open for a short time and begin the week of May 8th.

 

Join me for a free webinar — 3 WAYS TO MOVE THROUGH FEAR

Want to learn a few of my personal moves for moving through fear in the moment? I'm doing two more webinars to show you how I break free from fear. And I'll tell you a bit about the Break Free From Fear program too!

Let’s hop online for a chat

Do you have questions? Not sure which Break Free is for you? Sometimes a face-to-face chat is just the thing. I’m making myself available for 30-minute chats until enrollment closes. Click the day and choose from the available times:

Check out the Break Free course page for all the details…

So let’s get this party started and do some Break Free chair dancing!

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kathy mercure is a storyhealer, storylistener, and storyteller. Her life’s work is to gently draw stories from her students and help them unblock their writing, find their voice, and heal their lives. Her passion is to support women and men in realizing their true identity as a valued human being, claiming their passions, and speaking their truth as they become their most authentic selves. (Photo by EagleSpirit Soul Shots)


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Fear is not your enemy

Fear is not your enemy

The antidote to your emotional fear of doing something that you’ve had an unpleasant experience from — is courage. You must walk through that fear and do the very thing you are so afraid to do. If toddlers stopped trying to walk after their first attempt and failure… well, you can imagine that. Toddlers learn by trying — they keep trying.

TURN LEFT TOWARDS HEART AT THE INTERSECTION OF DESIRE AND FEAR

 Let go of thinking there is only one purpose for you and embrace the idea that our purpose in life is to love life fully by engaging in all of its beautiful messiness.  PIN this post to save or read later.

In Break Free, we worked on turning around our fears to look at our strengths. At this very moment, we’re at the point where Fear and Desire collide. Now the choice comes as to which way to turn — towards desire, where everyone wins, or toward Fear, where only Fear wins, and you get to stay stuck.

The choice is always yours. You may not feel ready to move onto mapping your desires like stars in the sky to guide you, but remember, you will be writing and rewriting the stories of your life for many years, and the best way to get insight is to take action and move forward. 

You probably feel you’re not ready, or you don’t trust yourself. There is never the perfect time to do anything. There will always be doubts and questioning and challenges. But, how we grow is by turning left to the desires of the heart. 

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The Zone of Genius

One of my favourite books on following heart’s desires is The Big Leap, by Gay Hendricks. It’s about living your life in your Zone of Genius. We all have zones of Incompetency (mine is numbers), Competency (things you’re good at that many others are good at too), and Excellence (things that you excel at, that make you unique). 

And then there is the Zone of Genius. It’s very much like your life’s purpose. It’s those things from your Zone of Excellence that feel effortless and transcendent at the same time. You wish you could do only them. That is your Zone of Genius that fills you up and makes you jump out of bed in the morning and where Hendricks says you want to be spending the majority of your time. 

 

Maybe there isn’t just one thing you want to do with your life

I must admit, that, even though I feel as though storyhealing (helping people to heal through journaling) is my life’s calling and my Zone of Genius, I thought the same thing about writing when I first realized it filled me up like nothing other. I have no idea if I will be doing this the rest of my life, or if there’s another turn in the path ahead of me. There is always room for more passion in my life.

The same can be said for you. Your desires can change as you change. This work doesn’t have to be a lifetime commitment chiseled in stone. 

I’ve met a lot of people who are passionate at many things. I want to put it out there that many of us struggle because we try to find that ONE thing that we are meant to do. Here’s a radical notion: maybe trying to find only one thing is the reason why we feel like something is missing. The notion that we have only one thing we are meant for limits us from fulfilling our greatness.

I know someone who has six different job titles: coach, freelance writer, video editor, marketer, tech instructor, designer. Each thing she does brings her joy, and none of them is her purpose — they are her passions. 

She’s young, so she has lots of time to figure out if she has just one thing. But, that may well be the gift the Millennials give to this world — the dawning of a new realization — WE DON’T HAVE TO STICK TO ONE THING OUR ENTIRE LIVES.

How can we possibly decide the rest of our lives in our twenties when we’re still wet behind the ears? When I was twenty, I just wanted to explore life, not get bogged down it what I was going to do with it. The world was open to me. But I also know there those who know who they want to be when right from childhood, and if only one thing calls you, go for it. Just, please, never lose the ability to be open to new desires as they present themselves.

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Let’s make the goal be to live your life with passion and purpose! 

We can have many desires and follow all of them if we don’t get tied to the belief that a productive life means we must buy into the myth that it must come with the partner, the dream home, and other ‘stuff,' children and the job that pays for it all. (But, if that’s what sparks you, again, go for it). 

If you’re young and un-sparked by the idea of having the same job year after year, which squeezes the air out of your lungs, start listening to your inner drummer and get in touch with your desires! Hells bells, if you are older, like me, and feel the pull to try something new, go to it, don’t put it aside for some day! 

 

When we lead a passionate life, we are living our life on purpose

Let go of thinking there is only one purpose for you and embrace the idea that our purpose in life is to love life fully by engaging in all of its beautiful messiness. It means we take the leap and try new things; we stop resisting the unknown and we participate in what is happening right here, right now — the only place we actually have influence.

That feeling that something is missing goes away when we take action and follow our desires. The need to seek our purpose comes from a lack of passion. When we don’t feel connected to your life, we lack purpose and passion. To fix this emptiness, simply add more passion — turn off the TV, the computer; put down that glass of wine; spend some time listening to your heart to unearth those long buried desires underneath all that worthiness and follow your heart.

 

HERE’S WHAT I KNOW TO BE TRUE

Remember when I told you about my friend and her six (and counting) passions? Well, she has found a way to include most of them in her business as a coach. She helps entrepreneurs with the mind work, the tech work, and the marketing work. Perhaps that’s another way to look at it. Most of us have many, many experiences and paths in our lives that we follow and learn things that made us feel alive. The thing to do might be to find a way to include the ones that make our heart gallop the fastest into the über career or gift that we share with the world.

Instead of thinking that all those passions are separate entities, you could combine your years of business training with your passions of cooking, entertaining, interior decorating, and gardening — to open an amazingly successful bed and breakfast!

Anything can happen if you keep your ears open to the callings of the heart. 


kathy mercure is a storyhealer, storylistener, and storyteller. Her life’s work is to gently draw stories from her students and help them unblock their writing, find their voice, and heal their lives. Her passion is to support women and men in realizing their true identity as a valued human being, claiming their passions, and speaking their truth as they become their most authentic selves. (Photo by EagleSpirit Soul Shots)

ALLOWING MONEY TO FALL FROM THE SKY

ALLOWING MONEY TO FALL FROM THE SKY

There is nothing like a manifesting challenge to see painfully clearly how deep unworthiness goes. As I’ve written in the past, I’ve come to believe that Fear is a by-product of believing we are unworthy. We don’t go after what we want because we’re afraid we’ll prove our unworthiness — again.

BUT, no one writes with a pen anymore — do they?

BUT, no one writes with a pen anymore — do they?

Writing in your journal, from your heartspace, is a completely different experience than writing, say, a blog, or a research paper. Writing from your heart is connecting your HEART to your BRAIN to your PEN.

 

Happy New YOU 2017!

Happy New YOU 2017!

To each and every one of you, this is my 2017 wish for you:

The courage to face your fears, be open to love when you see fear and hatred, and that your love of self, inspires you to action.