Have you ever felt the deep inner calling of your soul to explore a new path, but your fears meant you ignored that voice inside? Rachael Pickworth of Woman on Purpose had always tried to deny her yearning to rise up, honor her truth and express herself authentically, but ultimately the pain of denying her inner truth led to her life and business crashing around her in what she calls a ‘dark night of the soul’. Rachael reached a point where she could no longer deny her higher calling and went through a realignment process where she addressed the big questions we often try to avoid such as “who am I?” and “what am I here to do?” In this episode Rachael shares her journey, her biggest learnings (including spiritual discoveries and harnessing Law of Attraction) and how they have changed the course of her life and her work in the world.
Nuggets of Wisdom from Rachael:
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” – Marianne Williamson
“You are a child of God. And in my language, you know that word God – you are a child of the universe or spirit or source energy. Your playing small does not serve the world. We are all meant to shine as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.”
“I eventually discovered coaching around 2001. Trained in that area and I’ve been coaching ever since. The journey of course did not stop there. But what it did was it created a platform for me to make a difference that I wanted to make. I support people to find clarity of purpose and express their purpose in the world. ”
“Let’s take the language out of it. Let’s remove any conversation around the law of attraction, the word spiritual. Let’s remove that for just a moment. And let’s just dive into feeling good. So I would say that anyone who is in a place of feeling disconnected, that the opportunities here is to do things that lift your energy and support you to feel good. And really making that your focus. The choice to feel good.”
“Thoughts are so powerful. We have to speak as if what we want is coming. It’s not about looking at our existing reality and what is around us now because what we say around us is a reflection of what our past vibration is, it’s a manifestation of our historical thoughts, feelings and vibrations.”
Some of Rachael's Favorite Things:
“Reading my favorite books. Listening to great music, favorite music. Do what feels good. Expect miracles to come. Eat what feels good. Trust that it will flow. Raise your vibrations.
I write what I feel writing. Writing the vision of my future. I write what makes me feel incredible. I’m imagining myself there, experiencing it. Raising my vibrations and my point of attraction. Putting my focus there so that it can then show up for me. It can then be created and will then unfold. So that’s what I mean by scripting. It’s writing the picture of what’s coming.”
Favorite kitchen gadget: “Husband on the Barbecue”
Best advice received: “My mom has been the best example. She was so inspiring to decide to leave my dad in her twenties and start a biz and move to Melbourne with 2 kids and set up a biz. GUTSY. Spiritual. Addicted to work, stressed… 4x cancer. Demonstrated how important it is to look after ourselves. Busy is not a badge of honor.”
Rachael's Happiness Formula:
“Sleep 8 hours or more + eat well + drink water + morning practice + evening practice (alignment work) + getting out of my own way and liberating myself and being patient with myself. Self Love. Being really True to myself. Being prepared to go my own way and not trim my wings to fit into what our world thinks is normal.”
A Challenge from Rachael:
“Give yourself one month to put yourself first – to really put your needs first – what makes you happy and DO IT and do LOTS of it. Don’t self sacrifice and put yourself last. Be happy regardless of circumstances. Plant that energy of “I’m happy”. Watch what unfolds. Morning and evening practice. Focus on high vibes.”
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