Being a Transformational Life Coach brings me great joy! I get to see how God is already at work in the lives of those I coach. I leave sessions in a greater awe of who God is and Who He is in the life of the person being coached. To see a person made in the image of God discover how to move forward in those areas where he or she desires growth – what an opportunity! Coaching empowers them to live in a way that brings more life satisfaction and ultimately more joy.
A few weeks ago, I came away with something new. The person I coached shared with me an excellent way of refocusing on those days when we’re in need of a “soul lift”. It’s a way of “grounding” ourselves in those moments where we may feel stressed, overwhelmed, or just in the pit. It’s a way to find relief using gifts that God has given to all of us. The gifts are our five senses: hearing, feeling, tasting, seeing, and smelling. It’s tuning in to all of these senses within the same moment of time.
I am practicing being more mindful of the good things that come from harnessing those senses.
This morning the taste of vanilla coffee, the warmth felt from our gas logs, the scent of peach lotion on my hands, the satisfaction my eyes received from my made up bed, hearing my husband’s voice all bring me to a serene place. They are gifts I will thank God for and know they will be there for me another day.
Today let’s discover, through tuning into our senses, the places we can find tranquility. Why not take out a pen and paper and get creative! Using the last paragraph as an example, practice this right now. How can you use your five senses, hearing, feeling, tasting, seeing, and smelling to create a place of serenity?
Let me know what you discover. Your comments are invaluable!
God touches us through His gifts of senses. Thanks for reminding us. Some nights as i awake in early hours i wrap my arms around my shoulders and sing to myself “Yes, Jesus Loves Me.” Oh how i feel safe, protected and loved as I fall back to sleep.
Thank you for this comment. I loved what you shared! Lately I’ve pictured myself with my head in Jesus’ lap and him gently touching it. It’s a place of perfect love, comfort, and acceptance, and as you said, safety. Only in Him can we find that perfect peace and place of rest. Be blessed!