I have been inspired by Deer crossing my path. In consulting Animal Speak I am reminded that the hunt for Deer takes us into the wilderness where we get lost and have new adventures. Deer is associated with gentleness and innocence and that innocence involves returning to the wilderness. To me that return to innocence is to make something so simple we return it to a state untrammeled by outside influences.
If you were to simplify your work, your mission, your purpose, to the core without the influence of another opinion or expectation what would it be? For me, I am moving from Life & Career Coach for your Wilderness Experiences to a Career Coach that uses life coaching techniques and time in nature to connect you to career satisfaction. At the core I want to study and do the work that makes me happy. I want the same for you.
I will admit it is interesting to hear what others think about the work that I do, or what I should call the work that I do. I am told I have to work from what others can understand and build from there. Everyone knows what life coaching is. More understand what career coaching is. Ecopsychology is another matter. Should I use the term? Obviously I have to explain it. Should I hyphenate it? While I play with the words that share my vision one thing is certain: I know this is the work that I’m to do.
In order to be found something has to be lost. What is lost in your lifework? What can you do to find it? Follow Deer to find what’s missing: Hear the call, Answer the Call, Overcome Fear.
Animal Speak: The Spiritual & Magical Powers of Creatures Great & Small by Ted Andrews
Ethics and the Earth Missionary: Outlining Standards for Ecopsychology and Mindfully Inhabiting the Earth by Tiffany A. Dedeaux