About Space for Conscious Living
Thanks for visiting my website. Please take a look around. I hope you’ll find something here that you’d like to explore with me. But before we get into that, I’d like to tell you how Space for Conscious Living came about.
After nearly 30 years in the mental health profession, I began to hear a call to work with people in a different way. Was I being asked to give up work I loved, my identity, my income? I felt the rug slipping out from under me. The call was unmistakable though and it persisted. I knew deep in my heart that I needed to pay attention.
Before I can tell my life what I want to do with it, I must listen to my life telling me who I am.
—Parker Palmer, Let Your Life Speak
He’s right! Through a period of discernment, I consulted with trusted friends as well as my own coach and spiritual teacher. I came to realize that my life was telling me that I was to serve as a teacher for individuals seeking their own personal and spiritual transformation – that this is who I am. On December 30, 2014, I retired from what had been a wonderful and fruitful career and stepped with faith (and not just a little trepidation) onto my new path.
The knowledge and skills I had accumulated over the years are foundational for my work, but now with clients, I ask questions, mirror insights, and explore concerns of a different nature than those I did as a mental health counselor. And as I experience new ways to support my own transformation, I just naturally want to bring these to others.
I call my practice, Space for Conscious Living, because it perfectly describes what I offer to others: A collaborative process guiding people to expand their internal and external Space in which they will become more Conscious of what is happening around and within them so they can intentionally integrate this awareness into their way of Living.
When we live from this foundation, we experience authentic congruence between who we are and how we engage our lives. As I continue to see in my own journey, this process leads to a life infused with purpose, meaning, wisdom, compassion and joy.
The questions which kept occurring to me during my discernment period are the same ones I now ask others to consider:
- Are you being called to awaken to a more conscious and intentional way of living?
- Does your heart long to connect more deeply with your Essential Self, others, and the greater Source of life?
- Do you wish to discover or strengthen your unique gifts and find meaningful ways to share them in the world?
To guide others to a life of more conscious living, I offer:
- Individual Guidance Sessions
- Integrative Energy Work
- Mentoring for Helping Professionals
- Classes, Book Studies & Retreats through The School
- Education and Guidance with the Enneagram for Individuals, Couples & Groups
Click on the individual blue links in the list above to travel to pages with detailed information about these offerings. Feel free to leave me a message on the Contact page or you can just email me at Marilyn@spaceforconsciousliving.com or call me at (336) 601-0823.
I look forward to hearing from you soon, and discussing your needs and interests so we can explore ways I can guide you on your journey of living the life you are being called to live.