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Nov 27

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Clearing away the clouds

Today has been a big day.  Two major miracles!  🙂

First, I’ve made a serious commitment to myself.  As you may know, I spent two years traveling to Maryland to study at the Inner Visions Institute for Spiritual Development with Iyanla Vanzant.  During that time, I healed a lot of my old inner junk.  I was also very well trained as a Spiritual Life Coach, with hundreds of coaching hours (both supervised and solo) under my belt.  However, Inner Visions is a unique program in that they require three years of study before offering certification.  By the end of two years, I had accumulated so much debt that I decided not to take the third year.  Smart financial decision?  Probably.  Smart energetic decision?  Possibly.  Self-sabotaging?  Definitely.

Even though I’ve got top-notch training…and even though life coaching is a field that doesn’t require certification or licensing…without that piece of paper, I’ve always felt a little naked.  I haven’t made a serious effort to offer my services as a coach because I’ve felt just a little bit like a fraud.

Today I made the commitment.  I found a program that will help me to brush up my skills and restore my confidence.  The tuition is reasonable and I can do the coursework by video conference, so there’s no cost for travel.  Best of all, I’ll be certified by March.

I feel like I’ve finally stepped out of a dark cloud that I’ve been wallowing in for the last four years.  Hallelujah!

The other big news is that today I taped an interview for the John Tesh Radio Network.  You may be familiar with the John Tesh program Intelligence For Your Life.  The network is the home for long-form interviews that contribute to their “Intelligence For Your Life” radio show that runs on stations around the country.  Apparently they take the long interviews and excerpt them for the main show.

I was flustered when the interview began.  I’d run in from work and hadn’t taken the time to appropriately calm and center myself before we got on the phone.  I felt like the first couple of minutes were pretty rough.

But then I asked the producer if we could stop for a moment – he said “of course!” – and I took a breath.  That was all it took.  I calmed right down.  By the end, the producer was telling me how wonderful the interview was and that he wants to interview me again after the holidays.

It was so affirming to realize that even when I feel like I’m not at the tip-top of my game, I’m still pretty darn good.  🙂

I don’t know yet when the radio show will run, but I’ll let you know when I hear!

Today’s miracle: Clearing away the clouds and stepping into the light.

{UPDATE – You can now hear the audio from the John Tesh Radio Network interview on this page.}

About the author

Leah Carey

Leah Carey is the Chief Miracle Officer of The Miracle Journal, where she writes about the large and small miracles that happen in her life every day. She is a life coach, speaker, journalist, freelance writer, and lover of life. In all of those pursuits, she works with people to identify what’s already right in your life so you can build an even more joyful and fulfilling daily experience from that foundation. You can find her on Facebook, , Twitter, and YouTube.

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  1. Sheila

    So proud of you, Leah! You’re one step closer to Ellen and Oprah!

    Keep up the good work!
    Sheila recently posted at their blog…Looking for validation? The only approval you need is your own

    1. Leah Carey

      Thanks Sheila! You’re so good to me. 🙂 Sending you a big hug!

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