10 years ago today I received my Life Coaching certification and Journey Healers was born. It’s changed a lot over the years, as I have grown as an individual and as a business, while also developing my own spiritual gifts and talents.
But, back then, 10 years ago, my children were all much smaller, and being a mom, going into business, I thought, ‘How selfish of me to want to do this for me? What about my kids?!’
The day that I was certified, my family took me out to dinner to celebrate. I was coming up with every excuse in the book as to why I probably shouldn’t open a business, my kids being the number one excuse (they still needed their mom, what if I was too busy for them, what if I disappointed them, etc) Really, what my mind was telling me was ‘You are not good enough to be anything other than a mom; your own needs are not important, what if I disappointed me’.
When we arrived to the restaurant, and I was still using my fear-based excuses as to what I was going to do to move forward, we walked through the parking lot, with me holding onto my then-2-year-old daughter’s hand.
She looked up at me and ever so gently said, ‘You can let go now, Mommy’; just as I was saying, ‘the kids need me’.
I looked at her, and thought WOW, you’ve spoken to my Soul kid!
She took my hand from mine and said, ‘We at the sidewalk mommy, I big girl, don’t need your hand’. And ran up ahead to catch up with her brothers.
It was that moment, with her mind focused on the safety of the sidewalk, and my mind focused on the safety of my children, that I was able to break through the fear of becoming a mompreneur and allow myself to get started.
Fear was a big factor in the beginning. It stopped me from growing big for many years, however, I have been able to overcome it and step fully into my purpose as an intuitive, healer and most importantly mother.
Every year, my kids tell me that they are impressed with my business. Every day they ask me about when I have clients, or what my latest project is, and a few times they have told me, that because they have seen my struggle and triumph as an entrepeneur they know that they too, can achieve what they want to put their mind to.
Our fears, our limitations and our obstacles are designed to keep us small and make us safe. It is only when we give ourselves permission to let go that we can truly soar.
Catherine Graham is an intuitive, healer, and owner of Journey Healers. Catherine is also a mom of 7, and two granddaughters. She has been working with Spirit since 2004. Any comments or questions can be emailed to her at Catherine@journeyhealers.com