When I first discovered that creativity is at the heart of
coaching, I lit up!
I like to think of wellness coaching as a forward-thinking
conversation where you have the opportunity to paint a vivid picture in your
imagination of what you want to experience…
And then… somehow… through the magic of the Universe and
your own effort and allowing, you’re able to watch your idea come to life in
your current reality!
It’s truly an amazing feeling to step inside a real life
version of what you first saw in your mind’s eye in your coaching conversation.
To illustrate the coaching process, here’s a clip from the movie, Elizabeth the Golden Age: The New World, where Sir Walter Raleigh describes the New World to Queen Elizabeth I.
[from minute 01:27]
SWR: Can you imagine what it is to cross an ocean? For weeks
you see nothing but the horizon, perfect and empty. You live in the grip of
fear, fear of storms, fear of sickness on board, fear of the immensity. So, you
must drive that fear down deep into your belly. Study your chance. What’s your
compass? Pray for a fair wind… and hope. Pure, naked, fragile hope.
QE: Let them wait. Go on Mr. Raleigh, you were hoping?
SWR: At first it’s no more than a haze on the horizon… so
you watch. You watch. Then it’s a smudge, a shadow on the far water for a day, for
another day. The stain slowly spreads along the horizon taking form until on
the third day, you let yourself believe. You dare to whisper the word, “land.”
Life, life, resurrection, the true adventure coming out of the vast unknown, out
of the immensity into new life. That, your Majesty, is the New World.
QE: I like your immensities. Your ocean is an image of
eternity. Such great spaces make us small. Do we discover the new world, Mr. Raleigh,
or does the new world discover us?
SWR: You speak like a true Explorer.
Each day brings us a fresh chance to create and discover a new world!
So… I’m going to ask you again… “What do you want to create in your life?”
About the Author
Maria Koropecky is a Wellness Coach and Blogger who specializes in self-care. Maria is currently accepting new wellness coaching clients. If you’d like spiritual guidance on this topic, please make an appointment for a Crystal Mapping session with Maria today!
“I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge, for knowledge is limited, whereas imagination encircles the world,” ~ Albert Einstein (1929)
Thank you, Albert Einstein for saying, “Imagination is more important the knowledge” because if you can imagine it, it means you’re more than halfway there!
In all of my wellness coaching conversations, I always ask my clients, “What would you like to be, do, have, or give?” or “What would you like to create?” It’s a question that looks to the future (rather than the past) and allows my coaching clients to imagine a future that will light them up.
Answers can be as varied as, “I’d like to write a New York Times bestseller,” or “I want to travel and live in another country for awhile,” or “I’d like to marry the love of my life,” or “I’d like to open a wellness centre,” or “I’d like to live in my oceanfront dream home,” or even, “I’d like to win the lottery!”
We live in a miraculous universe that is filled with infinite possibilities and we can literally create whatever we want in the grand scheme of things! Once we’re able to voice our imagined future in a clear sentence, it means we’ve already tapped into, and have become aware of, the existence of a possibility. Now it’s an option that we can choose, if we want! This is exciting!
I know saying we have access to infinite possibilities at any given moment sounds fishy and far-fetched but it’s true! It all starts with a gift we all have — our imagination!
Imagination is the key to creativity and in order for something to be created, it has to start off as a thought or idea in someone’s imagination first!
With that said, I had a chance to play with this idea a little bit over this past weekend by going on a tour of a million-dollar, ocean view dream home in Sidney by the Sea, BC. Talk about imagination!
This 4,551 sq/ft, oceanfront, west coast contemporary design home with five bedrooms and five bathrooms is located at 1686 Lands End Road in Sidney, BC, just North of Victoria, on the edge of Vancouver Island.
Just imagine yourself sitting outside in your backyard with the love of your life, gazing at the ocean and the starry night sky, contemplating the mysteries of the Universe!
The Sidney Millionaire Lottery Grand Prize Package also includes:
over $75,000 in a furniture credit,
a 2019 Jaguar F-Type convertible, and
The Sidney package is worth over $3 million CAD!
Millionaire Lottery Tickets are on sale now! 2 for $100, 5 for $175, 10 or $250 and 25 for $500.
Now that you’re aware of the Sidney Millionaire Lottery Grand Prize Package and you’re thinking, “that would be nice,” the next step is engaging your imagination again, but this time it’s about rehearsing the experience of having what you want in your mind’s eye.
Some people call this process “mental rehearsal” or “visualization” or “remembering your future.”
As powerful as picturing something over and over again in your mind is, for some people, trying to visualize yourself in some future situation can be frustrating. You may be thinking, how am I supposed to know how something will feel before I’ve ever experienced it? If that’s the case, I invite you to:
Find pictures and photos and quotes and websites of what you want to create and study those daily.
You can also write down your dreams as a way of bringing them to life.
You can also sign up for wellness coaching with me, Maria!
Another thing you can do is “Act As If.” While I’m not a fan of the advice, “Fake it till you make it” because it just seems so manipulative and inauthentic, Acting As If will help you practice and rehearse your imagined future as a way of preparing yourself for the big day when it does show up in your life!
Actors practice their lines and rehearse their performances before the big show goes live!
And rehearsing isn’t just for actors.
We can apply this principle as we reach for our dreams as well. Think about test driving a car before buying it — you step into the car, sit in the seat, put on your seat belt, adjust your mirrors, turn the key, and you’re off to the races! It’s a great way to see whether or not you like driving this particular car or not.
When you’re able to enter into the environment of who you’d like to become (whether it’s wearing certain clothes, or going to certain places, or going window shopping, or learning something new in school for a future career), it trains your brain to see the new life you want to create as safe and familiar!
Acting As If is a way of experiencing something in real time, in your own body, rather than solely in your head (which is still really powerful), so you can recall the details of how it looked, sounded, smelled, tasted, and felt with your own senses, from your own perspective, later, whenever you want.
Acting As If is another way of saying, “Living into your dream” and it adds fuel to your creations!
So that’s where this Sidney Millionaire Lottery Grand Prize home tour comes in! When I stepped into the home, I felt like I belonged there, like I was getting a preview of my future!
Winning the lottery is definitely within the realm of possibilities!
If you want to view the Sidney home for yourself before your buy your tickets, tours will be offered soon, so come for a visit!
Tours and ticket sales starting November 10, 2018
on Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4pm.
As you can see, imagining your future is easier than you think!
This Sidney home is one of eight grand prize options in the Millionaire Lottery 2018/2019.
The grand prize winner of the Millionaire Lottery doesn’t necessarily have to accept the Sidney home grande prize — they can choose one of seven luxury homes located in:
White Rock/Sooke (two-condo package),
The winner also has the option of choosing $2.7 million in tax-free cash instead of taking one of the prize homes.
Of all of the stellar choices, the Sidney home is the grand prize I’m going to pick when I win this year’s Millionaire Lottery because I’m planning to turn the property into a wellness retreat centre!
I envision a calming spa, a wellness gift store, guided wellness walks on the beach, hosting over night guests, meeting with my wellness coaching clients, and I can see myself giving self-care workshops in the suite or living room — it’s going to be amazing and I can’t wait for you to visit me there!
That’s my imagined future! What’s yours?
Millionaire Lottery Tickets are on sale now! 2 for $100, 5 for $175, 10 or $250 and 25 for $500.
Grand Prize and Final Draws:
Final Sales Cutoff Deadline: Midnight, Friday, January 11, 2019
Grand Prize Draw Date: Thursday, January 31, 2019
The lottery also includes extra games:
the 50/50 PLUS lottery with a maximum prize payout up to $1,140,000 (depending on the number of tickets sold), and
the Daily Cash PLUS game returns with 105 days of winning, with a value of all prizes being $300,000.
The Millionaire Lottery supports VGH and UBC Hospital Foundations and money raised from lottery ticket sales goes to:
Funding innovative research,
Advancing specialized adult health care, and
Purchasing critical medical equipment at Vancouver General Hospital, UBC Hospital, GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre, Vancouver Community Health Services, and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute.
Would you like to have some spiritual guidance on this topic? Consider signing up for a Free Crystal Mapping Session with Spa Therapist and Spiritual Wellness Coach, Maria Koropecky. Email Maria and book your free Crystal Mapping Session today.