"Healers and Helpers, Therapists and Coaches, Be Fearless In Your Helping!" by Jamie Kahl Miller of Pandora Astrology
This morning I was having a powerful conversation with my intern Erica in our office here at Pandora Astrology. It was about how important it is for people-helpers and healers to do their work in the world unimpeded by fears of not making enough money, fears of marketing, fears of failure (and the crushing emotional weight that comes with it) and fears of success (and the fear of being a target that comes with it). And about how very hard it is to set up a client-based practice as a helper when those fears are dogging you.
Erica spoke about how she wished she’d gotten a more practical education--one that could help her make money while following her true calling, and how important it was for her as an African-American female to get educated at all; I spoke about how I wished I’d finished college and about how the self-discipline required to actually graduate college is an important life-passage, even though my education contributed little to what I actually ended up doing once I found my true calling (I am an astrologer).
It made me wonder what other people-helpers (such as therapists, coaches and healing practitioners) experience? How does one get beyond these fears and build a practice?