Oh. My. Goodness you guys. I was coached by Martha Beck! Don’t know her? Ack! How is that possible, you just HAVE to know who she is. Just kidding, I guess you don’t have to know her, but I can tell you, your life will probably be a whole lot better with her in it. Check out her website here and her Facebook page here. Anyway, she is one of my biggest spiritual teachers and has been for almost 10 years. Her book, Finding Your Way in a Wild New World, changed my life. She is funny, humble, relatable, even with three (!!!) Harvard degrees. I receive her daily motivations and look forward to them every single day even after all these years. I’m a bit of a fan, I guess you would say.
So, lately I’ve been listening in on her coaching calls. They are amazing because she isn’t selling anything.(although I’m sure she appreciates people who sign up for her coach training or buy her books because of them) She just spends the entire time doing mini coaching on callers. It’s amazing because with every coaching session, you take away something for yourself. Even if it’s just inspiration that makes you feel like a better person without even knowing why.
Two nights ago I was on such a call. I raised my hand (*2 on the phone) to be coached. I had no fucking idea what I was even going to ask! Why would I do such a thing? Then, all of a sudden I knew. Without a doubt I knew what I needed to ask. Now, here come the really crazy part, or the magical part as Martha would call it. I KNEW I was going to be chosen. There was no excited feeling of “oh man how awesome would that be?” It was just a calm, peaceful knowing. After the second caller, I thought, oh wait, did I raise my hand too early? Maybe I need to do it again? All of a sudden I heard the last four digits of my phone number get called.
Time slowed way the fuck down. Yet, at the same time I felt like I was in warp speed. Here was one of the people I look up to most in the world giving me advice. And, guys, this is important. I wasn’t freaking out. I wasn’t freaking out! I was just a student needing coaching from a teacher. Although, to be honest I did have a few moments where she would say my name and I would freak out a teeny tiny bit. *OMG, she just said my name. Martha Beck said my name!* But, for the most part I was incredibly present and grateful, so grateful for her guidance.
Unfortunately, WordPress doesn’t support me sharing audio (I haven’t upgraded and am not privy to that). But, if you are interested in hearing the call, I will be happy to share it with you via email.
All I have to say guys, is that dreams do come true. It was a dream of mine to talk to Martha Beck. Actually, getting coached by her is even better than my dreams. I am so grateful to have had this experience and I know without a doubt that anything I imagine can come true. I just have to have faith and surrender in the moment.
Dream big loved ones.