Bridging the Gap

I have come to understand that part of my role is to serve as a bridge between various worlds.  Between one world of those who seek out spiritual nourishment, through yoga, meditation, etc, and between another of those who feel as if these practices are not "for them." Because they are too busy and have other priorities, or because they have always viewed spirituality as inaccessible to them for whatever reason. We are missing a connection between these two worlds. We need to translate the language of those in one world to the language of those in the other.  But what might resonate with those in the world most of us live in day to day?  Maybe we don't call yoga yoga, but just "stretching."  And maybe we call meditation just "silence."  Maybe it is just as simple as asking people who have never quieted their thinking mind what might it take for them to try it.

Many of us, especially in the capitalist United States, know deep down that we are meant to do something more than our jobs that cause us stress and frustration; we know that we are more than our daily routines. But many of us do not know how to break out of these patterns in our lives. Our brains become wired to these patterns and bring us back every time to what is familiar, like a cruel joke. It takes a jolt, maybe, and an opening (even a small one) to a new way of being, to achieve what our soul really longs for us to become.

 

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Rachel White

A spiritual counselor, intuitive coach and writer, Rachel Horton White founded Soulful Work Intuitive Consulting in January 2016 to support those searching for true purpose and fulfillment in their lives. Along with individual coaching, Rachel shares in the world a podcast of interviews with inspirational figures and guided meditations, a blog of musings, workshops with private groups and in workplaces, and interactive online courses. She taught American Government at a local community college in Portland, Maine, and was an English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teacher in Guadalajara, Mexico. With a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Wellesley College and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Georgia, Rachel claims her true education came from studying abroad in Dakar, Senegal in college. Rachel is also an amateur dream analyzer, piano player, traveler, outdoor enthusiast, Tarot reader, yogi, writer/painter-of-sorts. Her most important and blessed roles of all came in her early 30s, as wife to an incredible man and mother, guide and pal to two energetic, bright-eyed, young children in Portland, Maine. A spiritual counselor, intuitive coach and writer, Rachel Horton White founded Soulful Work Intuitive Consulting in January 2016 to support those searching for true purpose and fulfillment in their lives. Along with individual coaching, Rachel shares in the world a podcast of interviews with inspirational figures and guided meditations, a blog of musings, workshops with private groups and in workplaces, and interactive online courses. She taught American Government at a local community college in Portland, Maine, and was an English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teacher in Guadalajara, Mexico. With a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Wellesley College and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Georgia, Rachel claims her true education came from studying abroad in Dakar, Senegal in college. Rachel is also an amateur dream analyzer, piano player, traveler, outdoor enthusiast, Tarot reader, yogi, writer/painter-of-sorts. Her most important and blessed roles of all came in her early 30s, as wife to an incredible man and mother, guide and pal to two energetic, bright-eyed, young children in Portland, Maine.