Recovering Spirituality and Faith

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Coaching around issues of Spirituality and Faith is always content neutral, focusing on the dimension of depth in the meaning we find in our individual practices.

Each of us individually and in our own time comes to ultimate questions of why and how everything that is came to be and how we fit into it.  Answering such questions may mean we create from the raw fabric of what is available to us today.  Perhaps we have outgrown inherited ideas—ancient or contemporary– that no longer hold meaning for us. Then too, some of us may sense a complete absence of that often deep and unifying meaning from which others draw hope and the strength to persevere.

Conceptually, “Spirituality is neither religious faith nor belief. It bears no necessary relationship to organized worship; and, it does not rely for its content upon the dogma, rituals or symbolism of any specific religious system.   Rather, spirituality is the capacity each of us has to form, pursue and serve an “ultimate” source of meaning and value in our lives.  The process is rooted in the part of our existence that seeks connection with a larger whole and nourishes our hunger for meaning, value and purpose.

The concept of “Spiritual Intelligence” has within the last 25 years or so entered the cultural conversation. The content of “spiritual intelligence” is a blend of emerging conclusions from different fields, including cognitive & transpersonal psychology, psychoanalysis, and neuroscience.  

Spiritual intelligence reveals itself in the inherent, life-affirming personal wisdom each of us carries in our own life history.  It may transcend years, age and experience.  When we experience an insight, share an awareness or a completely new perception, the origins of such wisdom often seem mysterious; yet, we accept the enduring value of these experiences as a fact of our ongoing understanding and personal development.

“Man can no longer live his life for himself alone. We realize that all life is valuable and that we are united to all this life. From this knowledge comes our spiritual relationship with the universe.”
Albert Schweitzer

I.D.E.A.L. Coaching aids YOUR spiritual development because it is faith-neutral while at all times remaining faith-friendly.  I.D.E.A.L. Coaching creates access to your deepest meanings, your loftiest motivations and your strongest ideals and purposes as they are reflected in your intentionally imaged, dynamic actions.

IDEAL Coaching will enable, empower and enhance your innate ability to:

  • tap the endless spiritual energy that guides direction & meaning
  • access the true & the good at the center of your being
  • draw upon the timeless wisdom you already possess
  • celebrate your unique, purposeful & miraculous existence
  • formulate answers to your deepest questions of meaning & purpose
  • live courageously & with purposeful conviction
  • think & act decisively & intuitively in all situations

Our minds allow us to uncover, assign and integrate meaning into our perceptions of the events we experience.  We have the capacity to extract and reflect upon the values that permit us to create meaningful and authentic behavior. We come to understand how the interconnected elements of our existence function best with one another.

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I.D.E.A.L. Coaching enables you to live with reference to the impact of your actions on others and the world. It allows you to evaluate whether your actions, motivations and the results you obtain reflect your authentic spiritual vision.

Now, more than ever, the communities where you hold influence– your family, your social and faith circles, your workplace– are all quietly and desperately hoping to encounter people in whom, and ideas in which, they can believe and find enduring meaning.  Are you such a person?

“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin”
Mother Teresa

If so, RISE TODAY to the leadership opportunities that are naturally yours!

I.D.E.A.L. Coaching assumes that we each have:

  • an inner fountain of deep, spiritual wisdom at our disposal
  • an innate value, dignity and beauty
  • an inherent strength and capacity to persevere
  • an intrinsic desire for fullness, richness and happiness
  • a deeply embedded spiritual center of power

Allow I.D.E.A.L. Coaching to assist your own journey of self discovery, to build your strengths and inner resources and live life with meaning and purpose, finding lasting joy and happiness in all that you do.

  • whether you seek spiritual direction or clarity of understanding and belief
  • whether you consider yourself a person of faith
  • whether you are Christian or non Christian
  • whether you are clear or confused about what you believe

For Christian Faithful

bigstock-cross-against-the-sky-31765805Religious beliefs are obviously very personal and it is unethical for any Coach to preach, evangelize or try and convert you to any specific belief. I.D.E.A.L. Coaching works with your personal beliefs and helps you expand the dimensions of your own faith horizons, including those beliefs and traditions of the Christian faithful.

At a time when Christianity, especially Catholic Christianity, seems under attack from many corners, many of us suffer the silent battle of personal doubt and despair. We may feel we are going through motions, engaging in rituals or paying homage to symbols that no longer have the deep, transcendent meaning they once had for us and for those of an earlier era.

As a practicing Catholic, I know personally and intimately the struggles we Christians endure in the service of our individual traditions. I too struggle at times to keep the reality behind those traditions in view by grounding my own faith in Scriptural principles and cultivating those principles in each of my vocations.

I invite Christians of all denominations to share your specific concerns and growth agenda. Lets discuss whether I.D.E.A.L. Coaching can revitalize your faith, your perseverance and your struggle for holiness amidst the temptations that bombard us.

I.D.E.A.L. Coaching for Christians views Scripture and its application to our individual lives and life choices through the following principles originally revealed to Fr. Santan Pinto:

  • nothing happens accidently, but everything is gifted providentially
  • since everything is in the plan of God for you, all experience has purpose
  • we are each, women and men, created in the image and likeness of God
  • we are each created uniquely and endowed with special gifts and talents
  • to we who have been given so much, much is expected


Do you have a framework through which you are able to apply the Wisdom of the Spirit in your life? Would you like to further develop your ability to put universal truths into transformative motion in your life, family and community?

Call me at 530-515-5198; Email Me at CoachPaul@youridealcoach.com or fill out the contact form by clicking the link below.  Let me know what’s weighing on your heart.  A FREE, Introductory Coaching session is the perfect opportunity for you to decide if my conversational style and approach will help you along your journey or whether an appropriate referral can be made. CONTACT ME TODAY!

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