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Receive Your Inner Voice, Speak Your Truth

Be who you want, Inspiring, Travel, Healing, Learning to Love Yourself, Life LessonsChloë RainComment

Speaking out against FEAR based marketing tactics used in the Self-development industry.... and what I believe true Leadership to be, Feminine Leadership.

Find Your Purpose : I am Alive : Chloe Rain : Explore Deeply

I am ok. I am enough. I am whole. I am happy.

When I had this breakthrough a few years back, all I wanted to do was share it with the world and anyone out there battling with depression, anxiety, and overwhelm, unfulfilled, unhappy, frustrated, desperate, lonely, isolated, alone...

Anyone about to give up, about to jump off the cliff....

I had just come from the top of the mountain and I wanted people to know that there was a new day dawning, a new way of being in the world, where people like us could really live and thrive...

I had gone to the edge of the cliff and had thought that taking the leap of faith was the most difficult part, but what I have learned is that walking your own path in integrity is one of the most challenging parts of being awake and alive in this modern world.

it is also...

THE most absolute rewarding thing any one person can do.

Sometimes it's difficult to know what to do with your insights....today however, I'm speaking about something very important.

All the true Spiritual teachers I have encountered in my life did not sell me into their "program" or convince me to follow them on a spiritual journey.

I have always been called by my own inner knowing.

Every time I have taken a risk, overcome my fears, or stretched myself beyond my comfort zone, it has been because I was ready, I felt the inner pull, and the teacher had arrived.

But I took the next step of my own volition.

They did not ask me to whip out my credit card before getting off phone or give me a time limitation to answer my own calling or expect me to act in a way that was beyond my own certainty, in fact maybe just the opposite.

True growth and inner peace come from your own inner calling that is leading you to your own unique alignment with your Soul's Purpose.

Not mine... not hers.... not his....

YOU MUST LEARN TO DO  YOUR  THING.

For many years I have not felt comfortable with what I have witnessed in the coaching industry (that I have become a part of). I quit the "industry" a while back. I unsubscribed from all of the emails from all of the industry leaders.

I decided to walk my own path, be in integrity, and continue to offer authentic support founded in truth, reality, and love. I continued to write about my life experiences and share my art. I continued to learn, heal, expand.

In certain circles I call myself the ANTI-COACH. I have not wanted to contribute to the icky feeling that I have felt. I don't want to align with what I have seen of the "coaching industry".

I don’t believe in selling transformation, at least not when it comes to Spiritual Awakening.

Sell me a widget, but don't sell me Feminine Empowerment. Guide me to my own empowerment, one that is in alignment with the core of my being.

You can't be convinced to pursue your own dreams, but you can block your inner desires with fear and self-criticism... and do not be fooled by others using fear to uplevel your lifestyle!

We are all here facing our own humanity and meeting each other here on the seeking spiritual path to happiness and the centered peace that comes with our own individual 'enlightenment'.

I believe we are all called to our own great awakening within, I don’t believe I could bring you to it if you hadn’t already showed up on the ledge contemplating taking the leap into the unknown.

I don't push anyone off the edge or coax you to jump, that part you have to do on your own.

I don't use fear based marketing and shame tactics that I see other "feminine leaders" employ that use the emotional pull of envy or jealousy to make you feel bad about yourself in order to sell you something that will "make you feel better."

I’m not going to teach you how to sell yourself.
I’m going to teach you how to love yourself.

I stand for all individuals to overcome their strife and limitations by following their own unique divine guidance. But that can be almost impossible to do when you don't even know what the sound of YOUR OWN VOICE sounds like. And that is where a coach or a healer COMES IN.

Always trust your gut. If something feels icky. There’s something icky going on.  

If someone tells you their offer is urgent and going away that might be the case, but there is no urgency when you arrive at the threshold of your own great awakening, and no Shaman or Healer is going to make you hand over your credit card "or else".

It wasn't the 10 years of therapy or all the self help courses I took or books I read, it was focused one on one work with a powerful healer that helped me to source my own energy that changed my life!

My most proud achievement of the past year wasn't how much money I made, but that everything I do, in life, in business, in love and relationships is an expression of my Soul's calling and creative impulse.

It wasn't about the followers on instagram but that the people I work with experience real and lasting beneficial change in their lives, and most of all they feel a greater connection to their own Divinity.... 

My biggest personal milestone this year was seeing on of my art pieces hanging in on a gallery wall after being accepted into a juried art show. And then I gifted another art piece to a friend who had encouraged me as a photographer and writer before I could claim that for myself.

Please, do the something that you are here and meant to do, and do it because it calls you, not because someone convinced you that is what you should do, or you want to be like her, or them, or me! 

YOU, DO YOUR THING.

There is a new movement emerging in the world, are you on the bandwagon or are you walking your own path?

Join the movement. Walk your own path. 

Once, I had been disconnected from the magic of being alive. Today, I know magic and see magic in this world.

When was the last time you believed in magic?

This is an opportunity for all of us, at the global and individual level, to step up, move out of the past, and learn to create the future that we all know is possible.

I now understand the words that were whispered in my ear while running in the rain many years ago...

"Be a vessel of God's love, be a vessel of God's will. Be a conduit of love vibration, heal with your energy."

But how will I know?  "You do not need to know." replied the voice....  

I had been tuned into all the sadness of the world around me and didn't know my own voice, my inner guidance. I didn't understand what benefit at all could come from me honing my sensitivities, because I was too emotional, too sensitive, too sad, too serious....

This gift isn't meant for burdening sadness it is meant as a catalyst for change.

I no longer see my aloneness as being so, I stand out for a purpose. So do you.  Join the Explore Deeply Movement, speak your truth, receive your inner voice.

We've not dared big enough...

SAKRISØY Lofoten Norway Arctic Circle.  I traveled to   the Arctic Circle because my Spirit called me there   and because I listened, everything changed.

SAKRISØY Lofoten Norway Arctic Circle. I traveled to the Arctic Circle because my Spirit called me there and because I listened, everything changed.

Chloë Rain is the Founder of Explore Deeply and the Explore Deeply Movement.

She has had the pleasure of mentoring women and men all over the globe to learn to source their inner power, deepen their relationship to their own guidance, and experience greater love and fulfillment, so they can enjoy the happiness they have always wanted, and have confidence and joy in their lives.

Many of her clients find that their relationships and careers shift dramatically in new and exciting ways after doing this work, creating freedom and fulfillment in their personal and professional lives. To find out more about working with Chloë go → here.

Please feel free to share content freely from Explore Deeply™. However, please be courteous and link back to the original post, and credit Explore Deeply as well as the writer where applicable. I hope you find many resources here to serve you as you walk your path of purpose.

What If Your Depression was leading you to your Destiny?

Be who you want, Inspiring, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Rites of Passage, TravelChloë Rain

Arctic Circle, Lofoten Islands, Norway

I had struggled with being alive and depressed for so long, it was like living the same experience year after year after year, a ground hog day of emotional hell. 

If I wasn't depressed, I wasn't happy. I was seeking something big, something satiating, but I just didn't know what it was, or where or how I was going to figure it out.

I was a fully functioning depressive, had a decent job, and kept my decent job, had friends, mostly drinking buddies, as I was also drinking most days of the week. Dinners as a single gal consisted mainly of a few favored take out places in my neighborhood.

My 20s turned into my late 20s that turned into my 30s, that turned into.... and time kept ticking and nothing had changed.  

Except the volume on my anxiety level had gone way up and the urgency to fix myself had become something like utter desperation.

There was only one thing that kept me going, kept me hoping, that one day I would fall in love and I would feel like my life had a purpose and meaning.

I had poured my heart and desperation into many journals.

I had prayed, {make that begged} God to change my life. And I wasn't even sure I believed in God. But I begged him anyway.

Then one day as I logged onto my computer in my cubicle at work the picture of the day on Bing made my heart skip a beat.

Picture of the Day on Bing. Lofoten, Islands, Norway.

When I discovered it was a picture of the Lofoten Islands in the Arctic Circle of Norway, it didn't occur to me how incredibly far away, extreme, foreign, and cold this destination was compared my cubicle at work, and the comfort of my well worn rut of a life.

I just knew I was going there.

May I add, I hadn't gone on a hike in years, didn't own any kind of clothing or gear that would even be remotely considered "outdoorsy", no less suitable for the Arctic circle. But, I contacted the only Norwegian I had ever known or met, an Ex Lover from college that I hadn't seen in 13 years and asked him:

How do I get to Lofoten from here?

What If Your Depression was leading you to your Destiny?

When I returned home to my very regular life from this dramatic "vacation", I would never be the same again. Something had been turned on inside of me. 

My search for love and the ONE had turned into an insatiable desire to find my life purpose and be happy. The search for self had been engaged, but I would only understand this in retrospect.

I had invoked a kind of self inquiry that was irreversible and would be tumultuous at times.

On the "search" for the ONE and the experience of true love, what I didn't know I was learning, being, and opening myself to, was the experience of true SELF LOVE, and in the process I was slaying all of my demons.... one by one by one....

When I returned from Norway I immersed myself in an international certification program, determined to get to the bottom of my depression and fix myself once and for all. 

I visioned, wrote methodology, and sat through hundreds of hours of courses on mental health and healing. 

I devoured research on the human psyche, I sat at the feet of Gurus, worked with a energy matchmaker, and traveled to Peru to be cleansed and blessed by a Shaman. 

I've done ceremony after ceremony, traveled the world, climbed a mountain or three, ate a bunch of cheese, drank a bunch of wine, and bought the whole bar a round of whiskey in the Arctic Circle, and came back home again, all in search of the ONE. 

And what I found was, myself. What I discovered is LOVE.

What I have learned is what it means to love oneself.

I lost it all (or so I thought), I let go of everything I ever knew or thought about myself.

I fought hard to keep up appearances, and I learned that it's easier and more freeing & even liberating to let people see you cry.

I still had aimed to play by all the rules, thinking I'd outsmart the Universe with my well thought out plans.... I'll tell you, thinking you'll outsmart the Universe with your plans is like playing Russian Roulette by yourself- don't do it man!

Don't go on this journey alone. Surround yourself with people who have walked the path before you and can hold the vision for you when things are so dark you can't see the way.

Now adventure is a huge part of my daily life and spiritual practice. You can always find yourself in nature. And you don't have to go to the Arctic Circle to get the full experience, this picture was taken an hours drive from my now home.

I would tell you to "be vulnerable" - but truthfully I didn't know what vulnerability was until I was out on a ledge, way beyond my comfort zone, got the shit kicked out of me by a good one-two from Life, and found myself questioning everything I had ever done. 

In the end, what every sucker punch had taught me, was that I hadn't been sucker punched at all, but what had happened was that the doorway to an whole new way of Life was opening, even when it felt like every single door I knocked on was being slammed shut in my face.

Is it true that love will find you when you least expect it?

No. 

That's bullshit, I have always hated that expression as a single girl.

Do you just one day show up at the destination of Self Love?

No, not exactly.

Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.
— Rumi

Love shows up in ways you least expect, because love is all around.

The only thing for you to do, is to create the capacity to receive LOVE.

Open your heart to see LOVE. Raise your spirit to BE LOVE.

Is it true that the journey to self love is paved with butterflies, purple ponies, romance, adventures, and happy surprises?

Yes. and No.

You're gonna lose your mind, you're gonna lose your shit, you're gonna lose your identity.

But then, then you will have everything you've ever sought. You will have gained only thing that matters.

Yourself.

Freedom. Joy. Happiness.

When you're out there on "the search" and feeling lost and down about the ways of the world, there's nothing like a good ass kicking to break you open to the miracles that happen when the-you-know-what hits the fan.

Don't cling so tightly to the pain, 'cause as cliche as it sounds, there's beauty on the other side of losing yourself- I think it's called wholeness.


There is a secret medicine given only to those who hurt so hard they can’t hope.
— Rumi
What matters is how quickly you do what your soul directs.
— Rumi

In search of true love and meaning in my life...

In search of true love and meaning in my life...

The Mountains near Cusco, Peru

The Mountains near Cusco, Peru


Even
After
All this time
The Sun never says to the Earth,

"You owe me."

Look
What happens
With a love like that,
It lights the whole sky.

Hafiz


Reclaim Your Unique Vision for Your Life

A vision is not a glimpse of what will be in the future — it’s an awareness of what is already true within you, here and now.

The vision is not something you make up, it is who you were born to be. It’s your true power, your essence, your genius, and the source of your abundance.

When you are cut off from the truth of your essence, you don’t just fail to fulfill your potential, you experience many other side-effects. The challenges you face in the other areas — health, work, relationships, prosperity — are often symptoms of a disconnection from this divine pattern in you. That’s why many attempts to solve those other problems don’t work — because they’re symptoms, not the cause.

When you rediscover your vision and begin to align with the forces of nature, you activate the latent power within you and begin to dissolve many of your problems.

Chloë Rain is the Founder of Explore Deeply and the Explore Deeply Movement.

She has had the pleasure of mentoring women and men all over the globe to learn to source their inner power, deepen their relationship to their own guidance, and experience greater love and fulfillment, so they can enjoy the happiness they have always wanted, and have confidence and joy in their lives.

Many of her clients find that their relationships and careers shift dramatically in new and exciting ways after doing this work, creating freedom and fulfillment in their personal and professional lives. To find out more about working with Chloë go → here.

Please feel free to share content freely from Explore Deeply™. However, please be courteous and link back to the original post, and credit Explore Deeply as well as the writer where applicable. I hope you find many resources here to serve you as you walk your path of purpose.