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Puzzle, the movie & Faith Crisis

I have homework for you. Go see Puzzle.

{{{Yes, once a teacher, always a teacher.}}} 

If you have gone through a faith crisis, going through one now or even a bit of a life crisis, please go see the movie Puzzle, with Kelly MacDonald, Iffran Khan, David Denman

You will relate to the main character, Agnes. She has spent her entire life caring for others and living a very quiet life. I think she would even say, very sheltered, bubble like.

She experiences a beautiful awakening, very similar to a faith crisis, transition.

I want you to see this movie through the lens of your experiences.

You will relate to all the feelings Agnes goes through as she realizes there is more to her, her life, and this great big beautiful world.

There is so much more I could say about this movie but I want you to draw your own conclusions. I don't even like to read reviews before I see a movie that I am interested in. I love forming my own opinions before I am influenced by others.

I want you to see her thought process. You will see her experience a range of emotions and feelings that will bust you right open. Watch her thought process with curiosity. 

I know what you have gone through with your own faith crisis, how tender your heart is and therefore you will completely want to talk with Agnes. 

You will not hear my saying this often, because I do not make a practice of telling others what to do, but take my advice, go see this movie. I know it will speak to your soul in a beautiful way.

Much love my dear,

Amy

amyloganlife@gmail.com

Have You Ever Challenged Your Beliefs?

Faith Crisis Life Coach

My younger self. I am probably a little younger in this photo than the me in the story I am going to share.

I have a story to tell. Stay with me, it really does come back around to you and possibly your faith crisis.

When I was in elementary school, probably around 3rd grade, I had a teacher who threatened to take me to the principal if my handwriting did not improve.

I could not have imagined anything more scary, at the time. THE PRINCIPAL'S OFFICE was for the bad kids right? I mean he even had a spanking paddle on the wall. (memory?, that part is foggy)

I was a quiet child, a good girl, rule keeper, always afraid of doing something wrong and so being told I was going to the principals office because my handwriting was sloppy really scared me! Totally scared me.

I mean, seriously, getting told you were going to the principal's office was THE MOST SCARY thing I could imagine in school. Needless to say, I was terrified.

I remember sitting in our big red chair each night working on my handwriting, endlessly, I tried so hard. I practiced (in cursive of course) writing the alphabet, copying sentences out of books, working so hard to improve my writing. I took this task very seriously because.....the principal's office!!!!!!!!!

I must have done a good enough job because I was never sent to the principal's office. phewwww, crisis avoided.

But, all throughout my school years, and even into my adult life, I would hide my writing if people were around. I would literally cover the words as I wrote them with my hand. I didn't want anyone to see my handwriting. I was embarrassed. 

So, for most of my life, I just assumed that I had terrible handwriting. It was just a fact, right? Mrs. XXXXXX said so.

Fast forward to college years, I graduated with a degree in secondary education. Early in my professional career, I taught hundreds and hundreds of high school students which meant I wrote on a chalkboard everyday. I was so scared someone was going to call out my "bad" handwriting and ultimately I could be sent to the principal's office, again! And of course, lose my job. (eyeroll)

Fast forward to 2000, I started my own Ceramic Hand & Footprint business. On each keepsake I created for my customers was my handwriting. I pushed little hands and feet in clay, inscribed names, birthdates, birth weights, etc. on each clay plate. Time and time again, people would ask me if the writing on the plates were stamps because the writing was so pretty. In my mind I was thinking, they must just be trying to be nice, because you know I have bad handwriting.

{{{*sidenote, I did have stamps as an option for my clients but 85% of the time my customers chose my free form handwriting.}}}

It wasn't until several years into my business that I re evaluated my opinion of my own handwriting. Hmmm, maybe I didn't have bad handwriting? How can that be true?

Someone else's thoughts about the "ugliness" of my handwriting still plays a roll in my mind every time someone is watching me write. It does not matter if I am writing a check (although, who does that anymore?) or signing a note or writing on the chalk board.

Anyway, my point is, someone put a thought in my head when I was a little girl and I carried (sometimes still carry) that thought around.

Someone else's thought has stayed with me my whole life EVEN though I have I proof to the contrary.

So, let's think about this. Our thoughts/beliefs are so ingrained in us, about everything.

Do you even examine your deepest thoughts/beliefs? Like, really and truly, the big stuff. I know my story of my handwriting may seem silly, but it was real for me.

Something you may have believed your whole life may not be true.

WHA???

Can you imagine? Yes, I know you can because you are experiencing this right now with your faith crisis.

What is a thought that someone else has put in your head that you still carry around? It could be anything really? We often just accept that as fact.

We are conditioned in so many ways in this life. So much so that often times we do not stop to question the thought or belief.

Is it true that I had crappy handwriting as a kid? Maybe. But the fear of going to the principal scared me so bad that I attached a thought to my handwriting that haunts me to this day.

So think of something that has happened to you. Something someone has said to you about you. What beliefs have you created because if it? Are they true? What have you made that thing mean about you?

If you have experienced or are experiencing a faith crisis, you know what I am talking about. Thoughts (beliefs) have been put in your head by someone else and then reconfirmed time and time again by tribe. One day, something happens, that makes you question everything.

It is the most amazing process.

I would love to hear a thought that you have believed about yourself, because someone else said it and you just believed it to be true.

What do you want to believe about yourself? Take it to that place. Play with the idea of the power of beliefs. You can believe anything you want. What do you chose?

Amy

amyloganlife@gmail.com

Faith Crisis ~ Are you open to the possibility?

Faith Crisis Life Coach

Are you open to the idea that your faith crisis is the best thing that has ever happened to you?

If someone would have asked me this question 12 years ago, I would have thought they were nuts.

I would have laughed in their face (through my tears of course.)

I could not see the forest through the trees at that time in my life.

Now, hindsight, I know this to be true.

It is so strange how something so life shattering could actually be something I am so thankful for. Truly.

If you are new to this paradigm shift, welcome to the other side. You made it. If you feel you are hanging by a thread, that is temporary, and you will be okay.

Welcome to your awakening. And when I say awakening, I truly mean that if you have walked through this door, you will never look at life the same way again.

What I love about it is you have lived through a new way to look at life.

This means you are open to diving into your brain a little more to see how things really work, right?

Well, if you are anything like me, you are.

My whole life coaching philosophy is built on this very premise.

Looking at how the thoughts running through your brain (and you have about 50,000-60,000 thoughts a day) effect your entire life, geeks me out! In a really good way.

Anxiety, stress, worry, confusion, overwhelm are just a few areas of your life that can feel amplified when you experience a faith crisis.

Learning to manage your mind, will help with all of these types of side effects.

Our brains are a miracle that you have total control over, once you learn the process.

When you are ready, let's do this life coaching thing.

I joke around with my friends and family, by saying "I can coach you through that."

It is funny AND true, but, the only caveat is, when YOU are ready.

Have a beautiful Friday!

Amy 

message me amyloganlife@gmail.com

Middle of a Mormon Faith Crisis? Now what?

Mormon Faith Crisis ~ Now What?

You have found yourself in the middle of a Mormon Faith Crisis. A place that you never even knew could happen to you.

You are sitting there on your couch, or bed, or kitchen table, you are looking around your house that used to feel perfect and right (for the most part). You just finished a big cry and now you are just sitting there looking and not quite sure what the future holds. You feel empty and void of all the emotions that just spilled out of you.

The house you are still staring at, blankly, represents all that you knew. All that you wanted for you family. All that you planned for. And now, you know that life is not going to be the same again.

There are conversations that have to happen.

There are feelings that have to be felt.

There are relationships that may change.

There are stories that now have different endings.

What are you going to do?

{{{Breathe.}}

Know that you will make it through.

You will stand on solid footing again, even if it may look completely different than it does in this moment.

How do I know this? Because I have been there. I have stared with new eyes, at everything I had created for my life and felt empty and scared.

Have things changed? 

Yes. 

Life is different than it used to be.

I really do believe that the experience of a Faith Crisis is wonderful and perfect, in all of it's imperfections.

Cry it out when you need to. Suck it up when you have to.

Get through it.

You will experience a wide variety of emotions.

Remember that emotions are just feelings and feelings will not kill you.

Let the feelings come and go, ebb and flow.

And then, when you are ready to no longer be in limbo. When you are ready to look at life as it falls around you. When you are ready to step into your new way of being, but you need a little help, a little nudge. Message me.

You will get through this and I am here to help.

You are just becoming who you were meant to be. It is perfectly unfolding.

Let it be messy for a time. It is all part of the rebuilding.

You are loved.

Amy xoxo

amyloganlife@gmail.com

What are you focused on? ~ Faith Crisis Life Coach

 

 

Okay my dear....

What do you have your eyes on? Seriously, what are you looking at?

Remember the last time you had a crush on someone, graduated from HS or college, landed your first job, gave birth to your baby, planned a fun vacation? Pick something. Something in your life when you felt all those fun feelings.

Did you know you can capture those thoughts and feelings everyday?

It always comes down to what you are thinking about.

Have you ever seen someone who walks around like they hold the secret to the universe? I have and I have even felt what that feels like too. (A story for another day.) That feeling can be fleeting, but it is possible to capture the flow of those thoughts and live your life from them.

When I start to doubt the feeling that I hold the secret of the universe in my hands, I sit back and go to the place, in my mind that gave me those thoughts and feelings. Then I hold on tight and work and life from that place.

It feels so much better to live life through that lens then the opposite lens that makes me feel sad and depressed.

You can do this too. Really, you can.

What lights you up? Follow that. Do it now. Life is way too shore to sit around waiting for someday.

You, my dear, are worth it.

~Amy