August 7, 2015
When I first approached Marina I felt as if everything was against me, nothing I did to try to improve my situation ever worked, my son was suffering from anxiety and depression and was unable to leave his father’s house (where he was living) so his schooling was suffering, I had moved into an area that I didn’t like, into a house I didn’t like, my business was breaking even at best and losing money some months. I had had a disastrous marriage, and, after that, a disastrous relationship with a man who was inappropriate with my then 14 year old daughter. My ex-husband caused all sorts of problems for me from the time we separated. My current relationship is with a gorgeous man who I love to death but I didn’t really appreciate him at that time and I was pretty miserable. I spent a lot of time crying.
Marina coached me through all of this and I healed my life. I am now studying to become a building designer – something I’ve wanted since I was little girl, it’s my life’s purpose and I cannot wait to begin designing houses! My son is improving with me and this gives me great, great joy, relief and real hope for the future for the first time in years. He is so amazing and my healing has helped him heal. I don’t wake up tired anymore, I am raring to go and have achieved more in these 6 months personally and professionally than I have in years. I treat myself with respect now and am good to myself. The dreams that I had just about let go of are already beginning to happen and there is so much more to come. I can just feel it!
All of my life gives me pleasure now!
I know now that my ex-husband will always be my ex-partner; my son will always be who he is; nothing that has happened will unhappen. What has changed is how I look at it and how I let it into me. Marina has helped me heal and break these dynamics so the old isn’t happening anymore. And Marina has helped me to see what I have and to be thankful for it, to learn the lessons my experiences can teach me, to appreciate who I am and to love me! I doubted myself and my abilities. I let the wrong parts of me make my decisions. Now I know that I am not my circumstances and that I am capable of whatever is in my heart to do or be. I am me and I always get what I want! I get pleasure from the present,I am thankful for what I have, and I get pleasure from my future even though it isn’t here yet because I know it WILL be here. (Kevin also gives me pleasure – in joke!). I feel ALIVE now and that’s pretty exciting! I can feel the twinkle in my eye again and I think that’s pretty hot!
The 5 biggest changes for me that I got from coaching are:
1. I can get pleasure out of where I am now
2. I trust and believe in myself
3. My son is improving with me
4. I value myself and want to be nice to me daily
5. My life is not ruled by the past, or even the present. I know that everything I want is possible and I have the skills to get it.
6. Sorry but you really can’t put limits on me (this is no.6) I am able to recognise the clues that my desires are on their way and I can enjoy the process of them getting to me.
When I started this journey I thought that if I was successful, by the end I would be different. I would have changed into someone else. I kept looking for that change, wondering when it was going to happen. I knew I was feeling better and living better but I was still expecting something else. I know now (and this is only a very recent revelation) that I can never be Someone Else, I can never change Me. The process I have been through has delivered something far more valuable. It has given me an appreciation and love of me so that I don’t want to be anyone else. Marina has given me the skills to deal with what life may throw my way and the ability to make my life what I want it to be. And for that I am deeply and eternally grateful.
I am enjoying and being aware of every moment! I am enjoying my man, my children, my customers, my lack of customers, my shop neighbours, my learning, my snuggly bed, the sunshine, the water, EVERYTHING!