ThePurposeMap_LifeUpdate - 2023-11-02, 3.12 PM
Casey Berglund: [00:00:00] The purpose map podcast, this is Casey Berglund, your host and the founder of worthy and well. And today I thought I'd give you a little update on my life, given that I am always a walking example of what I teach and what I facilitate for others. I thought I would lead by example in this one and share what's happening in my world, especially as it relates to what we sometimes call in worthy and well.
Uh, my next level of success, success being, of course, a, uh, subjective word. In fact, if you haven't defined success for yourself yet, I highly recommend it because what is success for me might be different from what success means to you. And without a clear definition for yourself, it's hard to know if [00:01:00] you are living in alignment.
For me, success means to be aligned, it means to have a sense of inner fulfillment, and also outer accomplishment. I'll be honest about that. Not that the outer accomplishment is what my contentment or my joy or my happiness is based upon. And it does matter. It does matter to me that I am serving others with my gifts, that my business is earning revenue that is just a marker of how I'm serving people and how many people I'm serving.
So those markers do matter to me. My next level of success does, for me, mean doing fulfilling work that allows me to be supported in my resources. It also means that I am living in alignment with my [00:02:00] heart and with my truth and with my intuition. So, a lot has changed for me in the past few months. I shared in a prior episode about the passing of my father this past summer.
That episode was about what grief teaches about life. Thank you for watching! And things changed instantly in that moment when my dad passed. And I think for you, you might have experienced or know what it's like to have a moment of change, whether that is experiencing the passing of someone that you love, or whether it is another type of relationship ending, or a job ending, or a spiritual awakening.
If you're anything like me, perhaps you have experienced in your life an event that changed everything in an instant. And maybe, for you, it's been more of a gradual process. Like, these slow whispers inside [00:03:00] of yourself have built up over time and guided you to change. Whatever your journey is, if you're here in this community, you are someone who is wanting to live in alignment with your true nature.
So, since my dad passed in the summer, A lot has unfolded. In the wake of grief, in the wake of his passing, I also decided, I, I don't know, I decided to follow an intuition I had, it felt like an undeniable truth inside, an inner wisdom, an inner voice that told me to move home to the farm for a few months, to be with my mom while she processes the loss of my dad.
To be near family as we rebuild our lives as a family, as we rewrite our family story without my dad. And that wisdom came in through a quiet and still [00:04:00] moment, and Frankly, I'm so, so grateful that I have developed such a relationship with my intuition that not only do I hear my intuition or the voice of truth inside of me, but I also have learned over the years how to trust it, and then how to follow through with what it is sharing with me, and I recognize that in ways I have privilege to be able to follow through with the voice of truth or the intuitive nudges that I receive, and also I created my life such that I could do that.
It's by no mistake that when I hear an inner whisper to move, to return home to the farm, to be with my family, to rewrite our family story, it's by no mistake that I can do that. Without a whole lot of effort. And of course, there's been effort. I packed up my place in Calgary and moved it to the farm. I said [00:05:00] goodbye for now to many of my closest friends.
But what I mean by this is I have built a life and a profession and a business that can travel with me wherever. I go, and I did that by design because I knew that for the freedom that I want to experience in my life. I needed to have location independence. So what a gift to be able to receive that intuitive nudge and to be able to act on it.
And there are many intentional steps that helped me to create a life and a business for myself that allows me to do that. And I share this because You might feel stuck in your current situation or like there is much more resistance or many more barriers that you need to move through or to navigate in order to align your life in order to get you what you want.
And I want to remind you that you are a powerful creator and anything is possible. You can make any one choice in any one moment. That is [00:06:00] more in alignment with your truth and what is the right path for you. So this intuitive nudge, more than a nudge, it was like a truth bomb came in to make a move. And I acted on it immediately.
I shared with my mom that I was Considering such a thing, and I received a response from her, a response of like gratitude and relief and like confirmation that it would be of support to her and to my family. I also knew in that moment that if I were to move home to the farm, there were two things that I would need to feel healthy within myself and able to be filled up in order to give.
One, a place to work off the farm, and two, a place to work out. Off the farm, and I can gratefully say that within the 1st week of returning home to where I grew up, I have [00:07:00] called in the most perfect space to do my work to run my online business, huge thanks to Lotus tree, wellness and healing and Carlisle, Saskatchewan, the owners, Brittany and Brianna are.
Angels and they have created an impeccable space for wellness practitioners to gather and do their work. The energy here is amazing. The plants are thriving. The people are great. And I'm so, so happy to be here. That came in because I was clear on what I needed. And I took action in alignment with my intuition.
I also found the perfect place to work out, thanks to the Jim and Kipling. Small communities, really, I'm so grateful for them for providing for what's needed. And I'm feeling and experiencing the evidence through. Having a space to work, and having a space to work out, that my intuition was indeed correct.
There's nothing better than getting an intuitive nudge, following through on it, acting in [00:08:00] alignment, and then receiving evidence that it was the right choice. And it's been a journey to get here. I, too, probably like you, have ignored my intuition in the past. And then, you know, in retrospect, felt like, ooh, I knew all along, all along.
I have definitely, you know, dated the person where there were sort of red flags at the beginning that I ignored or feelings inside of myself that I pushed to the side only to notice that those whispers turned into screams and that I needed to make a move. It's completely natural to not trust or to ignore, to not be connected with one's intuition.
And if you're listening to this, and even if you're not, for the, for those humans out in the world who are not listening to this right now. They too, you too, have access to intuition. Everyone has access to intuition and it is a really great, um, it's of service to you to learn how to dial into that [00:09:00] inner voice.
So that is one big thing that has happened in the last few months is I made a big move from Calgary, uh, a city with a lot of people. To living on the farm outside of a 200 person town and being reintegrated in the small town communities in the southeast of Saskatchewan and. Honestly, it's going better than I thought there are definitely challenges with, um, with just navigating the grief process in my family and challenges with being away from the folks who have been my main support system over the years.
And there are also great benefits and great gifts. I'm reconnecting with people I haven't seen in a long time and building new relationships, especially in this. wonderful wellness space in Carlisle. Another big thing that has happened in the wake of my [00:10:00] dad's death is I have reconnected with a beautiful soul, a man who I knew 15, 16 years ago when I was in university.
And in the reconnection, there's been a recognition and a deepening and a development of love. And this feels like such a great gift. It's something I'm feeling in awe around and so grateful for. And also, when I tune into myself, it's like, of course, this is what I was waiting for. And that inner wisdom, that inner vision to know what I was looking for, and to hold out until I received that, like, that hasn't always been easy.
Um, You know, in one of our Let Your Body Lead facilitator training sessions, one of our participants was sharing about how it's really hard [00:11:00] to, you know, serve the people right in front of her, while also intending to call in a different ideal client to work with, to do her life giving work. With and she was sharing how sometimes it's hard to trust that the people you really want to serve are available or that they even exist, especially if they're not showing up right now.
And what a natural response. I could totally relate to that. And I shared with her. Isn't that, you know, for lack of a better word manifestation in its essence. Yeah. It requires that you have vision and clarity on what you're calling in, but when it's not there yet, it also requires that you trust that you get to have what it is that you totally want, [00:12:00] that you can hold out for that vision and receive.
Exactly what you want. I've done a lot of inner work to be able to trust that I get to have what I want, even when I don't see it modeled outside of myself. And so it's been this really great gift to receive connection with this man who I'm deepening in relationship with, and he has become one of my biggest supporters, and I'm so grateful for that.
So, in many ways, this move to Saskatchewan, this calling in of a partner, both of those things have been part of my next level of success, and there's more, and I'm opening up to more. More opportunities to serve, more opportunities for travel. I will be going to Barcelona, Spain in November to Visit this man [00:13:00] and to deepen further with him, um, and also to just have a little break.
Um, a little time away, I'll be continuing to run my business. And to me, that feels like extra expansive that I have been able to call in a scenario and a person to build relationship with who is expanding me beyond what I could even see before. Expanding me into even more travel and yet an even deeper sense of grounding within myself and even deeper connection with who I am and what I'm here for and I'm proud of all of this and I can say with confidence that receiving the capacity to hold space for myself while I grieve my dad and to deepen into love with a new And old in some ways, man, and to have new, [00:14:00] beautiful, expansive experiences that all of this is coming to me because first I took the time to get to know on a really true and authentic level, who I am at my core, and what I'm really here to do right now, my work feels in alignment.
I know that. One of my gifts is to see into people and to really put the threads together to connect the dots around what it is that they're gifted at, and to name it, to articulate it. This is one of the things that we do in our programs, and especially in your Next Level Success 30 Day Intensive, is you get to understand your own energy through the lens of energy leadership, which is a tool from IPAC coaching.
As well as human design. If you haven't heard of human design, we have a couple episodes on human design and it's an amazing tool to understand how you [00:15:00] work and how you're different. And then I use my intuitive gifts and of course the pillars of the let your body lead method. Coaching, embodiment, ancient wisdom and science, all of those in integration to support our clients with really seeing themselves clearly and seeing what their gifts are and being able to articulate them in a way that helps to anchor them into their power.
And when you have an anchoring into your power, it becomes something that you can ground into when There are distractions in the world when there are wars on the other side of the planet, and when there's drama around you, when you are being called to be distracted, you know, I think about our screens and how literally they're calling for our attention at all times in the world that [00:16:00] we currently currently live in.
where distractions are a plenty. It's really important for you to have anchors into who you are, what your gifts are, what you're really here for, and to be able to have the space held to discern what your version of aligned success is, what your next level success is. What does that mean to you? Does that mean?
Being location independent. Does that mean working 20 hours a month? Does that mean embracing your role as a stay at home parent for most of the folks that are coming into this community, including some women who have become parents for the first time, or who have just had their first or their second or their third child, and they're starting to question, how do I really want to share my gifts with the world now?
Do I want to go back to that career that I was doing before babies? Or have my priorities changed for the ones who [00:17:00] like me have lost a parent or who have experienced death in a way that has them really thinking about what's meaningful to them and really contemplating, like, why am I going to a job? I hate when life is short and precious.
Some of the folks that come into this program are going through a breakup or a health issue that has them wanting to deepen into what's truly fulfilling and what's truly in alignment. And so you get to decide what it is. That you want to call into your life. Most of the people that I work with and that our team works with are looking at career changes or business changes.
They're wanting to align their work with their purpose. And wanting to be able to be more authentic, deeper versions of themselves. Create that like, sparkle of light and magic in other people. Create transformational [00:18:00] change. That they also get paid for. So if you resonate with that, then it makes perfect sense.
I think we're evolving from needing to survive to a space of having the potential of thriving and truly creating whatever it is that you're called to create. We have the privilege now to do that. You are an empowered being. You have choice. And you get to envision the life that you want. And maybe you see just the breadcrumbs right in front of you.
That is some people's path and that is perfect. What is the next clear breadcrumb? Maybe you're someone who's more like me where you get to envision the big picture and then reverse engineer it. Regardless, I think it is crucial that we each [00:19:00] learn to take care of our own energy, that we know who we are and what we're really here for, that those of us who desire to do meaningful work in the world, desire to not just do meaningful work, but something I'm really grounding into lately is that My work isn't just about helping people to become happier and more joyful and more aligned.
It's about changing the consciousness of the planet. It's about bringing more unconditional love into the world. It's about elevating the earth's frequency. It's about being together in different ways. And I genuinely believe that when we're connected to ourselves. When we're connected to our bodies, when we have more self kindness and self love and grace for our experiences and we're clear on what our gifts are and we're desiring sharing them with the world in a way that's also practical, that the people we're meant to serve also need, that that creates an elevated consciousness that [00:20:00] has a massive edge.
ripple effect. You know what it feels like to be around someone who is joyful, who is lit up. That person is not in a competitive mindset. They're not in a scarcity, grasping for control perspective. They are spreading light. They are generous. They are adding sparkle to the world. They are able to connect in more meaningful ways that Create love and softness.
And so this is why this founders I had a moment. The other day, maybe last week, where I was driving home from the gym in Kipling, Saskatchewan, down the 48 highway toward my mom's farm, and nothing special was happening outside of me. And I just welled up with this. [00:21:00] A sense of awe and gratitude that, like, bubbled forth from my heart and my body.
It just felt like this expansion and openness and tenderness in my heart space, where I felt like this is it. Like, in the most beautiful way, this is it. This feeling right now is my next level of success. Like, with nothing on the outside creating it, but this deep, deep connection with myself on the inside.
You know, this wisdom that comes from within, and I wish for all people to experience that feeling, that feeling of like, wow, I really. do have everything I need. I really do carry the universe inside of me. I really can create joy and contentment for myself from the inside out through alignment. Things really can [00:22:00] feel easier and brighter and better.
And even when There's, of course, pain in the world, and suffering, and darkness. It's like to have this feeling of I am self sourced, and I have my own back. And from this place of having myself, I can build truly authentic connections. And I can show up in a pure... Way with the people that I love, you know, and of course we're not perfect.
And of course, like I have my moments, but in this one moment, just like driving down the road, I felt like this is it, you know, to someone's perspective. Living on a farm with your mom outside of a 200 person community might seem like some sort of step backwards. And for me, it felt like me listening to myself, me not worrying about what anyone else thinks, but doing what feels right.
What's [00:23:00] in integrity, feeling integrity within myself is one of my absolute favorite things to feel. And my body tells me when I'm out of integrity, I get pain and discomfort and like disharmony inside myself when I am not acting in alignment. Your body is always guiding you towards a deeper truth. And I suppose I hope that by sharing this, by sharing what my next level of success looks like right now, it might have you asking yourself about what yours might look like.
What is it in your life right now that is creating contraction in your body? What is it that's draining your energy right now, that's pulling your attention in directions that make you feel frazzled? What is it? And how might you create the space for yourself to release some of that depleting, I [00:24:00] might call it catabolic energy, constrictive energy, and open yourself up to more truth and more alignment and more joy and more expansion.
All of that is possible for you. I'm not anything special. I just chose to go on a journey of trusting my inner voice. And I chose to go on a journey of guiding other people into that same space because I can feel and sense and see how worth it, it is. So if you're listening to this and you want to go deeper, the first step is to Reach out and tell us, tell me what resonated with you about this episode.
Of course, if you want to invest in yourself through worthy and well, you're welcome to join us in our next round of [00:25:00] your next level success 30 day intensive, which is for the smart, ambitious, and spiritually curious human who is ready to expand into a deeper knowing and deeper alignment with who you really are and what you're really here for on the planet.
And then we also offer our let your body lead facilitator training where you learn skills, um, to facilitate the let your body lead method. So you get trained up in coaching skills, how to safely guide people into their bodies and facilitate embodiment practices, learning from ancient wisdom systems like yoga and Eastern philosophy to help you in your self discovery journey, and also help your clients go deeper in their.
In their self discovery journeys and, and current science to, uh, validate these experiences. So let your body lead method has such a strong impact in helping people to [00:26:00] live in alignment with everything they could ever imagine. Live in alignment with their dream life and that program also helps you as a facilitator learn how to package up your gifts into an offer that you can price and sell and start your own business if you want to be an entrepreneur or to, you know, facilitate in your corporate career if you're more of an intrapreneurial type.
So step one is your next level success 30 day intensive, and if you choose to go on a deeper learning journey, then the let your body lead facilitator training might be for you. Also, every so often when space opens up in my calendar, I take on clients to work with one on one. Right now, I'm working with a lot of really successful business owners who have gone through a big life change, and that's creating some questions or some pivots that they want support with.
So these are all of the ways that. I can help you to evolve [00:27:00] to both heal and experience expansion in your own self and also create the practical tangible results that are in alignment with your next level of success. As always, thank you so much for being here. Thank you for creating a safe space for me to share my personal journeys with you.
Um, if you are listening to this and you are a local Saskatchewan person. Boy, I would love to connect with you and meet up with you for a coffee. If you're anywhere else in the world, I would still love to connect with you. If you feel called to have a connecting Zoom call, please just reach out and request that.
It's a great gift to be able to be in community and in conversation with you. That's all for today. Thank you so very much for being here, for listening to the PurposeMap podcast, and I'll talk to you very soon. Take really good care. Bye bye.[00:28:00]