Why Ecospiritual Life Coaching?

Developed by social scientist and mystic Corinna Moebius, Ph.D., ecospiritual life coaching honors your relationship with natural and spiritual worlds and your embeddedness in the diverse web of life.

Corinna Moebius

1. Spark Aha! Moments: Rethink Your Self as an Eco-Social, Relational Self

As an ecospiritual life coach, I engage you in conversations that help you clarify dreams and goals, reflect on outcomes (intended and unintended), and identify what’s needed for next steps. I listen deeply and frame what I hear from you in ways that illuminate your gifts and opportunities.

These conversations incorporate tools and assessments as well as creative and eco-social arts activities, rituals, and time spent outside, in the natural world.

I also introduce you to models, principles, concepts and tools that expand your self-awareness and inspire Aha! moments. Release yourself from toxic binary (e.g., mind over body, culture over nature, self over other) and anthropocentric (human-centered) thinking.

Your self can’t be put in a box! It is constantly (re)created through relations and interactions with fellow human beings as well as more-than-humans (including spiritual helpers). When you embrace a relational, embodied, and intuitive view of yourself, you open your heart to the joy of interconnectedness with the web of life.

Recognize what you can give and what you can receive. Gain alternative frameworks for looking at opportunities and challenges. Feel inspired, energized and courageous to step forward on your journey. Build empathy, resilience and relationships in an era of massive ecological losses and social crises that are dramatically shaping our lives.

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2. Like Feng Shui, Ecospiritual Life Coaching Clears a Way for Receiving Earth's Magic and Wisdom

Amidst the stacks of “shoulds,” pages of priorities, and alarming news reports that clutter thoughts, ecospiritual life coaching is like Feng Shui. It clears a way for you to receive the magic and wisdom of the Living Earth by bringing you back in touch with the web of life.

By modeling effective communication, life coaches can enhance your interpersonal communication skills. But ecospiritual life coaches model how to interact with a greater diversity of humans, as well as more-than-human and spiritual beings. Many humans have forgotten how to engage in these kinds of interactions. We’re more likely to be pecking away at our phone, stuck in the bubble of our “followers.”

Like hoarders who find themselves overwhelmed and trapped inside their homes, it’s time for us to step outside–and listen. Imagine a deep breath while standing in a grove in the forest. The wonder of standing under a desert sky filled with stars or on the shores of the ocean, its waters bright and glittering. Or the joy of dancing with a group of strangers and feeling completely One.

Perhaps you already feel a tug inside: a message from the Living Earth. You wonder how you can live a life with greater meaning, purpose and ecosocial impact. Ecospiritual life coaching is a portal to find out how.

 

3. Rooted in an Ethics of Caring and Sacred Action

Ecospiritual life coaching is grounded in an ethics of caring and sacred action, distinct from a life coaching industry now dominated by the same-ole “get rich quick” promises we’ve heard so many times before. This new genre of coaching aligns with a global movement of awareness-based systems change aimed at helping us bring about just, inclusive, and regenerative societies.

Ecospiritual life coaching opens the way for a journey(s) of self- and Earth discovery: a journey towards integrity with your highest values and a journey that (re)acquaints you with the web of life. It offers you deep listening, thought partnership, and encouragement, questions that spur Aha! moments, and tools, rituals, and activities.

It also offers opportunities for group work, including deep dialogues, creative and collaborative activities, and social arts.

4. No Boxes

The models, principles, concepts and tools incorporated into ecospiritual life coaching conversations honor varied ways of knowing and being. 

They draw from the following:

  • research and theorizing from the eco-social sciences and arts and humanities;
  • the teachings of Mystery Schools;
  • diverse cultural, spiritual and magical traditions, among them modern Druidry, shamanism and Afro-Atlantic metaphysics;
  • Permaculture and Deep Ecology;
  • The Theory U eco-systems change management method developed by the Presencing Institute

People around the world are recognizing what humans already knew thousands of years ago: our embeddedness in the Living Earth.

 

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5. Remembering Reciprocity

Ancient folk and fairy tales from around the world remind us that our life journeys are filled with helpers—human and more-than-human, all part of the Living Earth. The trees. The stranger from another land. The old woman in rags. Animals. Ancestors. Spirits. Rivers and stars, mountains and breezes, the tiny microbes in your gut and the lightning that inspires awe.

Yet in all of these stories, the journeyer receives magical gifts from these helpers after she has first given her own gifts freely, too. This is the balance of the web of life, and this is why ecological life coaching is grounded in an ethics of caring, reciprocity and sacred action.

As Chief Seattle stated in 1854, “Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.”

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