one who is guided by her pure,
unharnessed nature which is fueled by sacred energy and brilliant light.
One of my earliest memories...
of being intuitively wild was at the age of 3. In the 1950's, my family lived in a small house that had square metal registers set into the flooring for heat ventilation. The 14" by 14" metal registers were designed with a center grate that consisted of 1" squares. In the winter time, I would take my box of crayons, lay on the floor by the heat, and color the warm metal squares. Within moments, the heat would melt the wax, and the colors would disappear. It was magical!
Like most children, I was strongly connected to my senses and was naturally guided by them.
It was a delicious world of play, discovery, and imagination. The rate at which I continued to grow physically and intellectually seemed to be relative to my increasingly expansive level of sensitivity, particularly, my 'sixth sense'. I came to recognize this 'sixth sense' as my intuition and, even greater, as a spiritual gift.
Fast forward to age 49 when my world was being torn apart by divorce, financial despair and a job that nearly took my life.
As a result of living in perpetual fear and chaos, I lost my sense of Self. As I downshifted into survival mode, everything about me became numb, and I hung on for dear life. To keep a roof over my son's head and mine, I accepted a horribly stressful job with the federal government. Throughout this hellish period, my body kept signaling me to quit the job, but my ego and its fears overpowered the body's messages. Until one day ... when my entire body shut down and silently declared NO MORE! For the next 6 years, my entire life style became one of stillness -- absolute quietness and darkness -- a period of time I reference as 'cocooning' ... and the government labeled 'disabled'.
It was as if every cell inside of me had to melt down - much like a caterpillar does inside a cocoon - to completely reconstruct and recreate itself.
To say that it was painful, desolate, depressing and horrifically hellish, is a gross understatement. A trip to Johns Hopkins Neurological Hospital in Baltimore, MD would yield the results of a diagnosis so rare that fewer than 90 people in the world have suffered from it. The primary symptom was that, anytime my brain processed information - which happened as a measure of simply being awake - my body would shut down. I struggled to understand why I was alive. If the only way I could reduce the excruciating pressure in my head was by eliminating all brain activity, then that meant I had to be in darkness and completely still...just one notch up from unconsciousness. For the next several years, any slight health improvements occurred at a snail's pace.
Then lo and behold!
In 2012, my intuition led me to learn about Martha Beck - world-renowned Life Coach and best-selling author - who suffered a similar illness and discovered how to heal herself. Upon learning some magical processes from her during a month-long teleconference course, I realized very quickly that, if I could successfully reignite my light to shine again, I could help others do the same.
The gift of becoming a Certified Martha Beck Life Coach was my discovery that we, as humans, have the power to heal ourselves to the extent that our light can shine brilliantly again.
But, it doesn't happen by returning to our old ways of thinking and behaving. Rather, it requires accessing our deepest truths by creating a discipline of being still, letting go and listening to our bodies' messages...allowing our intuition to guide us.
Since 2013, I have been helping women reconnect with their truth and empower their intuition so that they can radiate more light. Amazingly, as a result of my intuition serving as the guiding force in my Life Coaching practice, my health is continually improving, my inner child is free to color and play once again, and my light is shining more brilliantly than ever before!
With all of my heart, I look forward to having your light connect with mine.
Since 2013, I have been helping women reconnect with their truth and empower their intuition so that they can radiate more light.
Jill Kelley, Certified Martha Beck Life Coach
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Life Coach Training/Certification
BA - Psychology
Art & Art Therapy
Business and Marketing