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  • OVERVIEW
    • Why Sophia Rising?
      • Sophia in it’s most abstract definition is “Wisdom.”  I see Sophia as a living being, a guide who unfolds the evolution of humanity through the cultivation of love.  She is the Mother of Humanity, the feminine side of the divine, revealed in nearly all spiritual and religious wisdom traditions.
      • Sophia represents the multidimensional aspects of our being and existence.  There are three main aspects of our being, the heart, the mind and the will, through which she guides us to open and to cultivate.  The opening of the heart brings us to a deeper level of relating, expanding our entire emotional and sensory life.  The opening of the mind brings us to a deeper knowing, one that is beyond abstract knowledge and reveals to us the wisdom that stands behind all we see and experience.  The opening of the will brings us to a place of serving what is true, good and beautiful, in alignment and co-creation with our higher self and the divine.  We become whole and coherent beings in our feeling life, mental life and actions by embracing and exploring these aspects of our being while balancing the feminine with the masculine.
      • “Sophia is someone who enables us to begin to discover who we are, what we think, what we feel and what we are able to do on a much deeper level than we can possibly imagine.” (Robert Powell, The Sophia Teachings)  She helps us to become new observers with new perspectives, honoring our unique gifts to do our part in bringing forth a new paradigm.
      • Meeting Sophia involves meeting our shadow and facing our inner dragons.  We constantly experience various polarities or extremes in our thinking, feeling and willing.  Perhaps we are too passive or too aggressive.  Or maybe we succumb to our emotions on the one hand, or don’t honor our emotions on the other.  Sophia helps us to meet these inner struggles and to find the mean between the extremes.  In this mean, we find balance, inner knowing and a stronger sense of Self.  We don’t get past the difficulties without facing them and courageously moving through them!
    • What’s the New Paradigm?
      • We as an humanity have long been immersed in a one sided, scientific, rational path of development.  While this one sided, masculine way of evolving has served us in many wonderful inventions, creations and conveniences, it has also led to great destruction and devastation.  This has happened not due to the masculine, but to the forgetting of the feminine influence.
      • The New Paradigm is one in which we are awakened to the divine feminine and it is in balance with the divine masculine, uniting love and wisdom, and generating new communities founded in true unity and connection.  Community is a place in which we share our gifts, not a place to possess, compete with or overpower another.  It is a place in which we honor the unique ways in which each individual may serve the greater good in humility and authenticity, being all that we are and nothing we are not.
      • The New Paradigm is for us to co-create and bring forth new values in which we are attuned to the needs of others and the planet, are sensitive to one another as free and unique individuals, and have a new sense of community and relationship to the whole.  We live holistically, honoring both the inner and the outer aspects of life and the multidimensional ways of knowing.  The New Paradigm is one in which love and wisdom are the guiding forces.
  • COACHING / ENERGY HEALING
    • How do I know if coaching and/or healing is right for me?
      • If you’ve known for some time that something has to change, and you are finally ready to begin the journey toward a new life/being and want someone to walk with you and hold you accountable
      • If you know there is that “certain something” missing for you and you are ready to discover it
      • If you want to explore ways to improve your inner well-being and balance, nutrition, parenting, relationships, vocation, spiritual practice, environment, etc.
      • If you are in the midst of transition or longing to make a big transition
      • If you are ready to shift perspectives and take a step in a new direction for the sake of living the life you know you were born to live
      • If you long to see aspects of yourself that you cannot see on your own, yet know they are there for cultivation
      • If you feel blocked or stuck on your path, are experiencing emotional or physical pain, or want to feel lighter as you travel your path
      • If you are wanting to bring practicality to your spirituality and apply it to all domains of your life
      • If you long for a place to have the kind of conversation you cannot have elsewhere
      • If anything here resonates for you or sparks your curiosity and you’d like to learn more
      • If any or all of the above items are true for you and you are committed to making real and lasting change, I’d love to have a conversation with you and see what we might co-create for the future.
    • Do I have to work with both coaching and healing or can I choose?
      • You can choose to work in the realms of coaching or healing separately, or to work with both of them in the same session.   Healing work will not be included unless it is requested.
    • How can Ontological Coaching™ and Energetic Healing work together?
      • Coaching has the capacity to go deep into one’s being and generate beautiful transformation.  Experience has shown that sometimes clients hit a bit of a “road block” and/or struggle to articulate what they are feeling.  Including some energetic healing with the coaching work can help to bring deeper layers to the surface for more effective and rapid results.
    • How is Ontological Coaching™ different from therapy or consulting?
      • Ontological Coaching takes a look at what’s going on for you presently and if you are moving forward in your life the way you desire.  It is future oriented.  While we may look at your history, cultural discourses, and patterns, we don’t dwell there.  These things simply inform the coaching and allow for learning and shifting perspective. Often, as with therapy or counseling, the pain of past experiences may be resolved, but coaching goes a step further to take our experiences and learn from them in order to create the life we are longing for.
      • In consulting, an expert is called in to provide solutions.  Coaching acknowledges the power available within each individual to develop their own solutions.  As the International Coaching Federation states, “Coaching is a profession that supports personal and professional growth and development based on individual-initiated change in pursuit of specific actionable outcomes.”  Clients of coaching are held accountable for their progress toward the goals they declare for themselves.
      • Often times, therapy, counseling, consulting, and even some forms of coaching focus primarily on working through language.  Ontological Coaching looks at the entire being in a holistic way, considering the coherence among language, emotions and the physical body.  Other practices often look at knowing about and/or understanding something, while Ontological Coaching helps us to BECOME something.
  • WORKING WITH KIM
    • Can I work with Kim and Sophia Rising Remotely?
      • Yes!  Kim works with people locally in Boulder, CO, and with clients all over the world.  Remote sessions can be done via phone or Skype.
    • How are the coaching and/or healing sessions structured?
      • Coaching sessions can be held in person or remotely via phone or Skype.  Coaching requires a commitment in order to see the results you are wanting, and often involves practices in order to make a true and lasting shift.  For this reason, clients are asked to commit to a minimum of six sessions, which can be spread out to up to one per month.  Two sessions per month is most effective, and clients often are given practices to embody their learning between sessions.
      • Healing sessions can also be held in person or remotely.  These sessions may be scheduled on an issue by issue basis when not combined with coaching.  The combination of energy healing with coaching has shown to be the most effective approach, but sometimes a simple energetic “tune up” is helpful.
      • Rates: Each session lasts up to one hour.   Packages are available.  Let’s have a conversation about the pricing.
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