A tragic event led Lesa Peterson to start a new journey. She’s a spiritual header and a “bridge to your soul” that offers Life Coaching, Sound Therapy and Energy Work and also is available to speak in events.
In this special interview for MysticMag we asked more about her challenging journey, spending some time with ourselves and unseen forces that hold us back.
What changed so you could embark on your 20-year journey and start to help people?
It was actually a tragic event in my life that led me to start my journey. My husband of 15 years was killed in a training accident at work. He was a police officer assigned to the search and rescue unit and was killed in an avalanche during an ice climbing training. After his sudden death I was lost, and questioning who I was. I married young and had never been alone as an adult. I was taught that wife and mother were the most important identity for a woman.
After my husband’s death I started questioning what I wanted for my life, I started looking at that little girl that seemed lost so long ago. In my search, I came across others that were suffering as I was, but no one seemed to have answers. I started searching for those answers and as I found them I shared them with others and it has become my coaching program of today.
What are those unseen forces that you mention in your website that can hold back someone?
The unseen forces that I discuss, that hold us back and keep us from living our best lives are the social constructs, external self-worth, limiting beliefs, the Drama Triangle, your voices, fears, insecurities, and the disconnection from your body. Each of these is a block in the “one-wall prison” that we create for ourselves based on our beliefs.
All these unseen forces disguise themselves as a promise of a happy life, but they really hold us back. It’s only when we start to ask questions about our lives in a different way that we see what has been holding us back. It is then that we can get off the well-worth path that has been set out for us.
What are your major inspirations that helped you form your coaching method?
I would say that my relationship with my grandfather, my connection with nature, and my clients have been the greatest inspiration in my coaching. The relationship I had with my grandfather was special. He was the one person that I could ask any question and be who I truly was with.
He taught me being different was okay, and we shared a love of nature. Nature is such a powerful experience, just being in nature promotes well-being. My clients have grown with me, and some have been with me from the very beginning. As I have grown and thrived, so have they. My clients have taken my hand and stepped out into the unknown and into themselves. I am humbled by their trust.
I think that this sentence in your last blog post is very interesting. “We have been fooled into believing that our answers are found outside ourselves”. In your opinion, how can someone start the process of looking inside and start to find the answers within?
I think we can start that process by slowing down and spending some time with ourselves. We all can use a little more silence in our lives. In those moments of silence is when our inner voice is heard. By taking time each week to get to know ourselves through activities like a walk in nature, meditation, or journalling, we regain that mind-body connection, that leads us to be in the Now. The Now, oneness, is where our power lies.
When you are booked to talk with a team, how do you adapt your message so it’s fitting to all of them? Do you adapt your message or is it universal?
When I am talking with a team the topic is most frequently the Drama Triangle and limiting beliefs that are universal. I make the topic specific to them by using examples that they would encounter within their work environment.
We are all impacted by the Drama Triangle, we learn these behaviors of manipulation in childhood as we are trying to get our needs met. In my talks I explain how we can get out of the three roles in the Triangle—Victim, Rescuer, and Persecutor into healthier ways of dealing with conflict by moving from Victim to Creator, Rescuer to Coach, and Persecutor to Challenger.
Please share a special message with our audience in these challenging times.
We all have something special to offer the world, now more than ever is your gift needed. I would offer you to take the time, find your inspiration, and start sharing your gift. For too long we have hidden what we have to offer out of fear of rejection or not being enough. Now is the time to step out in love and share what the world needs, it truly needs YOU, and all that you have to offer. We are waiting for you.