Holiday wishes from Yol Swan

Happy Holidays!

Happy Winter Solstice! As this year comes to an end, I reflect on all the things I was able to accomplish as well as my unfinished projects. Publishing You Are Your Healer was very fulfilling, but the most important aspect of this—which is what my clients hear me say again and again—was the process of getting there. Closing circles is…

let go of old beliefs with a spiritual teacher & coach

How To Release Old Beliefs That Stunt Your Growth

In the Middle Ages, Catholic European countries considered translating the Bible into any common language a crime punishable with death. Latin was viewed as the language of God, and it was heresy to think otherwise. Clearly, it had nothing to do with God but with the power of the Church, which claimed to be God’s sole mediator. Uneducated commoners were…

Love-Consciousness Pyramid of spiritual maturity by Yol Swan

Why Spiritual Growth Is Like Climbing the Love-Consciousness Pyramid

Did you play Snakes and Ladders (or Chutes and Ladders) as a child? It is a modern version of the original Hindu board game known as Moksha Patan, or the “Ladder of Liberation,” which was aimed to reflect the game of hide-and-seek Divine Consciousness plays within the human mind. In the original game, you move through 9 or 10 rows…

find fulfillment in life with a spiritual teacher & coach

Why Fulfillment & Spiritual Growth Trigger Your Resistance

Resistance comes in many flavors. It can show up in obvious and subtle ways, and oftentimes you can’t even see that you are resisting something you really want. Intellectually, you may acknowledge a certain desire—for success, comfort, and pleasure, or for self-care, inner peace, and spiritual freedom. But it’s much harder to see what may be holding you back emotionally,…