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An essential question for anyone on a spiritual path...

What’s the biggest difference between

... doing yoga, spiritual workshops, and podcasts- only to feel unfulfilled at work, isolated in your life, and disconnected in your relationships, and...

... actually living your spiritual purpose, being part of a supportive community, and enjoying a conscious loving relationship?

If you guessed...

Doing more yoga and fully quieting your mind in meditation.

You’d be wrong.

 

If you guessed...

Having a spiritual awakening.

You’d still be wrong.

 

And if you guessed...

Reading more Pema Chodron books or doing a Brene Brown vulnerability workshop.

You’d still be oh-so-terribly wrong.

Cause here’s the deal... 

There are some challenging, well-concealed obstacles that prevent you from fully accessing your spiritual well-being in your daily life.

But let's start with the good news. There are more spiritual growth approaches at your disposal than ever before...

... Yoga classes and retreats,
... Meditation retreats,
... Online spiritual workshops,
... And amazing books written by enlightened people

In fact, there are more awakened teachers at your fingertips than ever.

You can do a meditation retreat with Eckhart Tolle, follow it with a yoga practice with Adrien Mischler, and then do an online course with Pema Chodron.

More and more people are experiencing spiritual connection and freedom.

So what’s the problem you might ask?…

Most of the teachers, retreats, and courses are teaching you to be spiritually awakened, do yoga poses correctly, or meet your spirit guide.

Sounds great, right? Still not seeing the problem you might say…

But who is helping you plug all that spiritual awakening, five-dimensional awareness, and yogic harmony into your daily life?

Who is helping you integrate the connection you experienced in yoga into intimacy in your marriage?

The heavy hitting teachers have too large of a following to personally guide you and the books and online workshops can be challenging to apply to your actual life.

So we go to these amazing classes, retreats, and online workshops and experience these expansive, awakened, purposeful, harmonious, open, connected, peaceful, and aligned states of consciousness. Awesome!

But then many of us go home only feel utterly alone in our marriage or relationship with someone that was supposed to be our soul mate. 

Or maybe you go to work and realize that the work you do or work environment is 87 levels of consciousness away from the state you experienced in your yoga class yesterday.

And, there is no sense of purpose or making a meaningful difference anywhere in site.

Or perhaps you get together with your friends or family, and out of nowhere, hear them begin to belittle and make fun of something totally precious to you. It has the energy of total yuckiness that kicks you in the gut and saddens your open heart.

And to make matters worse, after you recover, you find yourself starting to join in. How does this happen? It will be challenging to find self-compassion for that.

OK, so what is the point of this depressing rant?

Whatever your version of not fully accessing your spiritual well-being in your daily life, it creates a HUGE amount of conflict.

Because you inevitably feel like an imposter. And that conflict and misalignment within yourself is very painful and difficult to resolve.

It challenges your happiness, well-being, spiritual integrity, and worst of all, your ability to enjoy life.

So you brush it under the carpet by distracting yourself, rationalizing it, or dumbing yourself down.

Until you can’t.

Because now you're too self-aware to delude yourself for very long. Dammit! You know too way much to pull that off anymore.

So you segment your spiritual life away from your human life in order to make the conflict and disheartening feeling go away.

So at yoga, I am spiritual Michael, and at work, I am professional Michael. (Will the real Michael please stand up?)

And just when you think you have things managed, it hits you again. Apparently, there's no hiding from it anymore.

Isn't it time you whole-heartedly enjoyed your spiritual well-being in your relationships, work, and everyday life?

If so, let's check out exactly what's getting in the way of that...

4 Pillars of Embodied Spirituality

Embodied spirituality is experiencing your spiritual connection and integrating it into your life. It is a way that your spiritual nature becomes fully expressed as a human being.

Spiritual truth is experienced as honesty in an interaction with another human being. Spiritual oneness is experienced as the intimacy of a relationship. The human experience brings depth, richness, and understanding to our spirituality.

Four aspects or pillars of embodied spirituality provide a clear approach to integrating the truth, love, and beauty of your spiritual nature into your life and relationships.

First Pillar: Direct Experience

Directly experiencing your spiritual nature provides a direct connection to life. A spiritual teaching can point the way but embodied spiritual truth has to be experienced directly. Then it becomes part of you and provides an orientation for your life. 

In our current culture, we are conditioned to rely solely on our intellects and what we have been told about the way life is. The spirit of direct connection provides an alternative to find out how life is for yourself.

It is vital to get a sense of what it feels like to be aligned with your spiritual nature. Experiential spiritual practices such as meditation, inquiry, and ceremony are very effective for this.

This direct experience of your spiritual nature, love, and joy can then be integrated into the various aspects of your life. In this way, this pillar provides a reference point to the following three pillars. 

Second Pillar: Spiritual Purpose

We all came here for a reason. We all have unique spiritual gifts that are a blessing to the world. When we offer these gifts it heals and uplifts those around us and allows the world to evolve in beneficial ways.

So it makes no sense to keep our spiritual gifts to ourselves. When speaking of such a gift, my teacher used to say, "What good is it if it doesn't plant corn?"

There is much written about spiritual awakening, and yet I hear less about the responsibility that goes with awakening new gifts. But no pressure. It tends to feel very fulfilling and rewarding- like you're finally doing what you came here to do.

Third Pillar: Supportive Community

Human beings are herd animals. We are not to live in isolation. Historically, we required mutual support to survive. As manufacturing and technology progressed, we became less physically dependent on each other. But emotionally and spiritually, we are still wired to rely on each other.

Community is based upon having a common purpose. When we do Natural Way of Spiritual Retreats, a sense of community is created quickly because we are all there to go deep inside ourselves. Thus we have a common purpose. 

It is natural to support each other with a common purpose. We are moving in the same direction. We are in it together. This creates a powerful bond of being part of something. You are one of the people.

Supportive community is comprised of people that can support you exactly as you are. Thus you can be honest and vulnerable about what you experiencing in your life. 

Since the people that can support you are working to integrate such things into their own lives, they are not threatened when you share the new, vulnerable parts of yourself with them. And thus they can celebrate these things in you and allow you to develop them as you relate to them.

It is vital to have a safe place to share and work with these things. Doing deeper spiritual work can have a disorienting effect. 

You may be working with issues in your relationships, family, or workplace which makes it difficult to share these things with them. Or perhaps you have truths or experiences to share that your family or friends are not open to. 

This is where community comes in. It's a place where you can be yourself. It's a place where you belong. You can be honest in what you share without having to edit or hold anything back. And your genuineness encourages others to be genuine.

Truth, openness, honesty, and freedom become the shared values. Your community becomes a new culture with shared ethics that are aligned with your new way of being.

Fourth Pillar: Loving Relationship

Relationships offer a powerful place to experience intimacy, love, and trust. They provide an opportunity to ingrate these things into your life. They can teach you about patterns, fears, or limiting beliefs that obstruct you from getting close.

Romantic relationships offer unique opportunities to share yourself with another human. The commitment and partnership that get created in a marriage or long-term relationship offer a deep sharing and trust that is rarely shared in any other ways.

And sexual intimacy can be a powerful way to experience human connection. It also provides doorways to merge together in spiritual oneness and unity.

And relationships take many forms. Relationships with friends, parents, children, siblings, coparents, and coworkers all bring various aspects of ourselves to the forefront to experience and learn about.

The Good News Is...

Having spiritual purpose, supportive community, and loving relationships in your life is totally possible.

If you’ve made it this far, you ALREADY know that integrating your spiritual nature into your everyday life is critical to your happiness and your ability to truly enjoy life.

But maybe you didn’t know that by bringing your spiritual well-being into your life using the Spiritual Coaching that I’m about to share with you, you’ll also have the power to:

  • Directly experience your spiritual nature for yourself so you can recognize it in your everyday life.
  • Enjoy deep spiritual connection and intimacy with your significant-other and all the relationships in your life.
  • Have your work and life Align with your passion, sense of purpose, and what’s most important to you.
  • Fully accept your humanness and fully integrate your spiritual nature with all the human aspects of your life.
  • Confidently speak your truth and walk with your heart open.
  • Feel the joy, aliveness, and well-being of your spiritual nature throughout your daily life.

YES, these outcomes are totally within reach for you (whether you’re starting from scratch or hitting reset for the 10th time)...

... but they DO depend on taking a clear-cut, step-by-step approach.

One that is time-tested to be effective at guiding clients to fulfill and enjoy all the aspects of their lives for the past 30 years.

One that removes the obstacles to having love and purpose in your life.

And...

One that provides accessible guidance and support every step of the way so you can integrate spiritual well-being and purpose into your relationship, career, and daily life.

And if you’re still with me, then I couldn’t be more excited to introduce you to my battle-tested Spiritual Coaching.

But first...

MEET YOUR PERSONAL COACH

Michael Hoffman

I have been coaching clients to live with spiritual well-being and purpose for 30 years.

When I'm not attending meditation retreats, enjoying nature, or rooting for the Minnesota Vikings, I'm creating personal programs for people to awaken their spiritual well-being and purpose into their daily lives.

I do this by personally guiding and supporting one person at a time to directly integrate their truth and well-being to their relationships, work, and everyday life.

I developed this form of Spiritual Coaching as a clear approach to directly experience your spiritual nature and integrate it into your daily life.

So bring the openness, connection, and well-being you experience during an amazing yoga class or liberating meditation to your intimate relationship, family, and the subtle way you make a difference in people's lives. 

Word on the Street

"I left my job working with a hypnotherapy group to start my own practice. A little more than a month later my wife asked me for a divorce and my world was upended. I was completely unprepared for this.

That is when I called Michael Hoffman. My wife and I did several sessions with him, and though it did not change the outcome, it helped me to see the huge roll that I played in this disaster.

More importantly, it caused me to realize that I needed help, and that is when I began to personally work with Michael on a regular basis. He helped me to fully understand the relationship with my ex and to make necessary amends to her and within myself.

The real core of the work I did with Michael is seeing how I have always been looking outward to define myself. What I have found in working with him is that I already had the resources within me to actually create the changes I wanted to make. For me, this has been the pivotal change.

I have to say, Michael held my feet to the fire and that is what I really needed. He helped me get in touch with trusting my heart and moving from that place."

   James Barfoot

SPIRITUAL COACHING 

with MICHAEL HOFFMAN

Personalized sessions to bring spiritual purpose, supportive community, and loving relationships into your life.

 

What do you want to awaken in your life?

I’ve invested the last 30 years working in the trenches with spiritually-minded people to develop a coaching program that allows you to awaken create a complete transition in your life. It's designed for...

  • People who are 'over it' and ready to change an aspect of their life, but have not been able to find an effective-enough approach to pull it off. 
  • People who continue to struggle to bring the well-being and connection they experience in their spiritual practice into their relationships- ESPECIALLY their significant-other relationship. There is nothing more painful than experiencing loneliness in a relationship.
  • People who are not finding a deep, meaningful significant-other relationship, but are rather dating emotionally unavailable people or people who want to relate on a superficial level.
  • People who have not been able to offer the sense of purpose they can clearly see in a meaningful way that sustains financial livelihood. And...
  • People who experience a transcendent flow-state when practicing yoga or meditation only to bump up against a disjointed, anxiety-ridden, Groundhog’s Day-esc, daily grind...

The Result Is...

Easy-to-follow Spiritual Coaching Sessions that give you a crystal clear, *can’t fail* roadmap for bringing the sense of well-being, openness, and purpose of your spiritual nature into your relationships, work, and everyday life.

HERE'S WHAT YOU'LL GAIN MASTERY WITH:

Mastery #1:  A Personalized Spiritual Path

So here's the thing. Each of us has our own unique spiritual path. You will start by determining what is most important to you in your life. Then we explore the qualities of your spiritual path and create a personal program to create a solid foundation for your spiritual coaching.

Here are the broad strokes of the first area of mastery:

  • Determine What’s Most Important to You. Effective and lasting change begins by understanding what you truly value. This changes as your life moves through different phases. It provides an orientation for your life and allows you to align your life with what matters most to you. 
  • Discover Your Unique Spiritual Path. Effective spiritual coaching needs to be intuitively tailored to your unique spiritual and human signature. We work together with spiritual inquiry and intuitive listening to disclose the ideal spiritual coaching approach for your spiritual path.
  • Create your Personal Program. Together, we will design a personalized program that provides a new orientation for your life. This spiritual program will keep you attuned to your heart, intuition, and internal resources and replace the external orientation you were conditioned to rely upon.
  • Establish a Spiritual Practice. A spiritual practice allows you to experience the sensation and feeling of your spiritual nature on a regular basis to provide orientation for your life. Spiritual practices include things you naturally enjoy such as yoga, meditation, journaling, music, and walking in nature.

Mastery #2: Your Karmic Patterns

Awesome!

You’ve set your foundation! You’re on a roll! This second area of mastery is perhaps the most challenging and most powerful one of the bunch. The personal freedom and empowerment it creates are easily worth the price of the sessions.

It requires rigorous honesty (with yourself) which starts with the willingness to look at your life- exactly as it is. Once you see yourself clearly and objectively, the rest of your transition is inevitable.

I will start the ball rolling by asking some questions and gently pointing some things out. You will participate in the investigation looking at the things that have been holding you back. Challenging yes, but you can do this. We’re in it together!

Here are some of the things we will look at:

  • Focus on the Internal Obstacles that Limit you. It often feels like someone or something outside of yourself has prevented you from having the element you want in your life. While external obstacles need to be addressed, we are going to initially focus on the internal obstacles that limit you. Once we disempower the internal obstacles, it is easier to navigate the external blocks that arise. 
  • Unplug your Limiting Beliefs. We pick up various core beliefs about ourselves and the world in childhood which become reinforced and embellished as adults. While these beliefs serve us for a while, they tend to limit us as we grow spiritually. We will explore if there are any beliefs or stories you tell yourself that may be obstructing you.
  • Disempower your Fear. Fear naturally arises as you get close to what you want most. Since fear is future-based, you can break each fear down to an if/then statement about what you believe will happen. This format clarifies how fear limits your life and puts it into terms that are manageable.
  • See your Behavioral Patterns. These repetitive patterns rob you of your ability to choose what you want in your life, because you do them over and over without realizing it. By becoming conscious of your behavioral patterns, you get the opportunity to choose something different.

Mastery #3: A Partnership with Life

Here is where things get fun - real fun :)

You’ve embraced your spiritual path and removed the obstacles, so now you can take things to a whole new level by partnering with life by offering a clear intention to activate your new life.

Here’s what you’ll soon be activating:

  • Embrace your Partnership with Life. When you offer an intention, you initiate a natural partnership with Life to create something together. Many of us have been conditioned to put ourselves below God—and by extension, below Life. Our sessions guide and support you to offer your intention as an equal partner with Life.
  • Create a Clear Intention. When you offer your intention, it initiates and activates a new way of being. We work together to identify some things you would like to awaken in your life. We work with things and boil them down to create a clear intention for your life.
  • Offer your Intention. Offering your intention is the moment of commitment to awakening the new element in your life. Offering your intention in a ceremony helps you envision your intention as a rite of passage to a new life that includes the new element you are awakening. 
  • Recognize the Doorways that Open. When you offer an intention, Life responds by presenting doorways for you to actualize that intention. Doorways include relationships, opportunities, and connections. Our sessions support you to recognize the doorways that open and find the courage to step into them in the spur of the moment. 

Mastery #4: Spiritual Embodiment

By this point, you have built a huge amount of self-awareness and intention. But it is also essential to create a personal program that will allow to you integrate your new spiritual element into your everyday life.

Many succumb to their resistance and stop here. This is where all the potentiality becomes real. It is where your spiritual nature takes form in your actual life.

While it's natural to feel uneasy being in new territory, let this be the grand adventure that it is. This is what you have been preparing for...

  • Create a Clear Intention for a Loving Relationship. Even if you're creating a relationship with the partner you have been relating to, this is an opportunity to create a new, loving relationship with them. When you offer your intention, it activates this loving relationship in your life. 
  • Introduce New Approaches to Your Relationship. There's no better way to learn about a loving relationship than doing it. In fact, it's the only way. I'll point you in the right direction, but the art of a loving relationship is learned via trial and error. But this is what you've been waiting for.
  • Feel your way through it. Notice what works and what doesn't. Your best guide is to notice whether the things you try lead you to feel close or distant. Do they create connection or separation? And adjust. Repeat those that create connection and discard those that create separation.
  • Practice Noticing and Reconnecting. This allows you to stay aligned with your new element as you awaken it. Noticing is objectively observing when you are aligned with your spiritual nature, and when you are not. Reconnecting detaches you from what is distracting you and realigns you with your spiritual nature.

Also Included...

A SELF-INQUIRY PRACTICE

Prescribed to You Each Session to Provide Integration

Prescribed Self-Inquiry PracticeAt the end of each session, I will specifically prescribe a Self-Inquiry Practice to deepen your understanding and promote the integration of what we worked with.

Self-inquiry is a Buddhist practice of focused spiritual discovery. Traditionally, it's in the form of a question. For our purposes, I've expanded it to include a variety of self-reflective mindfulness practices.

It will be personalized to your unique spiritual and human natures, as well as, where you are at in your spiritual growth process.

It may include a self-inquiry question, journaling practice, spiritual practice, personal ceremony, behavioral awareness practice, or prescribed interaction with someone.

Questions Clients Asked Before
Saying “YES" to Spiritual Coaching

Spiritual Coaching Session

$125

  • 75-minute Relationship Coaching Session.
  • Sessions take place on Zoom, Phone, or In-person at my Bend, Oregon office.
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Spiritual Coaching Sessions and Programs

Spiritual Coaching provides a foundation for living your spiritual purpose, being a part of a community, and enjoying loving relationships. It walks you through a complete transition to a new way of being. 

Spiritual Coaching Programs are a series of coaching sessions and practices you do on an ongoing basis. It may include weekly or every-other-week sessions combined with a spiritual practice. Some clients combine regular coaching sessions with Sharing Circle Group Coaching.

Making a personal commitment to consistent sessions or a personal program for a period of time provides the most effective way to integrate spiritual purpose, supportive community, and loving relationships throughout your life.

Still Undecided?

You’re ready to bring spiritual well-being into your life if...

1. You’re just getting started with integrating your spiritual well-being into your relationship, work and everyday life, and you want to make sure it plugs it into your life right out of the gates by using only the most powerful, personalized, and easy-to-follow integration strategies.

2. You’ve been trying to integrate your spiritual well-being for months (or even years), but haven’t seen noticeable results in your relationship, work or daily life. If anything, the gap between your spiritual well-being and everyday life has gotten wider.

3. You already KNOW the spiritual qualities you want in your relationship, work, and life: Sure, you are open to some guidance as you go through the Spiritual Integration Coaching Program... but for the most part, you know what you want, and you are ready to enjoy it in your life.

4. You have no problem investing 5 hours per week as long as you know that every bit of energy you invest is a strategic and effective step forward in having spiritual well-being and connection in your relationships, work, and life.

5. In fact, you’re ALREADY investing lots of time and energy doing things like reading relationship books, doing yoga, meditating, and doing spiritual online courses.

Only problem is, without a clear strategy that ties them all together, you’ve experienced nothing but discouraging “is all this stuff really working?” results, followed by crippling overwhelm around what to do next.

6. You want something that works: You have heard about or even tried coaching or couples therapy before. You paid your money, invested the effort (and worst of all, got hopeful), only to land back in the same lonely and unfulfilling place.

You want a program that actually results in all this intimacy, purpose, fulfillment, and vulnerability you hear so much about.

7. You can envision all the things you have always wanted that will open up once you integrate your spiritual nature into your life. You can just feel the closeness in your relationship, the life-purpose in your work, and the pure enjoyment and richness of everyday life. You’ve always known it was possible.

8. You’re excited to try Spiritual Coaching. Even if you’ve been side-tracked and let down before, you’re currently feeling a wave of renewed optimism.

You realize that by this time next week, you can be plugging yourself into an easy-to-follow yet super-effective approach for truly enjoying and finding fulfillment in your relationships, work and daily life.

If you caught yourself nodding your head to at least 5 of the 8 points above, then I absolutely CANNOT wait to join you for some Spiritual Coaching. 

Spiritual Coaching Session

$125

  • 75-minute Relationship Coaching Session.
  • Sessions take place on Zoom, Phone, or In-person at my Bend, Oregon office.
Register Now

Spiritual Coaching Sessions and Programs

Spiritual Coaching provides a foundation for living your spiritual purpose, being a part of a community, and enjoying loving relationships. It walks you through a complete transition to a new way of being. 

Spiritual Coaching Programs are a series of coaching sessions and practices you do on an ongoing basis. It may include weekly or every-other-week sessions combined with a spiritual practice. Some clients combine regular coaching sessions with Sharing Circle Group Coaching.

Making a personal commitment to consistent sessions or a personal program for a period of time provides the most effective way to integrate spiritual purpose, supportive community, and loving relationships throughout your life.

So if you’re still here...

Let me send you off with this.

 By now, you already know that the biggest difference between enjoying spiritual well-being of throughout your relationships, work, and life…

... and experiencing your spiritual well-being in yoga, meditation, and out in nature and then feeling the utter frustration of feeling disconnected in relationships, unfulfilled at work, and disheartened in everyday life all comes down to...

... integrating your spiritual well-being into your everyday life.

If you’re wanting to experience the sense of well-being of your spiritual nature as all-pervasive happiness in your everyday life, you need Spiritual Coaching.

If you’re wanting to experience the boundless connection of your spiritual nature as loving intimacy in your significant-other relationship, you need Spiritual Coaching.

If you’re wanting to experience the true purpose of your spiritual nature as lasting fulfillment in your life-work, you need Spiritual Coaching.

If you’re wanting to experience the unbridled aliveness of your spiritual nature as life-affirming vitality and passion throughout your life, you need Spiritual Coaching.

If you’re wanting to experience the inherent belongingness of your spiritual nature as feeling part of a supportive community and all of life, you need Spiritual Coaching.

and...

If you’re wanting to experience the undeniable intuition of your spiritual nature as the ability to deeply trust yourself, you need Spiritual Coaching.

If you’re ready, I look forward to partnering with you to make the astonishingly beautiful spiritual qualities that you’ve experienced an everyday reality that you can embody and enjoy in all the various aspects of your life.

Spiritual Coaching Session

$125

  • 75-minute Relationship Coaching Session.
  • Sessions take place on Zoom, Phone, or In-person at my Bend, Oregon office.
Register Now

Spiritual Coaching Sessions and Programs

Spiritual Coaching provides a foundation for living your spiritual purpose, being a part of a community, and enjoying loving relationships. It walks you through a complete transition to a new way of being. 

Spiritual Coaching Programs are a series of coaching sessions and practices you do on an ongoing basis. It may include weekly or every-other-week sessions combined with a spiritual practice. Some clients combine regular coaching sessions with Sharing Circle Group Coaching.

Making a personal commitment to consistent sessions or a personal program for a period of time provides the most effective way to integrate spiritual purpose, supportive community, and loving relationships throughout your life.