Is it a Breakdown or a Breakthrough?


Six years ago, I found myself in the midst of a physical, mental and spiritual crisis. Or at least that is what my Ego would have said about the matter. I experienced pure hysteria within.

I was covered in rashes. A nutritionist my doctor recommended I see informed me that I had bacterial overgrowth which, if left untreated, could progress to cancer. My son was getting bullied in the neighborhood and at school, my company wanted another 25 percent increase in sales over the prior year and my mother was dying from lung cancer that now metastasized to her brain.

What I didn’t know back then that I do know now is I was having an emotional breakdown. I did not possess effective coping or processing skills for that kind of tsunami of emotions or an education on how navigate so much energy moving through my body.  Even with 18 years of addiction recovery under my belt and plenty of supports to go with that, I was at a crossroads in my life.

I was being forced to shift from living in my head to living from my heart. I intuitively sensed there was something off with my energy, I just didn’t realize the “off” part had more to do with how I engaged with my energy, instead of the emotions themselves.

It was at this point that I had to make one of the biggest decisions of my life- to leave my all consuming, high paying, six figure job in corporate healthcare- that supported a long list of my personal and professional needs – or follow my intuition.  This intuition or inner talk was guiding me to utilize my passion, talents and education to go to the next level of my own spiritual awakening by living my deeper life purpose from my authentic self.

What are you currently navigating that feels overwhelming for you?

For more understanding of how Intuition and Manifesting works, according to my 2 decades of study and experience, listen to me being interviewed on My Soulful Life Podcast Susan Scalen here.

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About the author

Cathi Marcus, Certified Spiritual Life & Business Coach, Author and Speaker is a holistic, intuitive healer with decades of coaching experience and a heartfelt interest in your spiritual awakening. One of Cathi’s greatest assets is the safe and warm presence she offers you to connect with your deepest truth and greatest aspiration.

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