This month I promised to write more about how to shift your energy to better serve yourself and those around you. One of my clients wrote the following letter that made me blush... and shared her story of how this works for her. I cannot think of a better way to share with you how shifting energy in and around your body can serve.

Hi Carol,

I loved your Thoughts this month ;-)

I wanted to share a story with you.

Last week I spent a week rock climbing and mountaineering in the Bugaboos. The Bugaboos is a magical place that is full of spires, glaciers, rock and snow! It is a very remote destination and requires a lot of hard work to get there.

We spent a few days mountaineering, and then one day climbing. I climbed the hardest climb of my life! It was a 600-meter granite crack climb.

I did however have a bad fall, which caused an injury in my knee. The pain was so intense that I actually had a full body convulsion! I was 400 meters off the ground hanging from a rope and was about to go into a state of panic! I was in so much pain!

Then... I centered... I grounded myself with earth, felt the rock and connected with her, and then I grounded myself with air, reaching for the sky, so I could be light (mentally and physically). I grounded to fire, because I was going to need some fire in my blood to get me to the back to the hut (10 hours away) and I released it all with water, just streamed it all away.
After a 5-minute break, I started to climb again and I made it to the top! When I reached the top I could not stop letting out these screams of joy! (They were interrupted with streams of laughter!) It was the energy of the world flowing through me! I can't remember the last time I was that full of life!

I just wanted to share that with you, because you are the one who taught me how to centre with earth, air, fire and water energies.

I was so full of energy when we were back at the HUT that I was up awake till 3am! I could not sleep and sat outside the hut looking at the stars! It was great!

Thanks Carol for being my amazing coach, I truly appreciate all that you taught me and continue to teach me with your thoughts on your life from here.

With joy,
Christine, from Canada

Thank you, Christine... I'm so very pleased your practice of shifting your energies served you well in a time of great need!!


"How does one become a butterfly" she asked pensively. "Your must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar."

-Trina Paulus

Author's Bio: 

Carol Harris-Fike, ACC, NCOC
CHF Coaching and Consulting, LLC

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Carol Harris-Fike is an ICF credentialed coach serving individuals and organizations across the United States. Harris-Fike completed ontological coaching courses with Newfield Network and earned her NCC and NCOC (Newfield Certified Ontological Coach) certifications from Newfield. Carol’s thirty years’ experience in public education as a teacher, principal, and assistant superintendent enriches her work. Her study and practices with energy, including Reiki, Tai Chi, and Chi Gong support her work. She has degrees from Texas Tech University and the University of Texas at Austin. Areas of expertise include an understanding of the latest scientific research in the connections between the brain/body and how our view of the world affects how we think, feel, and move. She has designed a method for learning to shift the energy that flows within us to shift our moods, emotions, and language. She understands how this view affects the choices we make and the results we receive. Carol’s book: 5 Life Energies: The Choice You Have in How Energy Shapes Your Life was published in fall, 2009. JICT Images: Journey with Intuition & Creativity for Transformation, a set of 72 evocative photos with questions for contemplation plus a manual will be published, spring 2010. Carol and three ontological coaching colleagues created this project. She lives in Western Colorado with her husband, Rich. Learn more about Carol on her website:

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