The Teal

Peacemaker

As a Teal Peacemaker, you value inner peace above all else and want to be agreeable, peaceful, natural and comfortable. You value being calm, and if possible like to avoid conflict. Your clients see you as accepting, unassuming and laid-back. Considerate and gentle, you make clients feel comfortable and at ease. You are very accepting and readily empathise with clients, which means your company is often sought after. As the strong, silent type, you have the power of patience, persistence, and resistance, seeing yourself as having stamina and taking pride in your ability to endure. These traits mean that you are already a good coach, but this journey is about you stepping up, being fully visible, and doing soul centric work with your clients and in the world..

Below is your map for the journey.

How does my map work?

Your map is a visual device that enables you to recognise and relax your unconscious and egoic ways of coping, defending and protecting yourself. When used as a practice it enables you to transform your egoic patterns setting you free to live your larger calling in the world. 

The outer layers of your map show you first-hand your everyday patterns of defence and armoured ways of hiding, whilst the centre of your map shows you who you really are. 

Your true self is, for the most part, blocked or buried under the overwhelm of modern-day life. Connecting with this aspect of who you are will enable you to be visible in the world and visible to your clients. At the core of the Teal Peacemaker is the quality of Peace.

Your journey to soul centric work

As a Teal Peacemaker, you don your armour and hide at any time you feel uncomfortable or at the threat of conflict. Your journey to doing soul centric work is wrapped around your desire to keep life comfortable and your resistance to being affected by life. This fear means you don’t want to be drawn into conflict or inner turbulence and avoid being pressured to react. Self-forgetting by nature, you repress your anger and neglect your needs in order to avoid the discomfort that comes with conflict. Retreating to your inner sanctum you may lose yourself in life’s simple pleasures, the needs of others, or the basic task of living. At the heart of your self-forgetting is a resistance to being deeply affected by life. You do not make effort in making contact with yourself or the world and you diffuse your awareness so that the full impact of reality does not touch you. Being shut down, overlooked and not included by others are among your greatest fears. Because of this fear, you would rather merge into someone else than run the risk of alienating others.

 

The average Teal Peacemaker sees themselves as nobody special, the modest person who stays in the background so as not to cause any inconvenience. At their core, they feel that their presence, options, and involvement do not really matter and are of no particular consequence.

In terms of becoming visible in the world, you sabotage your efforts by:

 

  • Fearing you will get overwhelmed and not have the capacity to do what is required.  

  • Blending into the background and not wanting to be seen.

  • Being unwilling to share your own human struggles with the world.

  • Believing you are not good enough to do this work.

  • Retreating into your inner sanctum.

  • Passive aggressively refusing help.

  • Telling yourself you are 'nobody special' and ask yourself ‘who am I to do the deeper work that is calling me?’

  • Believing your presence in the world doesn’t matter and will not make a difference. 

In a coaching relationship, this could mean that you often find yourself:

  • Numbing yourself against strong feelings your clients may be experiencing.

  • Being slow to suggest or take direct action with your clients.

  • Avoiding telling the truth about your client's issues for fear of upset.

  • Making light of clients' issues.

  • Being insufficiently challenging.

  • Losing yourself in your clients' stories.

  • Becoming frightened of going too deep with clients.

Your journey to doing soul centric work means learning to feel life, to know that your presence does matter and to come out of hiding and share who you are.

How will my map help me?

By using your map as a practice you naturally feel more:

 

  • Visible - as you overcome your usual desire to disappear in the world and your tendency to merge with your clients.

  • Fulfilled - as you learn to willingly show up' and share more of who you are in the world and with your clients. 

  • Authentic - as you naturally stand your ground and speak your truth.

  • Valued - as you come to know that your presence not only matters with clients but is essential for the world.

  • Alive - as you learn to take real action in the world with your coaching business rather than living in your imagination.

  • Present - as you live more fully in the moment and enjoy being 'out there' rather than deferring to your tendency to hide and numb your life.

  • Courageous - as you learn to lean into your own fears and the fears of your clients.

Try it out...

Below is a short guide on how to use your map. Inside it contains a fuller description of who you are, a brief introduction on how to use the map in your daily life and a copy of your map. Once you have looked at the guide you might like to try the guided meditation. You will need your map open in front of you, so we suggest that you keep the map open on your laptop.

Download your free map & guide for the Teal Peacemaker

Once you have had sight of your map you might also like to try a free guided meditation...

Free Guided Meditation - Jane Douglas
00:00 / 00:00

What next?

If you are feeling called to this adventure then we have lots of opportunities for you to discover more and many ways you can join us. 

 

The easiest way is to join us on Facebook. This is where all the chatter happens. It would be lovely to see you there. Other offerings include...

 "The My Map to Freedom Box set" a book and full-scale copy of your map 

This box set contains a copy of 'How to Live Unleashed and Alive' by Jane Douglas and a full-scale full-colour copy of your map!

"The Visible Coach' our bi-annual two-day workshop  

This workshop has been designed specifically for experienced coaches or helping professionals who are being called to step out into the world and share who they are or are being called do deeper work with their clients but don't know how to do it. It will teach you how to use the map on your own journey to becoming a visible coach PLUS it will teach you the basics of how to use the map with your clients.

 

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 "The My Map Experience" a one to one coaching journey 

This intensive face to face coaching experience has been designed for coaches and helping professionals who wish to take a deep dive into the work of becoming visible in the world and for 'seekers' who are looking for the next step on their spiritual journey.

Become a Certified My Map Practitioner 

This programme equips you with all the skills and resources you need to deliver 'The My Map Experience' to your clients. This is for helping professionals who wish to make My Map to Freedom a substantial part of the work they do with their clients.