Your Evolutionary Soul Path

Written by Maggie Ostara

Discover the signs that you are on an Evolutionary Soul Path.

The Illusion

A couple of years ago, I pretty much had it all. That’s what it looked like anyway.

  • I had created a half-million dollar business-coaching business.
  • I had beautiful daughter and wonderful husband.
  • I lived in an incredible home in the country.

And then it all started to unravel.

The foundation under me dissolved. As much as I tried to shore things up, it was no use.

My heart just wasn’t in it any more.
I wasn’t happy in my marriage, and I wasn’t happy in my business.

Dismayed, I stepped away from all of it (except my daughter).
How could this possibly be?
I had accomplished exactly what I had set out to accomplish.

I felt lost. At times angry. At times afraid.
I tried not to blame, but I did.
I tried not to beat up on myself, but I did.

My Realizations

Then I realized that I had been here before.

I felt very similarly when I was working as the Director of Undergraduate Women’s and Gender Studies at Columbia University back in the mid-1990s.

I’d completed my PhD, and I had gotten a plum job at an Ivy League University. My partner had moved to New York with me. My first book was coming out. Everything seemed to be great!

But I was deeply unhappy. I was frustrated with academic politics. My relationship wasn’t working. I felt stymied in New York and in my chosen career.

How could this possibly be?
I had accomplished exactly what I had set out to accomplish.

In both cases I initially felt very connected to what I was creating. I learned and grew so much during both periods of my life. I don’t regret any of it.

In both instances I thought: “this is it!”
I should be happy now, right?

Not exactly. Not forever anyway.
Turns out my life doesn’t work that way, and maybe yours doesn’t either.

Part of it is that what was authentic to me was all mixed up with my conditioning and other people’s expectations and desires for me.

Maybe you can relate?

  • Maybe you’re where I was in my 30s — with a successful career underway but a growing longing inside for something more or something different?
  • Or maybe you’ve been experiencing dissatisfaction to downright breakdown in what you thought you wanted and could count on?

If so, I want to let you know that the problem isn’t unique to you. That you didn’t do anything wrong. And that it’s not that you didn’t try hard enough, or that you aren’t smart or savvy enough.

It’s something else altogether. And this is the other part.

Reading the Signs

I suspect that you, like me, are on an evolutionary soul path, not a linear path of accomplishment.

No one talked about “an evolutionary soul path” when I was a kid.
I didn’t have any classes as a young person that would’ve prepared me for this.

Did you?

What is this all about and why is it happening?!

Our unprecedented time of accelerated change calls for rapid spiritual and growth. We must evolve — and quickly — for the sake of our planet, our children, and our species.

Women especially ~ we feel this, know this, in our bones and our hearts, even when we don’t fully understand what’s happening.

Sometimes we choose to lean in when it would feel more comfortable to turn away.

  • We challenge our codependent habits.
  • We accept responsibility.
  • We refuse to be the victim ~ or the perpetrator.
  • We turn breakdowns into breakthroughs.
  • We foster connection over correctness.
  • We return to love.

Other times we turn away and “medicate” ourselves with television, alcohol, drama, social media, sugar, or something from our doctor’s office.

Women lead the way on this journey, even as we sometimes resist it. We seek growth, which is an aspect and an outcome of our expansion into every area of life coming out of the 1960s and 1970s movements for equality.

The result? Rapid and ongoing change.

Many of us are living multiple lifetimes of experience in one life.
I think I’ve had FOUR so far!

Your Evolutionary Soul Path

If you’re on an evolutionary soul path, you’re being guided — sometimes pushed! — through many stages of development and into the future, and faster all the time.

The dissatisfaction, confusion, and uncertain desires you feel all point in this direction. Because there’s no map for this.

As I’ve stood back and analyzed my life’s journey, and consider what I know from working many clients and sharing with many friends and colleagues over the years, I see this clearly now.

Like the early Apollo Spacecrafts, as we learn and grow and use the fuel from one stage of life, at some point it becomes time to drop away the old identity, lighten up, and move forward into a new stage of growth and understanding.

This is not a linear path of creating career and family, set in place early in life to unfold into elderhood. Not at all.

This is the evolutionary soul path, a spiraling journey deeper into your own possibilities in service of creating a dynamic and sustainable new world.

Rapid. New. Unprecedented.

If you’re resonating with what I’m sharing here, you’re among those who are leading the way on this key journey of the 21st century, what I call Becoming Sovereign.

It’s when we resist that journey — that letting go and recreating oneself over and over again — that we suffer. That’s certainly been the case for me.

When we embrace the shift — and get the support we need — suffering fades into wonder, the path becomes clear and steady, and possibilities become new realities.

At this point I’ve developed a level of mastery with this process that few people have. I understand how to go beyond the surface of ordinary reality to the truth of what’s happening.

My Invitation to You

Your story may not mirror mine in the specifics. But if what I’m sharing resonates with you, then I invite you to consider working together.

I know how to teach you, show you, mentor you, into mastering this journey for yourself. I’ve got 30 years of personal experience, more than a hundred thousand dollars of training, plus thousands of client hours to draw on.

Now I am a Wise Woman ~ in service to you Becoming Sovereign.

For the first time in years I am opening up a few spaces for private 1:1 mentoring work. I will be offering this type of work for a limited time while I am writing my book on Sovereignty. I would love to have you be a part of this unfolding with me.

I am excited to be spiraling on my own evolutionary soul path to being a spiritual guide once again, this time with even more experience — and compassion — to bring to the practice.

If the possibility of Becoming Sovereign intrigues you, please review the information on the home page here.

Then, if you’re drawn to take the next step — even if you’re uncertain about what you want to do — please click the button that says “Let’s Talk Now” and respond to the questions on the second page. Your responses will help me get to know you and see if working together feels like a possibility to me as well.

One-to-One Mentoring with Me

If it does, then we will set up a time for a 1:1 mentoring session ~ my gift to you. This will not be a “strategy session” in which I try to sell you into a program.

If I invite you to a mentoring session, I will ask you to bring the biggest challenge you are experiencing right now, and our intention will be to create a breakthrough during our time together. Only then will we explore if moving forward together feels like the best next step.

Please only reach out if you are actually prepared to have a breakthrough, and if you are genuinely interested in working together. This doesn’t mean you need to know HOW to have that breakthrough, only that you are willing to and not in too much resistance.

The saying goes that Spirit doesn’t give you any more than you can handle.

But that doesn’t mean you can or should even try to do it alone. We are communal beings and we are meant to have guides and mentors.

I’ve had and still have mentors myself and, if it feels right to both of us, I’d like to be a mentor to you. The first step is for us to have a breakthrough conversation.

Go here to find out more about Becoming Sovereign, and to apply to have a 1:1 mentoring session with me.