Purposefully Pulled

One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began, though the voices around you kept shouting their bad advice — though the whole house began to tremble and you felt the old tug at your ankles. “Mend my life!” each voice cried. But you didn’t stop. You knew what you had to do.” –Mary Oliver, from her poem, “The Journey”

The healthy ways I distracted myself when I hit frustrations earlier this year are now paying off. By turning my attention away from the negativity of life’s challenges, and holding out for a feeling of “rightness,” I created space in my life for new expressions of my soul to emerge.

Coming forward full force, my expanded dream now has me jumping out of bed in the morning, or running from the shower with my hair dripping wet, so I can jot down all my ideas.

After months of busyness in all sorts of diversely creative and professional ways, I have landed on new ground with a sense of clarity, focus and purpose. Feeling content, whole and unstoppable, I refuse to let any naysayers (including any of my own sabotaging thoughts) into this powerful realm of unlimited possibilities. I am managing my time and inner circle of support with exquisite care. You are either on board with me or you are not– no half-hearted commitments here, from me or anybody else. I am taking the plunge and immersing myself into bringing forth new material, in a new way, to a new audience in a joyful life of service.

Like with a newborn baby, I need to cradle my dream privately a tad bit longer to protect its sweet vulnerability. The specifics will be divulged slowly and with great discernment to those who earn my trust as I share in their unfolding.

Yet, this dream is big, very big indeed. The reason for its vastness is that it serves the greater good. Unlike my ego-inspired drive from my early 20s, this pull is different. It is not about “me.” I am only the vehicle to bring divinely guided work to the masses.

Rather, this new dream takes all the pieces of my life puzzle, assembles them perfectly, and easily delivers the best players to join me in delivering them in a broader way that improves others’ lives early on. My job is to continue following the momentum, trusting that the additional resources required will arrive as needed. No begging, willing, or reaching is necessary. I have done my part in preparing my soul to contribute in a larger way, from taking public speaking classes to associating with people who can comprehend and embrace my mission.

Beyond the physical tasks of readying myself, I took another huge step for me. I honored the suggestions from those who have known and cared for me for a long time. By suspending my ego again to listen to my dear friends’ kind and generous offerings and feedback, I was able to stay open to receiving more details of how best to move forward. These wise friends of mine also confirmed my “knowing” that this next step is a risk worth taking, despite all the unknowns ahead.

Equally important, in this new dream for second-half of life, I am practicing what I have long preached: engaging a team to support me. No more solo journeys on the road to success. It is time to live more abundantly, sharing and collaborating with trustworthy people who come to the plate with me in service of the greater good. A team like that is sure to win, even though keeping score is not the focus. Acting on passion, purpose and intuition to deliver excellence is the motivator here.

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Beth Shedd’s photo reminds us to surround ourselves with a supportive team as we boldly move towards our dreams.

BELIEF TIPS OF THE WEEK for Purposefully Pulled:

Write out the statements below long-hand a few times each day. Then, repeat out loud as frequently as you desire, but especially in the morning and at night when in restful states:

1. I allow myself to let go of the ego’s panic-driven method of pushing for quick answers and direction.

2. I allow myself to stay open to the quieter, gentler and sometimes slower ways in which my inner guidance pulls me rightly forward.

SUMMER COACHING: Replenishing Body and Soul

Is there a behavior, belief or even a relationship  you would like to leave behind or add to your life at this juncture?

A great way to physically “let go” or “let in” is by experiencing Gail’s coaching while walking.

Back by popular demand, Gail is offering her innovative work on the sands of Crane’s Beach in Ipswich. Early morning and late afternoon sessions are now being scheduled. For more information, please call Gail at:


And, if you prefer receiving coaching by phone or at her office, she is offering summer package deals, discounted during the months of July and August for those who commit to three or more sessions.


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  • Lynn says:

    Bravo Gail! Sounds like you’re listening to your fabulous intuitive guidance. Keep taking those soul-inspiring next steps. I see many doors to opportunity opening for you!

    • Gail says:


      What beautiful words of inspiration and encouragement from a woman who exemplifies so well the courage it takes to follow our dreams and act on our intuition. Thank you, very very much. It’s easier to take those “soul-inspiring” next steps when someone we respect believes in us.

  • Christine says:

    Drawing from this beautiful post my belief for the summer, and going forward, will be: “I allow myself to create space in my life for expressions of my soul to emerge.” Thank you, Gail, for your continued support and inspiration.

    • Gail says:


      Thank you for your kind, heartfelt words and especially for sharing such a powerful “allowing statement” of your own with all of us. I have no doubt that you will find that space as you have consistently been a woman who powerfully manifests on many levels. I will look forward to hearing more about the new expressions of yourself that emerge. Happy summer!

  • Beth says:

    Gail…I can feel your energy…clear and soul-directed…all the way from Amsterdam!!! I’m thrilled for you, and for those who have been waiting for your unique gift.

    • Gail says:

      Wow, Beth–As a woman who knows much about living “on purpose” your words touched me deeply. I’m also impressed that you took time to write during your fun travels. Talk about feeling supported!!!! I will look forward to sharing some of your photos (and insights) from that trip on this blog.

  • Linda says:

    You go, Woman! “Running from the shower with my hair dripping wet, so I can jot down all my ideas.” I love that visual and it’s definitely a woman on fire! There’s no stopping you, now, Gail – you are on all systems go and I’m soooo excited for you!

    • Gail says:


      “A woman on fire” is a great description of feeling on purpose. As you know so well, when we are fueled by our intuition, passion and purpose, we can do amazing things. Having supportive friends like you makes all the necessary steps forward so much more fun.

  • A friend who turned 60 yesterday. Many other 60-ish women welcomed her into “cronehood.” I, personally,and prbably childishly, cringe at the word since it conjures up an image of toothless hag! Nonetheless, I respect and honor what it means. What you wrote, Gail, about your more ego-driven activities in your 20s, combined with my pondering my friend’s (and my own) so-called cronehood leaves me feeling so thrilled and so liberated to be a this point in life. Youth is not wasted on the young. Yes, I would like to have my 20-years-old body again, but I would never trade this time of life for my 20s. I was insecure, unsure, too trusting, and my intuition kept getting shoved aside when I made decisions. Now, I trust and depend on my intuition, and the more I do, the stronger and wiser it grows, and serves me so well. Isn’t it amazing to be so liberated from ego and the past and to know how to get where you are going, even if it’s not always clear where you are going? I am convinced that when we are open to it, this stage of life can be the best! Thanks for giving me a place to ramble here!!!

    • Gail says:


      Your insights or “ramblings” as you call them are simply beautiful. Thanks for sharing all the possibilitiies for second-half of life. We are blessed by your wisdom.

  • Mia says:

    What an inspiring post! It’s so hard to be patient so your belief tips really strike a chord in me!
    1. I allow myself to let go of the ego’s panic-driven method of pushing for quick answers and direction.

    2. I allow myself to stay open to the quieter, gentler and sometimes slower ways in which my inner guidance pulls me rightly forward.


    • Gail says:


      I am thrilled you found my “belief tips” so helpful in acquiring the sometimes much needed patience when we are awaiting for our “plans” for lives to unfold. Keep trusting.

  • ken Lidden says:

    Continue to believe Gail, to trust and have faith in what you believe.

  • Lisa Pearce says:

    Thank you Gail. Your words speak deep into my soul every time we speak or I absorb your writing. I look forward to a walk on the beach. My allowing statements are now coming regularly and I am sharing them out loud with friends who support and love me. Because……” I allow myself to receive and understand that I am worthy”

    • Gail says:


      I am so glad to hear from you that my words touch deep into your soul and that you continue to increase your feelings of worthiness. And, I look forward to a walk on the beach
      with you when you can further integrate all you are learning about self-love and self-care. You have given so much to others. Time to receive, my friend:)

  • Resonating, resonating… 🙂 Let the path walks you through…

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