How To Know If You're On The Spiritual Path

Note from Leslie Cottle

I woke up to this question from someone today:

“Curious what you mean when you say spiritual path?”

And it made me realize I should talk a little more about what I do.

The Spiritual Path is one of a coming to an acknowledgement that we are sentient beings having a human experience and we are all here to help the world expand and grow. When folks wake up to this information they find themselves on a journey of seeking the meaning of life, life's purpose, and often too, a search and acknowledgement of their unique gifts and how they choose to share them with the world.

It’s a search of inner peace and coming to one’s truth: the experience is all the emotions - happiness, exhilaration, anger, confusion, rage, loss, deep sadness, fear… a lot of fear.


The fear comes from straying away from the norm.

Straying away from what we are taught is “the right thing to do”, straying away from being good girls and boys and coming to an understanding that this world was not built to make us happy or our highest self, and it takes a lot of courage and bravery to have your support system not always understand your choices, while you’re not understanding them yourself.

For me it started with going to a sound meditation that changed my life forever:

As the gong and singing bowls roared – I had a moment where I realized I had so many more choices than I ever thought possible.

I realized I could do anything I wanted, and there was an invisible barrier that somehow I had looked at every single day wishing to cross it and everyday I said, nope I definitely can’t cross that line today or ever.

But you cannot unsee freedom.

And that day I told myself I would cross that line, and today, I’ve crossed it now more times that I can count.

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We can call that invisible barrier many things:

expectations of other people, what I think I’m supposed to be doing, being good, generational trauma, toxic stress, illusion, delusion, stuck/stagnant energy, unsafe, irresponsible, risky, limiting beliefs, the matrix, your paradigm...


No matter what you call it, staying boxed in your cage of limits, will always result in the same thing:

confusion, anxiety, depression, playing small, suffocating, repeating the same patterns, frustration, isolation, sadness, fear, disease, addiction, codependency, feeling crazy, obsessive thoughts, feeling like a fake, feeling dead inside, and thinking you are the only person in the world who feels this way…

The most simple way I can explain to what these feelings are, is they are symptoms, byproducts, of abandoning the self…

And the most simple way to remedy this is to find who you are and live your life honoring that person everyday

At first, it’s very uncomfortable to be yourself.

You have to accept that you weren’t yourself because of invisible barriers and the beliefs of other people. And it’s not always easy to accept that to you were a simple choice away from happiness, that you could have avoided all that suffering if only you had followed your heart.

This road requires compassion and humility at its very least, several tissue boxes, and the acceptance that we -

the people who tried to do everything “right,” everything we were supposed to do -

actually know nothing at all about really living and enjoying life.

The information we have, is not always the information we need

so the spiritual path becomes a journey to finding one’s truth.

To unlearn everything we thought we knew about our place in the world and allow the real meaning of life to reveal itself step by step.

The longer you’re on the journey, the more you realize these seasons of realizations and cycles of coming to - the gift of honoring of the self -  it’s a lifelong thing…

And the quicker you learn how to shift, unlearn, & remember who you are – the easier this whole life thing becomes -

(This is where I come in!)

I am in the business to teach you how to grow with grace so you can avoid riding the hamster wheel this world tells you stay on, and start creating the life you’ve always wanted –

Have you ever heard the proverb: “Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.”?


Well - that’s what I do with transformation.


I have seen so many people struggle alone, reject their truth, afraid of their power, and deny themselves the chance to experience the greatness that they were destined for, and that is just the opposite of what we are here to do and experience.


There is an easier way.

If these words speak to you and you are excited to push boundaries and find new and better ways of living,

There are currently 3 ways to work with me:


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2)    Book a discovery call with me.

I would love to hear where you’re at on your journey and see how I can be of service to you.

3)    Join my mailing list.

So we can get to know each other a little better.

And hey, here’s Lesson 101 of embracing your path:

Say WTF, step that big toe out of the box today, try something different, and see what happens… 


To Your Success & With So Much Love,