Hi. I’m Shelley Kitching, founder of Soul’s Direction.
For many years I struggled to find meaning in my life. I was diagnosed with depression in my late twenties, but I believe that I lived with this throughout most of my life. I was searching for some reason that I was here. Something deep within me told me that I wasn't living the life I came to live, but I had no idea what that life was.
As a teenager and young adult, it was easier to follow what others thought was best for me - post secondary education, a steady job with a well established company, marriage and children. After all, wasn't that what everyone wanted?
For years I struggled to fit into this "picture", yet the more I tried, the worse I felt. I became more and more depressed until I knew something had to change.
Depression was my launching point
I began seeing a counsellor to learn how to overcome my depression. I spent time in different therapy groups, as well as with different counsellors. Traditional counselling, helped for a while, but then I would relapse and be back struggling with depression.
I set about searching for guidance, through self help books, metaphysical books, courses and connecting with others, searching for answers about life.
I would like to tell you that change happened instantly, but it didn't. There were avenues that worked, and others that I found not so helpful. But I kept moving forward. I kept searching, looking for what resonated with me.
My breakthrough came when I realized that I always felt more connected to life, when I was connected with my spirituality.
I worked with tarot cards and numerology, and found them to be wonderful tools to help me tune into my intuition and divine guidance. But my search continued, for I just knew there was more to learn.
Through a series of coincidences, I was guided to Denise Linn's Soul Coaching® program. I became certified as both a Soul Coaching® Practitioner and a Past Life Coach, under Denise's training. I began to make small inroads working with these tools, for myself and others.
Even though I loved working with these modalities, my inner guidance told me there was more. I had been working with tarot and oracle cards for many years, but now I felt called to study under Radleigh Valentine. I became a Certified Angel Tarot Reader™and began to incorporate angel readings into my work.
I also discovered the powerful, deep, insights that could be uncovered using the Chakra Wisdom Oracle Cards. I studied with Tori Hartman, the creator of the deck, and finished her Interpreter Level One course. I gained a lot of insight into myself, and knew I needed to continue onto the second level, where I learned to work with others. I became a Certified Chakra Wisdom Oracle Cards Master Reader.
I continued to look for other ways to help myself and those I work with to live their best life possible.
Continuing to follow the guidance from my soul, I was lead to Infinite Possibilities: The Art of Changing Your Life. This program is based on Mike Dooley's, New York Times best seller. Even though I had not read the book, I knew this was a program I needed to experience. I dived in and became a Certified Trainer of Infinite Possibilities, and have incorporated this into my teachings.
As I continued to search for information and tools to help those I work with, I realized that although working one on one was very rewarding, it was also limiting. I wanted to help as many people as I possibly could.
I didn't want anyone suffering needlessly because they couldn't find a way to connect with their life.
I looked for ways to reach more people, and decided that offering on-line courses was a great way to accomplish this.
My soul has lead me to this work. It has guided me through the hills and valleys of life to make it to here. Is my life perfect? No. However, it is much easier since I gained insight into living my life with my Soul's Direction.
It is my deepest hope that I can assist you with living your life, connected to your Soul's Direction.