Discover Kim

“We are each gifted in a unique and important way. It is our privilege and our adventure to discover our own

Kim Loftis

Kim Loftis

special light.” ~Mary Dunbar

Ever since I was a little girl, I knew I was meant to serve through bringing joy to people’s lives in some way. From the time I was five, I was writing short stories and poetry. Never shy, (I’m an Aries, after all,) I use to share these stories and poems with family, friends and classmates, and dreamed of the day when I would be a professional writer. As time passed, I explored other careers in which I could assist others such as music, theatre and even law. Learning was my passion from a young age, and it is a passion that I still keep close to my heart.

I was an extremely creative child, continuously fashioning my own little fantasy worlds filled with princesses, witches, enchanting castles and dashing “Prince Charmings.” I also had several “imaginary friends,” my favorite of whom was named Polly. As an only child, I got very good at entertaining myself, which further fueled my creativity.

At the age of six, my beloved Aunt Irene passed away suddenly, after having been diagnosed with Leukemia. She was a second mother to me, and her loss devastated my entire family, especially my mom. This was my first experience with death, and I remember it as being a very confusing and frightening period for me.

“You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever your labours and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.” Max Ehrmann

As a young child, I was very religious. I grew up attending a Baptist church where I often performed with the choir. I always felt very close to God and thought of God as a friend and confidant.

As the years flew by, the childlike sense of wonder with which I had viewed the world fell away. As my teenage years approached, my interests shifted to pop culture, teen crushes and hanging out with my friends. I became caught up in the stresses of school, extra-curricular activities and the fun and the dramas that many teenagers experience. Though I kept very busy and was leading a very productive life, my relationship with Spirit, which I had embraced so deeply and completely as a child, was no longer a primary priority for me.

“We shall steer safely through every storm, so long as our heart is right, our intention fervent, our courage steadfast, and our trust fixed on God.” St. Francis De Sales

At thirteen, I began experiencing profound and frightening anxiety attacks. It took many months before I was diagnosed. After my diagnosis, I began seeing a counselor, learned self-hypnosis, and tried to go on with my life.

But it was a rough and rocky road I was then traveling, and one night as I was lying sleepless in my bed, I decided I was just too tired and defeated to go on with my life. I began formulating a plan to commit suicide. I lay there feeling more sad, hopeless and alone than I ever had in my entire life.

 “God allows us to experience the low points of life in order to teach us lessons we could not learn in any other way. The way we learn those lessons is not to deny the feelings but to find the meanings underlying them.” ~Stanley Lindquist

Suddenly, from out of nowhere, a bright light completely filled the room, and I saw my beloved Aunt Irene floating directly above me. I was so overjoyed to see her that I didn’t even think to be frightened or question what I was seeing. I still vividly recall how radiant she was. She spoke to me, and encouraged me not to take my life. She told me that God had great plans for me, and reminded me that I was deeply and profoundly loved, and that I had nothing to fear. As she was speaking, dozens of angels appeared in the room to throng around my bed. They sang, what seems to me to have been a glorious lullaby, as I lay there weeping with joy, awe and relief. I’ve never heard music such as that since that night. It was as if a huge burden had been lifted from my heart and soul… that my beloved aunt and the angels had taken it from me. I thanked God for sending me something so wonderful and beautiful to encourage and strengthen me, and the vividness of those moments has stayed with me ever since.

After this experience, I slowly began putting my life back together, and soon things were pretty much back to normal. But one thing had changed; I was now once again very in touch with God, and my deep desire for God’s presence, guidance and friendship on my life’s journey. Needless to say, I also became a huge angel lover, and have grown to deeply cherish the role that my angels play in my daily existence! It’s beautifully ironic that such a harrowing and scary period in my life allowed me to whole-heartedly embrace my spirituality as a vital aspect of who I am.

 “If God is your partner, make your plans BIG!” -D.L. Moody

Since that time, I have always tried to keep my relationship with the God of my understanding at the center of everything I say and do. Oh, I’m not always successful at doing this, but each time I step away from God and try to control things myself, something always happens to remind me of my need to “let go and let God.” It isn’t always easy for me to “give God the reigns,” so to speak, but it always proves to be the wisest choice that I can make.

The years have brought plenty of challenges, transitions, blessings and triumphs to my life. At some point along my journey, I began to immerse myself in the study of many different spiritual beliefs and religious faiths, which opened my eyes to an abundance of wonderful ways of worshipping the beloved God of my understanding! I have come to fully embrace my connection with God, my own Divinity as a child of God, and my own singular spiritual path.

Over the years, I have learned a tremendous amount about myself and have embraced aspects of many spiritual traditions. These include Taoism, Unity, Hinduism, Buddhism, Goddess studies, and my own Native American heritage, among others. I still cherish many aspects of my Christian upbringing, but now consider myself to be deeply spiritual rather than religious. I’m closer to God than I’ve ever been, and I walk my spiritual path with tremendous joy and deep serenity.

“Show me your ways, O LORD, teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.” Psalm 25:4-5

When I discovered the field of life coaching, I was preparing to get my Masters degree in Psychology. The more I read about coaching, how it worked and the results it achieved in so many lives, the more I began to wonder if I was meant to be a coach instead of a Psychologist. “If this is how I should serve, God”, I prayed, “please show me. If you want me to serve in this way, I will do so with my whole heart, and be the best coach I can be.” And God showed me the path meant for me, and it was, indeed, coaching! I am so grateful that God brought me to this wonderful field, and, as I promised in my prayer, I strive daily to be the very best coach I can possibly be, with God’s love and guidance to assist me along this amazing path!

I received my life coach and spiritual coach certifications from the Coach Training Academy of North America, from which I graduated with honors. I also hold Bachelor of Arts degrees in Music, (with a concentration in voice,) and Psychology.

 “I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in.” -George Washington Carver

I am blessed to live in the picturesque mountains of western North Carolina. Being in a rural area, I am forever awed and blessed by the beauty of nature and the world that Spirit has so marvelously created.

As for my other interests, I am an avid bookworm, adore music and musicians from almost every genre, and also love composing my own instrumental and vocal music. I love chocolate, Chinese food, stimulating conversation, history, philosophy, and all things Celtic, as I am primarily of Scottish and Irish descent. I am thrilled and honored to be traveling my path, and am always delighted to share with, and learn from, my clients as well. I am richly blessed!

All my love,
Kim

 

“If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain.
If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain.”

Eugene V. Debs