Being obsessively external can leave you powerless, taking you on life detours that lead to painful outcomes, major life tsunamis, and unhappiness. Believe me, I know. It’s taken me more than ten years to figure this out. I’ve had a spiritual practice in place for decades. I always thought of myself as a person on a path, a seeker. What I realized during my ten-year life tsunami is that I hadn’t fully committed to it. I now recognize that my spiritual practice goes way beyond journaling, meditation, and reading. One aspect of my spiritual practice is centered around the experience of openheartedness, speaking my truth as a way of uncovering and discovering who I am, to connect deeply to my soul self.
“The way is not in the sky. The was is in the heart,”– Bhagavad Gita
What I kept on reaching for were external cues to give me the answers. And of course, I’d ask and get answers directly from my ego-conditioned self, which always relies on a fear-based system. It’s the way of the ego to keep us where we are. The ego doesn’t like change. While this worked for a while, it never sustained me; the disruption would show up again and again. So I’d go back seeking answers from the external with similar outcomes. Crazy right?
Healing from Within
It wasn’t until I started healing my wounds and realizing how powerful they were in directing my life choices that things slowly shifted. And, I wouldn’t have gone down this path, but my higher self was insistent. It had tried to be gentle with me, but I kept getting lost and missing the detour signs. Ten years ago, I experienced a series of raging life tsunamis, divorce, death, health issues, job loss, bankruptcy, moving…
I was in excruciating pain, mentally and physically. I woke up one day, and my entire life had changed from luxury living to struggling to keep myself and my son from being homeless. Yet what I thought was luxury living came with a hefty price tag. I had to face the fact that I wasn’t true to myself.
All of what I thought defined me, the external things in life; watches, jewelry, clothes, car, the relationship (even though I was pretending everything was perfect when it wasn’t) ⏤ started to leave my life slowly. The material gradually gave way to inner peace of stillness, self-reflection, and looking inward to see what really mattered. This journey to the soul self is where the power of life stems from, and this is when my life changed.
Trust me when I tell you, my life was traumatic. Thank GOD, I had fabulous friends who patiently let me go through the drama of blaming. I hadn’t yet taken responsibility. Until one day, two years into my ten-year tsunami, I experienced excruciating back pain. It’s no wonder. My body was reeling from the stress and anxiety over the job loss, having to sell my home, a cancer scare, and more. These terrifying but necessary life challenges were just the tip of the iceberg on the journey to self. My soul was saying, “Nina, stop forcing, trying, and being busy, be still in the peace of your inner self.”
I fought this hard as I’m naturally busy, you know the type we never sit down! I discovered during many years of reflection that I used busy as a way to escape. And because that’s what my Mom prized in me oh, so many years ago, if you were busy, you were accomplishing something. Actually, for me, this type of activity is chaotic, and I now find this to be a false belief. It’s like driving in the UK if you’re from the US; it’s the opposite of what you know; awkward, frustrating, and illogical.”
What I Now Know About Being Obsessively External and Powerless.
I learned the Mercedes, Chanel, and. Louis Vitton didn’t give me the power to heal my wounded self — they were just another mask to hide my childhood wounds and became an obsessive, external habit that made me feel even more powerless – like a fraud.
Because I believed people perceive me to be better if I wore brands that say, “I’ve made it.” The truth of it all is that I strived, forced, and pushed, putting myself in situations that didn’t resonate with me at all. I played an inauthentic role based on external cues that made me so exhausted I got sick. UGH!
Here’s How You’ll know this is Right for You
The Soul’s Role in Personality Typing©️ is a modern-day take on personality typing intended to help you see the dynamic relationship between your physical senses and your nonphysical, six senses. It offers great clarity and direction in helping you recognize your authentic self, find your power and voice.
I’m on a mission to introduce a new personality paradigm that offers solutions for meaningful personal growth, moving beyond consumption, external cues, and competition.
Do you want to continue looking externally for answers making choices on what others tell you, you should be? A few more questions to ponder:
- You desirer greater clarity on your life path,
- Choices become easier because you now base them on who YOU are, not someone elses expectations,
- You’re ready to recognize the Divine You within, to find your own voice, stand strong in your convictions and not be influenced by others,
- You want to bring your gifts forward in servitude for Mother Earth, and humanity,
- You long to feel the peace, harmony, and joy that’s always within, but often neglected,
- You’re looking for a blueprint that was designed with you in mind,
- You wish to connect with your deepest truth and empowered energy,
- Would you love to learn more about the personality you were born with.
Are you in a new life, wanting more meaning, and purpose?
What I know for sure is accepting my Divine personality; the core of who I am has changed me. I don’t compare myself to others. I don’t believe I should be this or that in my life at this age, time, or whatever nonsense is out there. Nor do I expect someone else to make me happy.
I’m OK with being Nina. I love being with myself, and I’ve long since left the continual busyness behind.Nina Zapala.
Truth to told, your most important relations is with yourself. Your highest love is the love of self. And yes, of course, I’m still working on it all and will be in the next life, the next life… well, you get the idea.
I know we are all born with a distinct personality that works in tandem to support our soul’s mission – everyone’s soul mission matters. We each have a Divine fragment within, coded with a unique life purpose. We need each other, and I believe no one should take this next life phase alone. I had an encouraging and supportive tribe. Without them, I don’t know where I’d be. I want this for you!
It’s Always My Intention
It’s always my intention to help you realize the physical and spiritual aspects of yourself. To inspire you to show up in the world better than you were the day before. Every day is a gift. You’re a gift, a gift with great potential. It’s why the Universe assigned you a distinct personality type and embellished your soul with your own brilliant DNA blueprint.
You’re here to remember and share your beautiful self with the world. We are all different. After my tsunami and years of reflection and learning, I now know that spirituality doesn’t come in a pre-labeled box – it’s inspired from a soul level. It comes from your higher self. Many don’t realize that your personality dictates your spiritual approach to life, just like it dictates your travel style, lifestyle, career choices, romantic partner, and much more.
I was given a gift, learned through my 7-year tsunami – the gift of personality typing with a spiritual understanding, and I’m here to share it with you.
Are you longing for soulutions that encourage you to become the hero of your own fairy tale? Realize we are cosmic beings, complex, and filled to the brim with eternal wisdom. Today, you’re armed with new dreams, hopes, and desires to facilitate the experience of being fully alive – living your truth.
Remember, you’re not here to chase love, money, or success. You’re here to discover your truth, the best version of you. Divine Intelligence conspires with you when you commit to your truth and brings you all that you need. No chasing required.Nina Zapala
So, I ask again, are you ready to become the hero of your own fairy tale?
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It’s Time to Discover; The Soul’s Role in Personality Typing ©️ — Nina Zapala, a Curious Type, ENTP. I’m a certified Myers-Briggs® instructor with an intuitive side ready to introduce you to a new paradigm in personality typing supported by a spiritual understanding.
It’s Time to Discover; The Soul’s Role in Personality Typing ©️ – Nina Zapala, a Curious Type, ENTP.